Position: The ideal candidate for the LSC Program Manager position will have a passion for financial management and administration and possess the ability to work well in teams and individually. This candidate will have the drive to navigate the Liberia Service Center through a time of opportunity and growth and the position is based in Monrovia, Liberia.
Organization: The Liberia Service Center (LSC) is an independent entity striving to provide high quality financial and administrative management of biomedical research funding provided to the government of Liberia or other entities within Liberia by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other international donors. The LSC supports the implementation of clinical and biomedical research programs in Liberia.
• Lead the LSC in its continued growth as a key development management organization in West Africa and
• Oversee its operations to insure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
• Create and maintain effective relationships with international biomedical, development institutions and local research partners.
• Be a vision leader with the ability to motivate staff, manage and delegate effectively, communicate, and negotiate.
• Have excellent public relations and presentation skills, strong financial management, planning and forecasting.
• Master’s degree in business administration, Finance or Accounting or CPA.
• A minimum of 10-12 years of experience in progressively responsible management skills, including administration of programmatic, financial, and analytic activities.
• Experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
• Experience in overseeing the development and implementation of policies and procedures as well as strategies for the center that align with the NIAID’s mission and goals in Liberia.
• Demonstrated performance in entrepreneurial development of a business or project.
• Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data. Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
• Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of communication and public relation techniques. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
• Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Ability to provide leadership to the staff, to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and staff including an ability to interact with a wide range of people from policy makers, practitioners to clients.
• Knowledge of Accounting software packages, Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access are essential.
• Deliver day-to-day operational management and leadership across all projects for the organization.
• Interact effectively with key stakeholders: NIH, Liberian government, US-managing contractor, other actors: researchers, funders, and community.
• Work closely with the US-managing contractor to develop budgets and reports necessary for appropriate financial oversight.
• Build relationships with host government, community organizations, and potential non- NIH funders.
• Oversee recruitment and retainment of the staff
• Serve as secretariat of the Advisory Board and attend/present all Board meetings. Assist in developing Board meeting agendas.
• Provide, in a timely manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions at and in between Board meetings.
Send your resume along with cover letter before September 10, 2022, by email to michellew(a)the-mitchellgroup.com