Two (2) x Drivers

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Two (2) x Drivers

  • Post Date:May 28, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Deadline: 7 June 2021
Organizational Unit: SFS
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
Duration: 6 Months (renewable)
Post Number: N/A

  • 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

FAO’s Subregional Office for Southern Africa is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing subregional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with Subregion-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). It assists the FAO Representations (FAORs) in the subregion with addressing subregional food security, agriculture and rural development issues at country level. The Subregional Office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for Africa.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct Supervision of the Head of Administration.

Technical Focus

The Senior Driver is responsible for driving staff and visitors in the Subregional Office. He / she ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned.

Working Relationships

  • In his/her function as Senior Driver/ for the Subregional office, the incumbent is in regular contact with staff from all levels of the office, with national and international visitors, including 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 subregional office.
  • He / she interacts on a day-to-day basis with personnel and officials from local offices and service providers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Drive the Subregional office staff, their official visitors and other Senior Officials on official trips or 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, daily mileage, fuel consumption, transportation / vehicle related expenditures, vehicle servicing and repairs;
  • 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 condition;
  • 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 sub regional office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc., to take and deliver items and communications, keeping records as required;
  • When needed, assist the office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.;
  • Brief, supervise and train the junior drivers in all the above duties and responsibilities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of work

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

Candidates will be assessed against the following

Minimum requirements

  • Five Ordinary level passes and a Diploma in transport/fleet management or a related field;
  • Four years of work experience as a driver, with a flawless, safe driving record;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in transport or vehicle fleet management and some working knowledge of auto mechanics;
  • Experience in supervising other staff/personnel;
  • Must have good analytical and writing skills;
  • Clean Class 2 Driver’s licence;
  • Working knowledge of English;
  • National of Zimbabwe.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus; Teamwork; Communication; Building Effective Relationships; Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical Skills

  • 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, a good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions;
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours.

Additional information

  • 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: [email protected]
  • 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:
  • FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.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

Please apply for this opportunity here

  • 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: [email protected]


Deadline: 7 June 2021