The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova is looking for a Driver

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova
is looking for a driver to the Administration section (job n°105184)


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 organisations. 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.

We offer

We offer a permanent post of Driver in the Administration section. The selected person will act as driver to the Head of Delegation, and other EU Delegation’s staff and visiting EU officials from HQ as required, including routine, official and representational duties, simple logistic and administrative tasks.

Place of employment: EU Delegation in Chisinau.

Working hours: 37,5 hours/week.

Local Agent position: Group V.

Minimum monthly basic brut salary: 509 EUR

Long-term contract subject to successful probationary period.

We offer a competitive progressive carrier in an international environment. Benefits, such as additional pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions. The monthly remuneration is subject to local taxation. The annual leave entitlements is 24 working days per calendar year and Moldovan public holidays. Drivers are subject to annual medical examination.

Working environment/conditions

­           Atypical working hours (overtime is paid according to local legislation)

­           Frequent, i.e. 2 or more missions per month

Job description

Transport of persons, goods and / or documents

  • Drives the Head of Delegation, the members of the EU Delegation and/or visitors from HQ according to the instructions of the Administration section, meets official personnel at the airport when requested;
  • Delivers and collects mail, documents and other service related goods for the EU Delegation as appropriate;
  • Determines the best routes to and from destinations, including to the airports, and alter driving routes when traffic/weather conditions warrants;
  • Ensures that the service vehicles are in a clean and perfect roadworthy state at all times;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the vehicle/s pool, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc., arranges for other repairs and that vehicles are refilled and refuelled in due time and report any damage immediately to the Administration section;
  • Follows-up on periodic maintenance, service and necessary repairs of the service vehicles subject to the authorisation of the Head of Administration;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are followed in case of involvement in accident. Develops and maintains accident case files;
  • Keeps good record of the requests and use of the service vehicles in the electronic fleet management and reporting tool of the EU Delegation, like Driver application;
  • Ensure that the vehicles are used correctly according to the EU policies and procedures and internal instruction notes;
  • Prepares the official vehicles for winter/summer seasons including change of tires;
  • Updates EU Delegation vehicles’ insurance list;
  • Report to the Head of Administration any infringement of the rules;
  • Carry out driving assignments authorised by the Head of Administration and inform him/her immediately when there are changes in the programmed schedule;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Administrative support

  • Perform simple administrative tasks such as customs clearance of goods/cars, petty cash payments (utilities, etc.), delivery of documents, etc;
  • Assistance in distribution of mail and /or other documents in the EU Delegation;
  • Assists with timely registration, extension and de-registration of the EU Delegation and ex-pat staff vehicles with local authorities

We look for

Qualifications: Completed Secondary education testified by a diploma.

Experience: Relevant proven experience of at least 3 years as a professional driver. Previous driving experience with an international organisation is an asset. Professional driving school qualification is an asset.


  • Valid driving license B, C category and capable of defensive driving;
  • Experience driving 4x4 vehicles
  • Safe driving record;
  • Thorough knowledge of local driving rules and regulations;
  • Good knowledge of city’s roads and environments, as well as the road networks in the country in general;
  • Basic skills in minor vehicle repairs and maintenance;
  • Office administration: mail processing and distribution;
  • Must maintain a professional appearance at all times.


  • Ability to understand and be understood;
  • Ability to identify user's needs;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to team-oriented work;
  • Client orientation;
  • Stress resistance;


Romanian:       Excellent (listening, reading, spoken interaction and production, writing).

English:           Good (listening, reading, spoken interaction and production, writing).

Russian:          Good (listening, reading, spoken interaction and production, writing).

Knowledge of IT tools: Microsoft Office

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How to apply

Please send your application and supporting documents to clearly indicating for which post you apply. The package should include a short cover letter in English and a detailed CV using the English language template available at:


After the deadline for applications, the applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee set up for this purpose. The Selection Committee will prepare a short-list of candidates who are considered to be the most suitable for the post on the basis of a preliminary assessment of the information provided in their application letter and the supporting documents.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a job interview followed by a driving test.


This post is a local agent post. Applicants must be residents of the Republic of Moldova.

Deadline for submission

15 February 2023 by 18:00 local time. Late applications will not be accepted.