Program Manager in Angola

Location: Bié and Huambo province

Starting date: Immidiately

End date: 31/10/2018

People in Need (PIN) has been active in Angola since 2006. Team of 8 expatriates and approx. 70 local staff manage programs focusing on improving education, livelihoods and food security, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conditions and gender-based violence. PIN programs are managed from its head office in Kuito, Bié province and field office in Huambo province. For more info see

Program Manager is responsible for the overall management of the agriculture and livelihoods component of a 38 months program that aims to improve food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable population in Bié and Huambo provinces, through a multisectoral approach integrating agricultural and nutrition sectors.

Main responsibilities:

  • Overall project management and implementation
  • Local team management and capacity building
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Reporting to HQ and donors
  • Cooperation with partners, donors, local authorities and communities

We require

Main requirements:

  • Experience in rural livelihoods and agriculture program management, university degree in agriculture is a plus (highly preferential)
  • Knowledge of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) methodology and experience with smallholder farming commercialization and cooperatives’ creation and support.
  • Experience in capacity building (local partners from civil society, local government and smallholder farmers)
  • Sensitivity to crosscutting topics, specially on gender and nutrition issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • At least intermediate knowledge of Portuguese essential (preferably with previous work experience in Portuguese-speaking countries, Angola in particular)
  • Experience in project management including project development, project implementation and project evaluation (PCM)
  • Team management experience (at least 3 years in management positions)
  • Experience in working with communities in developing countries (experience living in a rural African context highly desired)
  • Very good communication and organizational skills
  • Team player

We offer

PIN offers:

  • Responsible and independent working position
  • Background of a well-established organization
  • Start up salary 2 880 USD per month, per diem included
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
  • Medical helpdesk available online
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation is in PIN guesthouse on PIN expenses
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
  • R&R: PIN will cover cost of one regional ticket up to 500 USD per year