IsraAID is looking for a Program manager for the organization’s emergency response in Mozambique to be based in Beira with frequent travel to Maputo. This position is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit project management and lead innovative grass-roots activities in the field. The ideal candidate will combine experience in humanitarian aid and management/administration, and be willing to relocate for a short-term assignment.
With some 1.85 million people directly affected by Cyclone Idai’s destructive path, international organizations are calling this “massive disaster” the worst weather-related crisis to have ever hit the southern hemisphere. The cyclone ravaged Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, beginning on 14th March 2019. At least 750 are dead across the region, although the number is feared to be higher. IsraAID’s Emergency Response Team arrived on March 23rd and began conducting a needs assessment in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, international NGOs, and local partners. At least 130,000 were living in shelters across 136 sites; schools were repurposed as shelters, with many children unable to attend classes. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering due to a paralyzing loss of crops and livestock, overwhelming damage to buildings and key infrastructure, and thousands of vulnerable communities left without support, including traumatized children separated from their parents.
The Program Manager will lead assessments, program development and supervise the programs in Mozambique. The PM will manage, lead, and continue to shape a vision for IsraAID in Mozambique, in line with the organization’s established policies, principles and operating practices, as well as good management of the political, social, cultural & economic environment.
The PM works independently under the supervision of HoM/CD and IsraAID management, and is responsible for:
Required: Professionally fluent or native speaker in English and Portuguese.