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Position title:
Term Property and Material Manager

Term Period: February 1st to November 30th, 2018
Section: Administration and Consular Services Section
Location: Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Level: LE-07
Competition no: 201711

Starting salary: NT$1,057,744 per annum, plus benefits
Date posted: 16/11/2017
Closing date: 5pm; 29/11/2017

Summary of duties: 

The Term Property and Material Manager is a specialized position whose responsibilities include:

  • planning and administering services related to the procurement and maintenance of the mission's commercial and personal housing properties;

  • planning, administering and maintaining furnishing, equipment and appliances for mission properties;

  • liaising with real estate companies to monitor market trends and negotiate property leases and renewals, and liaising with construction and repair companies to negotiate repair and maintenance contracts;

  • preparing annual estimates and budget input for operation and maintenance; and

  • supervising a team responsible for the purchase, maintenance and repair of all materiel assets.

Position opens to:

    • Individuals residing in Taiwan who are eligible to work in Taiwan, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.
    • Note: relocation expenses will not be paid in any circumstance.


Employment tenure:

The position is of term status.

Selection process:

The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes.

This selection process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this and other similar positions, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei. 


Application process:

All applicants must submit the following to Shannon Liu, the Office & Personnel Manager at Shannon.Liu@international.gc.ca:


All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter by the closing date. The cover letter must specify, using concrete examples, how the applicant meets the education and experience requirements listed below. Only applicants who clearly demonstrate through their application that they meet the education and experience requirements will be contacted for further assessment. Applications must be sent by e-mail to Shannon Liu, the Office & Personnel Manager at Shannon.Liu@international.gc.ca by the closing date.


Note: If you experience any difficulties sending emails to the mentioned email address, please send your complete application to CTOT.HR@gmail.com.

Essential requirements:

Candidates must demonstrate clearly in their application how they meet the education and experience requirements listed below:

           a. Education:

  • Completed studies at College or University level.

  • OR, an acceptable combination of education, training and work experience related to the duties and specific areas of competence required by the position

            b. Experience:

  • Relevant working experience in one of those following sectors:

    • project management

    • building and facility maintenance

    • supervising and managing a team

  • Experience in managing a budget

  • Experience in providing direct client services


Language requirement:

Fluency in English and Mandarin, both written and spoken.

Rated requirements:

Only candidates who meet the education and experience requirements will be contacted for assessment of the rated requirements. The assessment of the rated requirements below may include an interview, a written test, and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.

            a. Knowledge:

  • PC skills - Microsoft Outlook, Explorer (internet) Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

  • Basic knowledge of Taiwan’s property (commercial and housing) market

  • Excellent computer skills including experience with word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and presentation software

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills

    b. Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in an effective manner

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure

  • Ability to carry out project plans within established deadlines

  • Good team player with the ability to cooperate and collaborate with individuals of various cultural, educational and professional backgrounds

    c. Personal suitability:

  • Displays initiative, professional integrity, priority setting, and sound judgement;

  • Adaptability and flexibility;

  • Strong focus on client service;

Asset requirements:

Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

  • Fluency (written/spoken) in French and Taiwanese;

Operational requirements:

  • Must be available for occasional duties outside normal working hours (i.e., evenings and weekends).

Condition of employment (must be met):

  • Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status;

  • Must have a valid work authorization covering the employment period.



  • Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in either English or French. They are asked to indicate their preferred language in their application.

  • Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

  • Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

  • Reference checks will be sought for candidates that are successful at the interview stage and will be used to validate information provided by candidates.

  • Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Proof of right to work and copies of educational qualifications will be required.



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