Food & Cash Program Manager

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Job Announcement

World Vision Mali recruits for the following position (1)

Title: Food & Cash Program Manager

Location: Bamako

Contract type: Local

Report to: HEA Director

NB : World Vision ne demande jamais de paiement à aucune étape du recrutement ni par transfert ni directement en espèces.

*Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Purpose of the position:

The Food & Cash Program Manager is responsible for strategic leadership and overall management of Integrated Food Assistance Program. This program focuses on building community resilience and improving food and nutrition security of vulnerable communities in targeted regions of the country.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Direct a professional team of diverse competencies and skills set in the accomplishment of the objectives as outlined in relevant documents.

  • Represent the project to the donors, Internal Stakeholders (National Office, Disaster Management, and Support Offices), local government representatives, and other key stakeholders.

  • Give strategic, technical and programmatic direction to project team ensuring that program implementation is align with OP2030, NO strategy, SDGs and its contribution to Child Well Being outcomes

  • Coordinate development of new project proposals, concept notes in response to food, cash assistance funding opportunities, and lead the process of timely signing of grants agreements and awards

Risks Management:

  • Identify program risks and develop mitigation plans through the Integrated Risks Management Approach and maintaining updated risks registers.

  • Implement and maintain rigorous internal controls, monitoring/HA systems, tools and processes to minimize risks, and facilitate audits and implement corrective actions from visits, missions and audits.

Grant Implementation:

  • Oversee the coordination of technical and implementation activities of the grant, ensuring that the project’s goal, outcomes, outputs and activities are achieved

  • Lead project team in participatory planning of project implementation activities, ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines

  • Provide timely input and contribution to the completion of monthly work plans, monthly, quarterly and end of project reports and ensure grant management compliance consistent with WFP and WV regulations

  • Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders, making use of an appropriate accountability framework

  • Gather and compile information from the Project Coordinators and prepare overall performance progress reports (monthly and quarterly reports) detailing achievements against plan and variance on a regular basis.

  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the DM Regional Technical Advisor throughout the life of the project.

  • Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to ensure project activities and implementation strategies are gender, age and ability inclusive and in compliance with requirements

  • Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives

Staff Supervision and Management:

  • Supervise a team of national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with program strategy, WV policies, donor requirements and local laws

  • Ensure competent and motivated staff are hired and retained

  • Conduct on-going reviews of staff performance in line with WVs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback

  • Ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff is available by facilitating training support from relevant technical specialists within Global Disaster Management and/or GFO, and performance management to project staff.

Budget Management:

  • Manage grant budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and key management staff at World Vision

  • In conjunction with Finance Manager, ensure grant/project compliance whereby project expenditures are reasonable, allocable, and allowable and spent in accordance with donor and WV Field Finance Manual

  • As a matter of priority and working with the Finance Team, ensure invoices submitted on time to WFP, regular follow-ups done, reimbursements received timely and Settlement Agreements (SAs) processed in a timely manner

  • Oversee supply and equipment procurement, acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements

Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management

  • As a matter of priority, integrate a functional humanitarian accountability system and structures within the operation ensuring total community participation and feedback mechanism e.g. functional A, M&E, CRM etc, maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems

  • Conduct routine visits to all project sites for purposes of monitoring and operational support.

  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor and partnership requirements.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

  • Able to stand above denominational diversities.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, agriculture, development or social sciences in a humanitarian food aid, resilience and/or cash based programming

  • Minimum 5 years managing a development project within food/cash assistance operations

  • Excellent report-writing skills & a good eye for detail

  • Ability to build relationships cross-culturally with internal stakeholders, communities, WFP, partners and government authorities

  • Knowledge of relevant Food Assistance/ Cash Transfer tools, systems (e.g LMMS)

  • Exceptional ability in motivating a team; a reliable team player

  • Knowledge of the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct/Core Humanitarian Standards

  • Strong team player & the ability to build strong relationships with internal teams, beneficiary communities, WFP, partners and government authorities

  • Fluent French & English (written & spoken)

  • Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission statement

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Mostly field-based

  • Travel: 95% - Domestic; 5% - International.

Attitudes and behaviors:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

How to apply:

*Deadline for submission of applications: January 24, 2022

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted