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Job Title:
Driver/General Services Employee

SEK 133.93 / hour (40 hours / week)

Vacancy type:

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

General Support


Stockholm, Sweden

Closing date for applications:
14-02-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Common Services Assistant: provides transportation, delivery and errand services to all mission programs; arranges for car maintenance; and provides basic administrative, maintenance and support services to the mission, following established mission and departmental policies.

The main intended activity of this position is driving and vehicle-related administrative tasks. However, office, hospitality, and property service support play an important role in this position.

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. Only those candidates who have all the essential qualifications and demonstrate this clearly within their application will then proceed to the next stage of the process.


• A secondary school diploma or higher


• Fluency in Swedish (written and spoken)
• Proficiency in English (written and spoken)


• Minimum of 3 years of recent experience (within the past 7 years) in a profession that includes regular and significant professional driving duties, with a clean driving record;
• Experience in vehicle maintenance, either professionally or privately;
• Experience in performing general, unlicensed property maintenance tasks, either professionally or privately (e.g. basic plumbing, electrical, physical work)


• A valid Swedish Driver’s License

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.


• Detailed knowledge of destinations (embassies, major Non-Governmental Organizations, government offices, police stations, etc.) and roads in Stockholm and surroundings areas:
• Knowledge of vehicle maintenance, safety, and security practices
• Excellent knowledge of Swedish driving rules and regulations
• Basic user-level computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, internet, etc.)


• Ability to stay calm and perform in challenging/stressful situations
• Initiative
• Effective interpersonal relationships
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Time management
• Client focus
• Sound judgment and discretion
• Ability to read maps, judge distances, understand directions and plan routes in advance
• Ability to use a GPS and estimate travel time

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.

• Previous experience working in a diplomatic mission, or in an international organization
• Proficiency in French
• Certification in vehicle maintenance and/or property maintenance
• Training or certification in security, first aid, hazard avoidance, safe driving, defensive driving, etc.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Required to be in good health with vision appropriate to the main duty of driving (visual aids, e.g. glasses, are acceptable). A medical check will be required
• Normal work week of 40 hours per week
• Ability and willingness to work overtime outside of office hours (early morning / late at night) and during weekends, sometimes with very short notice
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally
• Ability to lift and move heavy items (approx. 35kg), use basic power tools, climb ladders, and other physical activities

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to security screening (including a criminal record and credit check)
• Proof of right to work in Sweden, copies of educational qualifications, or other documents supporting the application may be requested
• Ability to maintain a valid Swedish Driver’s License
• Clean driving record

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legally permitted to work in Sweden, 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 Stockholm, Sweden 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 based 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:
How to apply:

• Please follow the link and complete the online application form.
• Candidates are also required to upload a cover letter and CV 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 it to prior to the closing date. Applications will only be considered when received through our portal.

Important notes:
• The anticipated start date of this position is April 1, 2021.
• 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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Sweden 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.
• 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 in Sweden, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process, with various tenures, including indeterminate or term.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the recruitment process, please send an email to

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