Project Officer

at ZOA
Location Khartoum, Sudan
Date Posted May 24, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency SDG


1- The Project Officer is responsible for the following tasks, responsibilities, and results:

  • Reporting: Coordinates, writes and supports field staff to prepare and submit timely and quality reports required by ZOA, donors or other stakeholders including regular field monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Proposal Development: supports proposal development, by writing proposals for small and/or short term proposals and supports the programme department for larger and long-term proposals
  • MEAL: Supports the MEAL team to follows-up with MEAL issues related to projects implemented by ZOA & its partners in Sudan including carrying out needs assessments, regular monitoirng and data collection of various project indicators, among others.
  • Communications: Maintains ZOA social media and works with the MEAL Specialist to capture and document best practices and success stories and to produce quality factsheets, videos and brochures, etc.
  • Coordination: coordinates, with the relevant Programme Manager, some of the (smaller) multi-state programmes
  • External relations: Facilitates communication and preparations with concerned staff for visits by donors, consultants, missions, etc.
  • Follows-up and provides general support to specific projects as requested by the direct supervisor.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor

2. Contacts

External contacts

  • Relevant as directed by the Programme Advisor, with some autonomy.

Internal contacts

  • Team members from the programme department
  • Project staff of field offices and ZOA Headquarters personnel as requested
  • Operational staff (finance, HR etc) in Khartoum

3- Supervises

No supervision responsibilities

  • Relevant as directed by the Programme Advisor, with some autonomy.

4- Competencies


  • Work experience in international development, preferably with an (I)NGO
  • Work experience in at least two sectors of ZOA Sudan’s programme sectors.
  • Experience in working with relevant institutional donors
  • Bachelors’ Degree in development, gender or related fields with practical experience
  • Demonstrated affinity and knowledge about the social, political and gender aspects of development.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
  • Basic knowledge about gender, do no harm and Core Humanitarian Standards
  • Basic knowledge about monitoring and evaluation systems and methods.


  • Strong conceptual and writing skills
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • Basic excel skills
  • Good in developing and maintaining good relationships
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • A highly ethical work standard
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-religious setting.

5- Special Conditions

  • Up to 25 % of time required for travel to ZOA programme locations in Sudan.

The candidate will subject to Membercheck /COTER procedures, which is against Government Sanction lists to verify that the candidate is not on any of these lists. This counter-terrorism check is a requirement of Donor Government Regulations and is therefore an important part of an employee’s ability to fulfil his/her employment requirements before signing the Employment Contract with the Organization.

Applying Instructions

Full applications must include the following:

  1. Motivation letter stating the reasons for applying.
  2. CV including educational, professional training and work experience.

Applicants should submit full documents before 01/06/2022 to HAC Labour Office in Khartoum and send a soft copy to ZOA Sudan, attention:

Female candidate are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

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