Desired start date: 01/08/2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Mocimboa, 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.


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.


The main challenges:

With Total (Afungi) restarting their activities and opening recruitments, there is a risk of negative impact on Solidarites teams with potential resignations ; Archiving system to be followed up on ; Close collaboration with Log team for processes implementation and follow up.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Close follow up of national HR and fidelisation ; Strengthen financial visibility of the programs and structure costs of the base


Experience :

  • A first experience in the humanitarian sector
  • A first experience on a similar position

Specific skills:

  • Administrative and legal management
  • Accounting, budgeting and financial management
  • Training skills / team & capacity building
  • Fluidification of process & procedure
  • Rigor and agility


  • English
  • Portuguese


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2310 gross per month (2100 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

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.


  • Guest House & office are in the same building, but with separate areas.
    Living conditions are simple but satisfactory. And new spaces for chilling are out to come.
  • Individual bathroom in each rooms. Traditionnal sofa in front of each rooms also.
    There are occasional power and water cuts, but we have back up (well and generator).
  • AC out to come in the office too.
  • New & very good Internet coverage (Starlink).
  • Some activities are available at weekends, such as football and volleyball (with MSF). You can also spend the day or the weekend in Palma at a resort with a restaurant and swimming pool. Other NGOs run projects in the district, so socialising with other expats is possible.
  • A curfew is in force from 6pm (should be extended to 7/8pm soon), but it is possible to go walking and to the market during the day.
  • If you’re lucky and get up early, you can spot the monkeys helping themselves to the mango tree in the courtyard. And you can buy fresh chapatis!
  • fresh bread delivered every morning at 6.30am. Good cook, vege friendly.
  • Some restaurants to order food. Regular supply of all products from Pemba.


Context can change quickly, while at the time of writing the situation remains calm, a strong monitoring is important.


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:

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and combat any type of abuse – any act of sexual exploitation, abuse and/or harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or its collaborators and collaborators, harm to persons and/or property, fraud, corruption, undeclared conflict of interest, financing of activities violating human rights – which could be perpetrated within the framework of its interventions. SI has zero tolerance for any type of abuse, particularly acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is a fair employer that fights all forms of discrimination. SI will never ask for any compensation for participating in a recruitment process.

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