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Job Title:
International Assistance Officer (Anticipatory)

19,656 USD per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Sudan.



Khartoum, Sudan

Closing date for applications:
01-02-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The Embassy of Canada in Khartoum, Sudan is soliciting applications for an International Assistance Officer. Under the direct supervision of the International Assistance Program Manager, the International Assistance Officer will provide programme and administrative support to the Embassy’s Development Section. Responsibilities will include:
• developing and maintaining contact networks
• conducting research and analysis; monitoring and evaluation
• reviewing and drafting programming documents
• representing the Development Section in meetings, committees and/or working groups with international assistance stakeholders
• management of information and documentation in accordance with established policies, guidelines and procedures
• support official and/or high-level visits
• managing social media relating to the development program
• managing projects as required
• providing advice/recommendations on a range of development and country context issues
• be accountable for proper documentation and mission office processes that underpin Canada’s development funding in Sudan
• performing other related duties

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Arabic (oral and written)

• Minimum of 3 years’ development experience in Sudan, including in research and analysis, planning, administration, implementation of policy and procedures, stakeholder relationships, and project management
• Experience in the use of computer software such as Microsoft Office, internet search engines and social media tools

Rated Requirements
The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Knowledge of the socio-economic development landscape, including key government and international assistance stakeholders, in Sudan
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (for example, Excel, Word, Outlook)

• Ability to research, analyze and evaluate files/situations, exercise good judgment and make sound recommendations
• Ability to manage own time, set priorities and meet deadlines
• Client focus
• Judgement
• Professional integrity
• Teamwork

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Knowledge of Canada’s international assistance policies and programs
• Experience using social media (Twitter and Facebook)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
• May be required to work overtime
• May be required to work outside normal working hours (i.e. evenings and weekends)

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Sudan, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Khartoum, Sudan does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our online portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Sudan does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform the LES support team in Berlin.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Sudan which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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