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National Project Personnel – Driver (STREPHIT) Recruitment in Tanzania

National Project Personnel – Driver (STREPHIT) Recruitment in Tanzania

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National Project Personnel – Driver (STREPHIT)

Organizational Unit: FRURT

Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Tanzania, United Republic of-Dodoma

Duration: 10 months with possibility of extension

Post Number: N/A

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

At the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), we are committed to fostering workforce diversity in gender, nationality, background, and culture. We encourage qualified female applicants, nationals of non- and under-represented Members, and individuals with disabilities to apply. Upholding integrity and professional conduct is paramount at FAO, and we maintain a zero-tolerance policy against any misconduct, including sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.

Organizational Setting

The FAO supports governments and regional bodies in achieving food security, reducing hunger, and addressing malnutrition. In Tanzania, FAO is implementing the project “Strengthening Plant Health Services in Tanzania for Enhanced Food Safety”, aimed at supporting National Plant Protection Organizations in suppressing and eradicating plant pests while preserving international trade standards.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, directly supervised by the STREPHIT Technical Advisor in Dodoma, and the Assistant FAO Representative in administration.

Technical Focus

The incumbent will drive the STREPHIT project and Representation staff within the duty station and upcountry mission, providing support in clerical duties as assigned.

Tasks and Responsibilities

As a Driver, the responsibilities include:

  • Driving Project and country office staff and their official visitors on official trips, missions, meetings, and other locations.
  • Assisting with immigration, customs formalities, and hotel check-ins for staff and visitors.
  • Maintaining logbook records, including mileage, gas consumption, and vehicle-related expenditures.
  • Ensuring day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicle(s) and handling minor repairs.
  • Handling local and organizational formalities in case of accidents.
  • Collecting and delivering mail, documents, and other communications.
  • Assisting with clerical duties when needed.
  • Ensuring security of FAO staff and property while driving.

FAO Job Opportunities in January 2024

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against the Following

Minimum Requirements

  • Secondary school education
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum five years of work experience as a driver
  • Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili
  • National of Tanzania

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good knowledge of local driving rules and regulations
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Ability to operate modern PC-based electronic communications systems
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to cope with extended working hours
  • Working experience with UN agencies is an added advantage

Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification of medical fitness, accreditation, residency/visa requirements, and security clearances.
  • FAO seeks gender, geographical, and linguistic diversity in its staff and consultants.

How to Apply

  • Visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
  • Attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • Complete your profile accurately, including employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills.
  • Submit your application through the FAO recruitment portal.
  • Applications will be screened based on the information provided.
  • Submit your application well before the deadline.


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