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Awards Director

Save the Children

Bamako, Mali
Awards Director 

The role 
The Award Management Director will provide theprimary award management inputs for both development and humanitarian programmes,and on-going support to develop best practice award management procedures andprocesses. The role has three main aspects to it: lead the Country Office awardmanagement team; capacity building of staff in their award managementprofessional development and contributing to the development and advancement ofaward management processes and systems.

Qualifications and experience 
Masters or equivalent degree inInternational Development, Social studies, Business and Administration or related areas.

Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities.
5-8 years’experience of international organisations similar to Save the Children
5-8 years’ experience in programmes or operations support functions like finance, awards, project management/administration Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions. 
Extensive experience with NGOs with increasing responsibilities including a proven experience of establishing and running the award management function in the field.
Knowledge of the requirements of major institutional donors including budgeting, eligibility issues, compliance management, and reporting; experience of engaging with donors at a strategic level.
Well-developed skills in staff management.  Proven coachingand capacity building skills.
Verystrong for attention to detail, problem solving, and analysis of trends.
Computerliterate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems).
Culturalawareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety ofpeople
Patient,adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively underpressure
Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
Englishand French essential
Experience with award management policies, procedures and systems and Save the Children’s award management system (AMS)
Understanding of financial reporting from Save the Children’s accounting software  (Agresso)
Experience of Project Management, M&E Management or Funding Coordination
Contract length: 02 Years
The Organisation
We employapproximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need betterhealthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate atthe highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voicesare heard.  
We are working towardsthree breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated 
We know that greatpeople make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role inhelping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, alongwith a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, andintegrity are highly valued. 

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter andup-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your currentremuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the fullrole profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so ourselection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children fromabuse.

Female candidates are stronglyencouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save theChildren International does not require any payment or expense during theentire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediatelyreported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Job description:
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Closing date: 21 Mar 2019
Location: Bamako, Mali
Department: Awards Management
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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