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Driver

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  • Grade: GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-19

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

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The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

This position is located in the Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the FAO UTF Technical Cooperation Programme in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Main Purpose

The Driver is responsible for driving the Country Office Staff of Programme Management Unit (PMU), He / she ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicles(s) assigned.

Supervision Received/Exercised

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the FAO Programme Director and the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer.

Working Relationships

In his/her function as Driver/ Messenger for Programme Management Unit (PMU), the incumbent is in regular contact with staff from all levels 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. He/she is often the first point of contact for people from outside the country office. He/she interacts on a day-to-day basis with personnel and officials from local offices and service providers.

Key Functions/Results

• Drive the country office staff and their official visitors on official trips, and drive for the FAO Programme Director 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; wash and 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 country office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.

• Perform other related duties as required.

Impact Of Work

The incumbent's work impacts on the timely and efficient delivery of the immediate work PMU's programme.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

Education\: Secondary school education. Possession of valid Saudi’s driving license.

Experience\: Two years of work experience as a driver. Flawless, safe driving record.

Languages\: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic.

Competencies

• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building effective relationships

• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical 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.

Desirable Qualifications And Skills

  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Knowledge of fire alarm and suppression systems, burglary alarm systems, and VHF radio usage.
  • Knowledge of UN and diplomatic protocol.
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, security issues.
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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills.
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your employment online profile (see “How to Apply”). We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills.
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
  • Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice and the endorsed candidates will be considered for the Employment Roster for a period of 2 years
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic is considered as strong assets.
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REMUNERATION

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link\: http\://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm

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HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the employment website at http\://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the employment website will be considered.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

Vacancies will be removed from the employment page at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: careers@fao.org

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

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FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

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We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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