Summary of position :
Under the general supervision of the Senior Consular Officer, the Consular Program Assistant processes passports applications and citizenship documents for Canadian citizens abroad;
provides consular support services to Canadians; and financial and accounting services in support of consular, passport and citizenship services provided at the mission;
complete administrative tasks including for notarial services; support in translating documents to / from official languages and performs other duties.
The program assistant provides daily administrative support and service; provides and creates information and / or documentation;
responds to service requests from clientele and performs other duties as requested by the supervisor and / or other manager.
The program assistant supports regional focus of program by supporting administrative interactions and proactively cooperating with regional offices and / or headquarters.
Problem resolution is through reference to readily available guidance. Comprehensive knowledge of office routines, procedures and functions of program is required, as is : prioritizing of multiple projects & tasks;
providing services to internal & external clients; researching & compiling data and maintaining databases; managing events & logistics.
This position’s actions impact on program operations and the image of office.
Essential qualifications : Essential qualifications
Candidates will initially be screened based on the essential qualifications in relation to education, experience and languages.
They must demonstrate clearly in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.
Technical Diploma or university degree from a recognized institution;
Fluency in English (both written and oral)
Fluency in Turkish (both written and oral)
You must provide evidence of your English language ability as follows :
A recent language test score from IELTS showing each score at 6 or above*, or
Proof of graduation from an English language medium high school, or
Proof of graduation from an English language medium university, or
Proof of at least one year of recent continuous work experience in an office where English was the principal language of work.
IELTS TRF examination date must be within the past two years.
Recent is defined as being in the last five years.
1 year of recent* experience working in an office environment in an administrative support or program assistant capacity.
6 months of recent* experience working with clients (internal or external).
Recent experience is defined as within the last 4 years.
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following :
written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and / or psychometric assessment. Unless indicated, rated requirements apply to all positions.
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel use and features
Basic knowledge of Canada
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel
Attention to detail
Ability to draft professional correspondence
Ability to work independently, and manage and prioritize tasks
Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect
Critical thinking and judgment
Effective Interactive Communication
Teamwork and cooperation
Adaptability and Flexibility
Asset Qualifications : Candidates may also be screened against the Asset Qualifications. Preference may be given to candidates who meet these asset qualifications.
Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and / or CV.
Knowledge of French (both written and oral)
Knowledge of Arabic (both written and oral)
Knowledge of Persian (both written and oral)
6-months of recent* experience working in an Embassy, Consulate or an International Organization.
Recent experience is defined as within the last 4 years.
Organizational Needs :
Operational Requirements :
Hours of Work : 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week
Ability to work overtime (compensated)
Annual leave dates may be restricted due to operational needs
Willingness and ability to undergo training
Adhere to Canada's Code on Values & Ethics
Condition(s) of Employment :
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.
Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory employment and character references and the ability to obtain and maintain an Enhanced Reliability security screening including :
oa criminal record check
oNational ID, professional and educational certificates
oCredit history check
Please note that Reliability Status must be maintained throughout your employment at the Embassy, as failure to do so may result in dismissal.
Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
Area of selection : This position is open to individuals who are legally authorized to work in Turkey, and to employees occupying an indeterminate or term position at the Embassy of Canada to Turkey in Ankara and the Consulate General of Canada in Istanbul, who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received on or by the closing date.
Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Turkey 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 also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications. It is recommended that candidates structure their cover letter based on the sections outlined in the Essential Qualifications and in the Asset Qualifications (where applicable) in order to best demonstrate how these are met.
Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to : LES-E-Recruitment-LDN international.
gc.ca prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.
Important notes :
Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. 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.
Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Turkey does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending interviews or participating in the interview process then please let us know whilst making the application.
Salaries at the Embassy of Canada in Turkey are established and revised based on a mid-local market employer policy.
Gross salaries are paid to the employees who are in turn responsible to pay their income taxes to the Turkish Government at the end of the fiscal year.
The Embassy of Canada in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul do not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews / exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Ankara which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.