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Vacancy Announcement: Driver

12/06/2020 - 09:51
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The EU Delegation to Malawi offers a post of Driver in the Administration Section of the Delegation. His/her main task is to be part of the drivers team responsible for all driving related issues for the delegation as well as the Head of Delegation. Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 19th June 2020 (Applications must have reached the Delegation by this date)

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Malawi is looking for
Administration Section
Ref No: ADM/AL-V/46727/2020

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 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 Malawi's mission is to support Malawi and its population effectively in its development ambitions; notably, eradicating poverty, achieving economic growth, integrating its economy into the world economy and becoming a mature and well governed democracy, while taking into account the interests of the European Union.

We offer a post of Driver in the Administration Section of the Delegation. Under the authority of the Head of Delegation the Driver will be attached to the Administration Section of the Delegation. His/her main task is to be part of the drivers team responsible for all driving related issues for delegation as well as the Head of Delegation.

This post within the Administration Section of the EU Delegation requires a dynamic and committed individual.

Main Functions and duties:

  • Driving the Head of Delegation, other staff and visiting officials to and from meetings and missions; Work as dispatch rider, responsible for deliveries including mail.
  • Ensuring that vehicles are clean at all times and properly maintained. Carrying out routine and thorough vehicle checks on a daily and weekly basis; and preparing weekly defects reports.
  • Following up on service schedules for vehicles and advising the Administrative Assistant accordingly
  • Filling out mission authorization requests and mission claims according to the stipulated rules
  • Complete the checklist for vehicles before going on mission and test the VHF radio and satellite phone while on mission.
  • Summarising log sheets and fuel reports on a monthly basis;
  • Assist with manual work for the Delegation premises and residential accommodation (moving of furniture, moving of boxes, files or office equipment)
  • Assist with escorting and supervising contractors and visitors within the Delegation building.
  • Assisting with the management of reception area.
  • Assist other colleagues of the Administration section with different tasks, i.e. photocopying and archiving.


S/he needs to have the following qualifications: Malawi School Leaving Certificate (MSCE), knowledge of mechanics will be an added advantage. Knowledge of basic IT applications is a must. Applicants should possess a valid driver’s licence of Code EB or C.  A defensive driving certificate would be an advantage.

Experience and knowledge:

Five years working experience preferably with International Organisations or diplomatic missions.  Applicants should have extensive experience in driving long distances and in difficult road conditions.

Abilities and skills:

The candidate must have experience in working in a team as well as working in a multicultural environment.  Excellent ability to build positive working relationships with staff, colleagues.


  • Good resilience, showing drive and determination in the pursuit of goals, even when faced with difficulties and when working under pressure.
  • Initiative and good analytical skills
  • Flexibility with regard to supporting the section when need arise with other tasks.

How to apply:

Applications including EU Standard Curriculum Vitae (CV) standard form which can be downloaded on our website:  and a letter indicating the job reference number ADM/AL- V/46727/2020 should be submitted to:

The Head of Administration
European Union Delegation to Malawi
Area 18 Roundabouts, Corner of M1 and Presidential Way
P.O. Box 30102, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Closing date for receipt of applications:  Friday 19th June 2020

(Applications must have reached the delegation by this date)

Candidates who have not been contacted by 15th July 2020 should consider that there is no follow up to their application and the EU Delegation will not further advise unsuccessful candidates.

  • Short listed candidates will be invited to do a practical driving test followed by interviews.
  • Salary will depend on number of years of relevant experience.
  • The vacancy is for a permanent contract.

The European Union is an equal opportunity employer and the Delegation is a smoke free environment. Recruitment of the successful candidate will be subject to medical fitness. The Delegation has HIV/Aids at the workplace policy.

The Delegation reserves the right to establish a reserve list of suitable candidates for future posts.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to

NB: Online applications will NOT be accepted.

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