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Driver Job in Nairobi Kenya

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No: FAO/04/2014

Issued on: 30th Jan 2014   

Deadline for Application: 12th Feb 2014   

Position Title: Driver

Grade Level: SC-2

Contract Type: National Personnel Project   

Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
Duration: 3 Months, with possible extension

Eligible Candidates: Kenyans    

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately

General Description of Task(s) and Objectives to be Achieved

Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Logistics Officer, the Driver is responsible for driving the Country Office Staff and also provides other transportation related and messenger services for the office.

He / she ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned.

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the O.I.C.

FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the functional supervisor and performs the following duties:
  • Drive the country office staff and their official visitors on official trips, and drive for the O.I.C. FAO Somalia and his/ her visitors 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, 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; 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 staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators

Minimum Requirements

Education: Primary / secondary education. Possession of valid driver’s license.

Work Experience: Two years of work experience as a driver. Flawless, safe driving record.

Languages: Good knowledge (level B) of English and working knowledge of the local language (Kiswahili) is required.

Knowledge and 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. Good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions.
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours.

Work Relationships

In his/her function as Driver/ Messenger for FAO Offices, the incumbent is in regular contact with staff from all levels of the country office, with national and international visitors, with (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 country office.

He / she interacts on a day-to-day basis with personnel and officials from local offices and service providers.

To Apply:

Send your Application To:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No.FAO/04/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available  

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to   

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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