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Job Ref:
4430

Job Title:
Senior Migration Liaison Officer

Salary:
73,769 Euros gross per year

Vacancy type:
Term/Indeterminate

Term Details:
Full time (37.5 hours per week) term appointment until December 31, 2021. This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Germany.

Level:
Officer

Classification:
LE-09/ LE-O2

Location:
Berlin, Germany Embassy of Canada,

Closing date for applications:
11-04-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direction of the Migration Program Manager and in close cooperation with a variety of external partners and stakeholders (including the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative partners, German government and civil society organizations), the Senior Migration Liaison Officer provides high-level counselling and advocacy, establishes and maintains networks, attends meetings, conducts workshops and other types of liaison and advocacy work with the aim of supporting the German community sponsorship pilot project for refugee resettlement. In addition, the incumbent performs research on migration issues in Germany and Canada, writes memos, reports, briefing notes and similar products, contributing to Canada’s migration diplomacy and engagement efforts in Germany.

Essential qualifications:
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.

Education:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university

Language:

• Fluent in English and German (C1 minimum)

Experience:

• Experience in multi-stakeholder (government and civil society) projects and programs in the field of migration and refugees;
AND
• Experience in applied research and policy recommendations
AND
• Experience organizing and delivering workshops

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.

Knowledge:

• Languages: Fluent in English and German (C1 minimum)
• Knowledge of refugee sponsorship and resettlement rules in the Canadian, German, and international contexts;
• Knowledge of refugee integration issues in Germany
• Knowledge and understanding of crowdfunding


Abilities/Competencies:

• Building and maintaining high-level networks;
• Organizing and delivering workshops; networking and alliance building;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

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.

• Knowledge of French
• Previous experience working for German government or civil society organizations

Organizational Needs:
-

Operational Requirements:
• The willingness and ability to work overtime and/or to travel according to operational needs.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Germany, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Germany does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. 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.

Important Notes:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply:
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.V. document copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency and work permit by creating one pdf document.

• Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.

• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected.

• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: LES-E-Recruitment-BRLIN@international.gc.ca 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).
• 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 Berlin 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 term, indeterminate part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.




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