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CONTRACT OFFICER, Köln-Bonn, (Cologne) Germany



Köln-Bonn, (Cologne) Germany, Germany 

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2,995.80 - €4,114.12 per month

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Candidates are to use the cover letter to clearly demonstrate how they meet the experience factors listed in the essential qualifications, and if applicable, the asset qualifications. It is recommended that applicants use each factor mentioned in ‘Education and Experience Requirements’ as a sub-header demonstrating how they meet the experience, including the time period during which the experience was obtained. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter. Failure to provide this detailed information may result in your application being rejected from the process.
Work environment
The Contract Officer is responsible to initiate, plan and manage procurement contracts, including through standing offer call-ups, in support of Canadian Armed Forces European-based operations. The work may cover procurements with technical complexity, commercially sensitive or protected information, including but not limited to the following fields: the provision of a wide range of services, such as lease/rental, maintenance and repair/modification of equipment, transportation and fleet services, technical and professional services, maintenance and support of real property, real life support, as well as the acquisition of a wide range of products, materials and equipment.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
  • Completion of higher-level secondary school (e.g. Realschule) AND completed apprenticeship or vocational training program (e.g. Ausbildung) in field related to Business, Administration, or Finance; OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience. 
An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience is defined as: Completion of higher-level secondary school (e.g. Realschule) AND three years’ experience in a field related to Business, Administration or Finance.
  • English and German Essential
  • Experience (normally acquired over a minimum of one year) working in Business, Administration or Finance
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Outlook (or other comparable email programs
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 
Personal Suitability:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Discretion
  • Attention to Detail
  • Reliability
  • Resourcefulness 
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Asset Experience:
  • Experience in procurement, contract management or related subject (such as: project management)
  • Experience in creating various contracting and procurement documentation
  • Experience in coordinating and liaising with external and internal clients
Conditions of employment
  • Reliability Status
  • Must be able to upgrade to NATO Secret during the course of employment
Operational requirements
  • Depending on work requirements, hours of work will vary from time to time

Job Requirements:

Factors having an impact on your eligibility for employment:
  1. You must be a national of a NATO member country
  2. You must have completed any initial term of compulsory military service required of you under the provisions of your national legislation
  3. You must be willing to undergo a background investigation in order to obtain a valid security clearance certificate from your nation
Other Information
  • Your application must include an email address and you must ensure that this address is functional and monitored at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidates' responsibility to inform us of a change of contact information during the course of this selection process. Failure to respond in a prescribed timeframe may result in elimination from this process.
  • You may be assessed using one or more of the following tools: written exams, interview, reference check, and other assessment tools.
  • Your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
  • Achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process.
  • Appointments are based on merit, which is achieved when the person appointed meets the essential qualifications for the work to be performed, and consideration has been given to:
  • Any additional qualifications that are an asset to perform the work or for the organization, currently or in the future;
  • Any current or future operational requirement; and/or
  • Any current or future organizational need.
  • Costs associated with assessment or relocation will not be paid or reimbursed by the employer (i.e. travel or any other administrative costs)
  • Lateral transfers are possible within the organization, and these individuals may be given preference in the staffing process.
  • Please include proof of your indefinite entitlement to live and work in the country where the employment opportunity is located (i.e.: copy of passport). Please note that the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Europe) does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
  • Security clearance:  Those selected must meet this condition on appointment and maintain it throughout their tenure in the position.
  • The successful applicant will be obliged to take care of their own safety and health at their prospective place of work within their ability and in accordance with the instructions and orders of the employer. Furthermore, they are also obliged to take care of the safety and health of persons, who are affected by their actions or omissions at work.  They are to report any direct and considerable danger to health and safety as well as failures of the safety systems to the employer or the relevant supervisor without any undue delay.
Applications must include curriculum vitae and a cover letter submitted to email below.
Please note:
Only applications in English will be considered.

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Full time
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