Food Aid Program Specialist

Bamako, Mali USAID
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Brief Description of Position: The position of FFP Food Aid Program Specialist is located in the Accelerated Economic Growth Office where he/she will assist in efforts to effectively manage and monitor FFP resources in Mali. His/her primary responsibility is to monitor and give direction within the limits of the donor/recipient relationship to Title II-funded emergency food aid programs and report on their implementation to the USPSC Food for Peace Officer (FFPO). The Food Aid Program Specialist will be expected to exercise a very high level of autonomy and require less technical support from the FFPO in Bamako, the Regional FFP Office in Dakar and the Country Backstop officer in FFP/W. It is expected that approximately 40% of the Food Aid Program Specialist’s time will be spent traveling within the country to monitor program activities and assess food aid needs.  
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.
Malian citizens or local residents at the time of application;
University degree in a pertinent field (e.g., agriculture, economics, international relations, statistics, public health, social sciences) is required.
At least five years’ of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development programs.  At least two (2) year of this experience should preferably be in food security program management.
Level IV (Fluent) speaking and writing in English is required.  Fluency in French Level IV and Bambara and Songhai and/or Tamasheq is required.
The incumbent must have Knowledge of the function and operation of foreign aid programs, and familiarity with humanitarian relief operations. The position requires sound project and financial/budgetary management skills.
How to obtain Solicitation: Detailed Statement of duties and the qualification requirements for the position are available on the USAID website https://www.usaid.gov/mali/partnership-opportunities/local-vacancy, and U.S. Embassy website https://mali.usembassy.gov
Where to submit application:
Email Applications:  submit your application on bamakohrmvacancies@usaid.gov
Local Address for Application Submission:
Supervisory Executive Officer
US Agency for International Development
BP 34, Bamako-Mali
Application deadline is March 2, 2015

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