Team Leader (Support to the Sourou Integrated and Sustainable Development Programme – Subject to Project Award)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Bamako, Mali
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
French

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Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.

For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org

Background

This anticipated EKN-funded programme seeks to address Integrated Water Resources and Natural Resources Management, Food Security, and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mali province of Sourou river-basin through a two-pronged approach:

1. Strengthening the governance capacity of the Inter-Collectivity of Sourou (ICS) and its Technical Directorate. This will involve:

              a. political support - project management, institutional support (operations, secretariat, logistics) and management of governance funds;

              b. the recruitment and training of experts for technical management.

2. Managing a €21 million investment fund dedicated to the implementation of projects from the Sourou Integrated and Sustainable Development Programme (PDIDS) in the areas raised in connection with the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for the Sahel (including Mali) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 2019 – 2022.

Overview of the Position

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility and accountability of the programme which includes ensuring the contract is implemented as agreed, overall program management, supervision of human resources, administration, logistics, procurement; managing consortium partners, and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables including reporting as required by the donor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall programme set-up and design, development and implementation of the fund;
  • Strengthen SNV’s collaborative relationship with Steering Committee, Line Ministries, and provincial and district authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Update the work plan and budget periodically and in response to actual implementation opportunities and challenges;
  • Account and report to the donor and consortium partners on programme performance and progress;
  • Prepare Fund reports;
  • Monitor and ensure performance of the programme and ensure that all milestones are met according to donor requirements, develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from work plan(s);
  • Overall management of resources allocated to the project;

Job Description

Background

This EKN-funded programme seeks to address Integrated Water Resources and Natural Resources Management, Food Security, and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mali province of Sourou through a two-pronged approach:

1. Strengthening the governance capacity of the Inter-Collectivity of Sourou (ICS) and its Technical Directorate. This will involve:

              a. political support - project management, institutional support (operations, secretariat, logistics) and management of governance funds;

              b. the recruitment and training of experts for technical management.

2. Managing a €21 million investment fund dedicated to the implementation of projects from the Sourou Integrated and Sustainable Development Programme (PDIDS) in the areas raised in connection with the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for the Sahel (including Mali) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands 2019 – 2022.

Overview of the Position

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility and accountability of the programme which includes ensuring the contract is implemented as agreed, overall program management, supervision of human resources, administration, logistics, procurement; managing consortium partners, and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables including reporting as required by the donor.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall programme set-up and design, development and implementation of the fund;
  • Strengthen SNV’s collaborative relationship with Steering Committee, Line Ministries, and provincial and district authorities and other stakeholders;
  • Update the work plan and budget periodically and in response to actual implementation opportunities and challenges;
  • Account and report to the donor and consortium partners on programme performance and progress;
  • Prepare Fund reports;
  • Monitor and ensure performance of the programme and ensure that all milestones are met according to donor requirements, develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks and take corrective actions to remedy any deviation from work plan(s);
  • Overall management of resources allocated to the project;

Qualifications

  • University degree (minimum 4 years of study) in one of the following fields: geography, economics, rural development engineering, governance, environmentalist, sociology, management or any other field related to the market (to be justified);
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the management of development projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a team leader;
  • Experience in Mali of at least 1 year is considered an asset;
  • Excellent command of French and English (both required);
  • Mastery of computer tools;
  • Financial and administrative management of comparable funds (volume and type);
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development programmes in a complex and changing socio-economic and environmental context, with a focus on skills transfer (i.e. ownership, monitoring and evaluation, lobby/advocacy, technical support, training/capacity building, learning and accountability).
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in managing/supporting local authorities, including cooperation with local authorities on their plans, projects and programmes
  • At least one concrete example of experience in developing a programme/strategy for territorial socio-economic change led by local actors;
  • At least one concrete example of experience in the implementation and management of a programme as described in the ‘programme overview’.

Additional Information

Contract Duration:                1 year International Employment Contract, with strong possibility of extension

Expected Start Date:             July 2020

Duty Station:                          Bamako, Mali

Working at SNV 

SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV that in English with a cover letter before April 26, 2020.

Please submit your application via SmartRecruiters. All information will be in the strictest confidence.  We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.

We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee.  We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission.

Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place. 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted