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Job Title:
Driver and Messenger

9.1 TND per hour gross + 13th month (income tax deductions and CNAM / CNSS at source)

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
These positions are LES (Locally Engaged Staff) positions, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Tunisia.

General Support


Tunis, Tunisia

Closing date for applications:
20-01-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Reporting to the Advisor (Management) and Consul and under the functional supervision of the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, the incumbent provides transport, delivery and shopping services for all mission programs. He/she ensures the proper maintenance of vehicles, provides the mission with basic services related to administration, maintenance and support, in accordance with policies, guidelines and procedures in force. The incumbent is called upon, in his/her functions of messenger, to liaise between the administrative services of the Embassy and the employees of the various public services and administrations (foreign affairs; customs; airports; mining services; STEG; SONEDE; Tunisie Telecom etc.)

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.

• High school or technical diploma or any equivalent combination of relevant education, training and work experience.

• Good* knowledge of French (oral);
• Proficiency in Tunisian Arabic (oral);
• Good* knowledge of French (written);
• Good* knowledge of Arabic (written).

*Good being defined as being able to meet daily social demands, being able to confidently handle basic social interactions including basic presentations and conversations about daily events, work, as well as family, and being able to handle responsibilities limited workload, but help is needed to manage complications and difficulties.

• At least two (2) years of recent professional experience * as a driver;
• Professional Experience in driving vehicles with manual and automatic transmission.

*Recent being defined as within the last 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 of local driving regulations (Highway Code);
• Knowledge of the greater Tunis region (Tunis centre, North suburbs);
• Basic knowledge of auto mechanics in order to be able to carry out small repairs (change tyre, charge car battery, etc.) and follow up with garages.

• Ability to orient yourself, use a GPS and read a road map;
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
• Ability to use a smartphone and write simple emails;
• Ability to communicate effectively with Tunisian authorities and liaise between the Embassy of Canada and officials (customs, airport, traffic officer, public services, etc.);
• Ability to lift and transport loads (luggage parcels etc.)
• Teamwork and collaboration;
• Courtesy and keen sense of customer service;
• Judgment and discretion;
• Professional integrity;
• Autonomy and initiative.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.
• Good * knowledge of English (oral);
• Driver's experience in a diplomatic mission or an international organization;
• Driver experience with expatriate staff of a diplomatic mission or an international organization;
• Experience in driving armoured vehicles.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Willingness and ability to work occasionally outside normal working hours and / or weekends and to travel outside of town and to neighboring countries;
• The incumbent may be required to complete training in driving armoured vehicles to ensure the movement of authorized mission personnel to high-risk locations;
• Work schedule: 44 hours per week.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• The successful candidate must be eligible to work and live in Tunisia;
• Hold a valid passport;
• Hold a valid driver\'s license (Category B);
• Candidates must have a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period. If the employment is indeterminate, the work authorization should be permanent or itself lead to a permanent work authorization;
• 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;
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Area of selection:
This process is open to members of the public having the right to reside and work in Tunisia and to employees of the Embassy of Canada in Tunisia (indeterminate, term, emergency) who have all the essential qualifications, and whose applications are received before the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Tunisia does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly. The Government of Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from various sections of the community. Applicants will be considered on merit, regardless of their ethnic background, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor. 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:
How to apply

• Please follow the link: and complete the online application form.
• Applicants must also download their CV and a cover letter in English or French.
• Applications, which do not include all of the requested documents or 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 so will result in the application being rejected.
• 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 Canada's official languages (English or French) will be accepted. Candidates have the right to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and are requested to indicate their preferred official language in their application file.
• 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Tunisia 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.
• This selection process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, and acting opportunities at the Embassy, which might arise in the 12 months following completion of the process.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email at:
• Due to Covid-19, some delays may occur in the progress of this recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption.

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