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Country Director, Mali

Bamako (Mali)

The Organisation

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organisation.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Join our operation in Mali during a time of change and growth

Plan International has been operating in Mali since 1976. We work to bring long-lasting improvements to children’s lives across 39 municipalities in Mali and 292 village communities. Our programs benefit at least 30,000 children in Mali.

The Role

As Country Director you will be responsible for Leadership, management and development of Mali team comprising of over 200 staff in full compliance with local law and Plan policies and standards.

The county budget for this financial year is circa €21.3 million; with a ratio of 84% grant and 16% sponsorship.

As a member of the Regional Management Team, the Country Director of Plan International in Mali is expected to contribute to the overall learning and strategic direction within the West Africa region. This includes sharing experience of disaster response and working in a volatile environment.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require proven senior management experience as well as experience of delivering programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.

You will also require knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management.

Proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management.

Knowledge of Mali; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change is preferred but not necessary

Excellent English and French both written and verbal is required.

Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract

Location: Based in the Country Office Bamako with extensive local and some international travels, including to remote areas.

Reports to: Regional Director – West Africa Region

Salary: Circa $75,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Sunday 5th June 2016

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Bamako (Mali)
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-05

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