Emergency Coordinator

ZOA, Sittwe, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th July, 2021

Job Description

We are here for our neighbours in need, who are suffering in this broken world.

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.

ZOA is looking for an

Emergency Coordinator

ZOA’s programme in Myanmar.

In Myanmar ZOA is registered as Consortium of Dutch NGOs (CDN). CDN-ZOA works with disaster and conflict affected people to improve their livelihoods and food security, their sanitation and hygiene situation and their access to clean water. CDN-ZOA also promotes peaceful solution for conflicts and supports the people to be prepared for disasters.

Your challenge

The Emergency Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the emergency projects and development of new emergency responsesin Rakhine. Project activities address the needs of newly displaced persons in Kyauktaw and Sittwe townships and include WASH, Shelter, Food Security, Nutrition and Protection activities.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

Project Activities

  • Responsible for successful project implementation, including the support and management of project staff (remotely and on-site)
  • Monitor and evaluate activities, including supporting the design of project management tools for MEAL of activities
  • Analyse and interpret activity results, identify negative and positive impacts, challenges and lessons learnt; and where appropriate take corrective action
  • Conduct site needs assessments and determine appropriate emergency responses

Administration and Budget Management

  • Manage related activity budgets; reviewing and approving project expenditures within authority level
  • Forecast project expenditures on a monthly basis
  • Support development of concept notes and proposals


  • Report regularly on activity progress, challenges and risks in ZOA Manager
  • Compile reports and presentations for internal and external use including for donors


  • Develop security plans for line-managed project staff, and act as security focal point
  • Maintain and enhance positive relations with the donor, partner organizations and other key stakeholders
  • Representation in sector fora and meetings as required

Your profile


  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision, mission and Christian values of ZOA

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge in Project cycle management
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in management of relief project(s)
  • Experience in leadership and management of people of different cultural background
  • Experience in data collection and analysis

Skills & Attitude

  • Project design and proposal writing skills
  • Passion to serve the poor
  • Developing others to realise their potential
  • Integrity, honesty, transparency

Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website www.zoa-international.com.

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Sandra Vogd emailzoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo

Interested and you want to apply?

ZOA operates with an equal opportunities policy and is committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified women and men, people of all nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, and candidates with disabilities are welcome to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via our websitehttps://www.zoa-international.com/vacancy/emergency-coordinator-myanmar/.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than five years.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. An assessment may be part of the recruitment procedure. Documents that do not match the profile above will not be considered. Internal candidates will have priority, in case of similar results.

Please note that, as part of its recruitment process, ZOA carries out background and reference checks for all candidates. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire: the “Statement of Conduct”, which will be sent to past employers regarding Misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment).


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