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The mandate of the EU Office to the Hong Kong and Macao SARs is to represent the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao and to present the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Hong Kong and Macao Governments;
We offer a post of Driver in the Administration Section. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Office. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Driver – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Office. Under this job function the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to provide secure and timely driving services to transport passengers and/or goods, assist with Office logistics, for various meetings/events and perform occasional handyman jobs inside the Office.
Working Conditions and Environment
The length of the working week shall be 37.5 hours plus over-time (shift based system to cover early mornings, evenings and weekends).
The place of employment is Hong Kong.
The starting basic salary will correspond to the salary in Group V Step 1. For each year of previous relevant documented experience, an additional step will be given.
Final grading and starting step will be established after recruitment is finalised and following the evaluation and approval of the relevant and proven experience by Headquarters.
We offer a competitive position in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
The contract will be given for an unlimited period, including a 3-month probationary period.
How to Apply
Please send your application and supporting documents to Delegation-Hong-Kong-Vacancies@eeas.europa.eu . The package should include a cover letter (letter of motivation), a detailed CV, (preferably using the EUROPASS template to be found on:
The subject line of your application should indicate the post title: "Driver".
The Office will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to Delegation-Hong-Kong-Vacancies@eeas.europa.eu .
After the deadline for applications, the applicants will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents. The short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview so that the Selection Committee can evaluate them objectively and impartially on the basis of the requirements set out in the vacancy notice and other relevant criteria. On the basis of the interview, the successful candidates will be invited for a practical test to evaluate their driving skills and car maintenance knowledge.
The candidates who have not been short-listed will not be contacted individually; however, the Office will use the same means of publication as for this Vacancy Notice to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.
The deadline for applications is: 16:00 on Saturday, 6 April 2019.
Procedure on Data Protection:
EEAS PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING OPERATION – Recruitment of Local Agents in EU Delegations