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VdE - Oficial Sênior de Assistência Internacional - Embaixada do Canadá em Moçambique

Job Ref:4372

Job Title:Senior International Assistance Officer

Salary:USD 64,175 per annum

Vacancy type:Term/Indeterminate

Term Details:This is a Locally Engaged Staff (LES) position, subject to the Government of Canada LES terms and conditions of employment in Mozambique.



Location:Maputo, Mozambique

Closing date for applications:21-02-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:Under the general supervision of the International Assistance Deputy Director for Health and Education, the Senior Officer manages a portfolio of health and/or education international assistance initiatives.

Essential qualifications:Candidates will initially be screened against the essential qualifications relating to education, experience and language profile. Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet each of these essential qualifications in their cover letter and CV.


• University degree in any relevant field from a recognized university


• Fluent English (spoken, written, comprehension)

• Fluent Portuguese (spoken, written, comprehension)


• A minimum of three years of experience managing complex international assistance programming

• Experience conducting or leading complex research and analysis of trends and developments related to international assistance program/project/thematic initiatives

Note: Complex is defined as a strong capacity to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple files comprised of various elements, and with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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.


• Knowledge of international assistance trends in Mozambique

• Knowledge of the Global Affairs Canada’s international assistance policies and procedures, with an emphasis on project approval documentation, briefings and/or presentations


• Ability to manage own time, balance multiple priorities and consistently meet deadlines;

• Strong capacity to take initiative and work autonomously

• Strong capacity to problem solve

• Strong capacity to provide substantive input, analysis and strategic recommendations / guidance to management on the development of plans, policy/program frameworks, objectives, resourcing requirements and deliverables for international assistance projects and programs;

• Sound judgement

• Capacity to establishes and maintains network of relevant contacts

• Professional integrity

Asset Qualifications:Preference may be given to candidates who meet one or more asset qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Experience working on international assistance programming and priorities in the areas of health and/or education

• Experience providing international assistance technical advice in the areas of health and/or education

• Experience leading and/or participating on committees and working groups related to international assistance thematic/projects/programs

• Experience engaging in networks to ensure policy coherence and effectiveness of international assistance

• Experience leading a project teams, within a matrix environment, and managing project resources

• Working knowledge of French (spoken, written, comprehension)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:• Working hours 37.5 hours per week over a 5-day work week

• Teleworking capacity for the foreseeable future

• Ability to work overtime occasionally outside normal working hours

Condition(s) of Employment:

• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references

• The ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period (including a criminal record and credit check)

• 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

Area of selection:Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Mozambique, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the High Commission of Canada to Mozambique 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:How to apply:

• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.

• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: LES-E-Recruitment-BRLIN@international.gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to 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 High Commission of Canada in Mozambique 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 High Commission of Canada in Mozambique which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.


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