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HELPCODE – Project coordinator – Mozambico

HELPCODE ITALIA sta selezionando un/a Project coordinator da inserire nella sua operatività in Mozambico. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 31/03/2024

Helpcode Italia is the leader of the Consortium responsible for implementing the project “DELPAZ Manica – Building peace and social cohesion through inclusive and gender-sensitive economic development”, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. The DELPAZ Manica project is realized within the framework of the DELPAZ Programme “Local Development for the Consolidation of Peace in Mozambique”, funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Mozambique.

The vision of the project, whose target Districts are Barué, Gondola, Guro, Macossa and Tambara, is that the consolidation of peace and post-conflict reconciliation in Central Mozambique is the result of promoting local socio-economic development, gender equality and social inclusion and the improvement of rural livelihoods through the provision of services to conflict-affected communities.

The general objective of the project is to contribute towards consolidation of peace at subnational level in Mozambique, and the specific objective is to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in conflict affected districts, with a special focus on women and disadvantaged groups. The project has three outputs: (O2.1) Enhanced public investment and service provision in selected districts and rural municipalities; (O2.2) Increased adoption of climate smart and productivity enhancing agriculture technologies and practices by conflict affected communities; (O2.3) Enhanced market integration and off-farm economic activities of conflict affected communities.

Professional profile: DELPAZ Project coordinator

Department: Project Unit

Location: Chimoio, with travels to field office in Catandica and target Districts

Duration of contract: 6 months, renewable  

Objective: the project coordinator will lead the implementation of the DELPAZ project and will be responsible for ensuring that the project objectives are achieved in line with Helpcode and Donor procedures by leading project implementation, guaranteeing quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

The project coordinator will also contribute to the development of Helpcode presence in the Central region of Mozambique, in coordination with the Country Coordinator and Program Manager.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Project management

  • Ensures an effective planning and implementation of the project as well as timely delivery of services in line with the targets set in the project description.
  • Guarantees an efficient financial management for the project, in compliance with Helpcode model and donor procedures
  • Conducts regular meetings with the project staff and support them as needed to follow up on project implementation including revision of targets against achievements, identification of gaps in the response in order to define needed adjustments in the implementation
  • Ensure the relationship with the different actors of the project (donor, local partner, local authorities…)
  • Overlook at the activities implemented by the project partners

Team Management & Human Resources Management

  • Ensures project team management and coordination
  • Ensures regular performance evaluation of project staff (national and international and apical staff from the local partners, as needed) in line with internal regulations.
  • Ensures timely recruitment of national staff, in coordination with relevant support staff, as per Helpcode policy for staff recruitment.
  • Ensures respect of and adherence to Helpcode rules and regulations, code of conduct and PSEA.
  • Ensures and proposes capacity-building opportunities for national staff, keeping clear oversight and reporting on trainings attended and conducted by national staff.

Financial Management and procurement

  • Prepares and ensures regular update of financial plan.
  • Verifies and approves purchases, in line with the budget and the financial and procurement plan.
  • Verifies on a weekly basis the bookkeeping entries in the Helpcode accounting spreadsheets; verifies budget line allocations, budget expenditure status against actual delivery and the financial plan for the project implementation period.
  • Ensures purchases of goods, services, supplies are in line with the relevant Helpcode procurement guidelines and procurement plan
  • Verifies the list of expenditures, prior to finalizing the interim and final financial reports.
  • Holds final responsibility for verification of all support documents.

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

  • Delivers timely quality reporting on project activities (Monthly, Mid-Year, final report), including findings in terms of impact on individual and communities.
  • Provides monthly updates to the Country Representative about project progress including achievements vs targets using Helpcode and donors’ monitoring tools
  • Prepares and implements a Monitoring and Evaluation plan

Project Strategy, reporting and planning

  • Contributes to the formulation of new projects as well as of the program strategy for the respective area of intervention
  • Ensures a comprehensive vision of the intervention strengthening the synergies with other projects implemented in the area.
  • Collaborates with the Country Representative, the other Project Manager and the Technical Teams in order to integrate the different intervention in the same long term strategy.

Program Development

  • In collaboration with the Program department in HQ and the Country Coordinator, supports the development of the Country Strategy
  • Assess emerging needs in line with Helpcode strategy and develop project proposals to be submitted to donors
  • Establishes and manages relations pertaining to project activities, with relevant stakeholders, local authorities, relevant donors and institutions. (donor, partner organizations, other stakeholders)
  • Proactively participates and represents Helpcode in relevant working groups at the regional level
  • Proactively engages in bi-lateral meetings with other INGOs and NGOs active in relevant sectors and geographical areas to avoid duplication, ensure coordination and referral and work for complementary efforts.
  • Ensures systematic information and update sharing with the Country Representative and relevant colleagues.


Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Advanced University degree or equivalent in the field of Development Studies, Agriculture, Project Management, or similar
  • Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and English; knowledge of Italian is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Mozambican socio-economic background

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Project Management in development programs
  • Proven experience with impact-driven implementation of activities and team management, as well as logistics, M&E and budgeting for programs above 2M EUR
  • Previous experience in the country; experience with managing programs funded by EU and AICS (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation) will be considered an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal relationships and good communication and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to perform under stress condition
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually and to translate these into concrete results
  • Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers/leaders
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability

To apply, send your CV to, accompanied by a cover letter and the contact for three references with “PMDELPAZ” as reference.

Interviews will start before the vacancy deadline. Helpcode reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications. Due to a potentially large number of applications, we apologise in advance for only being able respond to the shortlisted candidates.


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