Driver / Office support

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Job Posting

: 10/Jan/2020

Closure Date

: 24/Jan/2020, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FNLEB

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Lebanon-Beirut
Duration: 4 months, renewable based on performance and budget availability
Post Number: N/A


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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.






Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is currently implementing a project funded by the Dutch Government and entitled “Promotion of Agricultural Livelihoods and Employment through Investment in Land Reclamation and Water Reservoirs” in close collaboration with the Green Plan. The project responds to the reduced livelihood and food security levels resulted from the Syrian crisis. It tackles its negative impact on the host communities, through the support to the agriculture infrastructure development in small mountainous exploitations, and improving the agricultural productivity and the farmers’ income, in addition to the creation of employment opportunities for both host communities and Syrian displaced.


The project aims as well to build the capacities of Green Plan to assist poor farmers in deploying agriculture infrastructure, as well as to contribute to the implementation of the new Green Plan Strategy Plan 2015-2019 in sustaining rural livelihood while improving water and soil conservation.


The project is field intensive with frequent travels all over Lebanon and deals with a considerable amount of data for a large number of beneficiaries, in hard copy and digital formats.


Reporting Lines


The Driver candidate will perform his/her duties under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Lebanon, the direct supervision of the Project Manager, in close collaboration with the staff of the FAO project staff and the Representation Office staff.

Technical Focus
  • Driving the project staff and ensuring the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned;
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Drive the project staff and their official visitors on official trips, and drive for the FAO Representative 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.
  • Ensure that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident.
  • Provide logistical support to the project staff in the implementation in the implementation of the project as may be required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements   
  • High school diploma / Secondary education, academic or technical.
  • Possession of valid driver’s license.
  • Two years of relevant experience in driving functions with flawless, safe driving record.
  • Good Command of Arabic; Working knowledge of English and/or French.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good knowledge of the local driving rules and regulations.
  • Minor vehicle repair.
  • Safe driving manner.
  • Good knowledge of local conditions and roads.
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours.
  • Possess a polite and friendly attitude and handle his/her passengers with utmost respect.
  • Ability to use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel) etc.
  • Possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.
  • High degree of punctuality and reliability.
  • Tidy appearance, courtesy, discretion and a high level of trustworthiness are essential personal attributes.




    • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
    • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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