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Jul 142018
 

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Mali
Closing date: 26 Jul 2018

The role

Save the Children International is a ‘dual mandate’ organisation that seeks to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and create lasting change in children’s lives. The Technical Health Advisor is a member of the PDQ team ; his/her role is ensure that all Health interventions are of a high technical quality, that monitoring processes are in place, that high quality timely reporting occurs, and that the programme quality and relevance is continually assessed and solutions quickly put in place for a change of context.

The Technical Advisor is to:

  • Provide strategic technical support to the country programme and technical support to Managers in the field offices.
  • Support the quality, design and delivery of Save the Children’s Health programming in Mali.
  • Oversee high quality and timely reporting
  • Represent Save the Children in relevant meetings
  • Initiate, lead, advise, support and optimise the contribution of the Mali programmes to Save the Children global health-related breakthrough and campaigns
  • Overall, the incumbent will be responsible for the development of quality country-level interventions in the thematic areas of health.

Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Post graduate, Master or equivalent field experience in health, nutrition or related field
  • 5 Years’ experience at international level in technical support and/or programme management
  • Direct experience of planning, implementing and measuring the impact of health, hunger reduction or other related programmes
  • Successful track record of developing large-scale proposals (1M USD and above) and securing funding from donors
  • Clear commitment to, and experience of, developing and coaching staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.
  • Successfully working with minimal administrative support.
  • Inter-personal skills to influence and guide Field and other senior managers in identifying programming opportunities and resolving programme and campaign challenges, and to work in a collaborative manner within the Country Leadership Team .
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
  • Credibility to represent the organization to regional bodies and donors.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Save the Children.
  • Ability to speak and write clear English and French (French being the working language in Mali).
  • Ability to travel to the field, which is expected to be 50% of the work

Desirable:

  • Experience of Save the Children’s programmes.

Contract length: 01 Year

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

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘Fsy.42040.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com’

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