FAO Driver

Location : East Jerusalem, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Application Deadline :17-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-2
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months with possibility to extend based on fund availability and performance

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an intergovernmental Organization with more than 192 member countries. Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - defined as the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life.

To achieve its goals, FAO cooperates with thousands of partners worldwide, from farmers’ group to traders, from non-governmental organizations to other UN agencies, from development banks to agribusiness firms (further and more detailed information on FAO can be found on the internet site: http://www.fao.org).

Since 2002, FAO Coordination Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) has supported the preparation for, and response to,food and agricultural threats and livelihood emergencies in the WBGS through emergency relief, rehabilitation and revitalization of productive capacity. FAO interventions help protect access and entitlements of Palestinian farming households to land, water, services and markets. Such interventions are essential to enhance overall food security, reduce dependency on relief assistance amongst vulnerable Palestinians and contribute to institution building.

Under the overall supervision of the FAO WBGS Head of Office, the general supervision of the Operations Officers and the direct supervision of the Logistician, 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 airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;

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

• Ensures compliance with UNDSS requirements for travel, 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 West Bank and Jerusalem. 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 West Bank and Israel rural road net

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