Driver (National Project Personnel)

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Organizational Setting

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) and FAO are implementing the project Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Development and Management in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (SLDM). The project aims at establishing an enabling environment for promoting sustainable and climate-resilient land development, management, and reclamation in support of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (SLDM) through activities working at (i) streamlining policy, regulation, and governance; (ii) developing institutional and human capacities; and (iii) strengthening local governance in three regions where the project is being implemented. The project is implemented at three levels – national, regional, and local – the SLDM project is designed to create an enabling legal and policy framework informed by policy feedback loops nurtured with ground reality and inclusive participation.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the direct general supervision of the FAO Representative in Guyana; in addition to the guidance and day-to-day supervision of the Project’s Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and Operations Specialist. The appointee will work in collaboration with GLSC and other SLDM and FAO team members.

Technical Focus

The Driver (National Project Personnel) will facilitate the transport services as required for the smooth implementation of the SLDM Project. The incumbent will be based on the premises of the GLSC in the Land Policy Planning and Projects Division under the day-to-day supervision of the CTA/Project Manager and Operations Specialist.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
• Drive the SLDM Project’s vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel, materials and equipment to designated locations for project activities.
• Provide project staff with office transportation, collect, and deliver mail, documents, and other items, as requested by supervisor.
• Provide transportation to field-based locations as requested by the supervisor, emergency transportation needs may arise.
• Ensure that project vehicles comply with licensing and traffic department regulations.
• Undertake day-to-day maintenance of assigned vehicles, check oil, water, battery, and brakes; ensure that supervisor is alerted with reports of issues of vehicles and deficiencies in timely manner when larger repairs are required.
• Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes and greasing.
• Maintain a clean vehicle, vehicle supplies.
• Schedule vehicle maintenance and repairs in a timely fashion in collaboration with the relevant staff of FAO and GLSC.
• Follow all policies, rules and regulations in relation to the management of vehicles at FAO and GLSC.
• Perform preventative maintenance such as maintaining proper fuel, oil, water levels and pressures; attend to minor repair requirements and co-ordinates procurement of parts or supplies; verifies completion of major repairs and oversees major repair works to vehicles.
• Maintain communication with the Administrative Assistant for transportation arrangements for the Project Implementation Unit.
• Support inscription for tagging all project assets and ensures visibility of all assets procured by the Project with logo(s), project name and any of requirements in keeping with UNFAO and UN rules and regulations.
• Provide advice on procurement and contracts, contract management tools, guidelines, manuals, sharing of best practices and recommendations to GLSC for standardization and knowledge sharing purposes.
• Perform other related duties as required.


• Secondary Education.
• Valid Driver’s license of at least 3 classes (Motorcar, Van and Lorry).
• 5 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.
• Working knowledge of English is required.
• National of Guyana.

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.
• A high degree of punctuality and reliability is required.
• Safe driving manner and good sense of direction and knowledge of local conditions.
• Skills in minor vehicle repair
• Ability to cope with extended working hours.
• Proven experience in commuting to interior locations in Guyana

Selection Criteria

• Certificate in Mechanics is an added advantage.


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