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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Bhutan
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized technical agency of the United Nations established in 1945 whose mission is to contribute to eradicating hunger and achieving food security for all. FAO contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO’s Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agri-food systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, in close coordination with the Assistant FAO Representative and direct supervision of the functional supervisor.

Technical Focus

The Driver is responsible to perform driving services for the staff of the FAO Country Office in Bhutan, as well as official visitors. He also provides other pick-up, delivery and messenger services for his clients. The incumbent ensures the safety and comfort of the passengers and longevity of the vehicles assigned. He shows a high sense of responsibility and trustworthiness and handles his passengers and clients with utmost courtesy and respect.

In his/her function as Driver for the FAO Country Office, the incumbent will be in regular contact with all staff 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.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Drive the FAO Representative and his/her visitors, country office staff on official trips, as required.
• Meet FAO staff and official visitors at the airport; facilitate immigration, customs formalities, hotel check-in and other local formalities.
• Record Log of official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, transportation/vehicle related expenditures, vehicle servicing, repairs, etc.
• Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, tires, etc.
• Perform minor repairs and timely arrange for any other repairs necessary to always keep the vehicle safe and technically sound; maintain the vehicle in clean conditions.
• Report to supervisor if any repair and maintenance is required.
• Distribute Mail /pouch to Government offices and collect the mail / pouch from concerned offices.
• Handle local and organizational formalities when involved in any accident; ensure that all organizational and National country rules, regulations, and procedures are followed correctly.
• Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, and other items from and to the country office; go to airport, government offices, UN agencies, institutions, project sites, etc. to take and deliver items; and 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 any other assigned duties as and when required.


Minimum Requirements

• At minimum a School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or Secondary Education Examination (SEE) must be completed.
• Valid driving license.
• A minimum five years’ work experience as a driver in recognized and reputed organization with Flawless, safe driving record.
• National of Bhutan
• Working knowledge of English and Dzongkha language is required.

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; 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.

Selection Criteria

• Extent of relevant technical experience in the areas related.
• Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
• Proven experience in safe driving mentioned above.
• Strong work ethic, well-organized, result focused, good team player and dynamic personality.
• Previous experience of working with UN agencies is an asset.
• Proven writing and reporting skills.
• Ability to operate under pressure and good interpersonal skills.
• Basic computer skills.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http\://
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website\: http\://
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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


• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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