Country Director - Zambia and Southern Africa

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.