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Operations Manager - Liberia

Published on 12.01.2022

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Website : https://www.fhi360.org/
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Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
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Position : Operations Manager - Liberia

Project Description

The anticipated 5-year Liberia Education Systems Strengthening Activity, will work in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to address system-wide constraints and increase the MOE’s capacity to provide decentralized and inclusive education, monitor progress, and sustain improved learning outcomes for all children and youth. The activity will support the central MOE to improve education data, resource management, and accountability, and work to improve county-, district-, and school-level governance processes and systems in Montserrado, Margibi, Lofa, Nimba, Bong, and Grand Bassa counties. The activity will target education officials and professionals at the central, county, district, and school level with its capacity development interventions with the end goal of improving education outcomes for children and youth.

 

Job Description

The Operations Manager will be a senior member of the project management team and will be responsible for developing and overseeing and providing strategic leadership for administrative, operational, finance, contractual, procurement, and human resource functions and be responsible for effective utilization of resources including staff with a diverse range of capabilities. The Operations Manager will support the Chief of Party (COP) in assuring that all financial, administrative, and operational activities under the project are implemented in a timely and results-focused manner, and in compliance with FHI 360 and USAID requirements. This position will be based in Monrovia, Liberia and will report to the COP.

 

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with COP to lead financial, operational and contractual aspects of the Activity
  • Responsible for implementing and enhancing internal organizational and financial processes
  • Ensure compliance with US Government and Government of Liberia rules, regulations and policies regarding contracts and grants, procurements, and financial management
  • Manage the planning and implementation of field activities, including oversight of budgets, grants, operational plans, reporting, and procedural and financial compliance
  • Ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in accordance with applicable FHI and donor policies and procedures
  • Provide guidance and capacity building to Activity staff and partners in project, financial and human resources management
  • Collaborate with FHI 360’s country team, Regional Office and headquarter-based staff to ensure the project is implemented according to organization and industry best practices, program framework, and regulations
  • Contribute to timely and accurate reporting
  • Supervise the recruitment, hiring, and management of operational/financial local staff and consultants; and
  • Support performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support
Required profile for job ad : Operations Manager - Liberia

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; however a Master’s degree is preferred, in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, social sciences, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible operational and financial management experience in support of large-scale international development programs
  • Experience managing operations and finance for USAID-funded projects
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar-sized international donor technical assistance projects
  • Budgeting, financial management, and policies and procedures oversight experience, especially related to USAID programming
  • Effective strategic planning and project management skills
  • Strong consultative and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyze and establish effective and supportive cross-program coordination, organizational procedures, and management systems
  • Good analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, work across different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within agreed timelines
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in Liberia or the region strongly preferred
  • Written and oral fluency in English required.
Job criteria for job ad : Operations Manager - Liberia
Job category :
Accounting, controlling, finance
Management
R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - River Gee - Rivercess - Sinoe
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 1

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