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Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children in a place of education every school day. It is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds. They have become known as ‘the charity that operates out of a tin shed’.

Hunger kills millions of children each year. It also stunts their growth – and their dreams. Hungry children think about survival, not about going to school – around 57 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school. These life-changing meals attract hungry children into the classroom. The food fills their empty bellies so they have the energy and opportunity to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. The meals also support families struggling to feed their children while boosting the country’s wider economy.

Mary’s Meals is now providing over one million of the world’s poorest children with a nutritious meal every day they attend school. It costs just £13.90 to feed a child for a whole year.

Mary’s Meals Liberia, from their bases in Tubmanburg and Gbanga, delivers school feedings for 130,000 children in over 500 schools in five counties of Liberia: Grand Cape Mount, Bomi, Gbarpolu, Bong and Montsearrado.

This is a six month interim Operations Director role.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes based in the UK, the purpose of this role is to help, develop, review and support on all aspects of the country programme in Liberia. The aim of this interim role is to help achieve the highest standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency.

The post holder will ensure that the programme is delivered on an overall culture of accountability, transparency and diligence, where systems, procedures and controls are robust and maintaining staff capacity and performance on the required standard. S/he will work closely with the Country Director and senior management team, ensuring they have full ownership of the change process and that they are supported to bring about and embed lasting change.

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR will commence immediately. If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please send your CV to Thibaut Mills and Jamie Phillips at mmi-od-liberia-interim@oxfordhr.co.uk.

 

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Mary's Meals International

a simple solution to world hunger