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RON 3197 gross per month + benefits

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

General Support


Bucharest, Embassy of Canada in Romania

Closing date for applications:
20-09-2020 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Common Services Officer, the driver whose activities will be handled on a daily basis by the Receptionist / dispatcher provides transport, delivery services and runs errands for all mission programs; ensures the proper maintenance of vehicles; provides basic administration, maintenance and support services to the mission in accordance with 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.

• Secondary school diploma (Baccalaureate)
• Valid professional Romanian driving license (category B or C)


• Fluency in Romanian (written and oral)
• Ability to speak and read in English at an working level

• Active driving experience in the past 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.

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

• Ability to plan routes and use of a GPS or other internet-based or smartphone applications
• Ability to orientate and read a road map;
• Physical suitability (must be able to lift and move heavy items up to 35 kg)
• Client service orientation
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Sound judgement and good problem solving skills
• Honesty and integrity
• 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
• Completion of driving training(s)

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime on very short notice (evenings, weekends and holidays if necessary)
• Ability to travel within Romania, to Bulgaria and Moldova.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent.
• Before an offer of employment can be made, candidates must provide a local address as proof of residence in the specific city, region or country so that if selected, it will appear on the offer letter.
• 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 ROMANIA and copies of educational qualifications may be required at the interview stage;
• Possess a valid Romanian driving license (category B or C)
• Occupational health clearance which must be maintained throughout the time of employment.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Romania, 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 in Romania does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. 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:
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and c.v. in English or French. Please include in your c.v. document 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 and work permit by creating one pdf document.

• Please submit a cover letter in English or French 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 qualifications.

• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter 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.
• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French).
• 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.
• The Embassy of Canada in Romania does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Candidates requiring any special assistance in attending exams or interviews are requested to inform us.
• The results of this recruitment process may also be used to establish an eligibility list of qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Romania which might arise in the 24 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

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