High Commission of Canada - Honorary Consul of Canada Jobs in Lilongwe - Malawi

High Commission of Canada - Honorary Consul of Canada Jobs in Lilongwe - Malawi

Summary of position:

The position holder may have to perform the following duties:

• Delivering consular assistance to Canadians

• Providing passport and notarial services

• Acting as a local point of contact and resource for the High Commission of Canada in Mozambique

• Providing administrative and logistical support for official visits

• Advocating on behalf of Canadian interests and priorities

• Representation at diplomatic, ceremonial, and public affairs events

• Support the High Commission of Canada in Maputo in maintaining bilateral relations

• Providing political/economic reports

• Other duties specific to the consular post

• Estimated workload distribution is as follow:
Consular 4%

  • Political / Public Affairs 26%

  • Trade 22%

  • Development 46%

  • Other 2%

    Essential Qualifications:

    To be considered for this process, please provide examples that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

    • Be proficient in English;

    • Be residing within 30 kilometers from Lilongwe;

    • Have a valid residency permit.

    • Demonstrate a tangible connection to Canada, either by virtue of Canadian citizenship or through ties such as being employed by a Canadian company, having studied and lived in Canada, or otherwise maintaining family or professional ties with Canada

    Education and Experience

    • A degree from a recognized university, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job related training and/or experience

    • Experience in decision-making with respect to sensitive and complex issues

    • Experience dealing with different levels of government

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Understanding
    of political, economic and social dynamics in Malawi

    • Well-connected and having a good standing in/with the local community

    • Ability to be service-oriented

    • Knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada (English)

    Personal Suitability

    • High ethical standards and integrity

    • Sound judgment

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Asset Qualifications:

    • Proficiency in French

    • Proficiency in local language(s) of Malawi.

    • Independent means and availability of a suitable location (e.g. office) where consular clients can access service during regular business hours (e.g. Monday to Friday). Please note that a financial contribution to office expenses and a standard amount to pay an office/consular assistant could be provided

    Organizational Needs:

    • Special consideration may be given to increasing gender parity in our network of Honorary Consuls.

    • Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check.

    • You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment, as a term and condition.

    • You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act at: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-36.65/. For more information, please also visit http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx

    Consideration will not be given to candidates who:

    • occupy any governmental position in their state of residence and/or

    • may be unable to deliver the program due to other commitments

    • are politically active

    • may have a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; High Commission of Canada - Honorary Consul of Canada Jobs in Lilongwe - Malawi

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