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59 063 CHF gross per annum, plus 13th month bonus

Vacancy type:
Fixed term

Term Details:
Term 12 months with possibility of extension

General Support


Embassy of Canada in Bern, Switzerland

Closing date for applications:
17-05-2016 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the general supervision of the Common Service Officer and direct supervision of the Office of the Ambassador, act as the Driver
for the Ambassador and other Embassy personnel and visitors; provide school transportation for Embassy personnel children; maintain Embassy vehicle log; ensure regular Embassy vehicle maintenance; provide courier services for Embassy mail; ; coordinate diplomatic mail; perform general administrative tasks; perform other duties; and act as maintenance support for minor maintenance work at the Embassy and staff quarters.

Essential qualifications:
High School diploma from a recognized institution
Federal Certificate of Competence (FCC) / Eidgenössische Fähigkeitszeugnis (EFZ).

Fluency in German and English (oral and written)

A minimum of four months Pprofessional driving experience during the last five years.

Must possess a valid permanent Swiss driver’s license
For the past 5 years held a satisfactory safe driving record (Driver’s abstract).

Familiarity with Swiss and European driving rules and regulations
Knowledge of the Canton of Bern and surroundings
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook mail, Word, Excel) and Internet

Ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines
Adaptability and Flexibility
Commitment to Public Confidence
Discretion and Professional Integrity
Effective Interactive Communication – Oral and Written
Initiative and judgment
Interpersonal Relations and Respect
Punctuality, Tact and Courtesy

Asset Qualifications:
Previous driving working in a diplomatic mission, international or governmental organization or private sector.

Previous minor maintenance experience working in a diplomatic mission, international or governmental organization or private sector.
Fluency in Canada’s other official language (French)
Knowledge of general administrative practices and procedures
Experience in vehicle maintenance
Training related to provision of minor maintenance related to areas such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, etc.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
Normal work week 40 hours per week
Ability and willingness to work overtime when required
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally
Available to start as of July 1st, 2016

Condition(s) of Employment:
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to Reliability Status Check (RS). To conduct the Reliability Status Check (RS), the candidate must submit the following documents on being selected:

• Police/criminal record certificate;
• Credit check;
• Passport;
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (if applicable);
• Birth Certificate;
• 2 x recent passport photos;
• Certificate(s) of employment/letter(s) of reference;
• School certificate.

Area of selection:
This position is open to candidates who are eligible to work in Switzerland at the time of submitting their application, who meet all of the essential qualifications stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. Proof of right to work in Switzerland and educational qualifications will be required at the selection and interview stage of the process respectively.

Important Notes:
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 (some email systems block these types of email).
Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited to attend an interview and may be invited to attend a written examination and a driving test.
Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
The Embassy of Canada to Switzerland does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada to Switzerland which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to .

How to apply
Please click on the link and complete the online application form.
Candidates are also required to upload their resume and a covering letter.
Applications which do not include all of the requested information or documents will be rejected.
Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications.

For more information about this position please open the following documents:

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