Manager General Affairs Liberia

ZOA, Monrovia, Liberia

Skill Required: Finance and AccountsHR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
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Job Description

General information

Job location: Monrovia, Liberia
Starting date: 1st November 2017
Vacancy closing date: 1st September 2017
Duration position: 1 year, probable extension to 3 years (dependant on funding)
Workhours: Fulltime (40 hours)

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

ZOA is looking for a: Manager General Affairs Liberia (f/m)

ZOA has been working in Liberia since 2003. It provides support to communities that have been affected by the 14 years of civil war. It also assists communities that have been affected by other crises (e.g. ebola). ZOAs key areas for intervention in Liberia are a) Food Security and Livelihoods (e.g. cassava value chain development), b) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (e.g. professionalization of the manual drilling sector), and c) Peace-building at community-level (e.g. socio-therapy). ZOA implements its Liberia program with own staff and with national civil society organizations (hybrid implementation model). ZOA works in close cooperation with local government authorities (especially at county and district level) and with international non-government organizations (e.g. in the form of consortia). ZOA program funding comes from a wide variety of sources, including EU, UN, Dutch Government, and private back donors.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

The MGA is a member of the Country Management Team and gives leadership to the local support staff. The MGA is responsible and holds delegated authority for:


  • Development and maintenance of country specific policies and procedures in the fields of finance, HR management, security, logistics and procurement in compliance with ZOA global quality management framework;
  • Monitoring of and support to program organisations on processes and procedures related to finance, HR management, security, logistics and procurement.


  • Monitoring HR compliance to internal and external (donor and government) rules and regulations;
  • Supervise staff recruitment processes;
  • Ensures gender sensitivity in staffing and policies.


  • Development of monthly and quarterly financial management information at project and country level;
  • Preparation of country annual accounts, in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations;
  • Monitoring finance compliance to internal and external (donor and government) rules and regulations.


  • Manage availability, continuity and security of appropriate IR facilities;
  • Implementation of logistical policies and procedures in compliance with ZOA’s worldwide framework.

Compliance & Capacity building

  • Ensuring compliance of ZOA SOP’s in field offices and, as applicable, implementing partners;
  • Capacity building of ZOA staff and implementing partners regarding admin, HR, Finance, etc.


  •  Ensure procurement procedures are consistent with ZOA procurement policy and government requirements.

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.


  • Bachelor degree in business or financial management or HR;
  • Finance practices;
  • HR practices;
  • Command of English is essential;
  • Experience in general management.

Skills & Attitude

  • Result-oriented approach, initiates but also makes sure that initiatives come to a satisfactory result;
  • Takes initiative to improve processes and procedures;
  • Knows how to prioritize;
  • Analytical;
  • Accuracy;
  • Coaching and development of staff.

We offer

ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the programme country and good benefits and remuneration that 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. Nienke Maris (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 below. 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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