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Job Title:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Program Assistant

4,636,788 to 5,225,164 Hungarian Forint (HUF) yearly gross with other benefits

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.



Embassy of Canada in Budapest, Hungary

Closing date for applications:
12-08-2019 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Political Counsellor, the position supports the delivery of the FPDS program for all countries of accreditation of the Embassy of Canada in Budapest by:

• providing general administrative support for the efficient and effective operation of the program, including by providing administrative support to the Counsellor and other members of the program;
• providing administrative, logistics and team support for the delivery of mission-specific programs or funds;
• organizing logistics, public relations (including social media) and financial aspects of events organized by the program and facilitating communication with stakeholders; and
• carrying out other duties as required.

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 or higher from a recognized university; or an equivalent combination of education and training related to the position
(Certificate in a related field + 3 years of experience OR high school diploma plus 10 years of experience + demonstration of job-related training)

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Hungarian (oral and written)
• Intermediate level of French (oral and written)

Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of 2 years work experience (in the last 5 years) in any four of the following areas listed below:

• Client and/or public relations or service
• Budgeting or financial management
• Event planning and logistics
• Project or program management
• Administration service
• Oral communication and written correspondence
• Research and compilation of background material on political and economic issues
• Monitoring or management of social media outlets (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) and drafting entries

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.

• Good knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
• Good knowledge of social media outlets, particularly Twitter and Facebook
• General knowledge of the Government of Canada, including its key foreign policy priorities
• Good knowledge of general administration procedures and practices
• Good knowledge of basic financial processes

• Adaptability/Flexibility
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Client focus
• Focus on quality and detail
• Work independently with limited instruction
• In coordination with management, plan, set priorities and organize of day-to-day tasks and deliverables
• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to demonstrate strong values and ethics

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.
• Previous experience in a Diplomatic, Governmental or Public Sector environment
• Previous experience working as a program assistant or executive assistant
• Fluency in French (oral and written)
• Language capacity in Slovene, Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Overtime may be required occasionally
• Travel may be required occasionally
• Hours of work: Monday-Thursday: 08:00-16:30 (or 08:30-17:00), Friday: 08:00 - 13:30 (or 08:30-14:00)

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security clearance (including a criminal record and credit record)
• Applicants must have a legal right to work in Hungary at the time of submitting the application. The Embassy will not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who have the right to reside and work in Hungary, who meet all of the essential qualifications, 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 regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor

Important Notes:
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information 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 so will result in the application being rejected.

Important notes
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• 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 Budapest 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 openings at the Embassy of Canada in Budapest which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

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