Public, Cultural and Political Affairs Officer

Government of Canada

Port-au-Prince, Haiti


US$24.1k (annuellement)

Jan 25

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Job Ref: 4306

Job Title: Public, Cultural and Political Affairs Officer

Salary: 1,786,343.00 HTG plus benefits

Vacancy type: Indeterminate

Term Details:

This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Level: Officer

Classification: LE-01

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Closing date for applications:

24-01-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:

Under the supervision of the Political Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada and in close consultation with different departments of the Embassy, the Public, Cultural and Political Affairs Officer is responsible for building relationships with the media, managing digital diplomacy tools, writing traditional communications, and social networking. Within the Embassy's political team, the Officer is also responsible for planning and programming the mission’s cultural initiatives and advocacy events as required. The Officer represents the Government of Canada at events, maintains a network of contacts and knowledge of the cultural ecosystem. She or he contributes to strategic networking and political analysis, and supports official and/or high level visits.

Essential qualifications:

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 in Social Sciences (economic, political science, international relations or a related field), communication, culture and/or marketing or any other field related to the position.


  • Fluent in French (reading, writing, speaking) and Creole (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Basic knowledge of English.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the last 10 years in public affairs, communication, political and/or cultural analysis including one (1) year in social media management.
  • The experience can be accumulated either with a diplomatic mission, international, non-governmental or multinational organizations, the public or the private sector.

Rated Requirements

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, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


  • Theories and best practices in digital advocacy and communication strategy.
  • Cultural milieu in Haiti and cultural affairs.
  • Political challenges, social issues and current affairs in Haiti
  • Global Affairs Canada, its policies and position on the international stage.
  • Computer software (Microsoft Office Suite and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).



  • Ability to plan, organize and manage cultural activities and public affairs (relationships with medias, communication, and promotion of interests)
  • Build and maintain a network of professional contacts
  • Work effectively in a multi-cultural team.

Behavioral Competencies and Personal Suitability:

  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Judgment

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 in their cover letter and CV.

  • Master’s degree or PhD in a related field.
  • Knowledge of Hootsuite

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:

  • Availability and ability to travel outside of Port-au-Prince and in other countries.
  • Ability to work overtime occasionally - evenings, week-ends, and holidays.

Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Reside and work legally in Haiti.
  • Obtain and maintain a Reliability Clearance (security status) from the Government of Canada.

Area of selection:

Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 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 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 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 on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:

How to apply:

  • Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
  • 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 so will result in the application being rejected

Important Notes:

  • Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder.
  • Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
  • The Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince, Haiti does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
  • Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
  • The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Port-au-Prince, Haiti which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
  • 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.
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