Country Director Afghanistan

ZOA, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th January, 2019

Job Description

ZOA is a Christian international NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the RECOVERY until they can provide to take care of their livelihoods. The work of ZOA is coordinated from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn operates ZOA in multiple countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 900 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a Country Director Afghanistan

According to its mandate ZOA is assisting people in Afghanistan, who are victims of conflict and disasters. This includes WASH, livelihood, and Shelter projects for IDPs in Jawzjan, Sar-e Pul, Balkh, Uruzgan, and Zabul provinces, and similar projects for Returnees from Pakistan in the province of Nangarhar. There are a number of smaller helping farmers with agriculture improvement, women in prison, and women in self-help groups. Recently water and livelihood support is also given to families who suffer from the 2017/2018 drought. ZOA has a total of 130 employees (3 expats), with main offices in Kabul and Sheberghan. Field staff works out of sub-offices in the above mentioned provinces. ZOA Afghanistan staff is self-implementing projects in the North, while partnering with 2 local organizations in Zabul and Nangarhar.

Your challenge

The Country Director is responsible for the programmes and activities of ZOA in Afghanistan within the framework of ZOA's Policy- and Business Plan and agreed Country Annual Plan.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

  • The Country Director is the legal representative of ZOA in Afghanistan;
  • Overall Leadership and Management of the ZOA organisation in Afghanistan;
  • Formulation and implementation of the Country Annual Plan;
  • Programme formulation, development, implementation, and supervision;
  • Project Cycle Management, including formulation, budgeting, integration with programme planning, proposal writing, fundraising, monitoring, and reporting;
  • Overall responsible for the financial position;
  • Human Resource Management for all staff;
  • Maintaining relationships with all relevant actors in the country;
  • Supervision and control of the administrative and financial organisation;
  • Participate in organisation wide programme and knowledge development;
  • Security planning & management responsibilities.

Your profile Identity

  • Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA;
  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA.


  • University graduate;
  • At least five years of cross cultural experience;
  • At least five years of relevant management experience in an international setting;
  • Good spoken and written command of English.


  • Vision and sstrategic thinking;
  • Decision making ability;
  • Command of operations and finance;
  • Conceptual and writing skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Networking;
  • Anticipation;
  • Organisational sensitivity;
  • Participative leadership;
  • Staff development.


  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment.

Special conditions

  • Frequent field visits/work and travels are required;
  • This location is a non-family duty station.
  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for these post.


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