Vacante Embajada Canada - Program Assistant

18 Jul 2014 08:26 - 18 Jul 2014 08:30 #7952 por recruiter
Program Assistant

Job Poster Number: SDMGO 2014/01
Position Title: Program Assistant
Classification Level: LE-06 step 1
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Type of Advertisement: 1 year term(12 months)
Starting Salary: RD$819,882.00 annually (plus benefits)
Open to: Persons currently able to work legally in the Dominican Republic.
Closing date: July 24th 2014, 4:30 pm

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the language, education and experience requirements listed below:

1- Language: Professional proficiency in the use of English/French (one of Canada’s official languages) and Spanish, written and spoken.

2- Experience: Experience utilizing Microsoft Office software including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; Minimum 1 year experience in providing secretarial/administrative support to a senior/executive manager or Minimum 1 year experience working for the following sectors: embassies, multinational corporations, governmental organizations, public relations, international relations, protocol and events; Experience in writing official correspondence.

3- Education: Completed post-secondary education and/or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position.

Knowledge and abilities:

Knowledge and basic understanding of the mandate of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada as well as Canadian embassies overseas;
Knowledge of Dominican Republic politics, institutions and culture;
Knowledge of inventory control procedures;
Knowledge of events management, including planning, protocol and implementation;
Ability in providing client services and dealing with the general public;
Ability to make written translations and verbal interpretations between English and Spanish;
Ability to follow-up on budget expenditures and to maintain well-organized electronic records and paper copy files;
Ability to initiate and maintain active scheduling;
Ability to work as a team member;
Ability to create and maintain a network of contacts;
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, working well under pressure and meet deadlines;
Ability to plan and organize travel activities;
Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information.
Personal suitability:

Sound judgement;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Initiative and resourcefulness;
Flexibility and adaptability;
Strong organizational skills;
Logical thinking and problem solving capability.
Asset Qualifications:

Proficiency in the use of French (any of Canada’s Official Languages).
Operational Requirements:

Ability and willingness to work overtime, often on short notice. Required to travel within area occasionally.

Conditions of Employment:

Ability to obtain and maintain a Government of Canada security clearance. Maintain the ability to work legally in the Dominican Republic.


The selection process and assessment may be conducted in the form of a written test, an interview, a skills test, or any combination of these methods. Only those applicants who qualify for this process will be contacted. Please note that the selection process can take up to 10 weeks.


* The Embassy will not respond to telephone calls with regards to this position *

* Applications received by fax or hardcopy will not be considered *

The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings in the Embassy of Canada in the Dominican Republic which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.

The deadline for receiving applications is July 24th 2014, 4:30 PM


Interested candidates must send, before the closing deadline, an e-mail containing the following attachments in PDF format:

An up-to-date electronic version of their Résumé, in English or French and copy of cédula or residency permit;
A properly formatted cover letter, in English or French: (a) indicating why they are interested in this specific position, (b) confirming that they have carefully read this job poster and (c) detailing how they meet each of the three points (Language, Experience, Education) under the “Essential Qualifications” to a maximum of 1 page.

Como aplicar a esta vacante?
1. Clearly specify the title of the position and the job poster number (Program Assistant SDMGO 2014/01) in the subject line of the e-mail.
2. These documents are to be sent to the attention of: Recruitment Team at:

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