Boat and Vehicle Driver, Various Locations

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Italy

City: Rome

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Friday, 17 September 2021


Boat and Vehicle Driver

Job Posting: 27/Aug/2021

Closure Date: 17/Sep/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRSSD

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Various Locations-Various Locations

Duration : 6 months with possible extension

Post Number : N/A

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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 main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO representatives, is to assistant 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 to ensure zero hunger in the country. FAO provides support in three priority areas: sustainable increase in production and productivity, agriculture-based economic growth, and increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crisis.

The current portfolio of projects in South Sudan includes activities related to agriculture (crop), livestock, Fisheries, Natural Resource management, food information systems is implemented with humanitarian, transitional and development funding. The incumbent will contribute to the country’s Programme and portfolio as foreseen in the project he/she will coordinate and be assigned.

Reporting Lines

The Boats and Vehicle driver will work under the overall supervision of the Head of field office and direct supervision of the logistics Associate at the respective field office.

Technical Focus

Ensures day-to-day maintenance of the assigned boats and vehicle(s); checks oil, life Jackets, engine, water, battery, tires, and performs minor repairs, reports and arranges for any other repairs necessary to keep the vehicle safe and technically sound at all times in a timely manner; maintains the vehicle(s) in a clean condition;
Tasks and responsibilities

Drives the field office staff and their official visitors on official trips

Meets staff and official visitors at the airport and port; facilitates immigration and customs formalities, hotel check-in, and other local procedures;
Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, and expenditures related to transportation/vehicles, vehicle and boats servicing, and repairs;
Handles local and organizational formalities when involved in an accident; ensures that in this case all organizational and national rules, regulations and procedures are followed correctly;
Collects and delivers mail, documents, pouches, and other communications/items to and from the country office; airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc., to take and deliver items and communications and keeps records as required;
Undertakes the routine maintenance and repair of vehicles and boats and mechanical equipment as necessary;
Diagnoses vehicle & boats and equipment faults and repairs or reports for repairs as necessary;
Accurately records all work done and parts used in the format provided by the Logistics Office in Juba;
Specifically, carries out routine checks and preventative maintenance as per the manufacturer’s schedule;
Perform other duties as required


Minimum Requirements

Completed secondary education certificate.

Minimum three years of relevant experience as a driver and a crew experience in a UN or international organization is an advantage. Having a flawless, safe driving record is an asset.

Minimum three years boat driving experience.

A South Sudanese National.

FAO Core Competencies

Results focus



Building effective relationships

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Have hold a current STCW certificate.

Ability to swim in Nile River comfortably.

Ability to use the life jacket properly.

Working knowledge of English (Level C), including written and spoken, Arabic and other local languages a strong asset


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To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.

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