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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





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 in Sierra Leone is recruiting Maintenance Assistants to perform routine building and equipment maintenance duties, including painting, minor electrical repairs, plumbing, carpentry, and heating and ventilation systems maintenance within Freetown or Bo Village locations. Overseeing the work of contracted vendors as required. 


She/he must maintain a comprehensive record of all major & minor maintenances & repairs carried out at any given time. 


The Maintenance Assistant must keep a proper stock record of all tools and materials issued to him/her and use them efficiently. 


Inspecting control panels and electrical wiring to detect any issues that require immediate attention. 


Promptly responding to requests for emergency repairs and clean-ups.


Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs. 


Ensuring that all maintenance equipment is in good working order.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • BECE Certificate 
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical systems (including relevant equipment and tools) is a plus
  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time; ability to bend, kneel, stoop, and lift or move heavy equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other manuals and documents
  • Ability to work in a team and follow instructions from supervisors
  • May be required to work outside of normal work hours
  • Must be an honest, hardworking, punctual & reliable person.
  • He must have knowledge on Child Protection and Child’s Right Issues




STARTING DATE: 1st July 2023

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

                                             and/or availability of funding.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2 (one in each location)

LOCATION: Freetown and Bo



  • Attractive salary and package. 
  • A supportive team and compelling working environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people in a recognised International NGO. 

To apply: submit a cover letter, with your Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three (3) professional references with at least one (2) from direct supervisors, should be deliver in hard copy to the Administrative Secretaries, at our offices in the locations below: 

Freetown Office – Hermann Gmeiner Avenue, Beach Road, Lumley.

Makeni Office – Torwama Highway Bo.

Closing date for receipt of applications for the above vacancy is on Wednesday 7th June, 2023

Only the successful 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, police clearance.


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.