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Tue, 25/06/2019 - 17:00



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Location: Freetown, Waterloo & Kailahun

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 25th June 2019.    


The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


We are seeking competent, reliable and self-motivated individuals to contribute to our Global Priorities by joining us in our Sierra Leone Country Office to ensure the delivery of high quality project activities in the target communities with a focus on building the capacity of Save the Children staff and key institutions with which SC collaborates, including both government and non-government agencies and organizations to ensure project quality and sustainability.


In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Driver providing support to our programme by safely transporting staff, partners, visitors and other people to ensure we are able to deliver our work to children and those that help them.  You will also be responsible for assisting the secure transportation of goods and materials that assist us to perform our work.

The post holder must recognize that he/she is often seen as the public face of the organization and so will be expected to behave in a suitable manner, and ensure that our vehicles reflect this in how they are driven and maintained.


  • In order to be successful in this role, you must have at least 3 years driving experience preferably with an INGO and the ability to engage effectively with people at all levels from different cultures.  


Child Protection level - 3 the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.





  • Must have attain at least basic certificate in education or Form 3.

  • Must have at least 3 years driving experience preferably with an INGO

  • Sound knowledge of road systems.

  • Knowledge of Vehicle systems.

  • Experience & knowledge in performing basic maintenance checks.

  • Must be able to write and speak English.

  • Must be able to communicate clearly, effectively and confidently with international Staff through one to one contact and by use of cell phone and HF & VHF Radio equipment.

  • Ability to be reasonable to other road users and must be security conscious.

  • Must be flexible and sociable.

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles.

  • Willingness to commit to Save the Children’s code of Conduct, Child Protection, Fraud & Whistle Blowing Policies.



  • Must possess basic mechanical skills.

  • Must be able to detect faults


Contract length: 12 months  


Application Information:

  • SCI Safeguarding Policy Statement; we need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children.

  • Candidates should possess Social Security Numbers (NASSIT)

  • SCI maintains zero tolerance to dual employment.

  • Reference and Security clearance checks will be conducted.

  • Candidates must possess a valid driving license for positions related to field activities.

  • Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document including your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

  • Applicants should address their applications to the Senior HR/Admin Coordinator, Save the Children, 55 Sir Samuel Lewis Road, Aberdeen, Freetown or 117 Mano Sewalu Road, Masanta Section, Kailahun Town and send a copy of their application addressed to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour & Social Security, New England, Freetown.

  • Please indicate on the envelop position applied for and job location as stated on the advert.

  • Applications can be hand-delivered to the addresses above or send by email to:

  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications

  • Applicants should collect a copy of our Child Safeguarding & Code of Conduct policies from the nearest Save the Children office from Monday to Thursday between 0900hrs and 1700hrs and from 0900hrs – 1400hrs on Friday

  • All applications should be submitted not later than 1700hrs GMT on the closing date.


Please read the job profile, ensure you meet the Essential Criteria before applying.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and questions about the post will be answered during the interviews.


SCI AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  PERSON WITH DISABILITIES AND WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Please note that Save the Children do not charge fees for recruitment, kindly call our toll-free fraud/general Feedback Line 922 (same number for Airtel and Africell) for complains.


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