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Director of Operations in Liberia , Liberia

Position Overview:
The Operations Director is crucial to ensure that we effectively and efficiently run operations in Liberia. The Operations Director will oversee operations functions in Monrovia and Harper, including Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Security, Fleet Management, IT, and Staff Administration. With guidance from the Executive Director and County Directory, they will partner with clinical and programmatic teams to achieve the organizational goals most efficiently.

The Operations Director is responsible for designing, implementing, and managing operational systems that simplify and streamline responsibilities across functions. The role requires regular coordination and communication with departments and senior leadership, as well as proficiency in budget management and operational forecasting.

Job Responsibilities:
• Design and implement new organizational operations structures and teams.
• Support and build capacity among the operational managers and staff.
• Understand the immediate-term and long-term operational strategy, in order to ensure the supply chain and operations infrastructure appropriately enables that strategy.
• Partner with the Ministry of Health, local government, and other public sector and non-profit organizations and community leaders to ensure well-integrated processes and procedures.
• Ensure effective communication with International Ops team in Boston.
• Create efficient transport and procurement operations, including developing protocols/policies for standardizing daily operating procedures for stock management, procurement, transport, and infrastructure.
• Oversee infrastructure and capital projects in Liberia
• Provide in-country coordination for large purchases, alongside the Boston-based operations and clinical team, including international procurement.
• Oversee and harmonize cross-site Liberia operations systems including procurement, supply chain, fleet management, and logistics.
• Foster development of IT organization to support growing and evolving operational dependencies on technology.
• Implement procedures to track and maintain high value assets, including medical equipment and vehicles.
• Oversee safety, security and crises management plans and implementation.
• Oversee network performance and security; manage ISPs and service contractors.
• Design and implement systems for everyday staff and clinical operations -- staff and patient travel/accommodations, communications, etc.
• Oversee risk assessment activities for violations of code of conduct.
• Oversee construction projects design/implementation processes; ensure projects adhere to budget/timeframe on deliverables.
• Take responsibility for operations budget management.
• Recruit, oversee, and build capacity of team of operations managers.
• Serve on senior leadership team, guide the organization on strategic planning and oversight.
• Serve as senior operations external liaison; negotiate all large-scale contracts; vet partnerships and manage external operations relationships.

• Minimum of Five years of administration or operations experience, preferably in international projects, with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
• Strong ability to manage and empower a diverse team focuses on many priorities.
• Experience managing budgets and financials.
• Comfort with ambiguity, shifting priorities, and need to juggle competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and operational and business analytics thinking.
• Proven ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate political astuteness, and tact.
• Prior experience working in Africa and in resource-poor settings, a plus.
• Sense of humour and flexible disposition very helpful.
• Interest in social justice and health care issues.
• Ability to live in Harper, Liberia full-time required.

Partners in Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in becoming a Director of Operations in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Dec 23, 2018
Logistic Manager in Liberia , Liberia

Our client is looking for an expat to fill a position as Logistic Manager at their office in Liberia, West Africa.

• Focus on the commercial and operational area and boost the business without losing track of administration and reporting
• Supervising and supporting the logistic team incl. overall internal management, HR, recruiting and training.
• Proactive for sales; bigger projects and tender biddings – searching for sales leads and follow-up
• Interaction with authorities and clients on management level when required
• Develop and maintain relationships with clients and key account clients.
• Reporting to senior management

• Proven working experience as a logistics manager
• 5+ years of experience in West Africa
• Knowledge in clearing and forwarding
• Experience within mining and project cargo an asset
• Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
• Fluency in English

Personal characteristics:
• Operational mindset taking precaution for the challenges in the country
• Ability to think out of the box to create and sell solutions
• Be a business developer with focus on expanding the business and improve internal agent network
• Should be outgoing, have a good sense of humor, responsible and self-driven, conscientious, focused, result-oriented, purposeful and most important; know how to be a good team player and manager/leader for his team

We offer:
• Being part of a young and dynamic team
• Being part of successful company with a high track record in West and Central Africa
• Exciting challenges every day!

