• Organiza: Acción contra el Hambre
  • Fecha límite de presentación de candidaturas: 30/09/2023
  • Duración del contrato: 12 meses renovables
  • Dónde: Bamako (Mali)

Action Against Hunger seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) in Mali for the USAID/Promoting Results and Outcomes through Policy and Economic Levers (PROPEL) Adapt project. PROPEL Adapt is a 5-year, $40 million USAID-funded project focused on strengthening the enabling environment for family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) services, and FP/RH integration with HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health (MCH) in the context of shocks and stressors and in fragile settings. Specifically, the project strengthens the enabling environment for more equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation; adequate, predictable and sustainable financing; enhanced government stewardship, transparency, and accountability; and the use of evidence-based advocacy approaches to promote best practices.

The PROPEL Adapt Mali buy-in activities, which the CoP will oversee, will focus on strengthening the enabling environment at the local level for the expansion of health mutuelles (insurance programs) among agricultural interprofessional organizations. PROPEL Adapt is led by Action Against Hunger USA, in a consortium with Action Against Hunger Spain, Action Against Hunger – France, Action Against Hunger – Canada, Pathfinder International, and Amref Health Africa. The CoP will oversee the PROPEL Adapt Mali activities being funded by the USAID/Mali Mission. The position will be contingent upon continuing funding being received from USAID/Mali, which is obligated on a year-by-year basis.

Key activities in your role will include

The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall quality implementation (in line with AAH and donor rules) of the assigned project(s) in timely manner in coordination and consultation with base departments, line manager and technical referents, partners of implementation of the PROPEL Adapt Mali project team (AMREF notably), local authorities, CSOs and coordinator based in Bamako.

Objective 1: Ensure Project Implementation and Monitoring


  • Direct oversight in the planning, managing, supervising, and implementation of the assigned project, reporting directly to AAH Mali’s Country Director and in coordination with the partner, local authorities, CSOs and Technical Coordinators in AAH HQ in Spain and other AAH departments in a timely manner.
  • Overall monitoring of the Project in line with AAH policy, guidelines and procedures and in accordance with USAID and national polies and guidelines. Oversees the organization and monitoring of timely reporting internally and to donor in country and authorities (where applicable). Reconcile the progress of activities with budget monitoring and analyze it, in collaboration with AAH Mali financial Coordinator and PROPEL Adapt team.
  • Facilitate the overall coordination of all the project inputs through the agreed structures for the implementation of the PROPEL Adapt Project in Mali, as well as coordination local authorities and CSOs in the targeted areas.
  • Lead the consortium in developing and monitoring the overall and annual work plan (updating) for the project’s implementation and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with programmatic commitments (PROPEL Adapt project activities in Mali and mission and overall timetables) and financial commitments.

Objective 2: Program development and strategy planning


  • Assess and propose strategic partnerships with other stakeholders for the implementation of the project to increase impact and coverage of the intervention
  • The inclusion of political perspectives in the strategies for attaining the objectives of and achieving the expected results of the projects.
  • Align the project with the mission’s strategy on capacity building of health systems and specifically on the development of the sexual and reproductive health component.
  • Assess the complementarity of the project, and enable synergies with others that the mission is developing at the country level and at the regional level with other projects being implemented by other actors.
  • Using ALEXANDRIA as a tool for technical knowledge management

Objective 3: Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, and Capitalisation


  • In collaboration with Propel Adapt MEAL Director, Ensures the development and organization of adequate monitoring and evaluation tools for the project in coordination with AAH M&E manager and PROPEL Adapt MEAL Director, and lead systematic collection, analysis and archiving of data/information related to the project.
  • Ensure integrity and timeliness of collection, analysis of monitoring data, and archiving of supporting document as evidence of Propel Adapt Mali buy in activities, reports and assessment/surveys such as Source of Verifications (SoVs) and justification final reports.
  • Ensure the integration of the project within the digital tools for monitoring the execution of the project.
  • Prepare quality interim, final and other ad-hoc reports requested by the mission, line manager as well as Propel Adapt Meal Director.
  • Capitalize all the project experiences and lessons learnt in coordination with the advocacy and technical teams in HQ dedicated to the project.

Objective 4 : Representation and Coordination


  • Holding regular meetings with the team and mission management team and prepare meeting minutes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at a technical level, including donors, government authorities, international and local organizations, partners, beneficiaries and other external actors under the supervision of the Country Director and in coordination with Head of bases and advocacy department in field and HQ level.
  • Lead in analyzing and resolving problems encountered in project implementation. This includes generating feedback from target beneficiaries (partner, local authorities and communities).
  • Provide data and information/inputs for any communication related activities to the line manager and communication department.
  • Participate in key external technical and advocacy fora in coordination with the Advocacy and/or Health/nutrition Coordinators.
  • Lead in organizing workshops and field visits and represent AAH in relevant for a/forum, including representation with donor when requested by line manager.

Objective 5: Management and Supervision of the PROPEL Adapt project Mali buy in team

Objective 6: Safety and security

  • Liaise with access & security manager in AAH mission to ensure that security measures are adhered to by the team.

Do you meet the profile required criteria?


Knowledge in a field related to development and/or humanitarian aid, Project Management, Social Sciences, public health, economic health, health system strengthening…….

Technical specific knowledge:

  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management including of large consortia.
  • Good knowledge of budget management.
  • Experience in policy fields, advocacy and government relations;
  • Knowledge of one or more substantive areas including advocacy, public health system, health assurances and good governance.
  • Good knowledge of political and advocacy processes.
  • Good Knowledge and technical experience in health system capacity strengthening (HSS )
  • Experience in health systems financing
  • Experience in community mobilization and in the framework of community-based services.
  • Experience in digitization processes in healthcare
  • Previous experience working with CSOs to advocate for change and CSO intuitional development.
  • Previous experience in assessment, monitoring, or evaluation of projects.

Previous experience (years):

  • Over 10 years senior management/coordination level in international development, managing projects with international donors and multiple partners (reporting, monitoring). Consortium management experience essential. Previous experience as Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party of USAID projects is an asset. Knowledge of ACF Network and advantage. Mandatory experience with USAID.
  • Familiarity with the political and economic context of Mali. Previous experience related to public health sector in West Africa is an advantage.

Personal qualities:

  • Dynamic, motivated, diplomatic, positive, optimistic, and proactive; teamwork, strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills, adaptability.
  • Previous experience related to the Malian context is an advantage.

Humanitarian sector knowledge:

  • Although the project is not an emergency project, the HoP is expected to have a good comprehension of the emergency/humanitarian context in some of the intervention areas.


  • Excellent French and English speaking and writing skills mandatory.
  • Knowledge of local dialects of the intervention areas is an advantage.

Mobility (national/ international)

Frequent travel to project sites as needed/requested.

IT systems:

Good knowledge of Office package (Word and Excel).

Commitment to Gender Equality:

Valuable prior experience in issues related to the promotion of gender equality or personal commitment to gender equality.

Our remuneration package:

We propose a future incorporation to a dynamic organization of international scope including the following contractual conditions:

  • Fixed-term employment contract of 12 months renewable on an expatriate contract Position Based in Bamako with travel to ACF intervention areas in Mali if security conditions are favorable.
  • Competitive remuneration based on the candidate’s merit.
  • Support for transport costs A / R home – mission – home of the expatriate and his family.
  • Break every 3 months with transport costs covered.
  • One plane ticket per year for the holidays
  • 28 working days of vacation per year.
  • Health Insurance.

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