Country Director - Zambia and Southern Africa

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia · International · 31 March 2019


The Country Director is accountable to lead and manage the WorldFish’s country program in Zambia and engage in a network of fishery and aquaculture stakeholders in Southern Africa states that make up the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As the focal country for the Southern Africa states, you will be responsible for delivering at Zambia country level WorldFish’s organizational strategy including its Annual Priorities and Key Performance Goals. To sustain and develop the program, the incumbent will entail develop and implement annual country priorities, innovation and investment plans, overseeing staffing, budgeting, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation to sustain and develop the program in ways that deliver quality science and development impacts from our research at scale.

Initial priority outside of Zambia is Malawi and you will be required to efficiently and effectively generate and share resources including staff and partnerships to ensure effective delivery. Working collaboratively with our global research and functional leaders, you will deliver an integrated research program that addresses national priorities and organizational goals, strengthen institutional and partners capabilities across the aquaculture and fisheries sectors, including building capacities, policy influence and research engagement within the region. The role will involve active participation in in engaging with strategic partnerships with regional and sub-regional institutions operating within the SADC countries as well as interacting with the network of focal country directors.

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Salary & Benefits

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 85,000 to USD 90,000 gross per annum. WorldFish's IRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) housing allowance*, relocation and repatriation assistance*, dependent education allowance*, home leave entitlement*, comprehensive insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Note: Items marked * are not applicable to staff recruited as Home Country Internationals (nationals of the country of posting). All benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

Our offer

The position will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. The initial employment contract will be for a 3-year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. Interviews will be held via video conference and the successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Our commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online latest by 31 March 2019:

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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