Consultant, Capture Planning in Mali

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 October 2018

Job Description

Save the Children is recruiting a Capture Consultant for 3 weeks to conduct capture planning efforts for future Save the Children programming in Mali. The consultant will provide a written summary of all meetings (template to be provided); a description of the current landscape, lessons learned, competitive advantage and other information gathered based on the activities described above (in SC’s capture tool spreadsheet, where applicable); and recommendations for SC to consider to guide competitive strategy and program design.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  1. Review key documents related to the donor as well as similar/relevant RFAs including, but not limited to:
    • Recent and relevant solicitations and proposal submissions
    • USAID/Mali Country Development Cooperation Strategy
    • Other relevant documents related to the Government of Mali’s strategies and programs, complementary USAID-funded and other donor programs, and USAID’s youth and gender policies.
  2. Review of relevant projects and sector evaluations
  3. Participate in strategy meetings/phone calls with SCUS, SCI staff and partners as needed
  4. Travel to Mali (Bamako and possibly 1-2 other implementation districts) to work with SC staff, partners, and other stakeholders to:
    • Gather and document program details of other SC programs in Mali that will provide the foundation for SC Mali’s capacity to implement future programming;
    • Summarize current programmatic landscape, focusing on the primary interventions and associated implementation partners;
    • Identify how a SC program would link current program activities with lessons-learned in-country and also with best practices globally;
    • Lead discussions on innovative approaches and best practices, and gather and share relevant background data.
    • Identify and document SC’s added-value and competitive advantage as well as recommendations to address gaps.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Global Health programming
  • Experience in preparing high-quality proposals
  • Mali, West/Central Africa experience preferred
  • Ability to read technical documents and conduct technical discussions in French

About the Organization

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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