Researcher at Mary’s Meals International

Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Our work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of none.


We are recruiting for a driven and motivated Researcher with amazing communication skills to join our Strategic Partnerships team, as we strive to develop our strategic partnerships across Malawi, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia, to support the growth of our movement.

Reporting directly to our Director of Strategic Partnerships, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with; government departments, philanthropic bodies, corporates and media houses. You will be researching and building an accurate contact database to allow us to develop partnerships and strengthen our understanding of the potential opportunities for partnership working. You will be a strong advocate for our work and believe in the power of research and data to educate, inform and support the growth of our movement. You will have an active interest in international development and current affairs – particularly economic and financial developments.

Key priorities:

  • Gathering and analysing data to support customised relationship building approaches across a variety of sectors and geographies.
  • Working in close collaboration with MM programmes teams to identify key government contacts.
  • Creating a database of media stakeholders per programme country (owners, journalists, presenters, editors).
  • Developing generic global database of potential media partners.
  • Being a fantastic ambassador for Mary’s Meals, living our values and developing positive relationships and associations across the globe.
  • Analysing large qualitative data sets and creating meaningful reporting to support approaches.

With fantastic written and verbal communication skills, you will be resilient, focussed and thrive in a varied, challenging role where we encourage creativity and innovation. You will have fantastic IT skills, be highly proficient in MS Office and will bring an organised, analytical and detail focussed approach to your work. You will also have proven experience of managing qualitative data sets and have the ability to analyse and present data in an engaging and informative manner.

Mary’s Meals are a global movement supported by people from all walks of life, 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 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. 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.

This is a fully remote role based in one of the following four countries in which Mary’s Meals operates; Kenya, Liberia, Malawi or Zambia. Applicants must be able to demonstrate right to work in one of these four locations.

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 Apply and send us your CV with covering letter or email, sharing with us why you would make a fantastic Researcher here at Mary’s Meals International.

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Closing Date : 2nd July, 2021


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