Due to rapidly changing circumstances in the programme countries ZOA is constantly looking for staff. We would, therefore like to get in touch with candidates interested in one of these positions.

ZOA works with committed and motivated staff in serving millions of people affected by poverty, disaster, injustice, and conflicts. Through the efforts of our dedicated staff, we are able to bring Signs of Hope and to support people who suffer due to armed conflict or natural disasters by helping them to rebuild their livelihoods. We value our employees and offer a wide range of benefits to meet the specific needs of our staff and their families. 

Below you find brief examples of possible positions at ZOA:

Country Director
The Country Director is responsible for the programmes and activities of ZOA in the programme country within the framework of ZOA's Policy- and Business Plan and agreed Country Annual Plan.

Programme Manager
The Programme Manager is responsible for the integral management and development of a ZOA programme area. The Programme Manager reports to the Country Director.

Programme Advisor
As Programme Advisor you are responsible to ensure a high quality programme design, the implementation of a functional Monitoring & Evaluation system as well as proper networking with all stakeholders.

Manager General Affairs
The Manager General Affairs is responsible for effective and efficient management and control of all supportive processes in the country organisation. This includes finances, HR, logistics, and IT.


The general profile of ZOA senior managment staff is listed here below. The specific profile will differ per function. 


  • Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA;
  • Candidates are expected to support the vision and mission of ZOA.


  • At least 3 years' experience (5 for Country Directors) in a development country;
  • University Degree in management, humanitarian, livelihoods, agriculture, (rural) development, or other relevant field;
  • Good spoken and written command of English and for some countries French. 


  • Interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.

Interested and you want to apply?

ZOA adheres to 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 working for ZOA, please apply below.

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

Please provide at least 3 references in your CV related to your previous employment listed in the application. References of previous positions held should not be older than 5 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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