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Job Title:
Capacity Building Program Support Officer

Starting salary is 21,007.00 JOD per year with a pro-rated annual bonus of up to 3,501 JOD.

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Amman. This contract is expected to commence on 1 July 2021, and would currently conclude by 31 March 2022. Based on operational needs, future funding and satisfactory performance, the contract could potentially be renewed, if mutually agreed, up till the end of a new Middle East Strategy.



Amman, Jordan

Closing date for applications:
08-06-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Support the delivery of Counter Terrorism Capacity Building programming in Jordan by acting as liaison with the different agencies of the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and donor partners; preparing hand over ceremonies; support visits; draft reports on visits and hand over ceremonies and on thematic issues of interest; monitoring local media; preparing content for the security programming social media posts; drafting press releases and speeches; and developing a plan for and carrying out project tracking and monitoring. The employee may also be required to support Global Affairs Canada's WMD Threat Reduction Program, particularly with regards to the organization of handover ceremonies and visits.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a major in a discipline related to the job requirements (e.g. business administration, political science, international relations, international studies, and International development studies) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

• Proficiency in English (oral and written)

• Minimum one-year experience working in an office environment.
• Experience in organizing activities with partners.
• Experience in conducting research and analysis and in the drafting of reports.

• Knowledge of Canadian government priorities and polices in the Middle East.
• Knowledge of use of a range of computer applications, including but not limited to MS word, MS Outlook, MS Excel.
• Knowledge of project management, including budgets, monitoring, and reporting.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
• Ability to work independently, manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts.

Personal Suitability:
• Be action oriented and demonstrate initiative.
• Exercise sound judgment within a global context
• Teamwork and cooperation.
• Effective interpersonal relations.

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French and/or Arabic (oral and written)

• Experience in marketing and/or promotional activities and / or in managing and preparing content through traditional or social media.
• Experience in participate in the planning and execution of visits.
• Experience in reviewing project proposals including analysis of budgets

• Knowledge of local, regional and international security issues, in particular counter-terrorism issues.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Required to work overtime sometimes on a short notice (evenings and weekends if necessary).
• Required to travel outside Amman sometimes on a short notice.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must be Canadian citizen and already possess a Government of Canada ‘secret’ clearance.

Area of selection:
This position is open to Canadian citizens in Amman or who will be residing and available to work in Amman as of September 15, 2021 at the latest; 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 regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
For this position, please follow this link:
• Candidates can fill in the application in English or French only.
• The candidates must submit a one-page cover letter outlining your interest, availability and suitability for the contract. Candidates must identify in their cover letter how they meet all the essential requirements outlined under experience and education and as many of the asset requirements as relevant;
• Curriculum vitae with Names and contact details for three references familiar with the candidate’s project management work done within the past five years.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: CSDPDHHumanResources/ prior to the closing date. Failure to 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.
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language (English or French) 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 for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview and/or other tests.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach the interview stage and will form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Jordan does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews, please inform us during in your initial application email.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for this or similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Jordan, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• Candidates making it to the interview stage will be required to provide proof of Canadian citizenship.
• Please contact CSDPDHHumanResources/ should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment process.

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