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Job Title:
Senior International Assistance Officer (Anticipatory)

42,225 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:
Under the supervision of the Counsellor and International Assistance Program Manager at the Embassy of Canada and in close consultation with the development team at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in Ottawa, the Senior International Assistance Officer supports all phases of program and project management. The Officer participates in the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of bilateral programs and projects in Sudan. The Officer also supports multilateral, Peace and Security, Canadian partnerships, and humanitarian programming where appropriate. The Officer coordinates with other stakeholders including government, civil society, non-governmental organizations and other donors. The Senior International Assistance Officer represents the Government of Canada at events, participates in policy dialogue, and maintains a network of contacts and a knowledge base in support of Canadian development programming. The Officer provides high level strategic research, advice/recommendations in support of GAC’s overall strategic direction for IA in Sudan and leads and/or participates in committees and international assistance working groups on behalf of Canada. The Senior officer also performs other duties as required, for example; support official and/or high-level visits.

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 5 years’ experience developing, implementing or monitoring development projects
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in research and strategic analysis, maintaining networks of stakeholders, writing reports, briefing notes and presentations, and providing recommendations and advice for international development projects
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working for government or non-government organizations, multilateral institutions or international donor in Sudan
• Experience in building and maintaining a professional network

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 key stakeholders involved in international assistance in Sudan (including governmental and non-governmental organizations, international organizations and donors);
• Knowledge of international assistance trends in Sudan

• Ability to analyze, plan and manage all aspects of project and program management, including financial and contract management, and supervision of consultants
• Ability to analyze, synthetize and summarize information, write reports and/or propose key-actions and make recommendations to senior management.
• Strong capacity to problem solve
• 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.
• Graduate degree from a recognized university
• Knowledge of the Canada’s international assistance policies and programs
• Experience in evaluating development projects
• Experience in results-based management
• Experience working in GE or GE programming

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 us.
• 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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