Head of Finance & Operations – Liberia (2 year FTC)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full time fix term
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance
  • Deadline:
    March 11, 2020

Operations to provide effective and inspirational leadership for our teams in Liberia, as we strive for programmatic excellence and to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals. We are looking for an experienced, hands on, participative leader who thrives in a varied and challenging role covering, finance, logistics, warehousing, procurement, transport and property management.

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 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We have been school feeding in Liberia since 2005 and today we are reaching over 159,000 children with a daily meal in 625 pre-and primary schools. Mary’s Meals Liberia also runs the Oscar Romero School for the Deaf in Tubmanburg.

Based in Tubmanburg, 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. Occasional travel to other programmes and MMI HQ in Scotland will also be required.

Key duties include:

  • Develop, implement and maintain robust systems of internal control to ensure good stewardship of Mary’s Meals resources;
  • Oversee the financial management of MM Liberia and ensure timely monthly reporting and the annual audit process;
  • Oversee budget preparation;
  • Provide strong people leadership for large, geographically dispersed teams, and maintain a positive work environment with a focus on employee wellbeing;
  • Provide support for our Country Director to ensure the Mary’s Meals Liberia programme is accredited and compliant with all legal requirements;
  • Coordinate the Local Procurement Committee to ensure robust procurement policies and procedures are followed;
  • Work with our Logistics Manager to oversee the delivery of food to schools and managing large fleets of vehicles;
  • Oversee safe storage of all non-food supplies and inventory management
  • Oversee the contract management process to ensure supplier performance is monitored and continuous improvements are made within the MML supply chain
  • Overseeing the IT and Admin departments in-country
  • Mentoring and coaching your teams, developing our people and succession planning.

A qualified accountant, with significant post qualification experience, you will have strong analytical skills and the ability to motivate and encourage collaboration across your teams. You will play a key role in the Senior Management Team and be skilled in developing relationships across the organisation. You will also bring:

  • Experience of leading change management projects;
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Strong strategic planning for departmental growth and efficiency; and
  • A positive and innovative approach to problem solving.

Mary’s Meals is 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, send your CV and a covering letter in support of your application detailing why you want to work for Mary’s Meals and why you are interested in this role by clicking on the Apply button below.

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