Consultant Drivers

  • Contract
  • Malawi
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Consultant Drivers (4 positions) in various locations within Malawi. The role holders will be responsible for supporting the office in driving Save the Children vehicles to transport Save the Children staff members, partners and consultants. They will also support in minor vehicle repairs and carry out some clerical assignments in the department i.e. filing of documents.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Responsible for the safe use of the vehicle assigned to them.
  • To only undertake journeys that are authorized by the appropriate managers.
  • Abide by all Save the Children driving rules and transport policies.
  • Carry out daily and weekly checks on vehicle as set out in log book.
  • Report all faults, maintenance needs and incidents/accidents to the Fleet Officer.
  • Complete the vehicle log books and sheets on a daily basis.
  • Ensure all equipment allocated to the vehicle is complete and in good working order, including spare tyres and other equipment before undertaking any journey
  • Before commencing on a journey, ensure that the vehicle is in good working condition, clean, appropriately equipped and has adequate fuel for the intended journey.
  • Ensure all supplies and equipment to be carried are accompanied by appropriate paperwork, packed and stowed away safely and securely.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Malawi School Certificate of Education plus clean and valid Driving Licence.
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate.
  • Certificate in Motor vehicle servicing and repairing will be an advantage.
  • Two years’ experience in driving vehicles in a busy organization
  • Experience in working in NGOs is an added advantage
  • Ability to prioritize assignments
  • Computer skills (knowledge of spreadsheet, word packages)
  • Knowledge of record keeping procedures applicable to vehicle management
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.

The Organisation

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 realise 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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: