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Job Title:
Honorary Consul of Canada in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

$ 5000 CAD per year (*an honorarium is an ex gratia payment made to a person in recognition of his or her services)

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Fixed Term (5 years), Honorary Consul appointments by Order-in-Council are valid for a period of five years and may be renewed once.



Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Closing date for applications:
30-04-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
The position holder may have to perform the following duties:

• delivering consular assistance to Canadians
• providing passport and notarial services
• assist in the development of commercial and economic relations
• acting as a local point of contact and resource for the Embassy
• providing administrative and logistical support for official visits
• advocating on behalf of Canadian interests and priorities
• representation at diplomatic, ceremonial, and public affairs events
• support the Embassy of Canada in maintaining bilateral relations

Essential qualifications:
To be considered for this process, please provide examples that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

• Be proficient in English and at least one of the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Be residing within the Canton of Sarajevo
• Have a valid residency permit
• Independent means and availability of a suitable location (e.g. office) where consular clients can access service during regular business hours (e.g. Monday to Friday). Please note that a financial contribution to office expenses and a standard amount to pay an office/consular assistant could be provided

Education and Experience
• A degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job related training and/or experience
• Experience dealing with senior decision-makers in government or in business
• Experience dealing with different levels of government

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Understanding of political, economic and social dynamics in Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Well-connected and having a good standing in/with the local community
• Ability to be service-oriented

Personal Suitability
• High ethical standards and integrity
• Sound judgment
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French
• Demonstrate a tangible connection to Canada, either by virtue of Canadian citizenship or through ties such as being employed by a Canadian company, having studied and lived in Canada, or otherwise maintaining family or professional ties with Canada

Organizational Needs:
• Special consideration may be given to increasing gender parity in our network of Honorary Consuls.
• Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check.
• You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under
• You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act at: For more information, please also visit

Consideration will not be given to candidates who:
• occupy any governmental position in their state of residence and/or
• may be unable to deliver the program due to other commitments
• are politically active
• may have a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest

Operational Requirements:

Condition(s) of Employment:

Area of selection:
Honorary Consuls are not employees of the Government of Canada, but official representatives of the Government of Canada appointed by Order in Council.

Important Notes:
Selection procedure

The selection process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Please note that failure to meet any of the Essential Requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in this process. Only those applicants who demonstrate that they meet these will be contacted by the selection committee for further assessment.

The assessment may include an interview, reference checks and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities, and personal suitability for the position.

This selection process for an Honorary Consul is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to open and transparent process for selecting Government in Council appointees. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous Canadians, and persons with disabilities.

How to apply

Click "Apply" below. You will be asked to complete an application form and will be required to submit a resume and cover letter describing how you meet all the essential requirements, no later than the closing date.

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