Starting date latest 1. June 2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Logistics Manager in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Oct 20, 2017
Country Financial Controller , Liberia

The CFC will be responsible for the effective management of Concern Liberia country programme’s finances. This will include responsibility for a strong control environment, finance staff management, capacity building of non-finance staff, partner finance oversight and training, treasury management, financial planning / budgeting, and internal and external reporting. Maintaining and managing controls and procedures to safeguard and account for all assets, funds and interests of Concern’s operations is a crucial part of the role. The post holder is also a member of the senior management team and will participate in all key decisions affecting the country programme.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Senior Management role:
• Participate in the development of Concern Liberia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other strategic frameworks (Preparing for Effective Emergency Response (PEER), Security Management Plan (SMP) etc) in collaboration with all relevant staff and third parties as necessary.
• Participate in the management of the country programme’s strategic issues through involvement in decision making.
• Produce strategic analysis for financial and donor management.

Financial Control
• Maintain an effective & efficient system of internal controls which complies with Concern Worldwide’s financial guidelines, collaborating closely with the Systems Director and Logistics staff.
• Ensure that all financial records & accounts are compiled timely, accurately and in line with international accounting standards & donor regulations

Financial Reporting
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of monthly management accounts for budget-holders and Country Management to ensure that they can take appropriate action on any significant variances.
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of financial reports for Dublin (Financial Reporting Pack (FRP)).
• Ensure timely & accurate preparation of donor reports for external donors / agencies.

Financial Systems
• Ensure that the systems in place, enhance, as far as possible, the efficiency & effectiveness of the manner in which assets are utilised

Other financial duties
• Facilitate internal, external & donor audits
• Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes in respect of national staff are complied with & liaise with relevant authorities in this respect.

Donor Compliance
• Ensure that donor proposal budgets and expenditure & related reports are of high quality, up-to-date and delivered in a timely manner in accordance with Concern policies/procedures, donor requirements and for other interested parties in collaboration with programme team colleagues.

Human Resources
• Identify finance staff needs, ensuring that job descriptions are developed and well understood, properly qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the needs of the department and the organisation
• Manage the Finance team with particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring, training, and ensuring that all staff have up-to-date descriptions and Performance and Development Review (PDR) process as per policy.
• Ensure that all department staff are aware of and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures.

Other Duties
• Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of relevant commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
• Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational (eg HR) activities.
• Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4 and Code of Conduct, HR, finance, logistics etc).

Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Accountancy Qualification (e.g. CPA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
• 3 years post qualification experience, at least 1 in an international NGO
• Experience in preparing budgets and reports for international donors.
• Experience in staff capacity development and management
• Fluent English

Special Skills or Personality Requirements:
• Ability to work under pressure with numerous deadlines, and priorities.
• Excellent organisational and planning skills. Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
• Excellent excel skills and knowledge of computerised accounting packages
• Excellent interpersonal skills and cross cultural awareness
• Good sense of humour
• Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, protection and participation.

Education, Qualifications & Experience:
• Previous experience in Concern or a similar organization
• Experience with Great Plains GL system
• Experience in West African context
• Experience with USAID, EU and / or Irish Aid donor requirements
• Knowledge of development issues and concepts.

Contract: 2 years
Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Accompanied
Responsible For: Finance Manager (and indirectly finance team of 6)
Basic annual salary: 38,518 to 43,733 euro

Expiring: Oct 06, 2016
Operations Coordinator in Liberia , Liberia

Position Title: Operations Coordinator – Monrovia
Reporting to: Director of Operations
Location: Montserado County, Liberia

Organizational Profile:
Partners in Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and work closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Position Overview:
The Operations Coordinator provides oversight to the transport, residential, Staff Ops, Security and general operations for Montserado county, working hand in hand with the Supply Chain and Procurement team

Specific Responsibilities:

