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Job Title:
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Officer

USD $81,385(plus benefits)

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the dynamic results-oriented Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service team at the Consulate General of Canada in New York to promote, advance and strengthen Canada-U.S. bilateral economic and security interests within its 5-state territory (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware). Our employees benefit from working in a leading-edge foreign, trade and development ministry that is both innovative and accountable. We put a premium on learning and make sure our workforce has the skills required to succeed. There is one (1) position available, having a specified period of employment of three (3) years, with the possibility of a term extension or a change in status to indeterminate based on operational needs. This competitive staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for these positions and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting opportunities at the Consulate General of Canada in New York that might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.



Consulate General of Canada in New York

Closing date for applications:
27-03-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Deputy Head (FPDS), and in accordance with the international priorities of the Government of Canada and its specific objectives in the US, the incumbent is responsible for
conducting outreach, undertaking advocacy and reporting on key priority issues, among others. This includes, but is not limited to: monitoring, researching, and analysing policy, legislative, political and economic developments in the region, of interest to Canada; establishing and maintaining contacts in key areas such as academia, government, think tanks, and policy institutions; promoting Canada’s interests and objectives by contributing to discussions in relevant fora throughout the Consulate General’s territory; drafting reports as well as communications and/or advocacy related documents, visit programs and briefing notes; and contributing to the planning and implementation of advocacy projects, program delivery, communications strategies, official visits and events. The FPDS Officer will work closely with the FPDS and International Business Development teams at the Consulate, including its regional presences, as well as with the Canadian network of Consulates in the United States to coordinate activities and initiatives. The candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to think innovatively around program delivery, plan effectively in a highly demanding environment, develop and engage a network of external partners, work independently in a proactive, accountable manner, and communicate effectively.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their letter, how they meet the Language, Education and Experience qualifications listed below. Please be specific and provide examples for each of the qualifications.

Language Requirement:
Fluency in English (oral and written).

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the duties required by the position (such as International relations, Political Science, Economics, Business, Communications or Public Policy) or a degree from a recognised university and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.

1. A minimum of 3 years’ recent experience working in governmental or international relations or in an advocacy/policy/economic oriented sector.
2. Experience conducting research and analysis on policy and public affairs issues and in providing advice, briefings and written reports to management and/or clients.
3. Experience in developing relationships with clients, stakeholders and influencers.
4. Experience contributing to the development, planning and execution of advocacy strategies.
5. Experience in project management (including planning, execution, tracking/reporting results and budget management).
6. Experience in preparing briefs, reports and communications materials (e.g. speeches, key messages, presentations) for outreach and events.
7. Experience in an office environment with working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, internet research and databases.
*Recent experience is defined as within the last 5 years.

Asset Qualifications:
Ability to work in French.

Organizational Needs:
Candidates who meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may include a written test, an interview, and/or reference checks.

1. Experience working in an innovative manner with individuals or groups to forge partnerships or cross-sector initiatives;
2. Experience in planning, organizing and conducting meetings and events with key stakeholders; and
3. Experience in applying an intersectional lens to initiatives, with a view to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and
4. Experience providing services to and working with a diverse client base, including racialized communities.

1. Knowledge of the factors that influence policy in the United States generally and how they may have an impact on Canadian foreign policy and economic interests; and
2. Knowledge of the political and economic structures and trends in the Northeast of the United States, and Canada.

1. Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing;
2. Ability to analyse complex thematics and provide advice;
3. Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines;
4. Ability to network and maintain a network of clients and influencers;
5. Ability to work independently in a proactive, effective and accountable manner; and
6. Ability to work effectively in a team.

Personal Suitability:
1. Adaptability and flexibility;
2. Effective interpersonal relations;
3. Client Focus;
4. Sound judgement; and
5. Integrity.

Operational Requirements:
Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with Locally-Engaged Staff regulations of 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be willing to work evenings and overtime as required.

This position requires occasional travel throughout the territory of the Consulate General of Canada in New York and, on occasion, to Canada.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Eligibility for Government of Canada Reliability Status (RS).
• Have independent work authorization in the U.S. and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for foreign missions.
• Must be willing and able to travel throughout the Consulate General’s territory (NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE), as well as to Canada.

Area of selection:
The general public who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, who currently reside in the US. • Employees of any Canadian Mission in the U.S may apply. Note: Relocation expenses will not be paid in any circumstance.

Important Notes:
All applications will be carefully reviewed against the essential qualifications. Please note that failure to meet any of the essential qualifications eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who fully meet all the essential qualifications will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the position. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s knowledge, abilities, personal suitability and language ability. Reference verifications may also be carried out. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Our Organization:
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.

Canada’s strength is diversity and has played a key role in Canada’s history and development. Because of this, the Consulate General of Canada in New York values diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce and strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

We offer a competitive salary, generous leave, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, long term disability, and a retirement savings plan to name a few.

Method of application:
All applicants should apply by March 27, 2021 (5PM EST) . In completing their applications, candidates will confirm that they meet all the essential requirements and relate their work experience to the position description. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.

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.
• 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.

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