Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 8, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    July 21, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
    Both
  • Qualification
    Certificate
  • Organization
    SOS Children’s Villages
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio

Job Description

 

JOB ADVERTISEMENT 

DRIVERS

 

SOS Children’s Villages was established in Sierra Leone in 1974. We work with government and partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative family for children who have no one to care for them, or who have lost parental care or are exposed to risks of neglect, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes, in which the love of a caregiver is essential, to ensure children grow in a loving home and become their strongest selves.

 

Our Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.

 

Our Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we  

                       share in the development of their communities.

 

Our Values: Courage

Commitment

Trust

Accountability

 

Programmes include Alternative Care settings, Interim Care Centres, Youth care programmes that support more than 530 children and young people leaving in villages and in communities. In addition to quality care, we advocate for children, young people and women’s right, protection, safeguarding and empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages also provide quality education to over 4,000 students through its Herman Gmeiner International Schools, Kindergartens and Technical Vocational/ Employability and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in support of care-exit strategies and reintegration processes. Other projects include the Youth Innovation challenge & Youth-Can! which support young entrepreneurs with their businesses and young people on their quest to employment. The emergency programmes aid vulnerable families cope with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn to prevent family separation.

 

SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone is seeking a trained, qualified and professional drivers to join the team of dedicated and committed staff in Freetown and Makeni. Reporting to the Administrative Secretary, the Driver will assist SOS Children’s Villages in Sierra Leone to fulfil its mission of working for the well-being of children by providing safe driving support and general administration and logistics work. 

 

He/she is responsible for the safety condition of the vehicle and equipment (presence of e.g. jack and tools, first aid box etc.).

 

He/she carries out routine vehicle inspections and refills air, diesel, lubricant, water and brake fluid, etc. as required.

 

Ensure that safe driving practices are adhered to including local driving codes and internally agreed standards. Observing the road and traffic laws and regulations of Sierra Leone.

 

He/she is to ensure the vehicle is kept clean, tidy, secure and in good working condition at all times.

 

Perform minor repairs and arrange for other repairs, prepare vehicle spare parts inventory. 

 

Assist the Admin Secretary to ensure vehicle insurance and registration is updated according to schedule.

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

High school/technical school education required.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in related fields/positions 

Knowledge and practical experience in car mechanics or related fields

Knowledge of vehicle safety regulations 

Completed driving trainings

 

WORK CONDITIONS

 

STARTING DATE: 1st August 2024

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: Three 

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year, with a possibility of an extension based on performance 

                                         and/or availability of funding

LOCATION: Freetown and Makeni

                  

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

To apply: submit a letter of interest, with Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (1) from a direct supervisor, by email only to apply.sl@sossierraleone.org  Please indicate in the subject line the position and location you are applying for, for example: “Application for the Position Driver”. 

Closing date for the submission of applications is Friday 19th July, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

 

What We Stand For:

SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.