For two decades, economic growth in Mozambique has averaged over 7 percent annually, making it one of the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world, and indicating its potential for inclusive, sustainable development. Its economic growth, driven mainly by primary commodities’ exports, such as, aluminum, coal and electricity, declined to 4.3% in 2016 due to continued fiscal tightening, investment slowdown, and the debt crisis. In 2017, extractive sector’s exports are, however, expected to increase and drive growth back up to 5.5%. The country’s hopes are relying strongly in the gas discovery and exploitation, as the medium-term source for employment and national revenues. The Government foresees investments in the extractive sector as the catalyst for industrialization and diversification of economy that will lead the country to middle-income status, by 2053.
The UNDP Human Development Report 2016 ranks Mozambique as a low human development country (181/188 countries), with a Human Development Index of 0.418, a life expectancy of 55.5 years, 9.1 expected years of schooling, 3.5 mean years of schooling and a gross national income per-capita of US$ 1,098.
UNDP is the development arm of The United Nations’ Organization, with its Headquarters in New York. UNDP is represented in 166 countries in the world. In Mozambique, its office is in Maputo. UNDP administers national and international consultants engaged in Programmes and Projects undertaken in collaboration with The Republique of Mozambique and other development partners.
After the submission of the draft report to the country office, the selected individual may be requested to provide additional data or clarifications to UNDP HQ.Mozambique is a Least Developed Country in Southern Africa. with a population of 28.86 million people (52.2 percent women).
Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.