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Recruitment Notice in Timbuktu

Peacebuilding program  


Job Title: Regional Program Manager

Place of employment: Timbuktu

Starting date: September 1, 2018

Type of Contract: Service contract under Malian law

Contract duration: 1 year renewable


The Malian Association for Survival in the Sahel ( AMSS ) is a national non-governmental organization that promotes and supports sustainable solutions to the problems of vulnerable people in northern Mali. Since 2012, she has been developing numerous projects and  assistance programs for populations affected by conflicts through actions including food security, economic recovery, drinking water supply and sanitation, emergency assistance, peacebuilding and social cohesion . It participates in strengthening the resilience of grassroots actors against various forms of threats to peace and security.


As part of the implementation of the Peacebuilding Program in Mali (PCP), funded by  the American Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a consortium, the NGO AMSS is looking for candidates for the recruitment of a Regional Program Manager for the Timbuktu area and Taoudéni.

"  Applications from women are strongly desired ”


The Timbuktu Regional Program Manager will provide technical and programmatic leadership at the level of the Timbuktu and Taoudéni regions for the PSR Project, funded by USAID.  He / she will provide key support to all project staff at the zone level including project partner organizations. The Manager will ensure close collaboration with regional officials and all other partners for the implementation of program activities in the field. He / she will oversee activities and ensure that the program team as a whole manages program activities and resources effectively and efficiently.  He / she will represent the PSR project in the region.  



The Regional Program Manager of Timbuktu works closely with the leads of the project objectives and will report to the Deputy Country Director (DCOP), who will be based in Ségou. 


  The main responsibilities of the Regional Program Manager for Timbuktu include  :

  • Working with  actors in the region to identify priority needs to be supported by PSR in the regions of Timbuktu and Taoudéni

  •   Participate in PSR workshops  ;

  • Ensure the development, execution and monitoring of the monthly, quarterly and annual business plan of the regions  ;

  •   Monitor the implementation of the monthly plan closely ensuring quality, on-time execution and within approved budgets  ;

  •   Develop / adapt terms of reference and budgets for activities in the region  ;

  • Revise the terms of reference and activity budgets submitted by partner organizations  ;

  • Work closely with partner organizations for the monthly, quarterly and annual planning of their activities  ;

  • Support partner organizations in selecting key actors and influential people to implement the peacebuilding mechanism  ;

  • Monitor / evaluate the implementation of the work plan of activities supported by the project  ;

  • Prepare and submit contractual activity reports at the end of the month, quarter and year  by specifying the state of progress, the challenges encountered, the solutions provided and the success stories  ;

  •   Work with the logistics and administrative staff of the sub-office for the purchase of materials and services necessary for the activities  ;

  •   Provide regular briefings to the Director of AMSS Programs  ;

  • Collaborate with the heads of the various AMSS programs in the regions of Timbuktu and Taoudéni  ;

  • Perform field supervision missions and data collection and analysis  ;

  • Perform other tasks requested by the project staff.   


  • Minimum Bac + 4 in social sciences or any other equivalent diploma  ;

  • At least five (5) years of general professional development related experience

  • Have the spirit of creativity, curiosity of mind, organization, flexibility, pragmatism and the ability to work with various interlocutors  ;

  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage multiple tasks

  • Ability to understand and analyze national, regional and local policies, creativity and analytical capacity to design activities applicable to critical issues affecting the country  ; 

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point, Internet…);

  • Spirit of teamwork  ;

  •   Fluency in the French language is required;

  • Fluency in English is desirable.

  • Willingness and ability to travel in the northern regions of Mali.

Submission of candidacies

The application files (a handwritten request, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae with the references of 3 people, certified copies of diplomas and certificates) must be submitted to the following addresses at the latest, Wednesday, August 15, 2016 at 4 pm precise hours  :



In hard copies  :

  • at the AMSS office located in the Banankabougou-Bamako district, Rue 737 Porte 719;

  • to the following email address  :


It is imperative to mention in the subject line of your email or on the cover, the following term: "Application for the post of Regional Program Manager Timbuktu" of the Peace Consolidation Program in Mali.

The test will take place in Bamako and only preselected candidates will be invited.

No file will be returned to the candidates.

Therefore, only attach legalized copies.


The deadline for submitting applications is  on 08/15/2018 at 4 p.m.

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