Delegation of the European Union to Namibia

EU DELEGATION TO NAMIBIA IS LOOKING FOR A DRIVER IN THE ADMINISTRATION SECTOR

EU Delegation to Namibia is offering a post of a Driver in the Administration Section

 

 Background:

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy. The EU Delegation to Namibia ensures representation of the European Union in Namibia.

 

We are offering a post of Driver in the Administration Section. The selected person will be responsible for safely driving staff of the DElegation as well as visitors with service cars, daily control of the vehicles' technical condition and cleanliness, running errands, and mail deliveries. S/he will report to the Head of Administration.

 

It consists of full time office work in a multicultural environment, during regular business hours and will likely require working overtime. Place of employment is Windhoek (Namibia). It is a Local Agent post in Group 5, with a starting basic salary of N$ 8 187.00 per month.

 

We offer a competitive progressive career in an international environment.  Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.

 

We are looking for candidates who completed secondary school education. For driving an official vehicle, potential candidates shall be 25 years or older and should have no Criminal Code convictions including driving-related ones. Candidates should have at least a minimum of three (3) years job-related experience in performing duties similar to those mentioned in the job description attached. S/he must have a current and valid class "B" license that is not currently suspended or revoked. The ideal candidate must demonstrate safe driving skills and must be suitable to perform tasks described in the job description. A current and valid code "B" license, job-related experience in an embassy or international organization (s) or environment, working experience abroad and professional experience in mechanical work are viewed as advantageous.

 

Candidates should master English at least at B2 level (Ref: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/resources/european-language-levels-cefr ).

 

The ideal candidate to fill the post should be a self-starter and motivated, and at the same time a good team player, accurate and reliable. S/he is required to have a measure of initiative and developed sense of responsibility, be able to deal with stress situations and to work with discretion. It is essential to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

 

Job Reference: Ares (2017) 3441163

Please send your application and supporting documents to delegation-namibia-recruitment@eeas.europa.eu

 

The package must include a motivation letter on one page, and a detailed CV in English and in the Europass model only (the respective model is available at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae, a certified copy of your driving license and a declaration on absence of Criminal Code convictions.

 

Interviews will be held only with short-listed candidates after a written and driving tests. A test drive will be taken to evaluate the driver's skills, driving habits and attitude.

 

After the interviews, the Selection Committee decides which candidates are placed on the reserve list of suitable applicants. This list is valid for a limited period of time.

 

The selected candidate from the reserve list must undergo a medical examination to ensure that S/he meets the standard of physical fitness required before a job offer is made.

 

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone or via other means.

 

The due date for applications is: 31 August 2017

 Job Description for Driver

 

 

 EU Delegation

 

 

 EU Delegation to Namibia

 

 

 Location

 

 

 2 Newton Street, Windhoek

 

 

 Duration of contract

 

 

 Fixed term contract

 

 

 

 

 Group

 

 

 5

 

 

 e-Del-HRM and Sysper2 references

 

  

 e-DEL-HRM job ID 48409 and Sysper2 post 157539

 

 

 Position in the organisation chart

 

 

Administration Section

 

 

 Reporting relations/responsibilities

 

 

 Reporting to the Head of Administration Section

 

 

 Working hours

 

 

 Full time

 

 

 Working environment/conditions

 

 

 Office work; multicultural environment; regular business hours (likely to be required to work overtime)

 

 

 Job objective

 

 

 Driving of Delegation staff and visitors with service cars, daily control of the vehicles' technical condition and cleanliness, running errands, mail deliveries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tasks

 

 

 

  • Driving cars of the Delegation's service car fleet
  • Ensure the safe transport of Delegation staff or other persons, as indicated by the Administration, in Windhoek and during missions;
  • Daily control of the technical condition of the service vehicles. Immediate report to the Administration in the event of deficiencies, failures, damages or accidents;
  • Maintenance of vehicles; ensure that the vehicles are clean (inside and outside) at all times; ensure that the petrol tanks are adequately filled, especially before week-ends;
  • Detailed and correct completion of the logbooks;
  • Compliance with the traffic rules - defensive driving style;
  • Run errands for the Delegation, dispatch and collection of official mail, purchases, etc.
  • Act as an operational initiator (OIA) on administrative expenditure and financial circuit of the Delegation and in this role being responsible for preparing the operation, including carrying out the necessary quality controls before launching the operation. Operational initiating agent is empowered to endorse certified correct.
  • On job training of new drivers
  • Any other tasks as deemed necessary in the interest of the service according to function

 

 

 Character references

 

 

 Self-starter and motivated, developed sense of responsibility, discretion and sense of confidentiality, ability to work in a team, ability to deal with stress situations, flexibility and willingness to learn.

 

 

 Minimum physical requirements

 

 

 The selected candidate must undergo a medical examination to ensure that S/he meets the standard of physical fitness required before a job offer is made.

 

 

 

 

 

 Job specifications

 

Required

Appreciated

 

Qualifications

 

Completed secondary school education.

A valid, current class "B" license that is not currently suspended or revoked.

 

A valid, current Code "C1E" license that is not currently suspended or revoked.

 

Professional experience

 

 

Professional driver, at least a minimum of 3 years of job-related experience

 

 

  • Job-related experience in an embassy or international organization or environment.

 

  • Professional experience in mechanical work

 

  • Working experience abroad.

 

 

Knowledge of languages

 

 

English – ability to understand B2, ability to read B2, ability to speak B2, ability to write B2.

Any other local language- ability to understand B2, ability to read B2, ability to speak B2, ability to write B2.

Reference: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/resources/european-language-levels-cefr

 

 

 

Knowledge of IT tools

 

 

Computer literacy

(MS Office) and Internet

 

 

 

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