Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Government of Canada



  1. Home
  2. >
  3. Our Office
Job Ref:

Job Title:

275,632 ETB per annum

Vacancy type:

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

General Support


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Closing date for applications:
15-10-2021 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the direct supervision of the Driver Dispatcher and general supervision of the Deputy Management Consular Officer (DMCO), the driver/messenger provides transportation for the Canadian Embassy authorized passengers, performs delivery and collection of materials, provides messenger services, ensures the proper maintenance of assigned vehicle, and support services to the mission following established mission and departmental policies. The majority of the driving will take place in and around Addis Ababa, but occasional multi-day trips will also take place to other regions in Ethiopia. Note that willingness and ability to work frequent overtime and to work late at night is necessary for 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.

• Ethiopian General Secondary Education Certificate

• Valid 3rd grade driving license

This requirement will be tested and will be initially assessed through the quality of the cover letter and CV.
• Fluency in English (spoken)
• Fluency in Amharic (written and spoken)

“Fluency” is defined as meeting the reference level descriptions of level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which can be accessed at

• Minimum of 2 years of recent* experience working as a driver in a diplomatic mission, or in an international or non-governmental organization
• Experience maintaining detailed driver logs
• Experience in picking-up and dropping-off visitors at an airport
• Experience in picking-up and dropping-off children
*recent is defined as within the last 7 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.

• Detailed knowledge of the roads and popular landmarks / destinations in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas;
• Knowledge of vehicle safety and security practices;
• Knowledge of general vehicle maintenance;
• Detailed knowledge with Ethiopian driving rules and regulations.

• Ability to stay calm and rational in challenging situations;
• Teamwork and Cooperation;
• Effective interpersonal relationships;
• Adaptability & Flexibility;
• Punctuality, dependency, tact and courtesy;
• Client Focus;
• Thinking things through

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, in a Canadian Government or Public Sector Environment or in an international environment;
• Knowledge in Canada’s other official language (French).
• Experience in convoy driving
• Experience driving armoured vehicles

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Required to be in good health with vision appropriate to a main duty of driving (e.g. visual aids, glasses acceptable). A medical evaluation will be required.
• Working hours: 45 hours per week
• Ability and willingness to work frequent overtime outside normal office hours (early morning / late at night and during weekends).
• May be required to travel away from home for overnight trips

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Obtain and maintain a reliability rating (security clearance) from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.
• Ability to meet the medical requirements as defined by the employer. Successful candidate(s) may be required to undergo a medical evaluation.
• 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.
• Copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.
• Must have valid 3rd grade driving license.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of Ethiopia, 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 to Ethiopia 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:
• Candidates are required to upload a cover letter and CV in English or French. Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter will be rejected. Any additional information must be included as part of these two attachments.
• Please do NOT include personal data in these documents (cover letter and CV) such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion, a picture. Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster.
• 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.

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.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Ethiopia 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 term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada in Ethiopia which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.

Primary navigation