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Embassy of SwedenAbuja, Nigeria

Local time 8:30 AM

Vacant position as a driver with security focus

The Embassy of Sweden in Abuja welcomes applications for the position of a driver with focus on security – full time permanent employment with probation six months.

Start Date: 1st of April 2024, or by agreement.   


Competence and working experience:

Necessary qualification

  • Nigerian citizenship or with valid permit to work and live in Nigeria (the embassy does not assist in application for permit!)
  • A valid driving licence
  • Extensive experience as a driver both softskin and armoured cars
  • Good computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


  • Driving the Embassy vehicles including armoured cars as requested
  • Supervision and maintenance of the Embassy vehicles
  • Security, for example analysis, contact with guards and diplomatic police
  • Other administrative and maintenance tasks

Personal qualifications

  • Good communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Efficient, service-minded, flexible and with a friendly attitude
  • Good team player


  • Working experience from Embassy, UN or NGO

As a driver with security focus you will be working closely together with other colleagues and we therefore value candidates with integrity, who are organized, attentive, and a with a high capability of working together in a team. Other valuable qualities are to be communicative and eager to show initiative.

To apply, send your application with a CV, cover letter and two references to  no later than 29th of February 2024, at 5 p.m. Put the reference number UM2024/04327/ABUJ in the subject line of the email.

All applicants should ensure their applications are complete. Please note: Incomplete applications will not be processed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you haven’t received a response to your application before 12th of March 2024, it means you were not among the shortlisted candidates.

The first 6 months of the employment will be probationary and then become permanent. 

For questions regarding the hiring process, please send an email to

Last updated 29 Jan 2024, 3.13 PM