• Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 18 March 2020
  • Pemba, Mozambique
  • Closing on 4 June 2020
  • Current

Job Description

CARE is seeking a dynamic and passionate Team Leader (TL) to oversee its Cyclone Kenneth humanitarian response program in Mozambique. The TL will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of CARE’s humanitarian response programming and overall operations. The TL will play a key role in ensuring a successful scale up of operations, develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for CARE Mozambique’s humanitarian response activities, and ensure representation with all relevant stakeholders. The TL also has overall responsibility for the security and well-being of all staff.


  • Program strategy and management
  • Financial management
  • Program support management
  • HR management
  • Representation and communication


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International development or equivalent
  • At least five (5) years of practical humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters
  • High level of all aspects of managerial experience – specifically cash transfer programming, including managing multi-million-dollar budgets
  • Experience in complex decision making and leading a multi-disciplinary, multi national team under difficult circumstances
  • Demonstrated high level of expertise in representation and negotiation with governments and donors
  • Ability to work independently and provide leadership to the team
  • Ability to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate highest level of integrity and commitment to CARE’s core values and humanitarian principles
  • Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity
  • Experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Ability to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts
  • Excellent English communication skills and working knowledge of Portuguese (both oral and written)

About the Organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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