Head of HR and People Development, Malawi

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 Meals.

Mary’s Meals Malawi is delighted to be recruiting for a talented Head of HR & People Development to join our Senior Management Team. An innovative HR Leader with exceptional leadership skills, you will have overall responsibility for HR and organisational development. Mary’s Meals Malawi is our largest school feeding programme and reaches over 30% of the primary school aged children, in Malawi, and we work closely with schools and community volunteers who help prepare and serve the nutritious meals every school day.

Reporting to our Country Director, Malawi, you will lead a small team and will work in close collaboration with the People Leadership Team at Mary’s Meals International to drive the implementation of the Global People Strategy in Malawi. You will bring robust experience of generalist HR, learning & development, workforce planning, recruitment, talent management, employee engagement and will have demonstrable experience of developing your people to reach their potential.

Other key areas of responsibility include:

·Developing our existing HR strategy and managing change projects and programmes

·Influencing at a strategic level and building relationships and partnerships with stakeholders including managers, employees and external partners

·Driving and implementing key strategic priorities within agreed timelines.

·Ensuring all policies and procedures are updated in line with employment law changes.

A fantastic communicator, you will be degree qualified or equivalent, with experience of influencing at a strategic level. CIPD membership would be beneficial but not essential. With a restless approach to continuous improvement, you will thrive in a fast-paced, varied environment where no two days are the same. Experience of working with or for a charity would be beneficial but not essential, however, alignment with the values of the organisation and the desire to “give back” is 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.

This is an incredible role, with a fast-growing international organisation. Applications stating expected net salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to malawi.vacancies@marysmeals.org indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name. Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 11th March 2019. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The date of the 1st interview will be Friday, 15th March 2019. For full job description please visit www.marysmeals.org

Please note the role is open to Malawian nationals only