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Country Director - Sudan

  • Job location: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Starting date: 1st April 2020
  • Duration position: 3 years
  • Workhours: Full time (40 hours)

We are here for our neighbours in need, who are suffering in this broken world.

We are here for people who have lost everything due to wars or natural disasters. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies. After that, we are faithful and help them rebuild their lives – until they are ready to help themselves again.

The international work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. ZOA is active in multiple countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 900 employees worldwide.

ZOA is looking for a:

Country Director Sudan.

ZOA started working in Sudan in 2004 in response to the Darfur crisis. In 2010, programmes in the East of the country were also opened. Currently, ZOA has six offices and a portfolio that varies from humanitarian emergency to developmental projects. Main sectors are Water, Food Security and Livelihoods, Peace-building, and Education. Adaptation to climate change and migration issues are mainstreamed.

Your challenge:

The Country Director is overall responsible for the programmes and operations of ZOA in Sudan.

Your challenge is to build, to manage, and to ensure the realisation of the objectives of all the ZOA Sudan programmes and of the consortium that ZOA Sudan leads. Successfully moving projects and partnerships forward will require your people, as well as your managerial skills.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • The Country Director is the legal representative of ZOA in Sudan
  • Overall Leadership and Management of the ZOA organisation in Sudan
  • Leadership of the Consortium Steering Committee
  • Formulation and implementation of the Country Annual Plan
  • Programme formulation, development, implementation, and supervision
  • Overall responsibility for the financial position
  • Human Resource Management for all staff
  • Representing ZOA Sudan in the international community in Sudan and towards the Government of Sudan (networking, donor acquisition and legal representation)
  • Participate in organisation wide programme and knowledge development
  • Security management

Your profile


  • The candidate is expected to fully support the vision and mission of ZOA


  • University graduate
  • At least five years of cross-cultural experience
  • At least five years of relevant management experience in an international setting
  • Good spoken and written command of English, knowledge of Arabic is an advantage


  • Vision and strategic thinking
  • Networking
  • Decision making ability
  • Command of operations and finance
  • Conceptual and writing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Cultural and organisational sensitivity
  • Participative leadership
  • Staff development


  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Diplomatic
  • Able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment

Special conditions:

  • Regular field visits/work and travels are required

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 Mr. Wil Omlo, HR Director, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo

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