The Driver is responsible for driving the assigned vehicle (s) at relevant Area Coordination FAO Office. He ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned. The incumbent works under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative, the general supervision of the relevant Field Coordinator/Team Leader and the direct supervision of the functional supervisor and performs the following duties:
Duties and responsibilities:
Drive the assigned vehicle as desired by the APC/TL or his functional supervisor.
Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
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 relevant Area Coordination FAO Staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Primary / secondary education. Possession of valid driverís general license.
Three years of work experience as a driver with UN agencies, Flawless, safe driving record, area knowledge and being a resident candidate of the relevant area is an asset.
Fair knowledge of English is required,
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. Fair knowledge of vehicles mechanics is desirable.