Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan


Office Circular No 22/2017

                                                                                                       Vacancy: Driver/Messenger

The Australian High Commission, New Delhi, is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Driver/Messenger at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi.

Applicants are advised to read the Position Description prior to addressing the selection criteria. Applicants must address each of the selection criteria. Applications that do not specifically address the selection criteria may not be considered. Further information on selection criteria is available on our website

Subject to the successful completion of six months probationary period, satisfactory medical check and background verification, the successful applicant will be offered a two-year contract of employment, inclusive of the probation period. The contract may be extended subject to agreement between the employer and employee.

The commencing salary will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The package will include annual leave, limited medical reimbursements, Diwali bonus, provident fund provisions and gratuity provisions when service length is sufficient. The salary offered will be INR19, 083 per month.

The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.  This is a core element of the Australian High Commissions (AHC), New Delhi’s personnel policies and programs. Clear objectives, mutual respect, good communication and team work are the characteristics of workplace diversity in action.


Applicants must submit to the HR Manager by Wednesday, 9 August 2017 the following documents in Microsoft Word format with subject header ‘Driver/Messenger’ to

  1. A font size 12 typed statement addressing the selection criteria (no longer than 2 pages).
  2. A curriculum vitae detailing your contact details, work experience, academic qualifications and the names and contact details of two professional referees.

Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.No late applications will be accepted and only short listed candidates will be contacted and notified of the outcome.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Position number



Driver / Messenger





Reports to (title)

Transport Officer





About the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

About the position

Under general supervision of the Transport Officer, the position will be occupied with tasks related to the High Commission’s transport provision and to assist with duties as allocated.

The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  1. Transport High Commission staff, visitors and officials as directed.
  2. Maintain official vehicles in a clean and road worthy condition.
  3. Inform Transport Officer of any defects and repairs required.
  4. Maintain accurate vehicle log and records.
  5. Assist with arrivals and departures of officials.
  6. Collate program booklets for official visits.

Qualifications/Experience Essential

  1. Valid commercial driving license to drive anywhere in India with five years of experience.
  2. Basic computer skills.
  3. Basic knowledge of English and Hindi.
  4. One year office / administrative experience is desirable.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated ability and experience as a driver for foreign government or non-government organizations in India.
  2. Demonstrated experience and skills in administrative work. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.