VdE | Gerente do Programa de Segurança Alimentar e Subsistência | Action Contre La Faim - ACF


The Action Contre La Faim (ACF) Mozambique team is recruiting a Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager for its field office in Mueda – Cabo Delgado.


  • Only candidates from Cabo Delgado will be considered for the position
  • 6-12 months contract
  • CV and Cover letter must be in English

General Mission:

  • Define and supervise the implementation of Food Security and Livelihoods activities in the assigned area of intervention.

Specific Objectives:

Objective 1: Organize and manage the program

  • Work with Deputy Field Coordinator and FSL HoD in the planning and implementation of the various components of the project cycle (needs assessments, project design, activities orientation, monitoring);
  • Ensure the relevance of the intervention area, the selection of beneficiaries, identification of key stakeholders, food distributions etc.;
  • Ensure the project’s technical follow-up, making sure activities are in line with the appropriate technical and global standards;
  • Take into account the project’s global performance: impact, relevance, consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, coherence, kinds and covered groups;
  • Ensure the project’s external representation where necessary as delegated by Field Coordinator or deputy fieldco and collaboration of the FSL HoD;
  • Ensure all materials and equipment are in stock by making the necessary orders and follow-ups.

Objective 2: Implementation of the FSL activities

  • Ensure good quality implementation of all FSL activities (food distributions/ agriculture/food production, IGA, VSLA, community development);
  • Plan activities according to the agreed/approved work plan of the program;
  • Identify and anticipate problems or constraints;
  • Follow the project’s advancement by regular follow up field visits (at least 40% of time in the field);
  • Propose solutions or improvements for better performance of the project;
  • Ensure safety measures are respected on worksites;
  • Ensure data from assessments are stored in a useful manner and that all technical data is well organized and easily accessible; Update FSL database.

Objective 3: Manage FSL project budjet (in collaboration with Field Coordinator)

  • Prepare monthly spending forecasts of the program;
  • Ensure all activities are implemented in-line with the project budget.

Objective 4: Monitoring and Reporting

  • Contribute to monthly report on activity progress writing;
  • Contribute to the preparation of donor and other external reports.

Objective 5: Contribute to FSL program development

  • Contribute to the development of new proposals for donors as necessary;
  • Evaluate the program in order to make suggestions for future projects to the Deputy Field Coordinator;
  • Evaluate and update project needs (HR, financial, logistics);
  • When possible, capitalize on experiences of program and write reports on lessons learned.

Objective 6: Manage the Project team

  • Supervise the FSL team: team leaders, supervisors, (direct supervision) and Technicians (indirect supervision);
  • Participate in the recruitment of the project team;
  • Identify the training needs – particularly of senior FSL staff – and facilitate trainings;
  • Conduct regular appraisals of team members.

Objective 7: Demostrate personal commitment in promoting Gender Equality and ACF Gender Minimum Standards

  • The project manager should demonstrate personal commitment in promoting Gender Equality and ACF Gender Minimum Standards within the humanitarian and/or development work.

Required Skills

Diploma/Level of studies

  • Degree, Diploma (or higher level) in agronomy, agriculture, international development or other fields relevant to food security;
  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience in implementation of food security and livelihoods programs;
  • Experience in management positions in INGOs is an advantage.

Required skills and experience

  • Good knowledge/experience of agricultural practices, Food Distributions;
  • Good organizational skills, Good knowledge of the area intervention, Good communication skill, Good Motivation Skill, Good team spirit, Good human relationships;
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and Portuguese. Local languages is a strong plus;
  • Diplomacy, Good relational qualities, Flexibility, Creativity;
  • Personal commitment in promoting Gender Equality is appreciated.

Preferred skills

  • Proven technical skills in agronomy;
  • Skills in economy and/or community development, and/or behaviour change highly appreciated;
  • Good knowledge of projects implementation and command of project cycle management (PCM) tools;
  • Good analytical, organizational, team management and planning skills;
  • Strong communication and community mobilization abilities;
  • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel);
  • Ability to work in emergency contexts, Capacity to train and build capacity;
  • Willingness and interest to work in IDP context.

How to Apply




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