Designated Immigration Officer at High Commission of Canada in Tanzania

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Designated Immigration Officer (DIO)

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Job Title: Designated Immigration Officer (DIO)
Salary: Starting salary TZS 79,385,152 per annum. (Note that until designation is obtained, the successful candidate will be compensated at the LE-O1 level, with a starting salary of TZS 46,984,532 per year)

Vacancy type: Indeterminate
Term Details: This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) full-time position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Tanzania
Level: Officer
Classification: LE-O2 following the success of the designation process. LE-O1 (Temporary Resident Officer) at initial level of hiring.
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Summary of position:

Under the general direction of a Canada based manager, the designated immigration officer implements immigration policy and objectives, assesses temporary and permanent resident applications, conducts interviews as needed, prevents the travel to Canada of individuals in possession of fraudulent or fraudulently obtained documents, supervises local staff, represents the migration program in contact with the general public, receives local officials, suppliers and international representatives, conducts research and completes reports and statistical information, and completes other duties as required.

The selected candidate will join the team as LE-O1 and, following rigorous training as well as successful completion of a course in Canada (or done remotely with a trainer based in Canada), he/she will be granted full decision-making authority and will be required to work independently, completing a wide range of complex tasks at the LE-O2 level. The successful candidate will be required to travel within Tanzania and neighbouring countries to undertake immigration interview trips, draft reports, liaise with stakeholders, conduct program integrity verifications, and lead promotion and recruitment activities.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language and their response to the French eligibility question under “How to Apply” (see below). Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected.

  • Undergraduate university degree (minimum of three years of study) from a recognized university or post-secondary institution.


• Bilingual (English/French), including excellent* professional-level writing, editing, and speaking capabilities in English, and advanced** professional-level writing, editing, and speaking capabilities in French;
Note: If you are unable to work in French, please do not apply. The ability to work in French will be tested.
*Being able to express oneself spontaneously, fluently, in a precise way and to be able to distinguish fine nuances of meaning in relation to complex subjects.
**Being able to express oneself comfortably, and produce clear, well-structured text with few errors.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of cumulative work experience in an administrative or officer position in government, Embassy, High Commission, Consulate, a UN agency, international non-governmental organization, or law firm;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in reviewing, analyzing, and/or applying policies, rules, regulations, or legislation and making recommendations;
  • Experience in writing reports:
  • Experience using a computer, word processing and spreadsheet software, electronic mail and other web-based applications in an office environment;
  • Experience working with clients, including the delivery of courteous and effective in-person or electronic service.
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.



  • Ability to analyze and interpret information and problems, conduct research, identify key variables, and make logical decisions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with changing or conflicting priorities with a results-based orientation;
  • Ability to plan work, direct and supervise employees;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications and to navigate the Internet;
  • Ability to follow instructions and be attentive to detail;
  • Effective interactive communication;
  • Teamwork and collaboration;
  • Judgement;
  • Adaptability and flexibility;
  • Recognition of the importance and application of Values and Ethics IRCC Code of Conduct -

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the asset qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

  • A working knowledge of local languages in Burundi, Comoros, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
  • Previous work experience with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) either domestically or overseas.
  • Experience in migration and refugee affairs.

Organizational Needs:
Operational Requirements:

  • Full-time basis contract 37.5 hours per week;
  • Working hours: from 7:30 to 16:00 (Mondays to Thursdays) and from 7:30 to 13:00 on Fridays;
  • Ability to work paid overtime, including on weekends, as needed;
  • Work in high pressure environment
  • Travel in Tanzania and abroad, as required.

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. This includes a criminal and credit background check;
  • Have a valid passport;
  • The selected candidate must obtain a designation as an immigration officer under the instrument of delegation of Immigration, and Refugees and Citizenship Canada within the first 24 months (approximately) of employment.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who, who are legal residents or citizens of Tanzania, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Tanzania does not sponsor work permits 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.
  • An Assessment question has been included for candidates to complete and include in their cover letters along with the application. In order to be considered for the position, please note that candidates must answer the question below (#1). Please include the information in paragraph form. Responses must be your original work, and cannot use text from the internet or other sources.

Applications using copied text will be disqualified. You will be assessed on your attention to detail, spelling, grammar and effective communication on the application and further along in the process if you’re screened in. Applications not including responses to this question will be screened out.

Question #1. Please answer in French, in maximum 750 words with header: “Answer to Assessment question” in 11 point Arial, bolded font:

Veuillez expliquer la différence entre l’omission de fait et la fourniture délibérée de fausses informations lors de la présentation d’une demande de visa. Veuillez expliquer pourquoi cette distinction est importante lors de l’analyse d’une demande de visa et quels sont les intérêts concurrents à prendre en considération lors de l’analyse.

• 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: 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). 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 is sent by email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the contact information provided is correct and updated as required.
  • Candidates must include an email address that accepts messages from unknown users and regularly check their email inbox, including spam.
  • reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
  • Proof of educational qualifications and right to work will be required during the process.
  • The High Commission of Canada in Tanzania does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
  • The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar job openings for indeterminate, determinate, emergency, full-time or part-time positions at Canada’s diplomatic mission in Tanzania, which may arise within twelve (12) months following the completion of this competition.
  • For any questions relating to this selection process, please communicate only by email at the following address:
    LES E-Recruitment / e-recrutement ERP (BRLIN)

For local advertisements only:
• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster - Job Opportunities at the High Commission.

Closing date for applications: 12-09-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

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