- Job number: SRH05415
- Domaine de competence: Regional Coordination / Head of Mission
- Statut: Salarié
- Type de poste: Overseas missions
- Country: Mozambique
Contract Type: Short term contract
Desired start date: 07/2023
Duration of the mission: 6 months (renewable)
Location: Mueda, Mozambique
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their Basic Needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to Drinking Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
About the mission
Solidarités International intervened in Mozambique in March 2019 for a few months following the passage of Cyclone Idai, which hit the Province of Sofala and the city of Beira hard. Operations were suspended after the Emergency phase and the mission closed. The evolution of the situation in Cabo Delgado province, hit by several cyclones and severely affected by the violent actions of armed groups claiming to be IS, which caused the displacement of nearly 700 000 people, led to an assessment in May 2021 and to the reopening of the mission. The assessment carried out in the most affected district highlighted needs, particularly in the WASH sector, and the lack of emergency actors. The mission has opened in a complex security and administrative environment, where access is a major issue.
Solidarités International was one of the first INGO actors to respond to the growing crisis in Cabo Delgado, leading Emergency Response and distributions in hard-to-reach areas.
Since 2021, SI carried out WASH emergency activities thanks to the Start fund, UNICEF and SDC fundings to respond to the humanitarian needs of in and out of camp IDPs, as well as host communities. SI also developed a strong shelter/NFI component with UNHCR funds in the country, mainly in IDPs sites, and has expanded its support to the affected population with general food distribution in Nangade in the past months (WFP funds). This expertise led SI to implement emergency NFI distributions as well as more sustainable shelter responses to respond to the needs of the populations living in the relocation camps.
In 2022, mission expanded into integrated, multi-sectorial programming including: NFI, CCCM, Shelter, Food, WASH, RRM and Livelihoods. This scale up in terms of sectors is also reflected in term of geography, with new areas of interventions such as Palma, Muindumbe, Nangade, and all other new accessible areas in the province.
About the job
General objective: The CCCM PM is responsible for establishing and leading coordination mechanisms for transit and relocation sites across the district of Mueda. He/she is responsible for overseeing operational team assigned to the program, and guarantees the good performance and the quality of the program(s), and, where appropriate, proposes adjustments or developments to ensure relevance.
The main challenges:
A growing number of humanitarian INGOs and UN agencies are implementing programs targeting IDPs, host communities, and conflict-affected communities in Mueda. Despite of efforts, there is a lack of information and coordination between all counter parts as well as difficulties for partners and authorities to provide appropriate support to communities.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
- Develop effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders (beneficiaries; local authorities; humanitarian actors; etc.).
Education / academic background:Master degree in relevant subject (development, international relations, etc.). Formal training in information management is an advantage.
Specific skills and experience:
At least two years of experience as program manager in humanitarian environments or similar position Skills in CCCM, Cluster Coordination, protection, programming in camp settings, or Advocacy/External representation Experience in team Capacity Building Knowledge about project cycle management, budget management and monitoring tools Excellent information management skills (information management strategy; data collection; Design and roll-out of surveys; Kobo ToolBox). Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, Excel, KoboToolBox An ability to analyze information quickly and accurately A flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks with tight deadlines. Good problem-solving skills in day-to-day and crisis situations. Clear, effective verbal and written communication skills including reporting skills in English Experience in Mozambique is an asset
Language:English is mandatory. At least one Latin language (French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) and willingness to learn Portuguese is mandatory.
SI will offer you
A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 1980 gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.
Starting from August 1st, 2023 onwards, the basic gross salary will be increased to 2100€/month as part of a review of the salary grid.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.
Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.
Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
This position is field-based. Mueda has a market, a restaurant, and a small number of bars; locally available ingredients are somewhat limited, but squid and fish, mangos and other seasonal items are available, with imported goods available to be sent up from Pemba. SI has an office and guesthouse in Mueda, with hot running water, electricity, and internet. The team in Mueda consists of 8 expats; there are a great number of other INGOs nearby with expatriate staff who often socialize together on the weekends. In Mueda the days are hot, but evenings are generally cool and comfortable.
The security environment requires to be closely monitored. Several districts denote high AOG presence and the risk of ambush must not be neglected.
Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!
Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.
Thank you for your understanding.
To learn more about Sl: www.solidarites.org Apply