Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) for ZOA Germany


40 hours per week

Temporary contract
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Job location:                    Germany; Bonn or remote

Starting date:                   01 December 2022

Vacancy closing date:    30 September 2022

Duration position:           1 year, with possible extension based on performance

Working hours:                40 hours; 1 FTE


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


Being a Christian organisation, ZOA seeks to reach out to people impacted by conflicts and disasters. ZOA has a humanitarian mandate (from emergency relief to recovery) with a PEACE NEXUS focus. ZOA Germany (ZOA DE) is an independent charity (gGmbH) but part of the ZOA family and is ZOA’s representative office in Germany. It was founded by ZOA Netherlands (ZOA NL) in 2017 with the purpose of providing greater access to German institutional funding, thus increasing impact and reach of ZOA worldwide.


ZOA is looking for a


Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) for ZOA Germany


Your challenge

Manage and provide leadership to ZOA Germany, seeking to increase German (institutional) funding for ZOA overseas relief and recovery projects.


The MD is accountable to the Board of ZOA DE and works closely with ZOA NL (the operational entity).


Your main tasks and responsibilities


Leadership & Management


(Institutional) fundraising


Representation and communication


Your profile








Special conditions


Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit our website


If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Charity van Bemmel via email address 


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 button below.


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


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: check your name on counter-terrorism lists) 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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