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Consortium Coordinator for WeAreAble!

Uren per week
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32 - 40

Job location:                    Apeldoorn, Netherlands

Starting date:                   As soon as possible

Vacancy closing date:   27 July 2022

Duration position:           3-4 years

Workhours:                      32-40 hours


We are here for those that are not seen. 

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.


ZOA is looking for a

Consortium Coordinator for WeAreAble!
Your challenge

The Consortium Coordinator coordinates the implementation of the WeAreAble! Consortium, consisting of four (I)NGOs, namely ZOA as lead, the African Disability Forum (ADF), The Leprosy Mission (TLM) and Light for the World (LftW). In addition, The Hague Academy (THA) and Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten Internationaal (VNGi) have been subcontracted under this grant.

The consortium works in six African States (Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia) as well as in the Netherlands and has as main objective ‘Co-creating inclusive governance for access to basic resources that leaves no-one behind’. WeAreAble! is being financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Power of Voices subsidiary framework and runs from January 1st 2021 until December 31st 2025.


Your main tasks and responsibilities

The Consortium Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the consortium and for ensuring quality implementation in all seven countries.


Main tasks

·       Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the programme according to the proposal submitted and adjust and align where necessary in cooperation with the content working group and the respective country steering committee;

·       Ensure communication with the lead organization per country and provide coaching and coordination of the lead organizations in each country;

·       Communicate with the Executive Board on progress made during the implementation phase;

·       Chair the Consortium working group and keep a close connection with the chair of the other working groups;

·       Maintain relationship with the relevant contact person(s) within BuZa;

·       Ensure that the contractual obligations under Power of Voices are being met, including the timely submission of reports.


Overall coordination

·       Facilitate alignment of the work in the different countries and between the different members;

·       Facilitate exchange and learning between countries and partners;

·       Ensuring reporting deadlines are kept by all consortium partners;

·       Ensuring reporting towards the donor is being done on time and with sufficient quality;

·       Ensuring grievances among the consortium partners are addressed in an amiable manner;

·       Functioning as the interface between the We are Able! Consortium and the Dutch Foreign Ministry as well as other Consortia under the Power of Voices framework.


Ensuring quality implementation

·       Monitor and facilitate the shift of power towards Southern based partners;

·       Reviewing and providing feedback on Monitoring and Evaluation Reports in collaboration with the MEAL advisor;

·       Regular check-ins with all country-level key stakeholders to discuss project objectives, outcomes and progress.


Your profile


Knowledge and skills

·       University degree in the field of international development or similar;

·       At least 10 years of experience in the International Development Sector, of which at least 5 in a senior management position;

·       Experience in the coordination of multi-countries/ multi-annual plans in complex consortia;

·       Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following fields: Food security, inclusion and gender, lobby & advocacy, MEAL;

·       A strong vision and commitment towards localization;

·       Command of English and preferably French;

·       Knowledge and experience in at least one of the focus countries of the consortium.



·       High level of networking capacities, with interpersonal, organizational and intercultural sensitivity;

·       Able to plan and coordinate and work in an organized manner;

·       Able to bridge differences and bring people together.


Special conditions

The Consortium Coordinator will be based in the Netherlands, at ZOA’s HQ. However regular field visits to the relevant countries are being anticipated (average 3-6x per year). The field visits will be both short term as well longer term (multiple weeks) visits.


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 Tim Piersma, HR Business Partner, email zoa.vacancies@zoa.ngo.


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).



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