General Manager, Oscar Romero School, Liberia - Mary's Meals International

General Manager, Oscar Romero School, Liberia - Mary's Meals International

Location: Oscar Romero School, Liberia

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 Liberia from its base in Tubmanburg delivers school feeding to over 130,000 children in 410 schools in four counties of Liberia: Grand Cape Mount; Bomi; Gbarpolu and Montsearrado. Collaboration between the Mary’s Meals team in Liberia and the schools and communities is essential to the success of the programme. Mary’s Meals Liberia also runs the Oscar Romero School for the deaf in Tubmanburg, which is an elementary school with residential facilities.


Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Country Director Liberia, the General Manager plays an essential role in developing the strategy to achieve and maintain the highest educational and care standards for children and young adults enrolled in Oscar Romero School. The General Manager is responsible for line managing a team of academic teaching staff, care workers, peripatetic and vocational support staff, and directly supervising the education and well-being of all students in Oscar Romero School. The General Manager will guide the school through a period of transition establishing it as an elementary school for the deaf children whilst identifying progression options for children prior to graduation in education or vocational training to permit them to re-establish and take up and maintain their social and economic place in Liberian society.


Person Specification

It is essential that you are thoroughly proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). You will have a relevant degree, or equivalent level professional experience and significant experience working in a senior position which should be at a management and team leadership level in an NGO environment with responsibility for managing a significant operation, including leading, engaging and motivating a team of staff.

In addition, you will have proven leadership and team building skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally. An understanding of the principles of Education and care standards for children with a disability is essential. Coupled with the ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately with all pupils, teaching, care, medical staff as well as students’ families and guardians. Effective financial management skills, including budget preparation, reporting and revision as well as managing the implementation of, and reporting on, multiple grants is also 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. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has experience of leading an implementation team and who can operate at all levels to get the job done.


How to Apply

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 complete job description please visit

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a detailed covering letter in support of your application - outlining what attracts you to work for Mary's Meals and this post in particular, to


Closing Date: 1st December 2017

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