Programme Coordinator DEVCO

The role

Save the Children is recruiting an experienced Program Coordinator DEVCO  who will responsible for the overall program coordination of the implementation of a 3-year Institutional strengthening programme funded by the EU aimed at foster Early Warning System and Response capacity building in 11 countries in West-Africa.  The project will seek to reinforce civil society and regional / national institutions through the transfer of expertise, support for the sustainable appropriation of methodologies and processes to ensure the quality and reliability of analysis and participation within the PREGEC system.


The programme is led by SCI and seeks to be implemented in consortium with 2 other international partners (Oxfam and ACF), 11 government’s entities and regional institutions.

The Program Coordinator DEVCO who will responsible for the overall program coordination and reporting of all the activities, scatted over the whole consortium. This role will also contribute to partner oversight, contract-related administration, budget monitoring and day to day follow up activities to be conducted. He/she will report to the Program Manager to follow up on partner contracts, financial disbursements, reporting, consultancy contracts, and other program related tasks.  This person will also work closely with the Country leads, technical experts, HEA specialists and external experts from partners and liaise with related SC Country Offices, SC support services in order to facilitate and fast track all requests needed for program delivery (travel, admin support, report proof reading, etc.).  The Program Coordinator will work in close coordination with counterparts at regional, country and partner levels.

  • Graduate and/or Master’s degree in project management, international studies, administrative management and other related subject matters.
Experience and Skills
  • 3 to 5 years in a project management position
  • Proven experience of working with National and Regional Institutions, International organizations, Civil Society organizations especially within the Food Crisis Prevention and Response System
  • Experience with data driven programme, data analysis related to food security and economy analysis with a complex setup of multi-actors in multi-countries for data collection and analysis
  • Experience in report writing and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and influence others and build strong working relationship
  • Excellent organizational capacities, as well as planning; Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple tasks, and deliver to time
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Good level in English and French
  • Commitment to child rights and sustainable development
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Contract length: 03 Years

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three 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 great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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

Job description:

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Date advertised: 28 Jan 2020

Closing date: 20 Feb 2020 - 23:59 GMT

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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