Join Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) as Head of Growth: Apply Now!!! (remote working with occasional field travel)

We are delighted to be recruiting for an inspirational leader to join Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) as Head of Growth.

This is a national based role with hybrid working. The successful applicant will predominantly work remotely, with occasional field travel to Mary’s Meals Kenya programme locations.

A fantastic opportunity where daily work has a real impact!

Closing Date:15 Mar 2024


At Mary’s Meals,(MMK) we believe in a world where every child has access to quality education and a nutritious meal. Our vision is simple but transformative: by providing one daily meal in a place of education, we’re opening doors to a hopeful future. Every meal served is a step towards empowering children to learn, play, dream, and achieve their full potential. In Mary’s Meals Kenya, we feed 139,807 children in 724 schools in the region of Turkana in north-western Kenya.

We are looking for a Head of Growth to join us and help us achieve our vision. Reporting to our Country Director, you are responsible for developing & implementing sustainable growth strategies, and fundraising structures that are accommodative to all arrays of our supporters, donors and volunteers.

You will:

  • Provide high-level leadership and build capacity for the growth, strategic partnerships and communications teams.
  • Be responsible for the strategic positioning of Mary’s Meals Kenya (MMK) brand, evaluating our current needs and mapping out opportunities to support both global and in-country strategic goals.
  • Provide leadership in driving MMK’s communications strategy.
  • With responsibility for the ongoing development and implementation of our global fundraising strategy, you will be bold and brave, seeking new opportunities to foster growth as you seek to maximise our range of funding sources including major donors, foundations, corporations and strategic partnerships. You will also have oversight of our growing Global Ambassador Programme.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject; social sciences, human rights, international development, international relations, journalism or communications.
  • A relevant post graduate degree would be beneficial.

You will also need:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience undertaking major – fundraising, marketing, media and brand management, and communication initiatives in humanitarian and development contexts, preferably focusing on poverty and child-centred issues.
  • Demonstrable experience in policy analysis and influencing with partners, government, other NGOs, and other stakeholders in the education sector.
  • Experience in implementing strategic partnership initiatives to bring changes in tackling root causes of poverty and lack of access to education.
  • Excellent influencing skills, with the ability to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact, and diplomacy.
  • A proven track record in building capacity and developing and leading high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing, leading and executing complex communications projects, including crisis communications.
  • Robust experience in researching, identifying, and securing corporate partnership opportunities with the ability to secure buy-in and commitment to our mission and vision.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, and an ability to produce high-quality documents, proposals and information to effectively engage with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience of developing and implementing digital and social media communications strategies.
  • Excellent IT skills, including all MS office packages.

We are 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, we are fully committed to a culture of safeguarding, we are committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work and we expect all the Mary’s Meals family to share this commitment and work in the best interest of the communities we serve. Our safe recruitment practices ensure that only those that are committed to our high standards join our movement.

How to apply

  • If you are inspired to join our movement and our vision, mission and values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please click below and please tell us why you want to join Mary’s Meals and why you would make a great Head of Growth here at Mary’s Meals Kenya.
  • Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three referees) should be e-mailed to [email protected] indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line.
  • All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.
  • While the deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 15th March 2024 at 16:30 hours, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via the official Mary’s Meals email address.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for Mary’s Meals. Due to the volume of applications, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via the official Mary’s Meals email address.

Mary’s Meals never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the recruitment process.

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