Mary’s Meals Kenya Finance & Operations & Programme Manager Jobs
Mary’s Meals is a fast-growing international charity, currently providing 1,230,171 hungry and impoverished children across four continents with a daily school meal. Mary’s Meals Kenya from its base in Eldoret delivers school feeding to over 22,000 children in 25 schools in Eldoret, Kisii and Nyamira. Collaboration between the Mary’s Meals team in Kenya and the schools and communities is essential to the success of the programme. The Mary’s Meals Kenya team also support our partner in Lodwar deliver the school feeding programme to a further 50 Early Childhood Development Centres for children under 5 years of age, in Turkana County. Due to our continued growth and capacity needs, we are inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the positions of:
(1): Finance and Operations Manager, Mary’s Meals International This is a new role, located in Eldoret, Kenya, the post holder will support the Country Director, with a ‘dotted line’ to the UK based Director of Finance and Director of IT & Operations, to provide effective and inspirational leadership of the Mary’s Meals finance and operations teams in Kenya. A hands-on and participative leader, coach and mentor who will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: Finance, logistics, warehousing, security, procurement, transport, property management, governance, ICT and HR and administration. Accountable for ensuring that all finance and operations functions operate to the highest standards. An emphasis of the role is to ensure robust systems, processes and controls are in place and adhered to diligently across the whole programme. Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Accountancy, Logistics, supply chain management, business administration) or equivalent level professional experience is essential. Being CCAB qualified, or equivalent, with a significant post qualification experience in desirable. You will be able to communicate well across all levels, have experience of managing and leadership, the skill to inspire confidence in those with whom contact will be made, be self-motivated, pro-active, flexible, a team player and you will identify with and have alignment with the aims and values of Mary’s Meals global movement. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has significant management experience but who can operate at all levels to get the job done. For a full job description and to apply, please visit https://www.marysmeals.org/useful-links/work-for-us/finance-and-operations-managereldoret-kenya
(2): Programme Manager, Lodwar, Mary’s Meals Kenya Reporting to the Country Director, the Programme Manager, based in Lodwar, will manage the establishment and implementation of the school feeding programme to a significant number of ECDs new to the programme in Turkana county providing management oversight and direction on behalf of and in dialogue with the Kenya senior management team. You will have a strong track record of working at a senior level within an international development organization and have at least three years of work experience in a charity or donor organisation preferably operating within Africa. You will also be required to develop the supply chain of food for Mary’s Meals school feeding programme in Turkana county. We are looking for a highly resilient person who is able to work independently with excellent people and communication skills. You will have an understanding of the principles of international development and familiarity with using planning tools in international development, including using and developing monitoring, review and evaluation systems. A degree in a relevant subject (e.g. social sciences, business administration or logistics) or demonstrable significant experience in a similar role is essential. If you would like to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you. By contributing to the work of Mary’s Meals, you will 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.
For a full job description and to apply, please visit https://www.marysmeals.org/useful-links/work-for-us/programme-manager-lodwarmarys-meals-kenya
Closing date: Sunday 18th March 2018. Interview date: End of March 2018