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Job Title:
Readiness Program Officer

HUF 7,210,041 gross per year

Vacancy type:

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



Budapest, Embassy of Canada Hungary

Closing date for applications:
03-03-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
The responsibilities focus on the four pillars of Emergency Management (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery) and the identification, assessment, monitoring and management of risks related to the Embassy and staff security. In meeting this mandate, the candidate facilitates Canada’s consular mandate to safeguard the wellbeing of the Canadian Community abroad in a time of crisis, provides support to ensuring the business continuity of the Embassy and to the establishment of the necessary conditions and environment to allow for the development, enhancement, and continuous improvement of security and emergency management measures.

More specifically, the incumbent is in charge of
• Establishing and maintaining a strong network of relationships, within foreign governments, other diplomatic/consular missions, local or international organizations, and security services;
• Gathering and analysing information to draft briefings, reports and other materials;
• Representing the Embassy’s interests and supporting liaison activities with foreign authorities to discuss joint initiatives or to exchange information;
• Providing advice and recommendations to management and overall advice and guidance to mission staff;
• Assisting with the day-to-day management of the related budget.

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 degree from a recognized university in the area of security, logistics, supply chain management, project management, business, emergency/crisis/disaster management, or operations management. Other related areas of study may be considered.


• Fluency in Hungarian (written and oral)
• Excellent English skills (written and oral)


Recent experience of 1 year or more (within the past 5 years) in at least 4 of the following areas:
• Relevant experience related to security, HR management, emergency preparedness/crisis management, OR operations management with a commercial, industrial or government establishment;
• Experience conducting research, drafting reports and providing advice to management;
• Experience developing and implementing standard operating procedures and monitoring quality control;
• Experience conducting briefings and/or training;
• Experience in contract management;
• Experience in financial forecasting and budget management.

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 security operation and emergency preparedness measures;
• Knowledge of contracting practices;
• Knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to analyze and interpret information quickly and efficiently;
• Ability to respond to sensitive situations and classified matter;
• Ability to plan and organize work;
• Ability to write various types of documents and communications;
• Ability to develop a strong network of contacts.
• Fluency in Hungarian (written and oral)
• Excellent English skills (written and oral)

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.

• Proficiency in French (written and oral)

• Experience with a diplomatic/consular entity or international organization.

• In-depth knowledge of physical and electronic security equipment;
• In-depth knowledge of principles of organizational security management and/or emergency management.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Must be able to work overtime on short notice on occasion.
• Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends).
• Ability and willingness to travel frequently, including internationally.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain a reliability security clearance (including a criminal record check) which is to be maintained throughout the time of employment;
• Proof of right to work in Hungary and copies of educational qualifications may be required at the interview stage;
• 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.
• Occupational health clearance, which must be maintained throughout the time of employment.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are legally authorized to work in Hungary and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada to Hungary in Budapest, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received on or by the closing date Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Hungary 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:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.V. document copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency and work permit by creating one pdf document.
• Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.
• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do 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 on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• 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 to Hungary 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 Hungary which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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