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Job Title:
Senior Driver

16,250 $USD

Vacancy type:
Emergency employment

Term Details:
Emergency employment and anticipatory staffing: the position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in South Sudan.



Juba, South Sudan

Closing date for applications:
16-11-2021 at 23:59 UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Driver/Messengers provide transportation, delivery and/or errand services to all mission programs. They provide safe driving services to senior officials, program managers, mission staff, and other visitors or dignitaries. They may also drive CBS dependents and clients, in certain circumstances. They provide courier and logistics services, arrange for vehicle maintenance and cleaning, undertake vehicle administrative duties, and may additionally support the mission by assisting with basic administrative, protocol, maintenance and other support services following established mission and departmental policies.

Essential qualifications:
Apart from searching for candidates for current emergency employment the Embassy of Canada in Juba is running a competition to identify candidates for future term and indeterminate openings at the embassy.

Candidates who are interested in term/ permanent employment will be screened and assessed against the essential qualifications as stated below.

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. Candidates who do not demonstrate that they meet each of these essential qualifications will not receive further consideration.

Education and certification:
• General Secondary Education Certificate
• Valid driving license

• Fluency in English (written and oral)
• Intermediate level of Sudanese Arabic (oral)
• Minimum of 5 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
*recent is defined as within the last 10 years.

Rated criteria

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 Juba and surrounding areas;
• Knowledge of vehicle safety and security practices;
• Knowledge of general vehicle maintenance;
• Detailed knowledge with South Sudanese driving rules and regulations.
• Ability to plan routes in advance and use of a GPS or other internet-based or smartphone applications
• Physical suitability (must be able to lift and move heavy items)
• Ability use a computer to perform basic administrative duties
• Able to draft documents such as report and other administrative items
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Good problem solving skills
• Honesty and integrity
• Tact and discretion

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.

• Knowledge of both official languages of Canada (English and French)
• Mechanical knowledge background
• Completion of driving training(s)
• Experience in driving armoured vehicles

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime with little notice, which may include weekends
• Must be available to respond in case of emergency to telephone calls which may take place after working hours and during weekends.
• The incumbent could be asked to follow special training on driving an armoured vehicle to insure authorised personnel’s security in high risk locations.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Maintaining a valid driver’s license
• 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.
• All new hires on or after the effective date of October 6, 2021 are required to be fully (COVID19) vaccinated as a condition of employment and to attest that they are fully vaccinated prior to their starting date unless accommodation measures are granted.

Area of selection:
Open to internal and external applicants who are legal residents or citizens of South Sudan, 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 South Sudan 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:
• Note: Due to Covid-19, you may experience some delay in the recruitment process. We are working hard to minimize any disruption. You may find more information in the sections below.

How to apply:
• Please complete the online application form and submit your cover letter and C.V. in English or French. Please include in your C.V. document copies of any certificates of employment from your last place of work and copies of certificates of education, including any relevant certificates of language proficiency and work permit by creating one pdf document.
• 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.
• Please submit a cover letter in English or French explaining why you are interested in the position and how your previous experience applies to this position. Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet all essential qualifications.
• Applications which do not include the requested documents or information in the CV or cover letter 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 do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes:
• Candidates should only apply using a laptop or desktop computer. Please do not use a tablet or cell phone to submit your application, as mobile browsers are not supported by our on-line portal.
• 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 South Sudan 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 South Sudan which might arise in the 24 months following the completion of this recruitment process.

For local advertisements only:
• Applications will only be considered when received through our portal. Link for this job poster -

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