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Job Title:
Driver / Messenger (m/f) / Anticipatory Staffing

The starting annual salary is 30,909 EURO gross plus a 13th months salary and employer contribution to a private pension plan.

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and indeterminate.

General Support



Closing date for applications:
16-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Property and Service Manager provides transportation, delivery and errand services to all Mission programs; arranges for car maintenance; procures and distributes all office supplies; and provides basic administrative, maintenance and support services to the Mission following established Mission and departmental policies.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications

- School-leaving certificate (equivalent to Erweiterter Hauptschulabschluss or higher) or completed professional training (Abgeschlossene Berufsausbildung)
- Valid German driver’s licence, class B or higher
- Valid Fahrerlaubnis zur Fahrgastbeförderung (= Personenbeförderungs-

- Significant work experience** as a chauffeur (including taxi driving)
**Significant work experience is defined as two years in full-time out of the past five.

- Good level (written and oral) of German
- Good level (written and oral) of English

Rated Requirements

- Knowledge of the Berlin road network

- Ability to drive passengers comfortably and safely
- Ability to understand and use road maps and GPS systems
- Ability to work both independently and in a team
- Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
- Ability to prioritize

Personal suitability:
- Well-groomed appearance
- Well-mannered
- Discretion

Asset Qualifications:
- Work experience in an international environment such as an Embassy, NGO or abroad
- Work experience in an office environment using computer software including Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook) or similar software, and Internet browsers
- Valid Fahrerlaubnis zur Fahrgastbeförderung with Ortskundeprüfung for Berlin ( = großer Personenbeförderungsschein)
- Valid German driver’s licence, class BE or higher

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
- Willingness to work overtime
- Willingness to travel on occasion
- Willingness to be on call after hours and on weekends and public holidays on occasion

Condition(s) of Employment:
- Security check and approval of Reliability Status
- Valid work permit for Germany
- Must maintain a valid German driver’s license throughout employment period
- Must maintain a valid Fahrerlaubnis zur Fahrgastbeförderung throughout employment period
- Must perform driving duties without influence of alcohol and/or other drugs (legal / illegal)

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to live and work in Germany at present, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. The selected candidate must provide a local address as proof of residence.

Important Notes:
How to apply:
- Please complete the online application form and submit your c.v. in English. Please include in your c.v. document the name, title, telephone and email address of at least two people whom we could contact about your previous work experience. Please include in your c.v. document also copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency by creating one pdf document.
- Please submit a cover letter in English explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential (and asset) qualifications.

- Important note: Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in the c.v. as described above.

Important notes:

- Please note that the Embassy or Consulate of Canada does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
- Our application tool allows to upload two documents only. This should be your c.v. and your cover letter. Please make sure that you include all requested additional information and copies of certificates etc. in your c.v. as described above.
- 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.
- Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users.
- 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.
- The Embassy or Consulate of Canada 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 before the application process.
- The results of this competition will be also used to establish an eligibility list to staff positions for a determinate and indeterminate period on a full-time or part-time basis.

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