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Job Title:
International Assistance Program Assistant

$18, 856 USD per annum

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a Full-time (37.5 hours per week) LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in South Sudan.



Juba, South Sudan

Closing date for applications:
15-08-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Head of Cooperation (FS-03), the successful candidate will provide administrative support services in English to the Head of Cooperation, the development section, and the Head of Mission in the following tasks:

• Making photocopies; receiving telephone calls and visitors; preparing materials such as reports, letters, charts and financial documents in accordance with departmental regulations; making travel and accommodation arrangements; scheduling meetings and appointments and assisting with pre-visit, Canada Based Staff (CBS) arrival arrangements and hospitality events.
• Provide advice regarding office supplies orders and recommend changes on procedures and practices to meet changing or new situations.
• Track budget and make recommendations on travel arrangements.
• Process payments, maintain records of expenditures, receipts, disbursements and funds balances and provide related reports.
• Researches and compiles information, verify submitted documents for completion, enters data in computerized systems and maintains records, files, lists and databases.
• Maintains contacts with representatives of the local government, other missions, local and multilateral organizations and/or private sector to ensure the Mission’s compliance with procedures and regulations and to obtain early notification of impending changes.
• Provide information on procedures, appropriate forms or document requirements, responds to inquiries related to services and/or makes reference to appropriate authorities.
• Monitor and report on communications related to the program on social media.
• Support committees and working groups by preparing documents, scheduling meetings and helping with events and travel planning and coordination.
• May perform 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 curriculum vitae (CV) how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Graduation with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Candidates must always have a degree.

• Fluency in English (Oral and Written) at an advanced level.

• Minimum of three years of administrative experience supporting a team;
• Experience working for an international organization or diplomatic mission in the last three years;
• Experience in a job with the following duties:
• Working with external clients responding to queries and providing information;
• Contact and record management;
• Administrative support related to budgets and accounting procedures.

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.

• Some knowledge of the international development
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices

• Effective interactive communication – oral and written
• Being organized
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Problem-solving

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.

• Graduation with a master’s degree in international development, political science, business administration
• Working knowledge of French (Oral and Written)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
•Ability to occasionally do overtime on short notice and/ or weekends.

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 South Sudan, 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 South Sudan 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.

• ELIGIBILITY INSTRUCTIONS (to include in the covering letter)

Assessment questions* have been included for candidates to complete and include in their cover letters along with the application. In order to be considered for the position, please note that candidates must answer all questions (#1 and #2). Please include the information in paragraph form. Responses must be your original work, and cannot use text from the internet or other sources. Applications using copied text will be disqualified.
You will be assessed on your attention to detail, spelling, grammar and effective communication on the application and further along in the process if you’re screened in. Applications not including responses to these questions will be screened out.
* Applications that do not include the Candidate Assessment Questions will not be considered.

Question #1 (500 words maximum)

What skills and experience do you have that would benefit a multi-disciplinary team engaged in international development and humanitarian assistance?

Question #2 (500 words maximum) Please share with us a to do list of a typical work day for you. Please use bullet points, Arial as font in the size of 11 point and a line spacing in the text of 1.5.

• 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: 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 South Sudan 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 The Embassy of Canada in South Sudan which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster -

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