COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Human Resources Section of the Canadian Embassy in Mexico wishes to announce an anticipatory staffing process for a Public Affairs and Events Officer at the LE-09 level. This staffing process will serve to build a pool of qualified candidates at the LE-09 level, which could also be used for indeterminate appointments or temporary assignment (acting) at the same level and for similar positions, within the whole Canadian Diplomatic Network in Mexico.
Job Description (summary):
Under the general direction of the Counsellor (Public Affairs) the Public Affairs and Events Officer
Plans and implements Embassy-wide events, including the management of event-specific committees and supervision of supporting staff
Coordinates Embassy-wide advocacy initiatives, including communications plans and products on priority Canadian interests
Manages Academic Affairs initiatives, in coordination with the Education Trade Commissioner Manages LE-06 Public Affairs Assistant
Serves as back-up to the Counsellor (Public Affairs) as required.
Open to:Please note that this external process is open to all persons meeting the basic requirements, legally residing in Mexico, and who currently possess the right to work in Mexico on an indeterminate basis.
Closing date:August 23, 2018 at 23:59, Mexico City time
Start date:November 1, 2018.
Level and Salary:Level 9 (Base salary at step 1) = 738,010.00 MXN pesos per year. 37.5 hours / week.
Please Note:The eligibility list from this competition may be used for openings at the same level for indeterminate and temporary opportunities within the Canadian Diplomatic Mission in Mexico. When you submit your application, you must specify if you wish to be considered for both types of employment.
Schedule of 37.5 hours per week;
Fifteen days of vacation leave per year during the first two years and then it increases to twenty days (prorated)
Aguinaldo of one month of base salary (prorated) Prima Vacacional of 50% (prorated) / de 50 % (au prorata);
Saving fund - ceiling 13%
Private life, dental and medical insurance (major and minor expenses)
Conditions of employment
Any offer is subject to the obtainment of the required security clearance
Statement of Essential Qualifications
Candidates are required to clearly demonstrate how they meet the screening requirements (education and experience) in their cover letter and CV.
Only those candidates who are screened into the process will be contacted with details of further assessment.
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position (communications, public administration, management, marketing, etc.)
A minimum of three years’ experience (in the past five years) planning and implementing events in a professional, government or business environment.
Experience in developing and implementing fund-raising activities.
Experience in organizing activities with Canadian academic institutions or organizations in various countries outside of Canada.
Experience in designing, coordinating and implementing advocacy campaigns.
Experience in office, administrative and financial management procedures (budget).
Fluent spoken and written Spanish and English or French are essential
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: written test, oral communication, roleplay, interviews and reference checks. All qualifications are non-compensatory.
Knowledge of standard computer software (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook)
Knowledge of Canada’s current education and academic landscape (i.e institutions, programs)
Strong client focus.
Demonstrated ability to work in teams.
Professional and personal integrity
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to independently and effectively set and maintain priorities, and work on simultaneous projects with minimum direction
Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively, in Spanish and English or French
Adaptability and flexibility
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Solid networking ability
Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness
High degree of discretion, autonomy and dependability
Assets (not required but may be used as an additional filter for):
Fluency in the other official language.
General knowledge of the Government of Canada and its foreign policy priorities
Work schedule is subject to changes and overtime after hours and on weekends, and travel within Mexico and abroad might be required.
Occasional travel within Mexico and abroad (mostly Canada). Candidate must have a valid passport or demonstrate the willingness to get one.
Conditions of employment
Please note that this external process is open to all persons legally residing in Mexico and who are legally able to work in Mexico.
Candidates must meet the conditions of employment prior to appointment and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment
Interested candidates must forward, before the closing deadline, an e-mail containing the following two attachments, preferably in Word to Human Resources (**********):
An up-to-date electronic version of their Résumé, in English or French;
A properly formatted letter, in English or French: (a) indicating that they are interested in this specific position, quoting the job poster number and title, (b) confirming that they have carefully read this job poster and (c) detailing how they meet each of the points under the statement of qualifications;
A particular attention will be given to spelling, punctuation, writing and formatting of the covering letter;
Please indicate in your motivation letter if you want to be considered for indeterminate and/or temporary opportunities.
We will only acknowledge candidates who are screened into this competition.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email);
Candidates screened into this competition will be invited to further assessment;
Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals will be subject to Canadian income tax deductions;
Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education degree.
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