Director of Operations Uganda


40 hours per week

Temporary contract
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Job location:                      Kampala, Uganda

Starting date:                    as soon as possible  

Vacancy closing date:    26th of March 2023

Duration position:           3 years

Working hours:                 Fulltime (40 hours per week)

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 is looking for a

Director of Operations

ZOA’s programme in Uganda

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Gulu), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security. 

Your challenge

The Director of Operations is responsible for effective and efficient in country management and control of all operational processes in the country organization, and managing the Finance and Operations team at Country Office level. This includes Finances, HR, Logistics, Administration, IT and Security. The Director of Operations is member of the Country Management Team.

As Director of Operations you will be overseeing an HR team of 2, 1 logistician, finance team of 4 (Kampala) and give support to 7 other field finance colleagues and logistics staff.

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Special conditions

We offer

ZOA offers you a challenging job, and a motivated team in Uganda, and good benefits and remuneration which suit the NGO sector (including but not limited to: medical and other insurances, (contribution to) housing costs, training options and 29 leave days).

Do you need more information?

For more information about ZOA, please visit at our website

If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Heline Wielink (HR Advisor) email

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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