The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members - 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide to promote better production, better nutrition and better environment for a better life.

The FAO Coordination Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip Programme implements the Country Programming Framework for Palestine to enhance the wellbeing of Palestinian people by making the agrifood system more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable in alignment with national policies and strategies and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSCDF). 

Under the overall supervision of the FAO WBGS Head of Office, the general supervision of the Operations Officer and the direct supervision of the Field Operations Coordinator, the incumbent will provide reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of logistical work. The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff, consultants, experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following duties and tasks: 

• Drives office vehicles ensuring timely, safe and smooth movement of authorized personnel and other authorized travellers;  

• Collects and delivers project-related documents, mail and other items as and when required; 

• Meets official personnel at the crossing and facilitates movements as required;

• Performs minor repairs; arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean;

• Ensures compliance with UNDSS requirements for movement, including radio checks, availability of flak Jackets, helmets, UN flags and marks; 

• Ensures accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs including mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.;

• Ensures that rules and regulations are followed in all cases and specifically in case of accidents;

• Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicles, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc. Performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicles are kept clean;

• Performs other duties as required.


FAO Core Competencies:

• Results Focus

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Building Effective Relationships

• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Corporate Competencies:

• Demonstrates commitment to FAO’s mission, vision and values;

• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

• Shares knowledge and experience;

• Encourages office staff to share knowledge and contribute to FAO Practice Areas;

• Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;

Development and Operational Effectiveness

• Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;

• Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol; 

• Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security rules and regulations.

Leadership and Self-Management

• Adopts a client oriented approach;

• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;

• Remains calm, in control and good humor even under pressure;

• Demonstrates openness to change;

• Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.

Required Skills and Experience


Secondary School Education


At least three years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record. 

Language Requirements: Arabic mother tongue and good knowledge of English. 


• Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

• Possession of a valid license to drive in the Gaza Strip. However, holding a license category C for a truck up to 12 tons or category D for a bus would be an asset. 

• Extensive knowledge of Gaza Strip rural road net.



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