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FAO Jobs: Driver 2021

Job Title: Driver

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Closure Date: 15/Jun/2021, 12:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRZAM

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Zambia-Lusaka

Duration: 12 MONTHS

Post Number: N/A 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device 

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization



Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and malnutrition.  The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist     
governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and the direct supervision of the AFAOR – Administration as functional supervisor.

Technical Focus

In his/her function as Driver for the FAO Representations, the incumbent is in regular contact with staff from all levels of the country office, with national and international visitors, with (high ranking) officials from the government and other UN agencies, with project managers, consultants and other personnel from within and outside the organization.  He/she is often the first point of contact for people from outside the country office. He/she interacts on a day-to-day basis with personnel and officials from local offices and service.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent, through his/her work,  will contribute to implementation of the project activities among which include:  

•    Drive the country office staff and their official visitors on official trips, and drive the FAO Representative and his/her visitors on occasions as necessary.
•    Meet staff and official visitors at the airport, facilitate immigration, customs formalities, hotel check-in and other local formalities
•    Log official trips mileage, fuel consumption, transportation / vehicle related expenditures, vehicle servicing, repairs, etc.
•    Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s); checks oil, water, battery, tyres, perform minor repairs and timely arrange for an other repairs necessary to keep the vehicle safe and technically sound at all times; maintain the vehicle(s) in clean conditions.
•    Handle local and organizational formalities when involved in an accident, ensure that in this case all organizational and local country rules, regulations and procedures are followed correctly.
•    Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications / items from and to the country office, go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc. to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required;
•    When needed, assist the country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, photocopies, scanning, keeping records, etc.
•    Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of work

The incumbent’s work impact on the timely and efficient delivery of the immediate work unit’s programme.


Minimum Requirements    
•    Secondary school education. Possession of valid driver’s license.
•    Two years of work experience as a driver. Flawless, safe driving record
•    Working knowledge of English as a language
•    National of Zambia.

FAO Core Competencies
•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills  
•    Good knowledge of the local driving rules and regulations; skills in minor vehicle repair
•    A high degree of punctuality ad reliability is required
•    Safe driving manner.  Good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions
•    Ability to cope with extended working hours


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 


  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
  • Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org   

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