Programme Partners Support Officer - Mary's Meals

Programme Partners Support Officer - Mary's Meals 

Location: Dalmally, Argyll

About the Organisation:

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 1.4 million children who today will receive a Mary’s Meal. We offer more than a job, we offer the opportunity to support our movement in a dynamic, inclusive and values driven environment with a real focus on personal development.

Job Purpose:

With a genuine desire to serve our mission, you will contribute to continuous improvement projects and share best practice to ensure quality, stewardship and simplicity in our programmes.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Mary’s Meals International is delighted to be recruiting for a Programme Partners Support Officer to provide effective operational and administrative support to the Mary’s Meals school feeding partner programmes.

Working closely with our partners, you will also work in partnership with colleagues in the wider Programmesteam and other MMI functions to ensure our programme partners are fully supported in their work. With a genuine desire to serve our mission, you will contribute to continuous improvement projects and share best practice to ensure quality, stewardship and simplicity in our programmes.

Reporting to our Head of Partner Programmes, you will be skilled in developing effective and trusting relationships and will be a key contact for programme partners in your area. You will develop a deep understanding of our programmes and proactively analyse our data to support continuous improvement across our programmes. You will have the opportunity to play a key role in planning and supporting programme expansions to reach more children who are waiting for Mary’s Meals. This a busy, fast paced role where no two days are the same and you may be a required to travel to programme countries, when the need arises.

Other key areas of responsibility include:

  • ensuring programmes are delivered in line with agreed plans/budgets and are aligned to our school
  • feeding and delivery models;
  • working with partners in preparing and monitoring annual programme budgets and plans;
  • supporting partners, to strengthen community engagement and commitment to the programme
  • exploring and assessing new partner programme opportunities and review existing partner programmes, as required;
  • support awareness raising activities for external use, funding proposals and reporting, and collecting and sharing information relating to supporters and fundraising, as needed; and
  • administering requests for programmatic support that come into Mary’s Meals.

With excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will be degree qualified or equivalent, with proven experience of developing collaborative relationships in a culturally sensitive manner. You will bring a solutions focussed approach and possess strong report writing and presentation skills. Experience of development work, common planning tools and experiencing of liaising with government and partner community groups would be beneficial, but not essential. 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.

How to Apply:

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 to:

Deadline: 22nd May. Click here for more information. 

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