OFDA Project Manager

OFDA Project Manager


OFDA Project Manager, Mozambique 

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) project manager is responsible for the implementation of a multi-location, multi-sectorial program in Sofala, Manica and Cabo Delgado provinces (which include WASH, CP and FSL). The OFDA PM will also contribute towards programme design and external coordination with sectoral clusters/ working groups, government ministries and departments, communities, donors and any other relevant stakeholder.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Post graduate degree or Bachelor degree in Business studies or relevant field
Project management qualification will be an added advantage

Experience and Skills


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Recognised management role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
  • Experienced in project cycle management and programme planning in a humanitarian context
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued project reports
  • Solid experience in grant and budget management, including budget holding and donor reporting.
  • Good understanding of donor compliance and working with OFDA funded projects;
  • Understanding of budgeting and financial planning processes and procurement planning
  • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Proven training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Very strong attention to detail, problem solving skills, and ability to analyse trends
  • Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Patient, adaptable, able to improvise, and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Flexible and able to travel at short notice as needed; the capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Strong communication (written and spoken) in English, and strong interpersonal and presentation skills, Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Computer literate (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, financial systems)
  • Ability to work within a team and in a matrix management structure
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


  • Solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, food security and livelihoods, health, nutrition, WASH
  • Portuguese, Spanish or local language skills
  • Multi-site project management experience
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI vision, mission and values
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of any emergencies
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • The Organisation
  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.          

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.



Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

Application Information:

Please apply in English attaching a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://www.savethechildren.net/careers   

Location: Pemba
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Jul 7, 2020