Handicap International

Chief of Party (Development Food Security Activities)

Handicap International

Job Description

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity” Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide. HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers. For further information about the association: www.hi.org. JOB CONTEXT : Humanity and Inclusion is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Mali. This program seeks to improve and sustain the Food and Nutrition security of vulnerable populations in Mali. This program will be led by Humanity and Inclusion in consortium with both international and national NGOs. YOUR MISSION: You are responsible for the overall management and representation of the project. You must have proven leadership skills managing projects of a similar size (60m$ over 5 years) and scope in developing countries, ideally in conflict-affected and non-permissive environments. You should have demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff, as well as experience managing programmatic and Financial Reporting. As the person responsible for the representation of the project, you must have demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners. In this framework, your main responsibilities are:
  1. Project Management :

  2. Budget and staff Management :

  3. Partnership Management & communication:YOUR PROFILE : You have:

  4. a master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. development studies, international relations, Agriculture, nutrition, public health, business Administration)

  5. minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international Development Projects is required

  6. a specific technical expertise in food and nutrition security and resilience programming

  7. an experience implementing complex and multifaceted projects is required, with demonstrated skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities ; effective personnel management, Coordination, and decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot

  8. Proven experience collaborating with a variety of local INGOs and NGOs, experience of managing consortium with international NGO

  9. Proven track record of working effectively with diverse groups of Civil Society Organizations, media, civil society, and government counterparts

  10. Fluency in English and French with excellent writing skills required,

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION : You are based in Bamako, a large capital city for the sub-region, quite pleasant and with many facilities. However, a list of restricted locations is imposed for all expatriate staff. Travel outside the capital and in the regions during long weekends is permitted but is subject to the validation of the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director and the Security Officer. Limited travel is to be expected to the project intervention sites (Mopti, Timbuktu, Segou) with certain limitations in the north of the country according to the security rules in force. Supervision trips are also to be planned in Mauritania. CONDITIONS:
  • Starting date : September 2020

  • Length of the contract: 3 years renewable**

  • Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 3220€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 522€ net/month

  • Hardship allowance : 250€ net/month

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : Level 1 : 1 day per month

  • Status : position open to families

  • Housing : Collective / individual taken in charge by HI

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