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Project Assistant  at ZOA Nigeria

ZOA is an international NGO with its Head Quarters in The Netherlands. ZOA offer RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA want 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.

ZOA Nigeria, is recruiting to fill the following positions below:

ZOA’s Programme in Nigeria

  • ZOA recently started setting up operations in Nigeria, supporting IDPs of Boko Haram affected states. ZOA starts up operations from Maiduguri. In the selection of the beneficiaries, we pay careful attention to include the most vulnerable households. Continuously promoting community governance, inclusion, peace and stability in these fragmented and traumatized communities is a challenging but essential part of

ZOA’s Programme.
Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Officer by implementing of the WaSH, Food Aid and psychosocial;
  • Oversee and report the monthly post distribution monitoring;
  • Monitor and report progress of contractors;
  • Develop and maintain strong understanding of the situation in the target area;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders at community level;
  • Ensure clear communication between management staff and key stakeholders at community level;
  • Provide translation between expatriate staff and community members;
  • Assist in field research, needs assessments, evaluations etc, from time to time, as directed;
  • Any other duty that is reasonably consistent with the key tasks of the function.

External Contacts:

  • Community members and community leaders;
  • Any other stakeholders in project implementation at community level;

Internal contacts:

  • Program Officer;
  • Project staff;
  • ZOA office staff;


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


  • Relevant university degree or diploma ;
  • Proven working experience of 2 years in community mobilisation;
  • Affinity with relief work and International NGO’s;
  • Excellent spoken and written command of Hausa and Kanuri;
  • Good knowledge of English in reading, writing and speaking;
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word);


  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong networking skills;
  • Strong relationship building skills;
  • Strong listening skills;
  • Strong participatory attitude;
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting;

Our Offer

  • Starting Date: as soon as possible
  • Salary/conditions: ZOA offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team and good benefits and remuneration which suits the charities sector.

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and motivation with ‘Project Assistant, Maiduguri’ in the subject of the mail to:

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