Project Manager

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
Beira, Mozambique
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
Portuguese and English


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WSUP is seeking a motivated self-starter to lead the WSUP programme in Beira. The Project Manager will have a key role in a fast-paced, dynamic organisation by building and strengthening project delivery and by engaging with local partners to support that delivery and the next stage of WSUP’s growth in Mozambique, working closely with the WSUP Management team in Maputo. This is a key position in our Mozambique team.

The Project Manager will work directly with the Mozambique team under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator to lead our programme in Beira. The Project Manager will also work in close consultation with the Water and Sanitation Leads in the Mozambique team. The Project Manager will oversee the local office and staff, maintain local partnerships and manage local project delivery. The Project Manager will liaise and coordinate with the UK-based Secretariat, which provides technical, management and finance support and oversight, coordinated by the UK-based Programme Director. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of and passion for urban water and sanitation. They will be highly flexible and adaptable, able to manage both detailed administration and technical implementation of programmes and will demonstrate passion and empathy with WSUP’s aims and values.

Main responsibilities & tasks:

The key tasks and responsibilities of the Project Manager will include the following:

  1. Line management
  2. Local partner and office management
  3. Communication and coordination
  4. Project Management
  5. Monitoring and reporting
  6. Other duties as needed



  • Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or another relevant field (A) 


  • Experience in the Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene sector 
  • Experience of working with water and/or sanitation service providers including at community level 
  • Experience in managing and delivering projects funded by agencies or governments 
  • Track record of delivering project goals within deadlines and budgets
  • Track record of effectively building and sustaining relationships at community and utility levels to realise project goals 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the urban WASH sector 
  • An understanding of the practical realities and cultural dimensions of working in the assigned country/location 
  • Understanding of the institutional framework of the WASH sector in Mozambique including Beira 
  • Good understanding of project management, including project management methodologies, monitoring, quality control, basic financial controls and procurement 


  • Portuguese at a high standard and English at a minimum acceptable standard