Head of Services - Liberia (2 year FTC)
Mary's Meals International, Liberia

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
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As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Oct 7, 2022
Last Date
Nov 7, 2022

Job Description

Mary’s Meals is delighted to be recruiting for a talented Head of Services to provide effective and inspirational leadership for our teams, as we strive for programmatic excellence and to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals. You will be a participative leader, coach and mentor who will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: Finance, security and risk management, procurement, governance and legal and IT.

Based in Tubmanburg - Bomi County, you will empower your teams to build and maintain strong systems and processes, ensuring the required controls are in place and are adhered to diligently across the whole programme. This is more than a role, this is an amazing opportunity to have real impact in your daily work, you will be an advocate for the important work we do and a role model for everyone involved in the MM Liberia programme.

Reporting to our Country Director- Liberia and working as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will bring a strong strategic focus and play an important role in the ongoing implementation of our programme wide strategic aims.

Key duties include:

  • Develop, implement and maintain robust systems of internal control to ensure stewardship of Mary’s Meals resources, both financial and non-financial
  • Oversee the financial management of MM Liberia and ensure timely monthly reporting and the annual audit process
  • Lead the Finance and Operations function; encompassing Finance, Procurement, Security, Risk, Legal, Administration and IT
  • Support the Country Director in the management of Mary’s Meals Liberia by ensuring the Finance and Operations function is delivered efficiently and effectively
  • Support the Country Director in ensuring that Mary’s Meals Liberia programme is accredited and compliant with all legal requirements.

A qualified accountant, with significant post qualification experience, you will also bring significant experience of leading high performing teams, managing change and will be committed to keeping things simple, cultivating a culture of collaboration and innovation, and be committed to serving the children at the heart of our mission.

You will also bring:

  • Good skills in conflict resolution/ problem solving, teamwork, crisis management, influencing, collaborative relationship and coaching
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Extensive experience of budget and financial management and implementation of internal control frameworks
  • Ability to apply judgement, creativity and flexibility to generate new and innovative ideas and approaches and to solve complex problems
  • Strong track record of developing and implementing strategy and policy.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2.2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We have been school feeding in Liberia since 2006 and today we are reaching almost 145,000 children with a daily meal in 615 pre-and primary schools in 5 counties in Liberia. Mary’s Meals Liberia also runs the residential Oscar Romero School for the Deaf in Tubmanburg, providing appropriate, meaningful and relevant education to 88 deaf and hard of hearing students and apprentices to prepare them for full inclusion as productive members of society.

We are a values driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

If you want to become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, click the link below and tell us why you want to work for Mary's Meals and why you would be a great Head of Finance amp; Operations, here at Mary’s Meals.

Mary’s Meals is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work and we expect all of the Mary's Meals family to share this commitment and work in the best interest of the communities we serve. Our safe recruitment practices ensure that only those that are committed to our high standards join our movement.

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