About BRAC International
Stichting BRAC International (BRAC International) is a leading nonprofit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice, and currently operates in 10 countries across Africa and Asia.
We function as a solution ecosystem using an integrated model of social and economic development, social enterprise, and humanitarian response, in partnership with communities and other local stakeholders. In Liberia, BRAC International implements these solutions through three separate but complementary entities: 1) social enterprise activities through BRAC Enterprises Liberia Ltd., 2) social development programs through our NGO, BRAC Liberia, and 3) microfinance and inclusive financial services through BRAC Liberia Microfinance Company Ltd.
BRAC Enterprises Liberia Limited (BELL)
The advertised role of Finance and Operations Manager will be specifically supporting BRAC International’s social enterprise in Liberia, BRAC Enterprises Liberia Ltd.
BRAC Enterprises Liberia Ltd. (BELL) operates a Poultry Hatchery and Feed Mill (collectively “BRAC Poultry Enterprise”), established in 2013 as the country’s first and only commercial producer of high-quality day-old chicks and poultry feed. BRAC Poultry Enterprise produces high quality day-old-chicks (DOCs) with improved capacity for egg production relative to local breeds. Leveraging a network of Village Ambassadors and District Sales Representatives, BELL sells DOCs and high quality poultry feed to small poultry farmers and commercial layer farms. BRAC Poultry Enterprise also works with BRAC’s NGO in Liberia to enhance nutrition outcomes and income generating activities for local communities in Liberia by providing DOCs and feed as part of an input package for smallholder farmers serving as “Chick Rearing Units” (CRUs). The CRUs raise the DOCs until they are about 6 weeks of age, and then sell the pullets in local markets or directly to other smallholder farmers.
Until very recently, BRAC Poultry Enterprise operated as an extension of BRAC’s NGO entity in Liberia (BRAC Liberia). In 2023, it was registered as a separate for-profit company in Liberia to support its transition from NGO-management to a separate, commercially managed company. As a social enterprise, BELL’s mission is to support BRAC International’s social development objectives while simultaneously generating profits that further support scale and impact of the organisation.
No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Title : Finance and Operations Manager
Staff Category : National
Tenure : 1 year
Salary : Negotiable
Reports to : General Manager, BELL
Duty Station : Country Officer, Monrovia or Poultry Farm, Buchanan, Grand Bassa
As the Finance and Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading BELL’s key functional areas of finance, procurement, administration, logistics and human resource management, ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of related processes and daily operations for BELL’s Poultry Hatchery and Feed Mill in Buchanan.
As a relatively small social enterprise, the bulk of the day-to-day responsibilities will involve financial management, procurement and logistics support. We anticipate human resource management will be more adhoc until the business and team expand further. Considering this prioritisation, we are targeting a manager with very strong financial management competency. Experience with procurement, logistics, administration and human resource management is ideal and preferred, but we are also prepared to train a candidate with lesser experience in these other functional areas, provided they have a strong foundation to take the lead quickly and competently. This role is ideal for a strong financial manager who is
entrepreneurial, comfortable working in a start-up environment where senior team members are required to work in multiple capacities, and interested in broadening their functional management experience.
Specifically, the Finance and Operations Manager shall be responsible for but not limited to the following:
Finance & Accounts:
manure, etc. and prepare distribution plans accordingly. Collect all relevant deposit slips/documents from the customer and preserve for future use.
Logistics & Administration:
Human Resource Management:
Any other duties that may be assigned by the General Manager.
○ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the BRAC’s goals on safeguarding.
○ Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs):
○ Experience with financial, statistical and comparative analysis, financial planning and forecasting, financial control and monitoring, developing budgets and preparing financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement, etc.)
○ Experience in preparing business plans for for-profit businesses.
○ Ability to conduct market assessments and use data insights to inform business plans and budgets.
○ Proficiency in complex accounting systems and advanced level MS Excel skills. ● Experience with procurement, logistics, administration, human resource management, social enterprise and/or for-profit poultry manufacturing business preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar concentration. Masters degree preferred.
All qualified and interested applicants can submit a cover letter with their CVs to three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer/line manager, along with a copy of your educational qualification applications should be submitted by email to: email@example.com, with the position title on the subject line.
DEADLINE: February 04, 2024
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED Preference will be given to qualified female candidates!