Manager Programme Quality Nigeria

ZOA, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th June, 2020

Job Description

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

We are here for people who have lost everything due to wars or natural disasters. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies. After that, we are faithful and help them rebuild their lives – until they are ready to help themselves again.

The international work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. ZOA is active in multiple countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 900 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a

Manager Programme Quality Nigeria

ZOA’s Programme in Nigeria

ZOA Nigeria is providing relief to people affected by the conflict in North East Nigeria since early 2017. Currently ZOA implements Food Security (in particular cash-based transfers), Livelihoods and WASH projects in Borno State. ZOA is active in a peri-urban setting around Maiduguri and has a field office in northern Borno, in Monguno town.

Your challenge

Your challenge is to guarantee high quality programme design, implementation and evaluation by providing line management with expertise and knowledge. Also, you are responsible for developing and writing high quality project proposals for potential donors. You are member of the Country Management team.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

  • Advises and supports Country Director (CD) and Programme Managers (PGM) on the development of the country strategy and annual plan;
  • Responsible for the quality and consistency of programme and project planning;
  • Develops, implements and maintains monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) tools, including the use of standardized indicators;
  • Supports the PGMs in the development of beneficiary accountability tools throughout the programme and aligns these with ZOA country and Global Integrity Framework;
  • Ensures gender, protection and conflict sensitive project design and implementation.

Reporting/Digital Data Collection

  • Contributes to on-time, high quality submission of donor reports and evaluations;
  • Supports the CD and PGMs in the writing of the internal quarterly reports and annual review.

Knowledge Management

  • Responsible for the development of knowledge management at country level and contributing to organisation wide knowledge management;
  • Leads the development of innovative project proposals.

Your profile


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


  • University degree in a humanitarian, development or other relevant field;
  • At least three years’ field experience in a development country, preferably in cash-based programming;
  • Successful track record in program and proposal development with different donors;
  • Good spoken and written command of English;
  • Research skills.


  • Conceptual flexibility;
  • Logical thinker;
  • Strong formulation and writing skills;
  • Management skills.


  • Customer-friendly attitude;
  • Result-oriented approach;
  • Initiative;
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.

Special conditions

  • Duty station will be Maiduguri, Nigeria;
  • Rest and recuperation (R&R) conditions apply for this post;
  • This is not a family or accompanied post.

We offer

ZOA offers you a challenging job, and a motivated team in de programme country, and good benefits and remuneration which suits the NGO sector.

Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Jacolien van den Steenhoven, HR Advisor,

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 through our website: 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. A written test will 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.

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