Job: Co-Director

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Title Co-Director
Categories Administrative
End Date Monday, February 10, 2014
Location Liberia


Post:                            Co-Director
Location:                     Monrovia (with periodic visit outside Monrovia)
Contract Duration:     Until 30th September 2014
Closing Date:              February, 10th 2014


On August 25, 2013, coinciding with the country’s 10 years of peace celebration, the success and excitement from 2011 was repeated and extended. Under the motto “Liberia, Rising. Together” more than 1,200 athletes, about 1,000 tireless volunteers and thousands, and thousands spectators lining up on the course to cheer for and applaud the runners turned the Liberia Marathon 2013 in an incredible civic event. This year Liberia will host her third Liberia Marathon. This official, 26.2 miles, street running race hosted in major cities all over the world, will provide constructive role models, foster community cohesion and offer Liberians the chance to compete internationally and transform the country’s image. Our aim is to stage an open, inclusive and uplifting public event in Monrovia, which strengthens Liberia’s developing success story, helps transform how Liberians and others see the country, and provides a catalyst for charitable and commercial activity in Liberia. Our long-term vision is a mass public event, where runners participate for charity and the public good in an internationally respected annual race that also develops elite distance runners to represent Liberia on the world stage.

More information on and facebook /LiberiaMarathon

Main tasks & responsibilities:

In the context of the goals laid out above, the following section lists the various objectives, duties and expectations of the Co-Director of the Liberia Marathon:

• The right vision for the marathon, and annual project plan
• Effective financial stewardship of the Liberia Marathon
• Raising money and delivering sponsorship value
• Assembling and leading the Organizing Committee
• Building and maintaining effective strategic stakeholder relationships
• Delivering a secure Marathon
• Delivering a safe marathon
• Delivering a successful and well-attended marathon
• Representing the Marathon externally
• Protecting the marathon and ensuring compliance
• Contributing to the Marathon sustainability and legacy
• Protecting the long-term vision and values of the Liberia Marathon

Requirements & assets:

• Graduate degree from a recognized University
• Excellent skills in accounting, administration and event/project management
• Capacity to speak/read/write English on a professional level
• Proven leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
• Character of willingness to work and ability to fit into a team environment, team
management experience
• Advanced networking and stakeholder management skills
• Can demonstrate trustworthiness and commitment to complex projects
• Can demonstrate they are a team player, task-oriented, with organizational and time
management skills, independent and entrepreneurial
• Excellent computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Internet).

Liberia Marathon Trust offers:

• Part-time contract leading to full time
• Competitive remuneration depending on experience and education
• Outstanding and unique event management experience
• Outstanding, national level leadership experience
• Networking opportunities

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please email your Well Written letter of motivation and CV to before 10 February 2014. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. For more information please visit

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