Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Mozambique.
Port equipment maintenance engineer Mozambique Port and Railways (CFM), 1975—1978, director general CFM-South, 1978—1983. From food aid logistics coordinator to various senior management positions in operations World Food Programme, 1985—1996, director transport and logistics division, 1998—2002, special envoy to the executive director for Afghanistan, 2001—2002, regional director Sudan bureau, 2004—2006, from director transport and procurement division to director emergencies & deputy chief operating officer, 2006—2010, deputy director external relations, since 2010. Humanitarian coordinator for Angola United Nations, 1996—1998, assistant secretary general, humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, 2002—2004, senior advisor to the under secretary-general humanitarian affairs, 2004.
Married; 5 children.