Canada High Commission Program Assistant - Foreign Policy and Diplomacy - Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

Canada High Commission Program Assistant - Foreign Policy and Diplomacy - Jobs in Abuja Nigeria


  • Supports Canada’s objectives in Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea through;
  • Developing media (including social media) strategies to communicate to local and Canadian audiences
  • Managing social media accounts day-to-day
  • Providing general administrative support, including budget tracking and travel planning
  • Planning events and advocacy initiatives
  • Project management support
  • Developing and maintaining a network of contacts, including government, non-governmental organizations and private companies
  • Producing reports, analyses and recommendations based on events in Nigeria


  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a major in a discipline related to the job requirements (e.g. journalism, political science, history, sociology, economics, business international relations, or international studies) or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Recent* experience of at least 6 months working in an office environment using software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and internet browsers
  • Recent* experience of at least 6 months conducting research, interviews, analysis or writing reports on topics related to local political, social, current affairs or economic issues in Nigeria.
  • *Recent as defined within the last 3 years.
  • Experience using social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • 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 and/or presentations.
  • Knowledge of local
    political, social, current affairs and economic issues in Nigeria, as well as regional and international security issues affecting Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with usage of social media and understanding of its importance to an organization
  • Knowledge of general administration procedures and practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
  • Ability to summarize and analyze information.
  • Ability to work independently, manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a network of contacts.
  • Be action oriented and demonstrate initiative.
  • Exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and cooperate.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 9th May, 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; Canada High Commission Program Assistant - Foreign Policy and Diplomacy - Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

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