Desired start date: August 1st, 2024
Duration of the mission: 5 months
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.


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.


General objective:

The Admin manager will implement and supervise all Fin/admin/HR operations at his/her assigned base in keeping with Solidarités International procedures.

The main challenges:

Although less than in the other base (Mocimboa) 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:

Archiving process ongoing to be continued and strengthened; Close follow up of national HR and monitoring of performance and capacity building with managers ; Strengthen financial visibility of the programs and structure costs of the base; Assessing potential for nationalization in expatriate positions.


Education / academic background:

Bachelor in management or finance or HR an added value or their equivalent in years of experience.

Specific skills and experience:

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


Living conditions in Mueda are exceptionally good given the remoteness of the location. Guesthouse premises are roomy, with some improvements done and basic entertainment facilities exist, particularly a garden, basic sports (ping pong, darts, volleyball, pétanque etc.). basic food and hygiene items can be accessed in the local market , but are limited to local sources and basic essential imported goods. Specific food items can be sourced from Pemba, and regular movements allow for this sourcing. Cooks and cleaners are fine in their capacities and efforts are being put in place to standardise housekeeping and maintenance processes. Very simple bars and restaurants are available nearby, walking distance from guesthouse and office. Curfew as of 7:30 PM.


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) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

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