Manager Programme Quality in Afghanistan

ZOA, Kabul, Afghanistan

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th December, 2019

Job Description

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 the Netherlands. From there ZOA operates in seventeen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 900 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a Manager Programme Quality in Afghanistan

ZOA’s Programme in Afghanistan

ZOA has been working in Afghanistan since 2000. The situation in Afghanistan is constantly changing. Ongoing insecurity limits access to some of the project locations and makes it difficult to anticipate the needs. In 2018, thousands of people became displaced due to fighting and natural disasters. With the more than 600,000 people that returned from neighboring countries during the last two years these numbers put pressure on the hospitality of the host population and the capacity of basic services. ZOA is currently implements humanitarian and recovery activities in Kabul, Nangarhar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Sar-e-Pul and Jawzjan provinces.

ZOA supports communities with construction and rehabilitation of water systems. We built new classrooms for schools, combined with latrines and water wells. In two urban areas, we have been supporting some 150 Self Help Groups for women. In 2018, Afghanistan suffered from a severe drought. ZOA assisted affected families with cash-for-food distribution. At the same time, we are training farmers in techniques to increase the wheat production.

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 Programme Plans and project proposals;
  • Ensuring gender and conflict sensitive project design and implementation;
  • Ensuring project design and implementation focuses on marginalised people;
  • Developing knowledge management at country level and contributing to organisation wide knowledge management.

Planning, monitoring and evaluation

  • Contributions to the Country Strategic Annual Plan (CSAP), with a specific responsibility for the quality and consistency of program planning;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of program and project implementation (prior experience is crucial).

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 (prior experience is crucial).

Capacity Building national implementing partners

  • Support Programme Managers in identifying suitable national implementing partners;
  • Conduct partner assessments;
  • Establish a capacity-building plan for national partners regarding project cycle management, vision and strategy, CHS, gender mainstreaming, organisational capacity building including finances HR.

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, preferably in similar context;
  • Good understanding of the Afghanistan humanitarian context is an advantage;
  • Good spoken and written command of English;
  • Research skills;
  • Successful track record in program and proposal development with different donors;
  • Thorough understanding of various funding mechanisms (OCHA AHF, CERF, EU, ECHO), etc.).


  • Logical thinker;
  • Conceptual flexibility;
  • Innovative;
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.


  • Customer-friendly attitude;
  • Result-oriented approach;
  • Initiative.

Special conditions

  • Duty station will be Kabul;
  • This is not a family or accompanied post;
  • Rest and recuperation conditions apply for this post.

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 NGO 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. Heline Bisschop, 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 through the following 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 in your CV. 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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