Driver / Administrative Assistant  Job – Embassy of France in Kampala

Job Title:   Driver / Administrative Assistant  (Fresher Jobs)  

Organisation: Embassy of France in Kampala

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Embassy of France in Kampala is the diplomat mission of France.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing individual or collective transport for people, equipment, materials or foodstuffs
  • Receiving visitors, VIPs and delegations ;
  • Monitoring the maintenance of service vehicles (routine maintenance, washing, technical inspections, various repairs) ;
  • Handling the Embassy’s various contacts (Ugandan authorities, suppliers, service providers, etc.), both locally and remotely (telephone, e-mail): forwarding and collecting mail, requesting quotations, paying invoices, making various purchases, monitoring services ;
  • Performing any other administrative and support tasks assigned by the Head of Finance and Administration
  • Support functions: participation in events organised by the Embassy.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a valid Ugandan driving licence;
  • Have driving experience in a similar professional environment ;
  • Be physically fit;
  • Have a very good written and spoken English ;
  • Be able to carry out various administrative duties.
  • Follow road safety rules
  • Adapt to diverse travel and mission situations
  • Be able to take initiatives
  • Basic knowledge of mechanics
  • Extensive knowledge of the geography of Kampala and Uganda’s major urban centres
  • Good verbal and written expression in English
  • Knowledge of office automation tools (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Good understanding of Ugandan regulations
  • Good knowledge of French (working language in the embassy)
  • First Aid Concepts
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Mastery and composure
  • Availability
  • Courtesy
  • Discretion
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to work as a team and be accountable
  • Have a sense of human contact
  • Versatility, adaptability to a wide range of stakeholders and situations

Special conditions of exercise:

Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends (occasional on-call).

Missions outside the Kampala constituency are possible.

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications via Email to: Christine FERLAY, Head of Finance and Administration, at christine.ferlay@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Deadline: 31st May 2023

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