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Jun 022018
 

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Mali
Closing date: 09 Jun 2018

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

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; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Roving Operations Manager (ROM) has a unique position in the operations department. The purpose of the role is to prepare, coordinate and or implement initial responses to in country spikes and shocks. The role also ensures smooth start-ups of national or area programmes whilst recruitment for permanent positions is ongoing. The ROM report directly to the Director of Programme Operations and support the operations team in fulfilling its full spectrum role at the country, area and field office level.

Qualifications and experience

  • Recommended a minimum of 5 years of project management experience in INGO/NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in development or other social sciences
  • Robust experience of INGO/NGO 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 and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office
  • Strong understanding or ability to quickly understand SCI’s It systems (AMS, Agresso and other SCI systems)
  • Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems and standards, 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 and integrated teams with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and working knowledge of English
  • 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

Contract length:

1 Year

Location: Bamako (Roving) with 60% travel to field locations

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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 as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘Fsy.49448.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com’

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