Friday, February 04, 2011

Job Spotlight: Gifu City CIR Position

Gifu City is hiring for a contract Coordinator of International Relations (CIR, 国際交流員) position beginning April, 2011. The application window begins soon. Judging by the compensation package, this job is tailored for someone who is already in the Gifu area and looking for part time work. If that sounds like you, take a gander:

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2011

You can download the official notice from Gifu City as a PDF here.


Job Title: 国際交流員 (Coordinator of International Relations)
Type: 12-month contract employee, starting April 1, 2011.
Qualifications: Native speaker of English or English ability equivalent to that of a native speaker. Advanced Japanese ability (at least equivalent to JLPT-2級/N2). Born before April 1, 1993. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. If not a Japanese national, must possess a valid working visa (landing permission) or be able to change current visa into a working visa.
Duties: Assisting foreigners living in the community through translation and interpretation at city hall, communication with sister cities, translation of community information (notices or pamphlets issued by the city), assist in organizing community international events, general office duties, etc.
Working Hours: 9:00 - 15:45, Monday to Friday. May be asked to work on holidays or after hours as community events demand.
Remuneration: Monthly, 152,200 yen. Travel expenses reimbursed. 10 paid holidays per annum, up to six can be used as sick days.
Insurance: No shakai hoken.

Application Deadline: Entries will be accepted from Feb. 15, 2011 until Feb. 28, 2011.

Apply by filling out the resume and the application to take an interview test, both included in the PDF linked above. Take the application in person to the International Department on the first floor of the Gifu City Hall Minami Chousha.

Or, mail the application by registered mail to:
(Applications sent by mail must arrive by Feb. 28.)

Interview and Aptitude Test: Applicants who proceed to the interview phase will be interviewed and asked to take an aptitude test on March 2, 2011.
The interview and test will be held at the same address as above, and applicants must bring a 1200 character essay (Japanese) on "what characterizes a Japanese town that's easy for foreigners to live in."
All interviewees will be informed of the results of their application.

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