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Senior Policy Analyst OR Senior Specialist

Reference number: EXT19J-020911-000109
Selection process number: 19-EXT-EA-JL-1024488
Global Affairs Canada - Global Issues and Development - MFM
Ottawa (Ontario)
EC-06
$97,183 to $112,709

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Closing date: 14 November 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Update: ***Please note there is a wording change to all streams for one of the essential experience criterion; instead of the following "Experience* leading consultative venues with multiple partners or stakeholders…", it is now worded as "Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders…".***

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO INDICATE WHICH STREAM(S) YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR WHEN COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.

STREAM 1: Gender Equality
STREAM 2: Human Rights
STREAM 3: Gender-Based Violence
STREAM 4: Child Protection
STREAM 5: Development Finance
STREAM 6: Development Economics
STREAM 7: Health
STREAM 8: Nutrition
STREAM 9: Education
STREAM 10: Climate change

Work environment

If you are passionate about international development and already have experience working on issues that impact the lives of vulnerable populations, then we might have a job for you! The Global Issues and Development Branch at Global Affairs Canada advances Canadian priorities through thematic policy leadership, managing large global investments and delivering specialized knowledge and advice on key global development issues, including health, environment, climate change, development finance, food security, gender equality, gender-based violence, child protection, governance and economic growth and education. The Global Issues and Development Branch also delivers effective, needs-based humanitarian assistance in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters in developing countries. It is also the lead in Canadian engagement with multilateral and global organizations, including the United Nations, International Financial Institutions, the Commonwealth, and La Francophonie.

We offer a modern, dynamic, diverse, healthy and flexible workplace that values work/life balance. Our policy analysts and specialists provide strategic and program policy leadership and advice on global issues. In order to do this, they interact with our network of embassies, UN organizations, international finance institutions, civil society and many other stakeholders. These jobs represent a great opportunity to continue to develop your professional skills while contributing to shaping and delivering on Canadian policies related to the Sustainable Development Goals and development in general.

Intent of the process

The current need is to staff EC-06 positions within Global Affairs Canada’s Global Issues and Development Branch on an indeterminate basis with the following linguistic profile: Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB or Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC. This process may be used to establish a pool of partially qualified candidates which may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures and linguistic profiles within Global Affairs Canada. Based on needs, we may use asset qualifications to assess some candidates for a given sector.

In preparing your application, do take the time to demonstrate how you meet all of the essential qualifications as well as the education and experience asset qualifications that you meet by providing as much detail and examples as possible. Be specific about initiatives you’ve worked on; where (occupational title, organization)? When (from, to)? What was your role? What were the tasks involved, actions taken? Clear and concrete examples are defined as descriptions in which you explain in detail the considerations you had, the actions and steps you undertook as well as the final outcome/results, in order to gain the experience you are describing. Lack of concrete examples and details may result in your application being rejected and you will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Education (COMMON TO ALL STREAMS)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics.

[Note: Candidates must always have a degree. The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and may have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization. The specialization may also be obtained through an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.]

Degree equivalency

STREAM 1 – Senior Policy Analyst OR Senior Specialist in Gender Equality
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to gender equality;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on gender equality;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on gender equality OR providing technical and operational advice or guidance on gender equality in programming.

STREAM 2 – Senior Policy Analyst OR Senior Specialist in Human Rights
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to human rights;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on human rights;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on human rights OR providing technical and operational advice or guidance on human rights in programming.

STREAM 3 – Senior Policy Analyst in Gender-based violence
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to gender-based violence;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on gender-based violence;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on gender-based violence.

STREAM 4 – Senior Policy Analyst in Child protection
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to child protection;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on child protection;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on child protection.

STREAM 5 – Senior Policy Analyst in Development finance
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to development finance, including innovative finance or climate finance;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on development finance, including innovative finance or climate finance;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on development finance, including innovative finance or climate finance.

STREAM 6 – Senior Policy Analyst in Development economics
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to development economics;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on development economics;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on development economics.

