National Project Personnel – Driver

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management, Travel and Transportation
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Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022-31 by supporting the transformation to More efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri- food systems, for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, leaving no one behind.

The FAO Representation in Ghana is the body in charge of ensuring liaison between FAO and the Government of Ghana and is the first port of call for analysing and appraising government assistance requests; identifying, formulating, implementing and monitoring all FAO programmes and projects; managing all phases of the project cycle for national projects for which operational and budget holder responsibilities have been assigned by the Technical Cooperation Department; identifying opportunities for collaboration, and mobilizing technical and operational support from the Regional Office, Headquarters and other funding sources as appropriate. The FAO Ghana Office has an Assistant FAOR responsible for coordinating all activities relating to programmes of the Office.

As a response to the current situation and foreseeable future food security crisis, The Government of Ghana and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations with funding support of the European Union (EU) is implementing EU Food Security Response in Northern Ghana (GCP/GHA/040/EC) project (2023-2026) targeting at least 10000 households. The project is being implemented over three agricultural seasons to increase crop and livestock production, including 6 000 maize farmers who will be supported to produce 18 000 Mt of maize over three years in targeted districts; 2 400 millet farmers who will be supported to produce 5,184 Mt of millet; and 4 200 sorghum farmers to produce 8 517 Mt of sorghum over the three years in the targeted districts. In addition, farmers, especially women and youth, and value chain actors will be supported with capacity and access to post-harvest technologies along the groundnut, soybean and vegetable (tomato) value chains with farmers’ capacity on climate change adaptation among others enhanced.

Reporting Lines

The project driver will be under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative to Ghana, and the direct technical guidance of the Field Office Manager and the Assistant FAO representative to Ghana.

Technical Focus 

The Driver is responsible for driving the FAO Staff including project staff and team. He/she ensures the safety, technical soundness and comfort of the vehicle(s) assigned.

Tasks and responsibilities 

The driver, working under the overall supervision and guidance of the FAO Representative to Ghana, the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO), and under the direct supervision Field Office Manager and AFAOR in charge of Programme and in close collaboration with the Technical Adviser and Project Steering Committee, will lead the coordination and management of the project, and will carry out the following duties.

•    Drive the project staff and officers on official trips, and drive for the FAO project Technical Advisor and his/her visitors on occasions, as necessary.
•    Meet staff and official visitors at arrival point; hotel check-in and other local formalities.
•    Log official trips, daily mileage, fuel consumption, transportation/vehicle and report vehicle faults for 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; 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, other UN agencies, institutions, banks, project sites, etc. to take and deliver items and communications; keep records as required.
•    When needed, assist the project team in performing simple clerical duties such as making and answering telephone calls, making photocopies, keeping records, etc.
•    Perform other related duties as required


Minimum Requirements

•    Senior High School Certificate or equivalent qualification
•    Valid Driving license B or higher
•    At least 2 years of experience driving in the UN and other multinational and international organizations
•    Working knowledge of English (level C)
•    National of Ghana

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Familiarity with driving in northern Ghana is an added advantage
•    Extent and relevance of experience in management of computer programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point and statistical software.
•    High communication skills, both verbal and written, negotiation, leadership, vision, strategy, coordination and teamwork
•    Two years of relevant field experience as project driver is considered an asset




  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • 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 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
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