Project Management Specialist

Bamako, Mali USAID
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USAID/Mali Project Management Specialist (Food For Peace)
Brief Description of Position: Situated in the Office of Peace, Democracy and Governance (PDG) and under the direct supervision of the USAID/Mali Food for Peace Officer, the Project Management Specialist (Food for Peace) will serve as the Mission’s locally-engaged point person on FFP assistance programs in Mali. Given the significant resources invested by FFP in Mali, USAID/FFP requires a locally engaged Project Management Specialist (Food for Peace) to assess needs, oversee the use and effectiveness of FFP resources, and provide technical support to the Food for Peace Office.  
The Project Management Specialist (Food for Peace) will employ knowledge of humanitarian assistance programming and familiarity with food security in Mali combined with contacts in the field and at humanitarian agencies to gather and report on food security needs. The incumbent will consult with implementing partners and program recipients, applying USAID criteria, to monitor program implementation and the use of FFP resources. To be effective, a solid knowledge of program management and familiarity with humanitarian assistance along with cultural sensitivity regarding recipient populations is important. 
The Project Management Specialist (Food for Peace) will provide technical support to the Food for Peace Office, using solid management, organization and interpersonal skills.  He/she should be able to maintain high level contacts with government officials, other donors, UN agencies and implementing partners.  The ability to coordinate with others working as part of a larger team, as well as the initiative to work independently, and effective communication skills, both oral and written, in English and French is required. Familiarity with the remote areas of Mali and languages of the northern areas is helpful.  
Minimum Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications.
– Malian citizens or local residents at the time of application;
– A Malian equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field is required.  Related fields include agriculture, biology, public administration, business administration, development, economics, geography, international relations, public policy, and social sciences. 
– Minimum of five (5) of progressively responsible professional-level experience in humanitarian assistance and/or international development programs is required. Experience with field work in development or humanitarian organizations is desired.
– Fluent French and English (Level IV) is required. H/she must be capable of drafting error-free routine correspondence and translations in English and French. Knowledge of northern languages, such as Songhoi, Peulh and Tamasheq is beneficial.
– Skills- Knowledge of Humanitarian and Relief to Development Operations in Mali. 
– Strong understanding of the issues affecting food security.
– Understanding of the factors that affect social cohesion and drivers of conflict.
– Knowledge of mechanisms for delivery of emergency food and livelihood recovery assistance.
– Knowledge of methodologies in carrying out food needs assessments. 
– Understanding of the cultures, languages and socio-political context of the remote regions of Mali.
How to obtain Solicitation: Detailed Statement of duties and the qualification requirements for the position are available on the USAID website, and U.S. Embassy website
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following required documents:
– A cover letter of not more than three (3) pages describing how the incumbent’s skills and experience fit the requirements of the Project Management Specialist (Food for Peace) position.
– A resume or curriculum vitae relevant to the position for which the applicant is applying;
– Copy of Diplômas, degrees, certificates, recommendation letters, etc.
– Three (3) to five (5) professional references with complete contact information including email addresses and telephone numbers. References should have knowledge of the candidate’s ability to perform the duties set forth in the application and must not be family members or relatives.
– Full mailing address with telephone, facsimile numbers and email address and should retain for their records copies of all enclosures that accompany their submissions.
Please note that all cv/resume and cover letter must be in English, otherwise application package will be considered as incomplete and will be rejected.
Human Resources Management Section – Email:
Please indicate the Vacancy Reference Number in the subject line of your email: HR-PDG-002-2016-Food For Peace. Emails received without the Vacancy Reference Number indicated above will not be considered.
Local Address for Application Submission:
Supervisory Executive Officer
US Agency for International Development
BP 34, Bamako-Mali
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION IS:  September 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

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