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Driver, Kampala, Uganda

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

Country: Uganda

City: Kampala

Office: FAO Kampala, Uganda

Closing date: Saturday, 2 October 2021



Job Posting: 18/Sep/2021

Closure Date: 02/Oct/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRUGA

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala

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 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.

Reporting Lines:

The Vehicle Driver will work under the overall supervision of the Head Driver and direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR Administration.

Technical Focus:

Ensures day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s); checks oil, 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

  1. Drive the FAO Personnel and their official visitors on official trips, and drive the FAO Representative and his/ her visitors on occasions as necessary 2. Meet personnel and official visitors at the airport; facilitate immigration, customs formalities, hotel check-in, and other local formalities; 3. Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, transportation/vehicle related expenditures, vehicle servicing, repairs, etc. 4. 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; 5. 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; 6. Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications/items from and to the FAO Personnel; 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; 7. Assists in the clearance of office imports and other immigration procedures for international personnel; 8. Ensures that the firefighting procedures in place are operational and acts as the fire focal point person; 9. Ensure that motor vehicle 3rd party insurance is up-to-date all the time and make monthly reports to the immediate supervisor 10. Undertakes diagnoses and routine maintenance and repair of vehicles as necessary and or as per the manufacturer’s schedule; 11. Perform other duties as required


Minimum Requirements

Completed secondary Education certificate

Minimum three years of relevant experience as a Driver.

Experience in working with an NGO, UN or International organization is an advantage.

Having a flawless, safe driving record (based on Supervisor/HR’s recommendation) is an asset

Ugandan National.

Working knowledge of English

FAO Core Competencies

Results focus



Building effective relationships

Tags continuous improvement customs formalities economic growth fisheries food security knowledge sharing maintenance and repair natural resources project personnel vehicles

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work, desirably in field locations

Completion of secondary education

Valid Driving permit (B, CM, DL & DM)

Certificate in Defensive Driving is an added advantage

Mechanical Knowledge is required

First Aid skills are required

Knowledge on safe road use is needed

Ability to prioritize work in relation to need and urgency


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

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

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