Driver – FAO


Job Description

OrganizationThe Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Division/DepartmentFAO Sudan
Duration3 Months with Possible Extension
Contract Type/LevelNational Project Personnel Service Contract – SB1
Duty Station(Sennar Two, Khartoum One, Gadarif One, Kassala One, Ed Damazine One, Elobied One And Kosti One).
Deadline for Applications14/02/2022

Duties And Responsibilities:

The Driver is responsible for driving the assigned vehicle (s) at relevant Area Coordination FAO Office. He ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned. The incumbent works under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative, the general supervision of the relevant Field Coordinator/Team Leader and the direct supervision of the functional supervisor and performs the following duties:

  • Drive the assigned vehicle as desired by the APC/TL or his functional supervisor.
  • Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meet staff and official visitors at the airport, facilitate immigration, customs formalities, hotel check-in, and other local formalities.
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, transportation / vehicle related expenditures, vehicle servicing, repairs, etc.
  • Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s), checks oil, water, battery, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and timely arrange for any 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 follower 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 relevant Area Coordination FAO staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications Requirement:

Applications will not be considered candidates who do not possess ALL of the Essential Qualifications.


Primary secondary education. Possession of valid driver’s general license.


Five years of work experience as a driver with UN agencies, Flawless, safe driving record, area knowledge and being a resident candidate of the relevant area is an asset.


  • Fair knowledge of English is required,
  • Good knowledge of the local driving rules and regulations skills in minor vehicle repair. A high degree of punctuality and reliability is required. Safe driving manner. Good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions. Ability to cope with extended working hours.
  • Fair knowledge of vehicles mechanics is desirable.

FAO Core Competencies:

• Teamwork
• Honesty
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Interpersonal/ Communication Skills: 

The Driver must possess a polite and friendly attitude and handle his passengers with the utmost respect. A tidy appearance, courtesy, discretion and a high level of trustworthiness are essential personal attributes.

To Apply:

  • Download FAO Personal History Form:
  • Submit the completed FAO Personal History form/ updated CV and copies of supporting documents in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the vacancy number and the duty station to:
  • FAO Representation Office
    Attention Human Resources Unit
    Osman Digna Street (near Central Bank of Sudan, Khartoum Branch)
    Khartoum, Sudan
    Or send your application by email to: [email protected] (Attachments are not to exceed 3 MB)
  • Applicant should dearly quote the vacancy number and the duty station in the subject title
  • This vacancy is open to Sudanese national male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged
  • FAO is a Non-Smoking Environment

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to “let there be bread”. It was founded in October 1945. 

Headquarters: Rome, Italy

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