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Senior Driver

Seoul (Korea (Democratic people's republic of))

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Seoul (Korea (Democratic people's republic of))
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-03

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

  • 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 member nations, 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 our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Partnership and Liaison Office (FAO PLO) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) was officially open on 13 May 2019 and has been operational as of July 2020. The FAO PLO provides its full commitment and support for stronger ROK’s support and participation in FAO’s framework and programme and enhancement of partnerships and cooperation at national, sub-regional, regional and interregional levels.

The FAO PLO in ROK will communicate and cooperate with all FAO divisions/offices/teams, the Korean Government agencies and all partners in ROK, including the UN agencies in ROK, academies and institutions, the private sector, and others in the service of FAO’s work.

The post is located in the FAO PLO in ROK (Seoul).

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the overall supervision of FAOR and Head of FAO PLO and direct supervision of Office Assistant.

Technical Focus

The driver is responsible for driving staff, particularly FAOR and visitors as needed. He/she ensures the provision of reliable and secure driving services, proper use of vehicle and maintenance of the assigned vehicle.

Tasks and responsibilities

In his/her function as Driver/Messenger for FAO Representations, 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.

  • Drive for the FAO Representative, authorized personnel, visiting officers and his/her visitors on occasions as necessary;
  • Drive the office staff and their official visitors on official trips;
  • Meet staff and official visitors at the airport, train stations and hotels and facilitate VIP missions;
  • Check prior to vehicle driving that all the UN security requirements and measures are in place including the availability of security and safety items in the vehicle;
  • Keep abreast of traffic rules and regulations as well as road security and safety awareness to ensure safe and timely arrival for meetings;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, transportation/vehicle related expenditures, etc;
  • Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle including check on oil, battery, tires, etc;
  • Keep track of insurance and applicable tax formalities to support Office Assistant;
  • Handle local and organizational formalities when involved in an accident and ensure that in this case all organizational and local rules and regulations to be complied with;
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by the supervisor.


Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary school education;
  • Possession of valid driver’s license;
  • Five years of work experience as a driver with flawless and safe driving record;
  • Working knowledge of English;
  • National of Korea or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

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; skill in minor vehicle repair;
  • A high degree of punctuality and reliability is required;
  • Safe driving manner and good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions;
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience working in international organization and embassies is desirable;
  • Limited knowledge (Level B) of other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) will be considered an advantage.

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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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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