Driver (2 vacancies available)

Job announcement  : Aug 25, 2023

Unpublishing date  : 08/09/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLDOM – FAO Representation in Dominican Republic

Position type  : Temporary work

Requisition Type: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Dominican Republic-Santo Domingo

Duration: 11 months (with the possibility of extension)

Position Number: N/A

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FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and international consultants, in order to best serve the Organization’s Member States in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of gender, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of underrepresented or unrepresented Member States and persons with disabilities who possess the necessary qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  •  Everyone working for FAO must adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and uphold FAO values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a policy of zero tolerance for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All successful candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

organizational framework

African swine fever (ASF) is a transboundary animal disease (TADs), without a vaccine or effective treatment; Its control is complex and requires efforts and coordination of all actors (Official Veterinary Services – SVO, neighboring countries, national and international organizations, among others). ASF was confirmed in the Dominican Republic (DR) and notified to the World Organization for Animal Health (WHOSA) on July 29, 2021, causing economic losses in the country’s economy and in the national pig industry.

Pork production and its value chain are diverse and important in the DR; for the country’s economy and as a social and cultural activity, it generates more than 50,000 jobs and represents 70% of the country’s demand for pork, being the second most consumed meat, after chicken.

SVOs in the DR face some challenges to control and eradicate ASF, such as adequate epidemiological surveillance systems for animal health diseases, low levels of biosecurity, and technical assistance to producers on good production practices (FAO, 2017). This situation has been addressed by several ongoing projects of FAO, the International Regional Organization for Animal and Plant Health (OIRSA), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the United States Agency for International Development ( USAID) and USDA/APHIS. In this sense, FAO was asked to support the improvement of biosecurity throughout the pork value chain,

The current epidemiological situation of ASF in the DR has shown that there are still active cases of ASF in the country, with the largest number of outbreaks concentrated in areas densely populated by pigs. Biosecurity practices are limited in the pork production chain, especially in small producers. This deficiency contributes to ASF viral circulation in the different production systems. The accumulation of ASF foci that remain open/active for long periods does not allow effective eradication. Therefore, it is essential to focus efforts on supporting the generation of a national biosafety program.

En ese sentido, es fundamental contar con el apoyo de dos conductores para el proyecto GCP/DOM/026/USA “Accelerating the control and eradication of African Swine Fever (ASF) through a national biosecurity program for the pig value chain in the Dominican Republic (DR)”

This contract involves the hiring of two drivers for the National Biosafety Program and supporting all field activities of the program.

Hierarchical dependency

The hired person reports directly to the FAO Representative in the Dominican Republic and the FAO Biosafety Project Coordinator, with close coordination with the administrative and logistics area of ​​the Representation.

Field of specialization

Passenger transportation and driving nationwide.

Tasks and responsibilities

The driver will have the following responsibilities:

  •  Staff transfers to meetings, activities and official trips
  •  Distribution of correspondence and other commissioned documents
  •  Exemption and customs procedures
  •  Supervision of the maintenance of the vehicle under his responsibility and others that are assigned
  •  Daily control of assigned vehicle (KM) and log of fuel use
  •  Substitution of the representative’s driver in his absence
  •  Other duties related to the position required by the FAOR


Minimum requirements

  •  National of the Dominican Republic.
  •  Bachelor’s degree, desirable.
  •  Demonstrated experience in passenger transport of at least 2 years.
  •  Practical knowledge of Spanish (Level C)

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Establishing effective relationships
  •  Ability to work under pressure and against tight deadlines

Technical/functional skills

  •  Demonstrated experience in driving and transporting passengers.
  •  Knowledge of highways and alternate routes of the national territory
  •  Experience in automotive mechanics and traffic regulations.
  •  Work experience in International Organizations or Government institutions, desirable.

Selection criteria

  •  Only the pre-selected applicants who will go to the Panel interview stage will be contacted.
  •  Among the applications received, a preselection will be made based on the compatibility of the professional profiles and the required skills.
  •  The person with the best performance in the interview will be the one who is selected.
  •  Applicants for other open positions at FAO may be considered.
  •  This position is open only to nationals of the Dominican Republic.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the application deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  Please be informed that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from an educational institution included in the Global Higher Education Database, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/UNESCO. The list can be consulted at: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/.

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values ​​of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you would like to apply, go to the FAO recruitment website (FAO Careers) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application well in advance of the deadline.
  •  If you need help, please contact: Careers@fao.org.




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