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Hourly rate 1,361.81 CFA Gross (40 hrs per week) + benefits

Vacancy type:

General Support


Bamako, Mali

Closing date for applications:
18-01-2018 At midnight UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Management and Consular Officer, managed on a day-to-day basis by the Property Assistant, the Driver/Messenger provides transportation, delivery, and shopping services for all programs in the Embassy. He/she ensures the proper maintenance of vehicles; provides administrative services and other related duties as required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their application that they meet all the essential qualifications (Education, Experience and language).

• Completion of the second cycle of studies (10-12 years) or an equivalent combination of studies, training(s) and professional experience.

• Fluency in French (oral & written). The incumbent must have sufficient command of French to understand instructions and to communicate information with colleagues, local authorities and traffic officers.

• Have a recent professional experience of at least 3 years as a driver / messenger within the last 5 years.

• Knowledge of Bamako;
• Knowledge of local driving regulations (Highway Code);
• Basic knowledge of mechanics;
• Computer literacy (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Office Suite incl., Outlook).

• Autonomy and sense of initiative;
• Client focus;
• Discretion;
• Ability to work under pressure and manage priorities;
• Ability to read a road map.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:

• Similar significant experience in a position in a diplomatic mission or an international organization;
• English proficiency.

Organizational Needs:
• Occasional overtime at short notice, including weekends;
• Must be available to respond, in case of emergency, to phone calls which may occur after hours and at weekends;
• The incumbent may be required to undergo special training to operate an armoured vehicle to ensure the safety of authorized mission personnel in high-risk locations.

Operational Requirements:

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Able to reside and work legally in Mali;
• Able to obtain and maintain a security clearance (reliability);
• Hold a driver's license valid throughout the employment period;
• Meet the requirements of the medical examination (mandatory);
• Able to manually lift a load of 30kg in order to move it.

How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.

Area of selection:
This vacancy is open to people who have the right to reside and work in Mali, who meet the essential qualifications and conditions of employment and whose applications are received before the closing date. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. The Embassy of Canada in Mali encourages women to apply for the position of Driver/Messenger.

Important Notes:
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Bamako does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The Embassy of Canada to Bamako does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to Bamako which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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