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WFP - World Food Programme

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Application deadline in 1 month: Wednesday 8 Mar 2023 at 16:59 UTC

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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.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. Formal drivers training with a valid driver’s license/certification to operate assigned vehicle following local rules and regulations. Experience: Two or more years of work experience as a Driver, preferably in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a demonstrated safe driving record.Experience in driving a variety of makes and models of vehicles, including vans, trucks and other kinds of motorised vehicles. Experience in defensive driving is desirable.

Language****: Fluency in English in both oral and written communications.

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies, local roads/waterways and conditions, and security issues.
  2. Knowledge of the vehicle loading capacity and other parameters.
  3. Knowledge of safety standards and safety equipment (e.g., fire extinguishers, buoyant wearable safety devices, etc.).
  4. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  5. Basic skills to assist in case of emergency, knowledge of first aid basic methods.
  6. Knowledge and ability to use radio, email, telephone and other applications.
  7. Ability to assess vehicles for mechanical fitness and skills in minor vehicle repairs.
  8. Ability to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy and tact

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Drive WFP staff and official visitors as per authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations.
  2. Collect and deliver goods, mail, documents, and other items.
  3. Meet official personnel at the airport and facilitate immigration and customs formalities as required.
  4. Notify the supervisor or ICT Assistant immediately where an assigned vehicle develops a mechanical or radio fault, respectively.
  5. Take care of the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned means of transport, check oil, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc.; perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs and ensure that the vehicle is kept clean.
  6. Log official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.
  7. Ensure that non-UN passengers complete a waiver before the trip commences.
  8. Comply with the road traffic rules and regulations of Timor-Leste.
  9. Maintain a valid Timor-Leste Driver License.
  10. Perform any other related duties as required by management from time to time:



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
  • Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
  • Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.


Type of Contract: Service Contract

Level: 2

Duration: 1 year with possible extension


  • Annual leave 1.5 working days per month.
  • Sick leave up to 12 working days per year.
  • Maternity and Paternity leave as applicable.
  • Medical insurance cover for you and your recognized dependants. Your dependent children will be covered until the age of 21 or until the age of 25 when they continue their studies.
  • Death and Disability insurance coverage.
  • Social security - you will be eligible to a lump sum of 8.33% of the base monthly remuneration in lieu of pension added to your basic salary.


8 February 2023.


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.

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