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Job Title:
FPDS (Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service) Officer (Anticipatory)

Starting Annual Gross Salary: RMB 215,174 (before tax and employee social insurance contributions; employer social insurance contributions are paid on top of the gross salary; salary is non-negotiable)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
** This anticipatory staffing process will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions at the same level with various tenures, including indeterminate and term with the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai. If the selected candidate is already an active Locally-Engaged Staff (LES) employee, the eligibility list may also be used for assignments.




Closing date for applications:
30-09-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the supervision of the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) Program Manager, the incumbent participates in the delivery of core FPDS services in a mission, including maintaining and developing networks; conducting advocacy; conducting research and drafting reports for meetings and visits and on political and economic developments;; supporting public affairs (including cultural diplomacy and communications); and supporting the general planning and implementation of the FPDS program’s operational goals, objectives and policies.

Essential qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in political science, law, journalism, public administration, international relations or a related discipline OR an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience in fields relevant to the position.

• Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
• Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

• Recent* and significant** experience working and liaising with Chinese government entities, civil society, non-profit organizations or legal organizations
• Recent* and significant** experience analyzing the Chinese political environment or championing social or political issues
• Recent* and significant** experience in developing, planning and coordinating public affairs events in China;
• Recent* and significant** experience in coordinating logistics and developing programs for official events or visits.

* Within the last two years
** Minimum of one year

• Knowledge of the Chinese political system and current trends and issues
• Knowledge of the mandates/functions of Chinese ministries, agencies, and institutions, most notably those involved in international relations and public affairs, and how they shape political decision-making
• Knowledge of how civil society and non-government organizations operate in China
• Knowledge of China’s cultural and media environment

• Ability to research and analyze various sources of information on the political environment, policies, issues, trends, and other information in order to provide cogent/timely reporting in English (oral and written)
• Ability to synthesize data to provide advice and recommendations
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize own workload
• Ability to effectively coordinate and deliver high-level visits
• Ability to work productively under pressure and to meet deadlines
• Ability to communicate effectively with appropriate interpersonal skills in order to manage key relationships
• Ability to perform accurate translation and interpretation from Chinese to English and vice versa

Personal suitability:
• Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts tactics to change quickly and remains effective
• Judgment – Thinks things through and applies sound judgement in difficult situations
• Initiative – Plans ahead and identifies and deals with issues proactively and persistently
• Effectiveness/Achievement Orientation – Takes self-directed actions to achieve and surpass work expectations
• Networking/Alliance Building – Actively seeks relationship-building opportunities
• Effective Interactive Communication – Adapts language to the audience and shows keen sense of what to say and do to avoid giving offense when dealing with difficult or delicate situations, and communicates for maximum results

Asset Qualifications:
• Proficiency in French (reading, writing, listening and speaking)

• Masters degree from a recognized university in political science, law, journalism, public administration, international relations or a related discipline.

• Knowledge of Canadian cultural heritage
• Knowledge of Sino-Canada relations, and an appreciation of Canada’s diverse and comprehensive engagement with China

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime on short notice as required
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization in China. Per Chinese regulations, the Embassy / Consulates can only facilitate working visas for Canadian citizens
• Ability to obtain and maintain a valid “Reliability Status” security clearance

Area of selection:
This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Shanghai at their own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Shanghai at their own expense.

Important Notes:
Candidates must apply using our online application. Applications submitted by email will not be accepted.

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for further testing. Your application must include an Application Letter and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) in either English or French.

Your Application Letter should indicate how and why you meet the mandatory requirements as listed above under the Area of Selection, Education, Language, Experience, Abilities/skills and Personal suitability factors.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please ensure that you provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.) so that we can easily contact you.

If you have any questions, please send email to
Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture.

The Government of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds irrespective of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Government of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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