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Job Title:
Consular Coordinator

78,135 RON

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Romania.



Bucharest, Romania

Closing date for applications:
05-12-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Consular Officer, the Consular coordinator processes passport applications and citizenship applications for Canadians abroad; provides consular support services to Canadians; responds to emergency situations involving Canadians in distress; supports the development of contingency planning and outreach programs; provides administrative and financial services in support of consular, passport and citizenship services at the mission; and provides 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 CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• University degree from a recognized institution

• C1 Fluency in English (written and spoken)
• C1 Fluency in Romanian (written and spoken)
• B2 Fluency in French (written and spoken)

• Experience* working within an office environment in a program coordinator capacity for a corporate organization, foreign mission, government office or international organization
• Experience* in a customer service role responding to inquiries from the public, providing advice and services to clients (in person, by telephone, and electronic messaging).
• Experience* in the use of information management systems or client relation management software.
• Experience* in an administrative role maintaining filing systems and accurate records

*Note: Experience is defined as at least 2 years of accumulated experience

Rated requirements
Candidates must also meet the rated requirements set out below. These are the knowledge, abilities and competencies that will be evaluated using the following methods: written exam, oral interview, role playing, practical test, presentation and/or psychometric test.

• Working knowledge of MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook);
• Basic knowledge of Canadian cultural, legal and political landscape.
• Basic knowledge of local country’s institutions and civil documentation (identity, education, employment)
• Knowledge of case management principles and practices.

• Ability to organize workload, manage multiple demands and meet deadlines and priorities in a high-paced work environment;
• Ability to follow instructions and apply rules;
• Ability to research, analyze and evaluate information effectively;
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
• Effective interactive communication - oral and written;
• Attention to detail/accuracy;
• Flexibility and Adaptability
• Client Focus
• Initiative;
• Professional integrity, discretion and sound judgment.
• Intercultural proficiency

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who possess the following asset qualifications. Such candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet these qualifications.
• Knowledge of Bulgarian
• Work experience in the field of consular services
• Familiarity with local administrative and governmental procedures related to expatriate residents.
• Familiarity with Office 365 Suite (Sharepoint, Teams, MS List, etc.)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Required to work directly with the public
• Ability to work overtime and sometimes on short notice
• Ability to work in stressful situation and with client in distress especially when dealing with emergencies
• Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
• Ability to work on Romanian holidays when the embassy is open
• Leave is at the discretion of the supervisor and may be restricted or refused during peak operating periods

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.
• Proof of right to work in Romania and copies of diplomas will be required at the interview stage
• The position is subject to a one (1) year probationary period
• A medical certificate may also be required
• 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
• All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, and to attest that they are fully vaccinated prior to their starting date, unless accommodation measures are granted.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external candidates who are legal residents or citizens of Romania, who meet the essential qualifications set out below and whose applications have been received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Bucharest, Romania, 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: 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Bucharest 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 Bucharest which might arise in the 24 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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