Position: Country Director -- ZOA, Nigeria

Job location:               Nigeria, Maiduguri
Starting date:               1st of August 2018
Vacancy closing date:  8th of July 2018
Duration position:        3 years (with opportunity for extension)
Workhours:                  fulltime (40 hours)

ZOA is a Christian international NGO that 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 multiple countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.                           
                                                                            ZOA is looking for a
                                                                           Country Director Nigeria

ZOA Nigeria is providing relief to people affected by the conflict in North East Nigeria since early 2017. Currently ZOA implements Food Security (Cash) and WASH projects in and around Maiduguri, Borno State. The Country Director will manage a team of about 35 staff.  ZOA is looking for a Country Director with significant experience in relief, which can develop the strategy for ZOA Nigeria further. The strategy will revolve around continued live saving relief work (in difficult to reach areas), combined with a strategy to support affected people from (Cash) dependency towards more sustainable livelihoods.

In addition, the Country Director will have to focus on building up team further towards a strong, professional and effective team. On the job training and capacity building of key staff in areas of time/staff management, humanitarian/relief principles etc. will be necessary.

Your profile
Identity
  • Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of ZOA
  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA
Knowledge
  • Experience with Institutional donors like ECHO, OFDA and DFID
  • Experience relief worker that is knowledgeable of sector standards i.e. CHS, SPHERE, Grand Bargain and understand the UN cluster system
Skills
  • Strong leader that can bring out the best in his/her staff members and build a skilled and confident team
  • Demonstrated proposal writing skills
Attitude
  • Hands on mentality
Special conditions (field visits, family station etc.)
  • This is not a family or accompanied post.
  • At the start of the position, the Country Director will report to the Director of Disaster Response and not to the CEO/CPO. The title of the function might be adjusted to this.
  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for these post
Do you need more information?
For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website www.zoa-international.com.
If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mrs. Charity van Bemmel HR Officer, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo

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. It is our aim to inform all other candidates of their status in the recruitment process within 4 weeks after the vacancy has closed. 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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