PSC-CFP Canada

Ottawa, ON

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Permanent position.
The position is located within the following governmental organization(s): Privy Council Office.

SALARY: $61,312 to $66,287 (PM-05)

LANGUAGE: English essential.


WHO CAN APPLY: Persons residing or employed in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


Support for senior government decision makers, including the Prime Minister, Ministers and officials of Privy Council Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and other departments, through policy-neutral assessments of foreign political, economic, strategic and security issues concerning a specific geographic or functional area.

Support for the Canadian intelligence community, through coordination of inter-departmental assessment activities in support of the Intelligence Assessment Committee (IAC) and through coordination with allied assessment agencies.

Contribution to development of Intelligence Assessment Secretariat strategies and policies for assessment sharing, marketing and client services, and planning and coordination activities.


Graduation with an acceptable degree at the MA level from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in political science, economics OR history.


Experience in researching a wide range of primary sources of information on developments in the Eastern and Southern Africa, (hereafter characterized as “the assigned area,”). Experience in international relations.
Experience as an active participant in policy, research or analytical meetings on issues related to the assigned area.
Experience in preparing, presenting and defending effectively oral and written positions. *First-hand experience working or travelling in the assigned area is essential.


Security Clearance - Top Secret Special Access Level III - this factor is not used at the preselection stage.

*Key Element: Item marked with an asterisk is a key element. Candidates who do not meet this criteria will be screened out.

Applicants are required to submit with their application for employment a sample of their written analysis of an issue related to recent developments in the assigned area. The submission should not be longer than 5 pages (only the first 5 pages of longer submissions will be considered when reviewing applications).

An eligibility list may be established for the staffing of similar vacancies.

Quote the reference number and clearly indicate your CITIZENSHIP.


CLOSING DATE: February 6, 2003

Candidates who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Qualifications for this position.

Apply Online

If you apply online, DO NOT send a duplicate by fax or regular mail.

Please note: If you are applying by fax or by regular mail, we would ask that you fill out form PSC 3391, "Application for Employment". If you are unable to obtain a copy of this form, you must clearly indicate your citizenship as well as the title and reference number of the position for which you are applying. Your resume must demonstrate that you meet all of the above mentioned requirements.

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at for further information.

Please clearly indicate your citizenship. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. As the Public Service of Canada promotes Employment Equity, we also encourage candidates to voluntarily self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

Public Service Commission of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario
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FAX: (613) 996-8048

We are committed to employment equity.

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