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Driver Job Vacancy in Hargeisa

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No:FAO/27/2012
Issued on: 28th June 2012
Deadline for Application: 12th July 2012
Position Title: Driver
Grade Level: SC-3
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
Duration: 6 Months with possible extension
Eligible Candidates: Somali Nationals Only
Anticipated Start Date:  August 2012
Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Head of Office, Hargeisa, the incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day driving of the office vehicles in Hargeisa and in project areas.
He/she will, in particular:  
·         Collects and delivers mail and other communications from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions.
·         Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel.
·         Meets official FAO staff and guest personnel at the airport as directed by the supervisor.
·         Delivery supplies and cargo to the airport and/or pick cargo from the airport for the Hargeisa office.
·         Responsible for the day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc. Performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean.
·         Ensures that the necessary steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident.
·         Keep vehicle log for journeys and maintenance carried out on the vehicle. Ensure the vehicle records are always up to date.
·         Comply in meeting with minimum UN Security standards requirements by UNDSS (i.e training on Un Security needs, long range radio communication, etc) as pre-requisite for employment procedures for UN Staff.
·         Performs driving duties as directed by the supervisor.
·         Perform any other duties as required
Minimum requirements:
Education: Holder of class B/C driving license, Secondary school level of education or compensated by additional years of experience in the related field.
Experience: At least three years of driving experience in a large and complex operating and emergency environment in Somalia. Previous work Experience for a UN or International organization in Somalia will be an added advantage.
Knowledge and skills: Knowledge of Somali language, good judgment and ability to maintain record, ability to work long hours. Ability to use PC and other office technology equipment. Good understanding of UN security procedures will be an added advantage.
Languages: Good working knowledge (level C) of English and knowledge of local languages. Somalia language is a strong asset.
To apply send your application to:    
Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/027/2012 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form (available at
E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to  The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/027/2012. If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/027/2012 and sent to the following address:
FAO Field Office in Hargeisa located at Red Sea area of Koodbur district, between WHO and Guleed Hotel park and adjacent to DAI (USAID funded project) and Action Aid Office HQs. The FAO office in Hargeisa can be reached through landline phone number: 002522-528642 or Mobile number 002522- 4421932
Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/027/2012 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.
Applications must be received by the deadline.  Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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