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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 Senegal.

General Support


Embassy of Canada in Dakar, Senegal.

Closing date for applications:
28-05-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under the direct supervision of the Common Services Assistant (receptionist) the responsibilities of the incumbent are:
- Provide safe driving services to senior officials including the Head of Mission, program managers, mission personnel and mission employees, as well as visitors or dignitaries in addition to providing delivery services and/or shopping;
- Give safety recommendations to passengers regarding movement in the vehicle;
- Drive officials and mission employees in a regular or armored diplomatic vehicle following health and safety policies and procedures;
- Liaise with local authorities, such as airport, protocol, post offices, customs and licensing, as well as with shipping lines and other service providers, in order to facilitate customs clearance of mission and EC shipments, high-level visits, diplomatic letters etc.;
- Perform tasks related to cleaning and regular maintenance of vehicles and armored vehicles;
- Practice driving techniques that respect the environment (eco-friendly);
- Carry out certain work-related tasks, for example paying fees and tolls, ensuring that monthly parking fees are paid, update daily log and fill out compensation forms.

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.


• Having completed and obtained BFEM certificate.


• Fluency in French (oral and writing) *;
• Knowledge of Wolof (oral).

*The incumbent must be proficient in French to understand instructions and share information with colleagues, local authorities, and traffic officers


• A minimum of two years of recent* professional experience as a driver in a diplomatic mission, an international organisation or a project funded by the Government of Canada;
• Experience in driving a vehicle with manual and automatic transmission.
* Recent is 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 greater Dakar’s urban layout;
• Ability to read a road map;
• Knowledge of the local driving regulations (Highway Traffic Act);
• Basic knowledge of auto mechanics;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Internet Explorer).

• Autonomy;
• Initiative;
• Client service orientation;
• Integrity;
• Discretion;
• Capacity to work under pressure and manage priorities.

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.

• English (oral);
• Basic First Aid knowledge.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Working hours: 40 hours per week;
• The employee may be called upon to work overtime with or without notice which may take place after regular hours and on public holidays

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 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;
• Be in good physical condition: carry suitcases and parcels, change tires, etc;
• Meet the requirements of the medical examination, including sight and hearing (mandatory);
• Valid driver\\'s license throughout the period of employment;
• Valid passport;
• Successfully complete specialized training to drive an armored vehicle and ensure the safety of authorized mission personnel in high-risk locations.

Area of selection:
This competition is open to candidates with the right to reside and work in Senegal, who meet the essential qualifications and conditions of employment and whose applications are received before the closing date. Please note that the Embassy of Canada in Dakar, Senegal 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 regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, 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
• 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 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 the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• 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.
• Candidates may be called in for a written exam, a practical exam, a computer test as well as an interview.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada 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 to:
• 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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