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Current Job for Project Manager at ZOA Nigeria, 23rd February, 2019

ZOA is an international NGO with its Head Quarters in The Netherlands. ZOA 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. ZOA works in fifteen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia and has approximately 1000 employees worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager (FSL)

Location: Munguno, Borno
Starting date: As soon as possible

ZOA’s Programme in Nigeria

  • ZOA started operations in Nigeria December 2016, supporting IDPs and returnees of insurgence affected states. In the selection of the beneficiaries, we pay careful attention to include the most vulnerable households & individuals. Continuously promoting community governance, inclusion, peace and stability in these fragmented and traumatized communities is a challenging but essential part of ZOA’s programme.
  • ZOA currently has full team in Borno State, respond to the critical needs in Food Security and livelihood and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Purpose of the Position

  • The Project Manager is responsible for the overall implementation of the C/FSL project.
  • He/She will manage, coordinate and supervise the project to ensure project goals and objectives are achieved in a timely, efficient and effective way.
  • The project manager is based in Monguno. The position is 1 year fixed term renewable based on funding availability.


  • University degree in relevant field
  • Experience in cash base programming including digital CBT management (e.g. RedRose)
  • Proven working experience of 3 – 5 years in project management of which at least 1 year in project management;
  • Experience working in humanitarian context in deep field location
  • Affinity with relief work and international NGO’s;
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Knowledge in project cycle management and financial management
  • Excellent in English in reading, writing and speaking;
  • Good knowledge of local languages including Hausa and Kanuri (Shuwa-Arab an added advantage);
  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word);


  • Able to work in deep field location (Monguno)
  • Good communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Good coordination skills;
  • Accuracy;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Result-oriented
  • Able to work effectively in a team setting and individually;
  • Participative leadership;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.


  • The candidate is expected to adhere to ZOA identity, vision, and mission.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan and ensure the effective implementation of CBT/FSL, including coordination, timely preparation of activities with the project management team and strict compliance to humanitarian principles/standards (i.e, CHS, Sphere Standards, HAP, PSEA, etc).
  • Ensure training and daily management of staff on the application of procedures and modalities, and on the correct use of appropriate systems & tools (i.e., data collection tools, ZOA Manager, RedRose, etc).
  • Ensure that CBT activities are implemented in compliance with the approved modalities, policies and sector standards.
  • Coordinate project activities effectively, including coordination within the team, within the programme, with the local community, with the sector/other (I)NGOs and with Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and project accountability to beneficiaries and communities.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to coordination activities (i.e., state and LGA level sector coordination meetings and activities, etc.)
  • Undertake any required MEAL activities as outlined by the Manager of Programme Quality;
  • Maintain and ensure proper on-line and off-line filing of all project related documentation relating directly to project activities to ensure accountability to donors and beneficiaries. This includes ZOA Manager and RedRose or any other CBT tool.
  • Prepare monthly project cash forecast for all project activities.
  • Provide up-to-date and inclusive information on project activities as requested and report timely on all project activities, including progress, achievements, lessons learnt and challenges.
  • Maintain systems of communication, monitoring, support, training and accountability between management and field teams, ensuring consistency.
  • Ensure that project performance is evaluated effectively, including coordinating internal and external performance review.
  • Prepare evidence-based quality reports (donor reports, internal reports, coordination reports).
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to positively contribute to
  • ZOA’s goals and objectives, and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Any other duty that is reasonably consistent with the key tasks of the function.

ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Deadline: 8th March, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and Cover Letter as one file (pdf format preferred) to: Clearly indicate the position applying for in the subject line of the application.

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