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Job Title:    Driver
Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant FAOR Administration

About US:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Job Summary:  The Driver is responsible for facilitating the movement of FAO personnel and Visitors of FAO Uganda as and when assigned. He / she ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Representative-Administration, with a multiple reporting relationship to, the Logistics Assistant, the Head Driver, the Heads of field Office, and the project manager where such a driver is posted in the field office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
General Tasks:
  • Facilitate movement of the FAO personnel and the FAO official visitors on official trips 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, 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 followed correctly.
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other communications / items from and to the country office or field 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/field staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Driver job opportunity should hold a High school certificate or Diploma in any field.
  • A minimum of five years of driving experience preferably in the UN or a reputable international organisation.
  • National of Uganda
  • Ability to prepare Vehicle mileage and fuel consumption records.
  • Ability to driver more than one class of vehicles.
  • Ability to speak and write well in English
  • Use of a computer will be of added advantage.

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

NB:  FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 10th September 2019

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