Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Officer, LE-08, Guangzhou (Term employment up to 8.5 months)

Guangzhou – Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Officer, LE-08 (Term employment up to 8.5 months); Closing date: April 14, 2016 at 16:00pm (GMT+8)

Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Officer, LE-08, Guangzhou (Term employment up to 8.5 months)

Competition: 2016-LES-GANZU-014

Position Title:A�Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Officer, LE-08, Guangzhou (Term employment up to 8.5 months)

Closing Date:A�16:00, April 14, 2016 (GMT+8)

Starting Monthly Salary:A� Approx. 18,058 RMB (before tax and employee social insuranceA�contributions; salary is non-negotiable)

Work location: Guangzhou

Area of selection: This position is open to external applicants residing in China and employees occupying an indeterminate or term position in China Missions who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date. Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in tests and/or interviews in Guangzhou at own expense. The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Guangzhou at own expense.

Job summary:

Under the supervision of the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service Program (FPDS) Manager, the Public Diplomacy Officer advises on, develops, plans and manages the Consulatea��s advocacy and public affairs activities: Plans and coordinates visits from Canada, arranges meetings with key local interlocutors and provides interpretation when necessary; creates and manages events (such as seminars and workshops) to engage civil society groups; engages media through interviews, roundtables, or events; conducts regular media monitoring, and publishes relevant information through social media; manages the Post Initiative Fund;A� maintains academic relations in the region, and supports Canadian Studies Centres; organizes or coordinates cultural programs to support the Consulatea��s advocacy priorities. Assists FPDS Manager in other FPDS areas, including maintaining relations with local government agencies and following political and economic developments and contributing to reporting thereon as required.

Mandatory requirements:


  • Degree from a recognized university in a discipline relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience in the field of public affairs.


  • Proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • Proficiency in Mandarin (reading, writing, listening and speaking)


  • Experience in developing, planning and coordinating public affairs events in China;
  • Experience working and liaising with Chinese government departments and officials.
  • Experience working in an office environment performing administrative duties including coordinating logistics and developing programs for official events or visits.


  • Knowledge of the Chinaa��s media environment, key government and NGP players, government policies and business structure;
  • Knowledge of Chinese ministries, agencies, and institutions generally, and particularly those involved in public affairs.


  • Ability to research, interpret sources of information and synthesize data to provide ad