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Embassy of Canada job opening for senior consular program officer

The Embassy of Canada is seeking for a qualified individual for the position of Senior Consular Program Officer. (Download PDF announcement)

Closing Date: COB November 16, 2009

Annual Salary: P946,043.00

Open to: Philippine nationals, expatriates residing in Manila and spouses of diplomatic staff with work permit

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Canada-based Deputy Management and Consular Officer (D/MCO): A) administers and controls the delivery of the Consular Assistance and Emergency Services Programs; B) oversees the consular services delivered by the Honorary Consul C) develops and maintains productive relationships with host authorities and organizations, and other diplomatic missions; D) provides legal and notarial services; E) administers the consular cost recovery programs; F) supervises locally-engaged consular service activities; and G) performs other duties

Mandatory Requirements:

Bachelors degree from a recognized university with a major in a discipline related to Consular work, public service, international relations, social work or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience

Language Proficiency
Fluency in Tagalog and one of Canada’s official languages (English or French) is required. Working knowledge of both Canada’s official languages is highly desirable.


  • Experience in a private or government sector or an international organization relevant to this position;
  • Experience in dealing with the public;
  • Experience in working in an office and following standard procedures;
  • Experience in working with a range of computer applications;
  • Experience in high-quality report/manual writing;
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising employees;

Behavioral Competencies

  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Client Focus
  • Effective Interactive Communications
  • People/Team Leadership

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of various computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, etc)
  • Knowledge of private and public sector organizations in the country and their role and activities as they relate to the provision of consular services to Canadians
  • Written communication skills (diplomatic writing)
  • Knowledge of program and conference planning, resource forecasting and budgetary control methods and techniques to develop operational plans
  • Knowledge of time and work management tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of human resource management and supervisory methods and techniques

Personal Suitability
Professional integrity, tact, capacity to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients (contacts), colleagues and supervisors.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to obtain the required Security Clearance
  • Availability/flexibility to work on call

Submission of Application
For your application to be considered, please send your résumé and covering letter addressing each selection criterion with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item as outlined in the requirements above to . Detailed position description available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information so that you can be easily reached (e-mail, phone, mobile, etc.)

Personnel Officer/Responsable du Personnel
Canadian Embassy/Ambassade du Canada
Tel./Tél (63-2) 857-9091; Fax/Téléc. (63-2) 843-1082

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