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Programme Advisor Syria

ZOA International

Full-time Staff - Jordan, Middle East

Apply by: 25th July 2017

General information

Job location: Syria and Jordan
Starting date: As soon as possible
Vacancy closing date: 25 of July
Duration position: 1 year, with the possibility of extension
Workhours: Fulltime (40 hours)

About ZOA
ZOA is a Christian 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 operates ZOA in seventeen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a
Programme Advisor 1 fte (f/m)

Since the beginning of the crises, nearly 5 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries and more than 6 million people have been internally displaced in Syria. In 2014, ZOA decided to provide emergency relief in the region through various partners. ZOA hopes in 2017 to open an office in Syria in order to expand its activities in livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, primary education, and emergency relief. Until the Syrian office has been established the Programme Advisor will be based in Amman and will travel in the region.

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

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.

Your profile

• 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;
• Command of English, knowledge of Arabic is useful;
• 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
• Up to 1/3 of time required for travel;
• This duty station is not suitable for families with children;
• Some duty stations may require additional R&R arrangements.

We offer
ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in de programme country and good benefits and remuneration 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 this link:

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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