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Job Title:
Official Driver and Messenger

HUF 301 416 monthly gross

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is an LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Hungary.

General Support


Budapest, Embassy of Canada, Hungary

Closing date for applications:
16-08-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Property and Material Assistant, provides transportation, delivery and errand services to the Canadian Ambassador and other mission programs, arranges for car maintenance, and provides basic administrative, maintenance and support services to the mission following established mission and departmental policies.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Language requirements
 Fluency in Hungarian (written and oral)
 Ability to speak and read one of the official languages of Canada (English or French), at a basic level

• Qualifications
 Secondary school diploma
 Valid, possibly professional Hungarian driving license (at least category B)

• Experience
 Active driving experience in the past 3-5 years

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. 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.

• Knowledge
 Expert knowledge and understanding of traffic rules and regulations
 Excellent knowledge of Budapest streets and surrounding areas
 Basic user-level knowledge of MS Outlook functions (email, calendar)

• Abilities
 Ability to plan routes in advance and use of a GPS or other internet-based or smartphone applications
 Physical suitability (must be able to lift and move heavy items)

• Competencies
 Adaptability and flexibility
 Teamwork and cooperation
 Sound judgement and good problem solving skills
 Honesty and integrity
 Tact and discretion

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications. Candidates should clearly demonstrate in their cover letter if they meet these qualifications.

• Knowledge of both official languages of Canada (English and French)
• Proven work experience at a diplomatic mission or international organization
• Mechanical knowledge background
• Professional driving license (PÁV)
• Completion of driving training(s)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime on short notice (evenings, weekends if necessary)
• Ability to travel within Hungary and abroad

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain reliability security clearance (including a criminal record check);
• Proof of right to work in Hungary and copies of educational qualifications may be required at the interview stage;
• Occupational health clearance which must be maintained throughout the time of employment.

Area of selection:
This opportunity is open to internal and external applicants who have the right to reside and work in Hungary, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Hungary does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. This position requires an adequate physical condition to carry out the duties related to the job. This includes, but is not restricted to: excellent eyesight and reflexes, capacity to drive up to 700 km in a day, ability to lift up parcels and the ability to work overtime in a regular fashion, often with fairly little advance notice. Maintaining a valid driving license, a valid occupational health certificate and a valid security clearance is also a condition of this position. The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.

Important Notes:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimise any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply:

• If you are applying in English or French please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are required to upload a CV, and a covering letter detailing how they meet the essential and the asset qualifications.

• If you are applying in Hungarian please send an email with your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the essential and the asset qualifications to before the closing date.

• Applications which do not include all of the requested information will be rejected.

• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal. Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer.
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required;
• Candidates who apply to this vacancy should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder;
• References may be required for candidates who reach the interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada to Hungary does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs;
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us in advance;
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to Hungary which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process;
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to:

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

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