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Save the Children seeks to recruit a programme manager – Mali

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Save the Children seeks to recruit a programme manager – Bamako, Mali


Child safeguarding :

Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


Role purpose :

SIRA is a five year USAID funded contract (period April 2016-February 2021) aiming to improve reading outcomes for Malian students in Grades 1-2 and to build the capacity of the Ministry of Education. The contract is implemented by a consortium led by Education Development Center (EDC), a US non-profit. Save the Children (SC) is one of the partners in the Consortium, responsible for the implementation of the programme in Bamako and Sikasso region. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of the SC component of the programme in close liaison with EDC and Save the Children US (SCUS) as the supporting Member.


Scope of role :

Reports to : Director of Programme Operations (DPO)

Dimensions : Activities in Bamako and Sikasso region.

Staff directly reporting to this post (7) : 3 Supervisors Sikasso, 2 Supervisors Bamako, Gender Specialist Bamako, Materials Developer/Trainer Bamako

Key areas of accountability :

Programme Management :

  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely and quality delivery of all programme activities ;
  • Prepare and keep updated the annual Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), Phased Budget and Procurement Plan ;
  • In close cooperation with the MEAL team prepare and implement an annual MEAL plan to ensure that the proper monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning mechanisms are in place ;
  • Monitor and update the risks and mitigation measures in the Award Risk Assessment ;
  • Oversee project expenditure and hold budget management responsibility for the project, including monitoring budget vs expenditure, ensuring that costs are allocated correctly and expenditure is happening in line with the plan ;
  • Monitor proper time writing in SC’s Effort Reporting system and agreed Level of Effort among project and support staff ;
  • Prepare and participate in the internal Monthly Project Progress Review meetings ;
  • Prepare Monthly Invoices for submission to EDC through SCUS in consultation with Finance, HR and Awards ;
  • Ensure that internal and external reporting requirements are met, including monthly, quarterly and annual narrative and financial reports, in line with the required format and with review and input from relevant Technical Advisors ;
  • Staff management including Performance and Talent Management and any necessary recruitments ;
  • Coordinate technical assessment and advice missions by SCUS Technical Advisors and others ;
  • Capacity strengthening of staff and partners.

Representation & Organisational Learning :

  • Represent SC and actively participate in the quarterly planning and other meetings of the Consortium ;
  • Keep EDC informed of the key developments and challenges in implementing the programme ;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the regional and local authorities and other stakeholders in the SC project areas ;
  • In collaboration with EDC, the SC Advocacy Unit and senior SC staff engage in advocacy activities targeting decision makers at various levels ;
  • Participate in the monthly SC Education Thematic meetings in Sikasso and other internal and external planning and learning events ;
  • Take steps to document lessons learned for wider dissemination.


General :

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, safety and security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Skills and behaviours (our values in practice) :

Accountability :

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving results together with children and role modelling Save the Children values ;
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved ;
  • Creates a managerial environment in-country to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding.

Ambition :

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and team, takes responsibility for own personal development and encourages team to do the same ;
  • Widely shares personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others ;
  • Future oriented, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration :

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with own team, colleagues, members, donors and partners ;
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength ;
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity :

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions ;
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity :

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency ;
  • Always acts in the best interests of children.


Qualifications and experience :

Significant project management experience, preferably USAID contract funded :

  • Education to minimum Bac+4 (level Master 1 or ‘’Maitrise’’) ;
  • Demonstrated at least 5 years’ experiences and affinity in managing education programmes ;
  • Previous experience of managing a team with proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff ;
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability ;
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills ;
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity ;
  • Experience of representation, preferably including a Consortium context ;
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports ;
  • Excellent communication skills ;
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy ;
  • A high level of written and spoken French and English ;
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support ;
  • Gender-sensitive at organisation and programme level.


Dossiers à fournir :

Les dossiers de candidatures doivent comporter :

  • Un CV détaillé mis à jour ;
  • Une lettre de motivation mentionnant le titre du poste ;
  • Les copies certifiées des diplômes et attestations de travail ;
  • Un casier judiciaire en cours de validité (n’est obligatoire qu’une fois retenu au poste) ;
  • Les références d’au moins deux précédents employeurs, de préférence des superviseurs directs.

Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au plus tard le 05/12/2018 à 17H00 précises uniquement via l’adresse électronique suivante : [email protected]

NB : Seuls les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront convoqué(e)s pour les interviews.

Les dossiers de candidature ne seront pas retournés.

FR : IL est porté à la connaissance des candidats que Save the Children International ne demande aucun paiement, ni frais durant tout le processus de recrutement. Toute demande allant dans ce sens doit être immédiatement signalée car contraire aux valeurs et pratiques de notre organisation.

EN : Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported.



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