Programme Advisor

ZOA, Sanaa, Yemen

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th August, 2017

Job Description

About ZOA

ZOA is an 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 the Netherlands. From there ZOA in seventeen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.

ZOA’s Programme in Yemen

In May 2012, ZOA decided to respond to the developing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which started initially as an emergency response, but was extended given the continued severe situation. The main focus of the programme is to support host and displaced communities, in their WASH, Food, Security, and NFI needs. Target areas are Hajjah, Hodeidah and Sana’a governorates. 

ZOA works alongside local partners. Creating and strengthening of local capacity is an important element of the programme.

In 2015, ZOA opened a Middle East Regional office which is located in Jordan. From this office, our programmes in Yemen, Iraq, Yemen, and Jordan have been administered. As of April 2017, Yemen broke away from the Middle East Regional office and became an established programme country for ZOA.

Your challenge: Your challenge is to guarantee high quality programmes by advising the line management. Also, you provide major input in programme formulation, monitoring and evaluation, and submit project proposals to potential donors.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

Programme Quality

  • Advising and supporting Programme Managers (PGM) on the development of Program Plans and project proposals;
  • Ensuring gender and conflict sensitive project design and implementation;
  • Developing knowledge management at country level and contributing to organisation wide knowledge management.

Planning, monitoring and evaluation

  • Contributions to the Country Annual Plan (CAP), with a specific responsibility for the quality and consistency of program planning;
  • Develop a comprehensive and suitable PM&E system and capacitate the country team and implementing partners how to use it;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of program and project implementation.

Donor relations, proposal development and writing

  • Support the CD in cluster coordination mechanisms and participation in internal/external assessment missions;
  • Develop and write donor proposals in line with the agreed upon programme plans and country annual plan and provide adequate support to line managers in the design.

Capacity Building national implementing partners

  • Support Programme Managers in identifying suitable national implementing partners
  • Conduct partner assessments
  • Establish a capacity building plan for national partners regarding project cycle management, vision and strategy, CHS, gender mainstreaming, organisational capacity building including finances HR

Your profile

Identity: 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;
  • Good spoken and written command of English;

Research skills; Successful track record in program and proposal development with different donors.


  • Conceptual flexibility;
  • Logical thinker;
  • Innovative;
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.


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

Special conditions

  • Duty station will be Sana’a
  • This is not a family or accompanied post;
  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for this post.

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in de programme country, and a basic salary between 2300 – 2900 Euro net per month plus other attractive benefits which suits the charities 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 Mrs. Charity van Bemmel HR Officer, email

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
  • 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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