Operational Planning
- Work with departmental and program manager/directors to set monthly priorities and determine key tasks.
- Takes responsibility for overall operations in Monrovia and Montserado County
- Assist departmental and program Managers/Directors in day-to-day coordination and management of program operational activities.
- Monitor, control and manage operations to meet staff expectations and organizational goals.
- Takes accountability for operations processes including quality assurance, control, and compliance.
- Manage operations staff and to create feasible work plans that harmonize with one another.
- Work closely with country leadership to develop, communicate, and implement the strategic priorities of the county
- Communicate regularly with site operations managers and supply chain managers/officers to cross-share information and troubleshoot.
- Collaborate across the team to create and present timelines and GANTT charts for key initiatives to facilitate planning and decision making.
- Maintain accurate operations materials and documents for reference purposes
- Coordinate project launches, organization meetings, and seminars by ensuring that all logistics are managed properly
- Work with transport officer in making sure fuel usage for vehicles and generators is managed efficiently and all protocols are followed
- Coordinate all fleet and generator, including tracking, parking, repairs, cleanliness, and movement
- Manage operations equipment’s spare parts usage making sure all procedure and protocols are adhered to within delivery, distribution, and usage.
- Identify problems in operations process and resolve them in quickly and timely manner.

Supply Chain
- Work with the supply chain in making sure medicine from MOH NDS to the to the MOH field sites warehouse are transported.
- Coordinate activities with procurement manager to ensure delivery of supplies and equipment in a time efficient manner
- Oversee inventory of supplies and equipment and make sure that any low stock levels are immediately communicated to procurement manager

- Work with Transport officer in supervising and supporting drivers and mechanical staff member to optimize his/her time and respond to unforeseen issues.
- Supervise all staff operation and residential team in Monrovia

Human Resources
- work with HR in systems reviews, policies, and procedures to maximize capacity and efficacy at county and national levels.
- Ensure systems are in place for clear communication between HR and operations team
- Ensure all operations staff are compliance with organization standards and procedures.
- Evaluate current operational performance including staff and provide strategic plan for improvements.
- Provide recommendations for disciplinary actions including reprimanding, suspension and termination

Are you interested in becoming an Operations Coordinator in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 29, 2018
Programme Advisor in Liberia , Liberia

Job location: Monrovia, Liberia
Starting date: As soon as possible
Vacancy closing date: 22th of May 2017
Duration position: 12 months renewable
Workhours: Full time

About ZOA
ZOA is an international NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the RECOVERY until they can provide to take care of their livelihoods. The work of ZOA is coordinated from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn ZOA operates in fifteen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.

ZOA works in Liberia since 2003. It provides support to communities that have been affected by the 14 years of civil war. It also assists communities that have been affected by other crises (e.g. ebola). ZOAs key areas for intervention in Liberia are a) Food Security and Livelihoods (e.g. cassava value chain development), b) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (e.g. professionalization of the manual drilling sector), and c) Peace-building at community-level (e.g. socio-therapy). ZOA implements its Liberia program with own staff and with national civil society organizations (hybrid implementation model). ZOA works in close cooperation with local government authorities (especially at county and district level) and with international non-government organizations (e.g. in the form of consortia). ZOA program funding comes from a wide variety of sources, including EU, UN, Dutch Government, and private back donors.
The Program Advisor’s (PGA) responsibility is to guarantee a high quality programme design by ensuring line management with expertise and knowledge. The PGA will provide major input in programme formulation and monitoring as well as the development of project proposals for potential donors.

As Programme Advisor you are a member of the Liberian Management Team and you are accountable to the Liberian Country Director.

Your main tasks and responsibilities
- Advise and support Programme Managers on the development of Programme Plans;
- Manage the project design and proposal writing;
- Manage the monitoring of project implementation and ensure the quality;
- Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements;
- Manage project evaluations;
- Development, support and monitoring the implementation of strategies and corresponding systems for beneficiary accountability;
- Innovation in programme design and execution;
- Contributes to partner capacity enhancement in programme related areas;
- Ensuring gender and conflict sensitive project design and implementation.

- The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA

- University degree in a humanitarian, development or other relevant field;
- At least three years field experience in a development country;
- Command of English;
- Project Cycle Management;
- Research skills.

- Conceptual flexibility;
- Logical thinker;
- Strong formulation and writing skills;
- Innovative;
- Customer-friendly attitude;
- Result-oriented approach;
- Initiative;
- Interpersonal sensitivity.

Special conditions
- Frequent field visits/work and travels are required
- This location is a family station

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website

Interested and you want to apply?
ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. A written test will be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Are you interested in becoming a Programme Advisor in Liberia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 05, 2017

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