Manager of Programme Quality Myanmar

  • Contract
  • Myanmar
  • ZOA profile
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 8 Jul 2022


Job location: Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Starting date: As soon as possible

Vacancy closing date: 8th July 2022

Duration position: 6 Months (option to extend)

Workhours: 32-40 hours

We are here for people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster.

ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners. We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.

ZOA is looking for a

Manager of Programme Quality Myanmar

ZOA in Myanmar

ZOA has been present in Myanmar for more than a decade. Since 2020, ZOA has focused it’s presence and activities in the country to Rakhine State and restructured the management setup. In Rakhine State, we work especially with and for Internally Displaced Persons.The team in country is supported by the Disaster Response Team in the Netherlands (Dutch office).

Your challenge

The Manager of Programme Quality is responsible for high quality programme design, implementation and evaluation by providing line management with expertise and knowledge. In addition, the Manager of Programme Quality is responsible for the development of high quality project proposals for potential donors. As getting approval for travel to and stay in Myanmar is currently lengthy and complicated, the position will initially be based in the Netherlands from where remote support will be provided to the team in Myanmar.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

Programme Quality

  • Advises and supports Country Representative (CR) and Programme Managers (PGMs) on the development of the Country Strategy and Annual Plan;
  • Responsible for the quality and consistency of programme and project planning;
  • Responsible for adherence to ZOA policy and compliant with ZOA, donor, national and international guidelines, policies and standards in the implementation of projects;
  • Develops, implements and maintains monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL) tools, including the use of standardized indicators;
  • Supports the PGMs in the development of beneficiary accountability tools throughout the programme;
  • Responsible for partner assessments and the development of capacity development plans;
  • Ensures gender, protection and conflict sensitive project design and implementation.

Reporting/Digital Data Collection

  • Contributes to the development of high quality project proposals and monitors consistency between donor proposals and Country Strategy;
  • Contributes to on-time, high quality submission of donor reports and evaluations;
  • Supports the Country Representative and PGMs in the writing of the internal quarterly reports and annual review.

Knowledge Management

  • Responsible for the development of knowledge management at country level and contributing to organisation wide knowledge management;
  • Leads the development of innovative project proposals.

Leadership and management

  • Is member of the Country Management Team;
  • Where applicable, provides leadership to the Programme Quality team;
  • The Manager of Programme Quality supervises and periodically appraises the performance of staff reporting to the Manager of Programme Quality.

Your profile


  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision, mission and Christian values of ZOA.


  • University degree in a humanitarian, development or other relevant field;
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken;
  • Experience in research;
  • At least 3 years’ field experience in a humanitarian context;
  • Expertise in on or more of ZOA’s sectors: WASH, FOOD Security (possibly Nutrition) and Cash based programming.


  • Result-oriented and hands-on approach;
  • Strong formulation and writing skills;
  • Management skills;
  • Logical thinker;
  • Conceptual flexibility.


  • Customer-friendly attitude;
  • Innovative;
  • Initiative;
  • Effective and appropriate communication;
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.

Special conditions

  • Upon improved access to Myanmar, placement in Rakhine state could be considered.

We offer

ZOA offers you a challenging job, and a motivated team in the programme country, and good benefits and remuneration which suit the NGO sector (including but not limited to: medical and other insurances, (contribution to) housing costs, training options and 29 leave days).

How to apply

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 Tim Piersma, HR Business Partner, email [email protected]

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:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we have received sufficient applications.

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated. Your cover letter should include a motivation specific for this job.

Please provide at least 3 references related to your current and 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. An assessment may 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.

Please note that ZOA carries out background and reference checks (including COTER) for all candidates as part of the recruitment process. As ZOA participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a written questionnaire: the “Statement of Conduct”, which will be sent to past employers regarding Misconduct (such as sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment).