Embassy Of Canada

Under the general supervision of the Consular Officer in Addis Ababa, provides passport services, including the processing of passport applications for Canadian citizens abroad; provides further assistance in support of consular, passport, and citizenship services provided at the mission; and performs other duties as required.

Area of Selection:

Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Ethiopia, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia 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.

Embassy Of Canada External Vacancy Announcement

Position 1 – Consular Assistant

Selection Process Nº: 106654-6
Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Ethiopia.
Job Function: Administrative
Classification: LE – A2
Location: The Embassy of Canada to Ethiopia
Number of Vacancies: 1
Closing date for application: 26 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC/GMT +3:00

Essential Qualification

Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language*, and experience.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
Language will be assessed further during the process.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
Language: Advanced level in English (both written and spoken)
Advanced level in Amharic (both written and spoken)
* Fluency will be assessed by a variety of means which may include a written assessment and an interview.

Experience: Minimum of two years recent experience working in administration, in a customer service role, in a data entry role, or a document processing role.
* Recent experience is defined as within the last five years.


The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are related to knowledge, abilities, and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview (online pre-recorded/live, or in-person), role-play, practical tests, presentations, and/or psychometric assessment.


Consular mandate of Global Affairs Canada
Applicants are encouraged to read the Consular Services: Service Standards on this site: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-info/consular/standards


Attention to detail
Client focus
Effective Interactive Communication – Oral and Written
Team-work and co-operation


Analyse and evaluate information
Manage competing priorities effectively

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

Recent* experience working for a diplomatic mission, or a governmental or international organization;
Recent* work experience applying and interpreting directives, policies, and procedures in a regulatory environment;
Recent* work experience in Canada or in an organization linked to Canada;
Completion of the Canada Passport Training for Foreign Operations course;
Currently, hold an active Reliability Clearance issued by the Canadian Government
Advanced level in the French language
*Recent experience is defined as within the last five years.

Operational Requirements:

The requirement to work directly with the public;
Overtime may be necessary on occasion;
Availability to work during the period April 2023 to March 2024 (with the possibility of extension)

How to Apply

You must submit your application using the “Apply online”   function. Only applications submitted via VidCruiter will be considered unless a valid reason is presented and accepted prior to the closing date.
Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion, or a picture in your application form, CV or cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.
You must clearly demonstrate in answering the screening questions how you meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. You must provide specific examples to demonstrate clearly how you meet the qualifications. Global Affairs Canada cannot make any assumptions about your studies or experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties will not be sufficient. Instead, you must provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. No additional information will be sought beyond what you submit in your online application.
Candidates may be required to upload a CV and/or a cover letter in English or French. These documents may be used as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions.
Applications that do not include all of the requested documents or information and/or which are not received by the closing date will be rejected.
Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to [email protected] prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected