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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: lviv
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-27

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  • 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 cooperation between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Ukraine has been designed to reinforce national capacities and to contribute to a broader development of agriculture, sustainable management of forests and fisheries, and animal and plant disease control. FAO is providing technical support for climate change adaptation, as well as working with civil society to mitigate soil erosion and degradation. FAO is also contributing to building resilience and boosting development in conflict-affected regions by supporting the economic recovery of farmers and rural communities. FAO’s presence in Ukraine has upscaled and is distributed by offices in Kyiv, Kramatorsk, Mariupol, Zaporizhzhia, and Lviv under the overall responsibility of the Deputy Regional Representative – Programme - in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and managed by the Head of the FAO Office in Ukraine. FAO Ukraine has started to implement a 48-month duration EU funded project titled “Inclusive, competitive and sustainable value chain development in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry” since 1 February 2021.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and of the de-facto Head of the Office/Budget Holder, the Head of Office/Programme Officer in Ukraine and the direct supervision of Head of Sub-office in Lviv and in close collaboration with other staff and other projects.

Technical Focus

The driver is responsible for driving the Office staff of Sub-Office in Lviv. He/She ensures the safety, technical soundness and conform of vehicle assigned.

In his/her function as Driver, in close coordination with the Office Assistant, the driver is in contact with staff from all levels of the country office, with national and international visitors, with officials from the Government and other UN Agencies, with project managers consultants and other personnel from withing 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 office to ensure smooth programme operations of the Project activities in the targeted locations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Drive the staff and country official visitors on official trips, and drive for FAO Regional Representative as necessary;
  • Meet FAO staff and visitors at the airport and railway station; facilitate immigration, custom formalities, hotel check-in and other local formalities when required;
  • Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, transportation/vehicle expenditures, repairs, etc.
  • Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, etc.; ensures that the assigned vehicle has sufficient gas and is always ready for use; perform minor repars and timely arrange for any other repairs necessary to keep the car safe and technically sound, maintain the vehicle in clean conditions.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident; Ensures that in that case all organizational and local country rules, security measures and protocols of FAO and UNDSS related to driving and road safety are followed correctly;
  • Collect and deliver mail, documents, pouches, small procurements, and other items from and to the Sub-Office; go to the post office, airport, government agencies, project sites to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required;
  • When needed, assists the Sub-Office staff in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary education, valid driver’s license;
  • 3 years’ work experience as a driver preferably with UN/NGO; Flawless, safe driving record;
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian;
  • Intermediate level of English is an advantage.
  • National of Ukraine.

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 knowledge of local conditions.
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours.


  • 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
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

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

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