AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT D’UN ROVING OPERATIONS MANAGER (les candidatures Féminines sont fortement encouragées)
TEAM/PROGRAM: Operations
LOCATION: Bamako (Roving) with 60% travel to field locations
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.
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.
Reports to: Director Operations
Save the Children Mali works in 8 out of 10 Regions of the Country, with a current staff complement of close to 400 and has field office presence in 6 of 10 Regions. The programme has a current portfolio of approximately $25 million USD only for 2018. The thematic areas SCI works in are Education, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty. The country programme can be described with the following key words: ambition, focus, leadership, teamwork, being the partner of choice in this big country with so many other INGOs. Whilst achieving lasting results for children, Save the Children has been active in Mali for over 30 years. In order to achieve the set objectives, a revised organisational structure is required, this position is part of the new structure. Save the Children has adopted an approach to enable the organisation to operate in all contexts (both humanitarian, emergency and development programmes) under one leadership.
Staff directly reporting: Depending on assignment i.e. project staff, programme Managers.
Programme development and Implementation:
? Responsible for the start-up and handover of new projects and programmes, supporting the overall programme implementation as per the project management cycle.
? Supports or manages the delivery of high quality programming in line with the objectives of the country strategy.
? Establishes implementation baselines and key deliverables of staff as part of the start-up process.
? Supports the Country Programme Operations Department, in close coordination with relevant departments, to deliver in quality programme implementation in accordance with grant agreements, objectives and milestones, timeframes and on budget.
? Contributes to the design of cost effective, innovative and high quality programs to serve difficult to reach children and ensure donor compliance and regulations.
? Serves as budget holder as assigned.
Emergency Response Management:
? ROM is a member of the Country Emergency response team and in that capacity contribute to the CO
organisational readiness to respond to emergencies (spikes and shocks) in line with global SCI emergency goal
and benchmarks.
? Provide response updates and implement a full set of emergency preparedness actions, drawing on SC member
input and resources.
? Coordinate, on behalf of the Director of Programme Operations, the timely responses at scale to all
emergencies consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation
with incoming surge teams.
? Ensure that all CO staff across departments and sub offices are familiar with, adhere to and implement the
procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for emergency response.
? Supports the regular reviews and updates of Area and National Emergency Preparedness Plans along with the
relevant Area or Country Office staff.
Staff Management, Capacity building and Support of Operations Team
? Supports the DPO to ensure appropriate staffing within Program Operations, including sub office staff.
? Responsible to make sure all staff understand and are able to perform their role in full spectrum programme
? In consultation with the DPO – seeks national, international and secondment capacity building opportunities for
staff at various levels of the organization.
? Manage programme start-ups and close outs; define expectations, provide leadership and operation support as
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
? Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving 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
? Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal
development and encourages others to do the same
? Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
? Future orientated, thinks strategically
? Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and
? Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
? Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
? Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
? Willing to take disciplined risks
? Honest, encourages openness and transparency
? 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 organisation structure
? A very good understanding of at least 3 of the sectoral 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 organisational development projects and international, crossfunctional
and integrated teams with a proven history of delivering results
? Ability to analyse 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
? Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rightsbased
Autres responsabilités professionnelles : Les fonctions et responsabilités énoncées ci-dessus ne sont pas
exhaustives et le titulaire de poste peut être amené à exécuter des tâches supplémentaires en fonction de son
niveau de compétences et d’expérience.
Défense de l’enfant: Nous devons assurer la sécurité des enfants à travers nos processus de sélection, lesquelles
reflètent notre engagement à la protection des enfants et incluent des enquêtes de références rigoureuses
Santé et sécurité : Le titulaire du rôle est tenu de remplir ses responsabilités conformément aux politiques et
procédures de SCI en matière de santé et de sécurité.
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 (Sera obligatoire pour le candidat uniquement retenu)
? Références d’au moins deux précédents employeurs (de préférence les superviseurs directs).
Les dossiers de candidature doivent être envoyés au plus tard le 8 Juin 2018 à 17 heures précises
uniquement via l’adresse électronique suivante:
NB : Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront convoqué(e)s pour les interviews. Les
dossiers de candidatures 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 as contrary
to the values and practices of our organization

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