Back DRR Project Manager- Quelimane - MOZAMBIQUE - H/F

Mission Context

Country context

Mozambique is experiencing its worst food insecurity emergency since the 2015/16 drought, with a high number of households in need of emergency assistance. This is the result of multiple shocks, including tropical cyclones IDAI and Kenneth with associated torrential rainfall, severe flooding, and drought in southern semi‐arid areas. These shocks have significantly impacted crop production across the country as well as livelihoods, specifically in cyclone‐affected areas. Poor households are expected to continue facing crisis food security outcomes.

The French Red Cross (FRC)‐PIROI in Mozambique

The French Red Cross has directed the PIROI regional programme since 2000, a programme which aims to “reduce the impact of disasters and the effects of climate change on the populations of the south‐west Indian Ocean” through disaster risk awareness, prevention, preparedness, and response.


Job purpose

Reporting directly to the Head of Delegation ‐ Mozambique, DRR Project Manager is responsible for managing the base and implementing PIROI’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) project in Mozambique. While performing all of his/her duties, he/she will comply with French Red Cross guidelines, and work with PIROI partners to implement activities.

The key goals of the employee are defined as follows:

  • Goal 1: Implementing the DRM project in Mozambique
  • Goal 2: Ensuring smooth running of the Quelimane base (HR and day‐to‐day management, representation, and security in the area)
  • Goal 3: Supporting emergency operations, working with the Head of Delegation, RC/RC and external partners

Chain of hierarchy

  • Reporting to the Head of Delegation ‐ Mozambique (Line Manager)
  • Managing teams at the base

Working relationships

  • PIROI’s Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team
  • Mozambique Red Cross (CVM)'s DRM team and the Quelimane branch
  • Technical and institutional partners in Mozambique
  • The Delegation’s support teams in Mozambique

Profile required

Skills and knowledge required

  • Thorough and well‐organised
  • Expertise in project management cycles and tools
  • Independent and proactive in proposals for action
  • Ability to organise public events
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to represent the Red Cross, good people skills
  • Direct and functional management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is essential
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is essential
  • Fluency in Portuguese and/or Spanish would be a plus
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Movement
  • Prior experience in Mozambique would be an asset

Training and experience

  • Advanced training in disaster risk management and/or project management
  • Experience in the field of Disaster Risk Management
  • Experience in facilitation and/or education
  • Experience in supervising teams and volunteers

Job requirements

  • Good knowledge of the Mozambican context
  • Category B driving licence essential


  • Location: Quelimane (Zambezia) – Mozambique
  • Length of assignment: 12 months
  • Start date : Octobre 2021
  • Status: Expatriate

The French Red Cross reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date for applications.

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Your data will be kept for 2 years after the last contact with you and then archived according to the applicable limitation periods. If hired, your data will be kept for the duration of the employment contract and then archived.

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  • Passport valid for more than 6 months at the moment of departure
  • Up-to-date vaccination card / fitness for travel

Online training

To be better acquainted with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, we invite you to follow two training sessions online, free and accessible to all. These training sessions constitute a real advantage for your application: WORC (The World of Red Cross and Red Crescent) is an e-learning course on the fundamental principles and operations of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. Its 12 modules address subjects such as the origin and history of the Movement, its fundamental principles, its emblem, the International Federation, the ICRC and national societies. It is dedicated to all profiles: volunteers, employees, members or people wishing to get more information on the biggest humanitarian movement in the world. Stay Safe is dedicated to every staff in a position to carry out international missions on behalf of the Federation or a National Society of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The course aims at developing a common culture of security management within the Movement in order to enable a better understanding of the main threats and risks for humanitarian actors in the field, and offers solutions to restrain their impact. You will find these lessons on the IFRC Learning Platform open to all by clicking on the following link:

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