Meet our personality of this week, the honourable Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh.

A proud citizen from Koidu, Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh (born in the 1970s) is a Sierra Leonean politician and the current vice president of Sierra Leone since 4 April 2018. Jalloh is a political scientist, businessman and a former United Nations official. Jalloh is also a senior member of the Sierra Leone People’s Party.


Jalloh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fourah Bay College, a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria; and doctorate degree from the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France. Jalloh is fluent in several languages including English and French.

A political scientist by profession, Jalloh started working for the United Nations in 2000, when he was a Program Officer at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). He has also served as a member of the board of senior advisers at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali and the Sahel region. His extensive experience allowed him to provide strategic advice in overseeing the efficient functioning of the offices.

From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Jalloh in close collaboration with the Campaign for Good Governance pioneered and managed a European Union Civil Society Capacity building project in Sierra Leone. In that capacity, he worked with the Campaign for Good Governance in Sierra Leone, to support Civil Society groups and further reinforce democratic practices in Sierra Leone. He led a study on quality education in Sierra Leone with other various stakeholders in Sierra Leone.


He was nominated the presidential running mate of Julius Maada Bio in the Sierra Leonean presidential election of 2018, which they won in a run-off.


Jalloh is a devout Muslim, and was born and raised in Koidu, Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone. He is a member of the Fula ethnic group.