Australian High Commission
New Delhi
India, Bhutan

Vacancy: Driver and Office Assistant

                                                                                                    Vacancy: Driver and Office Assistant

The Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai, is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Driver and Office Assistant at the Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai.

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. A competent level of English and Hindi is mandatory and an ability to speak Marathi, Konkani and/or Gujarati would be desirable. 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 in the range from INR 19, 213 to 32, 103 per month.

The Australian Consulate-General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.  This is a core element of the Consulate-General (ACG), Mumbai’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, 24 May 2017 the following documents in Microsoft Word format with subject header ‘Driver and Office Assistant’ to

  1. A font size 12 typed statement addressing each of the selection criteria (no longer than 3 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.


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Position number



Driver and Office Assistant




Consular and Admin Section

Reports to (title)

Senior Administrative Officer (SAO)





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

Undertake the role of Office Driver and Administrative Assistant at the Australian Consulate-General to assist with Consulate-General staff meeting operational requirements. Drive officers from the Consulate-General and undertake routine deliveries and errands to meet the objectives of the Australian Government in Mumbai.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Driving official vehicles for the Australian Consulate-General to and from any location in Mumbai or anywhere within India.
  • Delivery and collection of items such as invitations, notes, messages, official forms and packages.
  • Driving authorised passengers to meetings and/or other commitments as directed by the Senior Administrative Officer (SAO).
  • Ensure proper maintenance of official vehicles used by the Consulate-General by:
    • Keeping vehicles clean and tidy through normal washing and polishing.
  • Servicing with gasoline, lubricants, coolant, checking battery and performing minor maintenance tasks and repairs.
  • Reporting to the SAO any defects and repairs required in order to keep vehicles in proper road condition and ensuring that repairs are performed.
  • Maintaining accurate log and vehicle records.
  • Assisting with the arrival and departure of official guests and visitors at airports and railway stations.
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly VAT returns.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Senior Administrative Officer.



  • Possess the TR or TRANS category on a valid driver’s licence.
  • Previous experience as a driver or similar role is essential.
  • Good written and spoken English. Command of Marathi, Hindi, Konkani or Gujarati would be beneficial.


  • Occupants of this position may be required to work out-of-hours, including on weekends or public holidays, with little or no notice.  Travel outside of Mumbai may be required.



  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 Outlook, Word and Excel.