Driver (Forklift/Reach Stacker), Fixed Term Appointment, Level 3 – Port Sudan

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.



The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.



Job Title: Driver (Forklift/ Reach Stacker)

Opening date: 5 March 2023

Closing date: 19 March 2023


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.


Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s Administration team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused administration services? Are you ready to partner with managers to deliver effective admin solutions that will change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you


At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Driver (Forklift/ Reach Stacker) to join our Administration team in Port Sudan, to be hired on Fixed Term Contract at level 3.

Selected candidate is expected to provide efficient and safe driving of Forklift/Reach stacker inside the port, and provide full operational support required to WFP Port Operation in coordination with WFP Port staff and SPC (Sea Ports Corporation).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  • Transfer/receive containers from terminal to inspections area in efficient manner under the supervision of WFP Port staff and in coordination with SPC (Sea Ports Corporation) operators following authorized routing and UN -WFP safety and security rules.
  • Support to organize and spread containers in WFP dedicated area to facilitate smooth and safe port operation, inspection, and dispatch.
  • Shift containers to the assigned area by SPC in case containers are moved other than WFP dedicated area for inspections and dispatch following authorized routing and UN-WFP safety and security rules.
  • Responsible for accurate maintenance of the Forklift’s/Reach stacker’s logbooks, and daily reporting to the supervisor on mechanical status, to ensure efficient Forklift/Reach stacker use and fuel consumption supporting accurate accounting and cost-efficiency following manufacturer’s standards in compliance with established maintenance schedules and WFP safety procedures.
  • Follow established rules and regulations in cases of an accident, and report immediately to the supervisor on any apparent problems, to seek for instructions and facilitate informative decisions on the way forward.
  • Keep a good order for all repair tools and equipment to support safe, healthy, and clean working environment.
  • To keep the reach stacker clean and monitoring its services regularly.
  • To report at the end of any operation about the number of containers been moved.
  • Perform other related duties as and when required.




  • A minimum of at least four (4) years of relevant professional experience is required


Education: Completion of secondary school education.

Language: Fluency in both English and Arabic.



  • Forklift/ Reach stacker driving technology or relevant mechanical/technical trainings. Driver’s license/certification.
  • Four or more years of progressively responsible experience in operating forklift/Reach stacker inside the port, handling containers.
  • To keep the reach stacker clean and monitoring its services regularly.
  • To report at the end of any operation about the number of containers been moved.




Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives



To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.

In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.




We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.

WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.

In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavour to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development opportunities.



Closing Date: 19 March 2023.


Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process

WFP has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status.

This position is open to ONLY Sudanese nationals.



All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.