Head of Business Operations


Mokoro is a niche not-for-profit business providing international development consultancy that contributes to sustainable economic and social development. We have a longstanding reputation for the high quality and utility of our work. Through our global network of consultants, Mokoro provides values-driven consultancy and research for a variety of clients including governments, multilateral and bilateral aid agencies and NGOs.

We are looking to appoint a new Head of Business Operations (equivalent in some respects to Managing Director) to oversee the day-to-day operations, business development and people management of this small consultancy firm. The new post holder will also play a lead role in company strategy and business planning.

The appointee will be joining a small but impressive team, working closely with the Mokoro Council (Board of Directors), Principal Consultants, staff and associates. The new Head of Business Operations will manage the office and will be happy shifting between overseeing day-to-day consultancy operations and looking more broadly at business development. Critical to the success of the role will be strong relationship skills, as will the ability to negotiate with clients, and to coordinate the team. The appointee will be passionate about international development and the work Mokoro does.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a unique organisation, one that has continued to work effectively toward its mission for more than 40 years. We are looking for a leader who is grounded, ethical and brings personal warmth to the role. Ideal candidates will be experienced in project management, relationship development and broader administration. The experience may be gained through a range of different sectors. The role offers an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic, passionate leader who wants to make a positive difference while working alongside a group of bright people who work to a high ethical standard. Whilst being the most senior management role within the organisation’s staff team, critical to success is bringing an ethos of service and facilitation.

How to apply

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deadline: 12-Feb-24

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