ZOA Burundi works with conflict and natural disaster affected populations. We target especially vulnerable farmer households, youth and primary schools.
Website: https://www.zoa-international.com/files/burundi/

Manager of Programme Quality Burundi

Closing date:

Job Location: Burundi

Starting date: As soon as possible

Vacancy closing date: Until a suitable candidate has been found

Duration position: 3 years

Working hours: Fulltime

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

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’s programme in Burundi

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, where almost 90% of the population lives from agriculture. Together with its high population density, growth, and displacements, this causes fierce competition over resources, including land.

ZOA has been operational in Burundi since 2007, and our programmes focus on restoring Food Security and Livelihoods, Peacebuilding (including land certification projects) and WASH. We work from field offices in Makamba, Rumonge and Cibitoke, supported by a country office in Bujumbura.

ZOA is looking for a

Manager of Programme Quality in Burundi

Your challenge

The responsibility of the Manager of Programme Quality in Burundi is to ensure 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.

Your main tasks and responsibilities

Programme Quality

  • Advises and supports the Country Director (CD) and the 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;
  • Supervises the development, implementation and maintenance of 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.

Proposal development and (donor) reporting

  • Supports the CD and PGMs in donor relation management (for current and potential donors)
  • Leads 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 CD 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;
  • Represents ZOA Burundi in relevant UN cluster meetings;
  • Facilitates technical exchange and training on relevant topics for the MEAL officers in particular as well as for other ZOA (project) staff;
  • Assures that recommendations and lessons learned from project reports and evaluations are effectively integrated in the project implementation strategies where possible.

Leadership and management

  • The MPQ is member of the Country Management Team;
  • Provide technical leadership to the team of MEAL officers.

Your profile


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

Knowledge & Experience

  • University degree in a humanitarian, development or other relevant field;
  • At least three years field experience in a fragile context;
  • Fluency in English (speaking/reading/writing);
  • Fluency in French (speaking/reading/writing);
  • Solid writing skills;
  • Solid knowledge of PCM;
  • Experience with institutional donors;
  • Research skills.


  • Conceptual flexibility;
  • Logical thinker;
  • Strong proposal writing skills;
  • Good communicator;
  • Good networker
  • Innovative;
  • Coaching and training skills
  • Customer-friendly attitude;
  • Result-oriented approach;
  • Initiative;
  • Interpersonal sensitivity.


  • Flexible and adaptable;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitive;
  • Able to work under pressure and with strict deadlines;
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment.

Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit our website www.zoa-international.com.

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact the HR department, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo.

How to Apply

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 the following link: Manager of Programme Quality Burundi | ZOA Nederland | CVSelection (cvselectie.net)

CV’s of no more than 5 pages in length are appreciated.

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. 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).