Driver (CLOSED)

12.08.2022 Expired

The European Union Delegation for the Pacific in Fiji, Suva, is looking for a Driver in the Administration Section.


We are

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organizations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation for the Pacific in Fiji, Suva, works in close coordination with the Embassies and Consulates of the 27 EU Member States. We are a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and represent the European Union in dealings with the Fijian government in areas that are part of the EU’s remit.

We offer

The post of Driver (Local Agent Group 5) in the Delegation’s Administration Section. The team consists of 12 people, and the Delegation’s size is +/- 60 people, and there are occasional atypical working hours.
Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation, and on the changes of these needs. The successful candidate will serve under the supervision and responsibility of the Head of Administration Section, providing support, expertise and assistance in driving and general clerical services.

Following main tasks and duties are currently required:

  • General driving duties for the Delegation, including missions out of Suva;
  • Provide general clerical support to the Administration Section;
  • Daily inspection of the vehicle fleet to ensure safety, cleanliness;
  • Ensure proper and daily recording, including timely reporting of the periodic servicing and roadworthiness requirements for the vehicle fleet;
  • Ensure safekeeping of vehicle accessories (jack, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, keys, etc);
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are followed in case of involvement in an accident;
  • Technical knowledge regarding functioning and maintenance of cars;
  • Assist with LTA requirements;
  • Knowledge of local and diplomatic protocol;
  • Backup in case of the absence of the other Driver or Office Support Agent;
  • Any other ad hoc tasks relating to the activities of the Section and the Delegation, assigned by the Head of Section or the Deputy Head of Delegation.

The base salary will depend on relevant and verified employment experience, typically starting from    FJD 1197 monthly (gross salary for selected candidate with at least 3 years of relevant and verified experience).  There is a competitive benefits package, subject to certain conditions, including personal leave days and public holidays, health insurances and a retirement savings plan.

The expected start date: as soon as possible. 

Minimum requirements / eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and completion of secondary education or equivalent;
  • Working knowledge  (B1) of English;
  • Right to residence and work in Fiji;
  • Medically fit to perform the required duties.

Assets / selection criteria:

  • Time management and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Language skills (written, oral) in English; basic knowledge of another local language, an advantage;
  • Knowledge of local and diplomatic protocol, an advantage;
  • Technical knowledge regarding functioning and maintenance of cars;
  • Knowledge of LTA requirements regarding driver’s license / vehicle registration and renewals;
  • Experience in an international environment, an advantage.

The process

After the deadline for applications, the eligible applications will be admitted to the Selection by the Committee set up for this purpose.

Depending on the number of applications received, successive phases of Selection may include shortlisting of candidates based assessment of the information provided in the cover letter, CV; test, interviews. Between 3 to 5 best candidates will be invited to the final interview.

Only candidates admitted to each successive selection phase will be contacted individually. The Delegation will use the same means of publication as for this job advertisement to inform the remaining candidates once the recruitment procedure has been completed and that a candidate has (or has not) been recruited.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure. During the selection process, please do not contact the members of the Selection Committee, but address your questions and comments to:

Local Agent
How to apply?


Please submit your application package, consisting of:

  • Cover letter
  • Europass format CV:
  • Certificate/s of completion of secondary education or equivalent
  • Work contracts, reference letters (must indicate position held, period of employment: start and end date), proof of clean driving record and valid drivers license.


by email to:

no later than 5PM (Fiji time) Wednesday 24 August 2022.


The subject of the email must mention:  [Your name / Driver - ADM]


Only complete applications received on time via the email mentioned will be considered.


The successful candidate will be subject to a medical check and will be required to submit a police clearance certificate.