Deputy Director of Programme Operations-Mali



Level 3: the role 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 in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Deputy Director of Program Operations (DDPO) shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office.

The post-holder will effectively and efficiently coordinate operations systems, processes and activities in Sikasso, so that programmes are delivered on time according to organisational strategy, donor requirements and within allocated budgets. S/He will take leadership on aspects related to staffing structure and management, security, logistics, finance, IT and M&E systems. The post holder will play a strategic role in the effective scale up and management of Save the Children programmes to increase impact and enable positive change for children through:

  • Supporting the delivery of quality programmes, including advocacy for children
  • Ensuring Regional sub-offices (present or future) have the capacity and resources to deliver on our dual mandate
  • Guaranteeing a structured growth of the operational platform and supporting the development of new opportunities
  • Monitoring and tracking operational performance
Expériences / Formation du candidat
  • Master’s degree in development or  other social sciences
  • Minimum of 10 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Robust experience of NGO development and emergency program cycle management, and with experience of working within a complex and matrix organization structure
  • A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectorial programs
  • Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement, supply chain, fleet management & inventory
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
  • Solid project management skills related to organizational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • An in-depth  understanding of national  and international development issues  in particular in relation to children
  • Previous experience of managing and  developing a team  and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mali and the Sahel
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of  Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
  • Knowledge and understanding of gender sensitivity in theory and practice
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PaysAfrique, Mali
Durée du contrat

1 Year

Documents à envoyer

DOSSIERS A 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 25/02/2018 à 12 heures précises uniquement via l’adresse électronique suivante : ;


NB : Seuls les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront convoqué(e)s pour les interviews. Les dossiers de candidature ne seront pas retournés.

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Date de fin de validité 25/02/2018