The French Embassy in Harare is recruiting A DRIVER/MESSENGER for a long-term contract, starting from December 2021.

The French Embassy in Harare is recruiting
for a long-term contract, starting from December 2021.

Place of work: 3 Princess Drive, Newlands
Working hours: from 8.00h to 17.00hrs from Monday to Thursday; from 8.00h to 13.30hrs on Friday

Job Description
Ensure the transport of people, as well as that of equipment, materials or mail in compliance with road safety and regulations in Zimbabwe, and in accordance with the procedures, rules and regulations of the French Embassy. The agent will also be required to perform administrative support tasks within the administrative team of the French Embassy.

Main activities
1 - Transport of people:
- Driving the staff members of the Embassy, visiting personalities and guests;
- Reception of missionaries and guests at the airport and transfer during their stay and upon their departure;
- Choice of the most suitable route.
2 - Messenger duties (deliver and collect letters, envelopes, various goods).
3 - Basic maintenance of the vehicles:
- Ensure the technical monitoring and maintenance (washing, inflation of tires, etc.)
- Ensure the cleanliness of vehicles (interior and exterior);
- Make sure that the vehicles are always ready, and refueled regularly.

Complementary activities
- Participate in administrative tasks within the administrative team.
- Assist, as needed, in any technical task such as transporting furniture, supervising small technical work, changing bulbs, etc.

Desirable training, professional experience and technical skills
- Previous experience as a driver necessary
- Valid driver’s license
- Knowledge of Harare
- Notions of mechanics
- First aid notions appreciated

Computer skills - software
- Use of a smartphone
- Regular use of Internet for research

Desired competence and qualities
- Adapt to the diversity of situations
- Know how to define the routes to follow to optimize travel time
- Follow the instructions
- Excellent presentation
- Caution and composure
The management of certain situations supposes that the person is ready to take initiatives and also to be reactive when facing unexpected situations.

Particular exercise constraints
Regular weekend and evening work (overtime is paid).
Missions outside Harare are possible.
Any offense or fine will be the responsibility of the driver.

Composition of the team
2 drivers under the authority of the Secretary General of the Embassy.

Contact and application file
Applications, consisting of a copy of the ID and of the driving license, a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae and letters of reference, must be sent by email to, no later than Monday, November 29th, 2021.
Only applications submitted by persons in good standing with Zimbabwean residency and work regulations will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a job interview.

Last update 15/11/2021

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