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Organization: DanChurchAid
Country: Mali
Closing date: 15 Jan 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead an established and professional team of humanitarian mine action and humanitarian response experts?

As our new Country Director in Mali, you will lead the DCA country management team and ensure good staff welfare and a conducive working environment for more than 30 national and 4 international staff. You will lead and inspire the strategic direction of the programme, ensuring high quality, accountability and innovative programme implementation. You will also ensure a strong focus on safety and security management and identify fundraising opportunities. You will be responsible for nurturing relations with the local authorities, donors, partners and other stakeholders.

The DCA Mali Country Programme

DCA has implemented humanitarian response activities in Mali since 2013 and is working in the nexus of Conflict prevention and peace building, Risk Education on Mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), Victims Assistance, livelihoods and cash grants to improve the people’s ability to cope with the effects of armed violence to enhance economic resilience. DCA supports and capacitates the local civil society, so these networks can effectively represent their members, identify and prevent safety concerns and protection issues, and engage with local authorities.

You will be leading the Mali programme as it continues to build upon its strong reputation.

Your responsibility will be the overall leadership and management of the country programme including • To articulate and promote DCA’s vision for the Mali Programme; • To set and implement DCA’s Mali strategy; • To resource the vision and strategy and ensure continued consolidation of the programme; • To ensure relevance, effectiveness, accountability and compliance with SOPs; • To maintain a strong focus on security management, conducting regular monitoring and analysis of the security environment; • To manage donor, grant and stakeholder relationship and support in writing proposals and donor reports; • To lead the team of dedicated international and national staff; • To represent DCA in Mali towards local authorities, international and national humanitarian stakeholders and local communities.

You will be based in Bamako with regular travel to the DCA sub-office and Saveré and the project areas as security allows.

You have the following qualifications: • Minimum 5 years leadership experience at a similar level within the humanitarian assistance and/or mine action sector; • Strong programme implementation experience and all-round knowledge of financial, administrative, security, logistic and operational management; • Experience of safety and security management in a volatile and insecure context; • Experience with fundraising, networking, donor liaison and coordination; • Proven ability to mentor, coach and develop staff, and create a conducive working atmosphere in a hardship environment; • Good command and interest in grants and financial management and compliance • Strong analytical skills and capacity; • Cultural sensitivity, maturity, strong communication and diplomatic skills, with the ability to build relations both within and outside DCA; • Fluency in written and spoken French and English; • A relevant academic qualification • Former experience in Mali or the near region is an added advantage

We offer • A one-year renewable contract • A competitive salary package, including hardship allowance, to be negotiated based on experience level
• A generous R&R package • 6 weeks of paid leave • Insurance as per industry standards • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of people living in conflict

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications written in English consisting as a minimum of a motivation letter and a CV in will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.

For further information please visit our website, or contact Marianne Holmen Sloth on

Closing date for applications will be 15 January 2020. First round of interviews will be held on 23 January 2020 and second round on 28 January 2020.

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