Programme Manager

ZOA, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th September, 2017

Job Description


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 Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn ZOA operates in fifteen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.

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.

for ZOA’s Programme in Rahkine State Myanmar

This is an exciting opportunity to lead an expanding team, delivering humanitarian relief and recovery projects for beneficiaries in a poor and marginalised region of Myanmar. Your challenge is to provide strategic oversight for a portfolio of projects in different areas and settings within Rakhine State. You will ensure that the projects are implemented according to target outputs and outcomes, in line with international standards (e.g. CHS), cluster guidelines and best practices (e.g. SPHERE). You will provide capacity development to CDN staff in Rakhine State in Myanmar. You will coordinate with external stakeholders including Government, the UN and INGOs to share information and collaborate on best practice and advocacy issues. You will explore new funding and project opportunities in the region.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

  • Be part of the ZOA Myanmar Country Management Team;
  • Leadership and management of team in Rakhine state;
  • Development of programme strategy for the region, project design and proposal writing;
  • Plan, implement and monitor projects;
  • Oversee HR, Logistics and Finance in Programme area;
  • Manage Security and safety for the area;
  • Ensure Project Quality;
  • Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements.


Identity: The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA.


  • Graduate level education, preferably masters level;
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in project delivery in developing country;
  • Extensive Project Cycle Management;
  • Monitoring, project evaluation and needs assessment methodologies;
  • Data management and analysis;
  • Familiar with Food Security and WASH programming.


  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Command of operational projects;
  • Analytical;
  • Planning and organising;
  • Proposal writing;
  • Data analysis;
  • Development of people of different cultural background;
  • Engagement in policy and advocacy issues.


  • Passion to serve the poor;
  • Developing others to realise their potential;
  • Integrity, honesty, transparency.

Special conditions

  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for this post;
  • The duty station is not suitable for families;
  • CDN-ZOA will contribute towards the cost of accommodation.

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, with a minimum start salary of €25.056 pa, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and good 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 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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