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Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan

Vacancy Announcement:Driver (ref01) 1 yr local staff contract Gr.V ECHO Islamabad:deadline 15 Aug 2017, 5 pm




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The European Commission Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside the European Union. For humanitarian aid, the Commission works with about 200 operational partners, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent movement and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Aid is channelled impartially, straight to victims, regardless of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, age, nationality or political affiliation.
The European Commission DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) Islamabad Office announces the vacant position for a Driver for its Office based in Islamabad. The vacancy announcement is open for all persons of Pakistani nationality or holding a valid Pakistani residence permit in Pakistan. For the vacancy announcement, terms of reference and CV format please click the following links:

 Secondary education or equivalent. Possession of a valid driver license.
Knowledge and Experience:
 Minimum 5years of driving experience with at least 3years in four wheel drives, with a safe driving record
 Specific driving experience in the country.
 Basic knowledge of protocol rules and procedures;
 Clean, tidy appearance, politeness and maturity;
 Good communication skills;
 Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
 Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
 Previous experience in an International Organisation is an advantage.
 Basic computer literacy.
 Good command of the English language (verbal); advanced English is an advantage
 Good knowledge of Urdu; Pashto is an advantage.
The job holder drives the office vehicle for transporting authorised personnel and authorised delivery/collection of mail, documents and other items for the ECHO office; carries out daily routine inspections and maintenance tasks of vehicles
Applications MUST comprise of:
 A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s motivation and suitability for the position;
 CV in EC Standard format

 The name, position and contact number/details (telephone, e-mail) of three references, one of them being from the last employer.
 Any pertinent recommendation letter(s) that the candidate may wish to add.
 A copy of education certificate.
 A copy of relevant work certificates.
 A copy of valid driving license.
A contract of employment will be concluded for an initial period of one year, subject to a successful completion of 03 months’ probation period. Employment is expected to start in 15/09/2017. A competitive salary will be offered to the selected candidate.
The European Commission DG for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications from women candidates would be particularly welcome.
Applications must arrive in ECHO Office no later than Tuesday 15/08/2017 at 05:00 PM local time. The application should be clearly marked Driver (ref 01) on the envelope. No electronic application is accepted.
The short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates must abstain from contacting the ECHO Islamabad office for information on the selection process. Any form of canvassing, soliciting or influencing will be treated as grounds for disqualification of the application.
Address for applications:
ECHO Islamabad (Ref.01)
House No 66, Street 89, Sector G-6/3
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