Transport Assistant Driver

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone

Transport & Logistics


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Closing date:

25 November 2022

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Marie Stopes Sierra Leone

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global social business providing personalised, high quality, affordable contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. MSI has 13,000 team members working in 37 countries to deliver our mission: children by choice, not chance. Marie Stopes Sierra Leone (MSSL) is a founding member of the MSI Partnership, operating in Sierra Leone for 30 years and becoming the largest non-governmental provider of family planning (FP) and sexual & reproductive health (SRH) services in the country. MSSL delivers services in every district of Sierra Leone through its outreach, centres/clinics and social marketing channels.


Qualification and qualities required • BECE level education (desirable). • Good oral and written communication skills (essential). • Computer skills (essential). • Fluent in spoken Krio and English (essential). • Excellent customer service skills (essential). • Knowledge of basic car mechanics (essential). • Previous Transport Assistant (Driver ) experience with an International NGO (highly desirable). Personal attributes • Results driven. Motivated and energetic. • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of MSI and MSSL. • Strong supporter of the cause for contraception and a woman’s right to safe abortion. (Pro-choice.) • Managing time well and helping others to do so too. • Passion for service excellence and improving quality. • Strong leadership and management skills; able to effectively build capacity. • Excellent interpersonal/communication skill. • The highest levels of integrity, and a strong ethical sense. • Self- managed and able to prioritise and work under pressure. • Willingness to learn and develop. • Willingness to rotate location and willingness to travel at short notice.


Team Member Behaviours Work as One MSI • You contribute, use, and share accurate data and evidence to improve understanding, insight and decision-making across MSI, enabling us to maximise our ability to influence others. • You share relevant knowledge, expertise and resources to strengthen teamwork and prevent duplication of effort. • You actively work as part of a team, providing support and flexibility to colleagues, demonstrating fairness, understanding and respect for all people and cultures. Show courage, authenticity and integrity • You hold yourself accountable for the decisions you make and the behaviours you demonstrate. • You are courageous in challenging others and taking appropriate managed risks. Develop and grow • You seek feedback to enable greater self-awareness and provide the same to others in a way which inspires them to be even more effective. • You manage your career development including keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. Deliver excellence, always • You strive to consistently meet and exceed expectations, putting clients at the centre of everything, and implement smarter, more efficient ways of performing your role. • You build and maintain effective long-term working relationships with all stakeholders, and are a true MSI ambassador. Leadership (For Leaders only) • You inspire individuals and teams, through situational leadership, providing clear direction. • You seek and provide opportunities which motivate team members, helping to develop skills and potential whilst strengthening our talent and succession pipeline. • You are aware of emerging developments in our sector, demonstrating strategic insight about our clients and business and encourage this in your team. • You articulate a vision of the future which inspires and excites others. MSI Values • Mission driven: With unwavering commitment, we exist to empower women and men to have children by choice not chance. • Client centred: We are passionate about our clients and dedicate our efforts to delivering agreed objectives to the highest possible quality. • Accountable: We are accountable for our actions and take responsibility for everything we do to ensure long term sustainability and increased impact. • Courageous: We recruit and nurture talented, passionate and brave people who have the courage to push boundaries, make tough decisions and challenge others in line with our mission

About the Role

The responsibility of the Transport Assistant (Driver) is to ensure that team members and guests of MSSL arrive at their destinations safely and on time. Transport Assistant (Driver) s must ensure that proper controls are applied in the management of MSSL vehicles so as to safeguard passengers, the general public, MSSL assets and ensure that there is a smooth flow of operations. The scope of the Transport Assistant (Driver) responsibility involves the management of the assigned vehicle, supporting the outreach team in their daily operations and travelling at short notice with overnight stays. Key Responsibilities Fleet management • Ensure that your assigned vehicle is regularly serviced and maintained according to the specified service intervals. • Ensure that rules and regulations on vehicle management as outlined in the fleet toolkit are followed at all times. • Prepare monthly fuel report and tracking sheet for the vehicle assigned to you and forwarded to the Chief Driver. • Ensure efficient MSSL vehicle management. • Ensure there is zero stock-out of fuel in the vehicle that you are assigned to. • Ensure that you are smart and tidy in appearance and pay adequate attention to personal hygiene. • Report all vehicle accidents immediately and fill in accident report forms as necessary. • Carry out daily inspections thoroughly and keep the vehicle assigned to you clean at all times. • Ensure that all vehicle movement is daily authorised and accurately complete the log book clearly to avoid mistakes. • Assist the team in the sensitization of clients as a strong supporter and champion of family planning. • Monitor and control all fuel consumed in both vehicles and the office generators. • Maintain an up-to-date vehicle maintenance schedule. • Assist the outreach team in receiving and supplying family planning commodities. • Assist the outreach team in recording client information into the MSSL CLIC database using a laptop computer. • Ensure adequate and current insurance covers for all MSSL vehicles and other related machinery. • Compliance with MSI and Government of Sierra Leone standards and procedures. Health, safety and security • Abide by speed limits and road traffic regulations at all times. • Ensure that passengers observe all regulations on board MSSL vehicles, e.g. wearing of seat belts while the vehicle is in motion, liability waivers for third party passengers and other safety precautions. • Ensure that all the vehicles have got proper ventilation to up keep the health of the passengers and Transport Assistant (Driver)s. • Carry out other duties that may reasonably be assigned by the Senior Outreach Nurse/Regional Operations Manager/Chief Transport Assistant (Driver )/Logistics Manager.