Cultural Officer (LE-07) / Advocacy Officer (LE-07)

Summary of position :

LES Cultural Officer (LE-07)

Under the direction of the Counsellor Cultural Diplomacy, Education and Youth : Collaborating with colleagues from the Cultural Diplomacy and the Education programs and in coordination with colleagues from Advocacy and Communications Programs, the Cultural Officer (Digital Production) contributes to the communication of Canadian interests and values, by developing, implementing and monitoring the impact of a comprehensive cultural digital program, which aims to ensure Canada’s strong cultural presence in digital media and also through various innovative platforms of communications.

LES Advocacy Officer (LE-07)

Under the direction of the Counsellor Public Affairs : In collaboration with colleagues from the Embassy’s various programs (especially Political, Trade and Immigration) and in coordination with colleagues from the Cultural Diplomacy, the Education and the Communications Programs, this position in the Embassy of Canada’s Public Affairs section develops and carries out advocacy plans and activities related to Government of Canada priorities and interests in Germany and with the goal of promoting Canadian values and brand.

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.


  • University degree (Bachelor) and a minimum of three years full-time work experience in an office environment, or;
  • Master Degree and a minimum of two years full-time work experience in an office environment
  • Language

  • Professional language skills in any two of the three languages : English, French and German. At least working knowledge of the third language.
  • Exact level of language proficiency needs to be stated in the cv.


    Work experience in an office environment to include the following activities :

    Significant experience* developing and implementing digital product and social media campaigns AND

    Experience working in (or in collaboration with) cultural or governmental or NGOs organizations; and / or experience in negotiations and in interacting with artists or government officials or members of the civil society

  • Significant experience is defined as a minimum of two years in a position where one of the main responsibility correspond to the experience identified.
  • 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.


  • Language : Professional or functional level : English, German and French (written and oral)
  • Abilities

  • Managing contracts and a budget, tracking expenses and payments
  • Ability to work effectively with various word processing, data management, imaging and editing software.
  • Ability to work accurately, in a fast pace environment while paying great attention to details.
  • Ability to manage priorities and to foresee challenges.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to develop digital products, implement, monitor impact of social media campaigns and report on results
  • Competencies

  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Thinking things through
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • 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.

  • Experience working in an international environment or an international organization
  • Professional level of French
  • Organizational Needs : -

    Operational Requirements :

  • The willingness and ability to work overtime according to operational needs.
  • 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.
  • Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
  • Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.
  • Area of selection : Open to internal and external applicants who are eligible to work and live in Germany, 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 Germany 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 :

  • Note : Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.
  • You may find more information in the sections below.

    How to apply :

  • Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.
  • V. document copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency and work permit by creating one pdf document.

  • Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position.
  • Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.

  • Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected.
  • Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to : LES-E-Recruitment-BRLIN international.
  • prior to the closing date. Failure to do 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).
  • 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.
  • The Embassy of Canada in Germany 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 term, indeterminate part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Germany which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.
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    Publicada el 04/03/2021

    Finaliza el 12/06/2021

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