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Job Title:
Property and Material Officer

Starting at 241,774 ETB gross per annum, depending on qualifications and earlier experiences

Vacancy type:



Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date for applications:
25-03-2016 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Management Consular Officer (MCO), the Property Manager (LE-07) plans and administers services related to the maintenance of the Mission’s Staff Quarters and Chancery and ensuring that real property is maintained in accordance with Government of Canada standards and/or leasing terms; maintains contact with local real estate and construction industries, negotiates leases and renewals, as well as repair and maintenance agreements, and provides consultative services in respect to purchasing; supervises locally-engaged staff; prepares the annual estimates and budget input for operations and maintenance requirements; and performs other duties.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree in civil engineering (or equivalent) or in related management/administrative field
• Fluency in English and Amharic (oral and written).

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the last 7 years in a field similar to this position. For example: administration, property management, architecture, the construction sector, project management, team management or financial management;
• Minimum of three years of experience supervising / managing a team.

• Knowledge of general administrative practices and procedures;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook Mail);
• Knowledge of the Government of Ethiopia’s processes and procedures as they relate to diplomatic and mission requirements;
• Demonstrated knowledge/experience of property management, real estate, building construction and related procurement.
• Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and meet work targets;
• Analytical skills;
• Effective Interactive Communication – Oral and Written;
• Documented effective organizational and time management skills to prioritize workloads;
• Network/Alliance Building;
• Teamwork and Cooperation;
• Initiative and sound judgement;
• Discretion and professional integrity;
• Adaptability & Flexibility;
• Client Focus;
• Tact & Courtesy.
Management reserves the right to assess the knowledge, ability and skills and competency criteria.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission, in a Canadian Government or Public Sector Environment or in an international environment;
• Experience in soliciting and analysing quotations for building renovations, maintenance, etc.
• Experience in managing service contracts, lease negotiations and interfacing with kebelles;
• Documented experience of quality control and follow-up of projects / purchases;
• Must possess a valid Grade 3 or higher Driver License;
• Fluency in Canada’s other official language (French).

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime when required;
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.

Normal work week of 37.5 hours;
Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 17:00
Friday 08:00 – 12:30

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to Reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check).
• Proof of right to work in Ethiopia and copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Ethiopia, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit.

Important Notes:
How to apply

• Please click on the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.

.• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• 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 selected at the screening stage will be invited to attend a written examination and if successful will be invited to attend an interview.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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