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Office Driver

Baku (Azerbaijan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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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:

FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Reports to:

Ms. Melek Cakmak, Head of Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Technical Focus:

Under the overall supervision of Head of Partnership and Liaison Office, the Driver will perform the following tasks:

Tasks and responsibilities:

• Drive FAOR and her high-level visitors on official trips during their local travel as well as during the missions to the regions of Azerbaijan related to the field workshops.
• Drive FAOR to receptions and official meetings/events.
• Meet FAOR and high level 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; 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 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 project office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, other UN agencies, and institutions, to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required.
• Perform other related duties as required


Minimum Requirements:

• Primary education. Possession of valid driver’s license. Bachelor degree is an advantage.
• Five years of experience as a driver.
• Working knowledge of English and Azerbaijani
• National of Azerbaijan 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 Focus

• Completes tasks in a timely, cost-effective way and/or escalated properly
• 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.

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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