Area Manager Mozambique

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of persons with disabilities.


Humanity and Inclusion Mozambique is on its end implementation of country program Strategy: 2021-2023.

Emergency, and development sectors coexist in Mozambique, creating a diverse, and dynamic working environment, where coordination is operated mainly through working groups and clusters. Consortium and pool funds are frequent. Intense networking is essential for successful fundraising and efficient implementation.

The Cabo Delgado base opened in October 2021 and has been growing ever since, with various projects focusing on the urgency of the current crisis in the province. These projects mobilize different key sectors of HI such as mental health, physical rehabilitation, cross-sectional inclusion and, newly, logistics.


The HI program is implementing five projects in the Cabo Delgado area (seven planned for the second half of 2023), including two projects in consortium. These projects are financed by different donors, including ECHO, CDCS, Luxembourg, UNHCR and IOM. The sectors covered focus largely on MHPSS, physical rehabilitation and mainstreaming inclusion. However, the livelihoods and explosive ordnance risk education (EORE) sectors are also growing in the area. Finally, the program is also in the process of opening an Atlas logistics project.

The Area Manager will be responsible for the implementation of these projects, spread over six different districts and two sub-bases in Mueda and Chiure, as well as the management of four project managers and a sub-base manager in Mueda and the development of the HI portfolio in the area.


Reporting to the Country Director, the area manager contributes in the area where s/he is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the projects implemented in his/her area by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, s/he shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation through paradigm changes. The area manager manages a team of project managers in his/her country:


Responsibility 1: Management

  • Manager as a role model: embody HI’s values on a daily basis, and be a role model.
  • Manager as a coach for meaning: understand the strategy (STRATOP HI Mozambique 21-23 and Cabo Delgado operational framework), make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, lead the necessary changes. Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.
  • Organise the operational management of his or her team in the Province, structure the work around identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of problems.
  • First HR & Coach: contribute to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mindset and expected individual and collective behaviour.

Responsibility 2: Strategy and steering

Mission 1: Contribute to the development of the programme operational strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring

  • Making use of his/her knowledge of the ongoing projects, contribute to context and sectoral analysis, to the fundraising strategy, resource sizing, and the usage of the MEAL tool.
  • At least once a year, contribute, with his/her portfolio of projects and data, to the annual monitoring of the StratOp 21-23 and to the following year’s programme planning (support missions and evaluations).
  • In the event of a crisis/emergency, implement the framework and set-up decided by the HI Operations Director.
  • Take part in the programme senior management team led by his/her line manager where required.

Mission 2: Implement the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy

  • Size and plan necessary resources, recruit the project managers (ensuring a fit between skills and the projects’ challenges and ambitions), developing and monitoring their skills development plan, in connection with the corresponding jobs and with HR.
  • Develop regular contact with current and potential donors at field level and liaise with their line manager to check coherence with institutional programming and fundraising strategy.
  • Within the operational framework defined in the StratOp, identify and transform funding opportunities in the area of assignment. Undertake (or contribute to) the design and drafting of new projects, and institutional fundraising for major multi-country projects, based on the decisions taken by the Authority regarding the opportunities.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Unit, identify, develop, and ensure the management and progression of local partnerships and/or consortia with CSOs, NGOs, institutions, companies; on technical priorities or important topics in the area and going beyond the project timeframe.

Mission 3: Contribute to organisational transformation, particularly through changes to managerial practices, continuous improvement, and contribute to the improvement of working processes

Responsibility 3: Standards and expertise

Ensure deployment and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards

These include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI’s institutional policies (Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Anti-fraud, bribery and corruption / PME and Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels.

Responsibility 4: Operational implementation

Mission 1: Ensure the sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility

  • In conjunction with the Technical Unit and the MEAL Unit, ensure that HI quality standards (including technical standards) are applied in the projects, and monitor the implementation of recommendations from support missions, evaluations and audits.
  • Ensure compliance with project donors’ rules and adherence to contractual commitments: consolidation, oversight and reporting to his/her line manager operational and organisational information in his/her area (dashboards, corrective action, use of own funds, beneficiary data, etc.)
  • With the support of the MEAL Unit, deploy all appropriate tools to enable programme monitoring, financial oversight, and compliance with HI’s policies and frameworks.
  • Facilitate internal audits (operational, financial and organisational), and ensure that their recommendations are implemented in their area of responsibility.

Mission 2: Keeping both potential opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis done by the line manager, and propose mitigation measures where relevant

  • In conjunction with the line manager, implement analysis and monitoring of risks & opportunities related to HI’s presence and activities; implement risk mitigation actions at his/her level; and ensure the implementation of a humanitarian watch and (when decided by the Regional Director) of an emergency preparedness plan in the area.

Mission 3: Develop HI’s external influence (forums, operational and strategic alliances, etc) and the external representation of the organisation (events, media) in his/her area of responsibility.

  • May represent HI to the local, national, traditional, political, military and diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organisations and humanitarian mechanisms and coordination bodies.
  • As part of his/her role, convey HI’s global advocacy messages to all the relevant external partners.

Mission 4: Coordinate the teams in his/her area

  • Facilitate coordination meetings between his/her direct team of project managers and the support services located in Cabo Delgado.
  • Follow up teams in his/her area in conjunction with their direct managers.
  • Ensure that project managers and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate project implementation in the country; conduct PMR (project monitoring reviews) with the project managers and relevant departments.

Mission 5: Support the Director in monitoring security in their area and ensure adequate resources according to the context

  • Contribute on monitoring and analysing the security context in his/her area of responsibility on a regular basis with HASS (humanitarian access and security specialist).
  • In tandem with the Director and HASS, take the decision to deploy or withdraw teams from sensitive areas.
  • Contribute to the development of a network of contacts with security staff from fellow NGOs, represent HI in access, security and safety meetings (at the request of the Director).
  • Provide feedback and give advice about security risks, as well as on the existence and use of security management resources, such as SOPS, and project proposals.
  • Working with the Director and Senior Management Team, update the security and contingency plans as and when the context develops.
  • Support the Director on exploratory mission assessments, identification of guesthouses, and the opening of new areas.
  • Assist the Director and HASS in raising the awareness of HI staff (national and international) about security risks and ensuring that security documents are understood and implemented.

Responsibility 5: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Lead the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in the event of an emergency, reorganize the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a quick and efficient response by HI.


  • You have a university degree (Master’s level equivalent or with significant experience) in a relevant field (international relations, project management, humanitarian studies, etc).
  • You have at least 4 years of experience in humanitarian sector and in project management
  • You have some experience of INGO representation, donor reporting and project development from technical perspective
  • You have excellent written and spoken English – Spanish, Italian or Portuguese would definitely be a plus
  • Strong management and capacity building skills
  • You have excellent networking capacities for building constructive relationships government bodies and humanitarian actors
  • Strong analytical, organizational interpersonal and intercultural skills Capacity to build and promote partnerships across sectors and with government counterparts
  • You demonstrate ability to work in a tensed and volatile context with strict security measures


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 12 months international contract starting from 15th, June 2023

  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience

  • Perdiem: 633,90 € net/month – paid in the field

  • Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary

  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

  • R&R: Level 3: 5 days every 6 weeks => + flight to Maputo and compensation package.

  • Position unaccompanied

      • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
        – Mission of more than 12 months : a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 3 Apr 2023