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 the EU embassy development programme.

The EU Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS works closely with the national, regional and local authorities as well as other foreign missions. The European Union (EU) is a major player in the international development community in Nigeria with an active presence in the key sectors of health, nutrition, water and sanitation and improving access to sustainable electricity. Additional crosscutting activities include the fight against corruption, drugs and organised crime, support to the reform of the justice system, measures to increase the role democratic processes and supporting a greater role for civil society.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Driver

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We offer a post of Driver, under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation.
  • Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Driver.
  • This job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.
  • Under this job function, the successful candidate will serve as technical and support staff to under the supervision and responsibility of the relevant Head of Section. 
  • The candidate, Local Agent LA5 will work full time (37.5 hours weekly) in a multicultural and multinational environment at the premises of the EU Delegation in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • We offer a competitive position in an international environment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Medically fit to perform the required duties;
  • Enjoys civil rights and permits for employment under the Nigerian labour law;
  • Satisfactory knowledge of  English
  • Lower secondary education in a relevant field and minimum of 3 year in performing driver’s related tasks. Thorough knowledge of secretarial tasks.
  • We expect a candidate with deep understanding and experience of Drivers responsibilities, with high level of personal integrity, able to work under strict deadlines and able to cope with a significant workload such as;
  • Drive for the Delegation’s staff and visitors as per assignment in a safe and law-abiding manner to ensure passenger safety and vehicle longevity;
  • Clean, maintain and repair the vehicles placed under his/her responsibility;
  • Control the level of fuel, engine oil, radiator water, brake fluid, power steering fluid, etc.;
  • Tackle the car registration formalities;
  • Knowledge of IT tools – Microsoft Office
  • Self- motivated, proactive, ability to work in a multicultural environment, both in team and/or alone, respect for the deadlines, ability to deal with stressing situations and to work under tight deadlines, performing well under pressure;
  • Communicate clearly and courteously, both with internal and external contacts;
  • Work in a multicultural team, showing good interpersonal skills;
  • Update the car documents, notably the vehicle logbook;
  • Deliver the messages, mail, diplomatic pouch, etc.
  • Assist in the customs clearance procedures when requested;
  • Throughout knowledge of driving and mechanics;
  • Familiarity with the location of major buildings (Embassies, Ministries, International Organisations, etc.);
  • Sense of initiative, organisation, responsibility, punctuality and discretion;
  • Capability to execute tasks in a timely and efficient manner, even when working under pressure and while respecting the driving laws;
  • Good physical condition (a yearly medical check-up is obligatory);
  • Any other task assigned by the Head of Administration.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • A diploma in mechanics would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in a Diplomatic Mission
  • Working level knowledge of French language
  • A diploma of defence driving
  • An armoured vehicle driving certificate 


  • Pension scheme and medical insurance, are offered to employees and their families under certain conditions.
  • NGN 456,720 per month. This Gross basic salary will be raised in accordance with the current salary scale, depending on years of relevant professional experience.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  19th June, 2024


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