STREAM 7 – Senior Policy Analyst OR Senior Specialist in Health
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to health;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on health;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on health OR providing technical and operational advice or guidance on health in programming.

STREAM 8 – Senior Policy Analyst in Nutrition
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to nutrition;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on nutrition;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on nutrition.

STREAM 9 – Senior Policy Analyst OR Senior Specialist in Education
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to education;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an emergency or developing country context on education;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on education OR providing technical and operational advice or guidance on education programming and systems' development.

STREAM 10 – Senior Policy Analyst in Climate change
Experience* leading consultations with multiple partners or stakeholders on issues related to climate change;
Recent** and significant*** experience in the development of analysis and approaches, or funding, or technical assistance in an international context on climate change;
Recent** and significant*** experience providing strategic advice and making recommendations on policy or program issues to senior management (director general level or equivalent or above) in the context of international development on climate change.

NOTES AND DEFINITIONS FOR ALL STREAMS:
* Experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various, related activities which are normally acquired over a minimum full-time period of two (2) years in an intermediate-level position. The amount, the complexity and the diversity of activities, as well as the autonomy level will be taken into consideration.
** Recent experience is considered experience acquired within the last seven (7) years.
*** Significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various, related activities which are normally acquired over a minimum full-time period of four (4) years. The amount and the diversity of activities, as well as the autonomy level will also be taken into consideration.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Education (ASSET QUALIFICATION):

Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field related to:
- Gender equality, or
- Human rights, or
- Gender-based violence, or
- Child protection, or
- Health, or
- Nutrition, or
- Education, or
- Finance, or
- Environmental economics, or
- Agriculture

Education (ASSET QUALIFICATION)

Postgraduate degree (Master’s, Doctorate) from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to:
- Gender equality, or
- Human rights, or
- Gender-based violence, or
- Child protection, or
- Health, or
- Nutrition, or
- Education, or
- Economics, or
- Finance, or
- Environmental economics

Degree equivalency

Experience (ASSET QUALIFICATIONS):
[You should explicitly state for which of the issues listed your experience corresponds to. You can demonstrate meeting the asset experience qualification for more than one of the issues.]

Experience living and working in a developing country.

Experience in gender-responsive policy development or programming or investment, in one or more of the following areas:
- Gender equality;
- Human rights;
- Gender-based violence;
- Child protection;
- Development finance;
- Development economics;
- Health;
- Nutrition;
- Education;
- Climate change;
- Agriculture.

Experience working on multilateral issues or with multilateral organizations in the context of international development.

Experience in leading the development of bilateral agreements with various stakeholders such as the private and public sectors, as well as bilateral organizations.

Experience with the private sector, in areas such as conducting investment due diligence, project finance, analyzing financial information or conducting financial risk assessments.

Recent** and significant*** experience in planning or assessing project proposals, particularly in relation to the achievement of evidence-based gender equality results OR human rights OR education.

Recent** and significant*** experience in capacity building on gender equality OR human rights OR education, such as producing tools, providing training and sharing best practices.

Approximately five (5) years experience undertaking technical analysis of, and developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for international assistance projects or programs related to health OR education.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
All Streams : Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB or Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

Competencies (COMMON TO ALL STREAMS)

Written communication
Oral communication
Judgement
Integrity
Achieving results
Initiative
Strategic thinking
Mobilizing people
Effective interpersonal relationships

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Knowledge (ASSET QUALIFICATIONS):

Knowledge of one of the following issues in the International Development context:
- Gender equality, or
- Human rights, or
- Gender-based violence, or
- Child protection, or
- Development finance, or
- Development economics, or
- Health, or
- Nutrition, or
- Education, or
- Climate change, or
- Agriculture,
- Innovative finance, including blended finance, social finance, impact investing, development impact bonds and other forms of performance-based contracting; or
- Climate finance.

Knowledge of Canada’s international development priorities.

Knowledge of health data, metrics and best practice for monitoring and evaluating the impact of health projects and programs.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Please identify clearly for which position(s) you are submitting an application.

Qualified candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials (original documents). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

A random or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Date modified:
2022-09-26