Action Against Hunger
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Country Director – Zambia

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Job Description

Action Against Hunger is a global leader in the fight against hunger. For 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight. We save the lives of children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

Following its current strategy, the organization decided to expand its presence in the Africa Region by opening operations in Zambia.

We are currently seeking an experienced Country leader to be our first Country Director in Zambia. Specifically, we are seeking a strategic visionary leader, with proved capacity of building high performing teams and startup operations in stablished contexts. The Country Director will be focusing on developing and executing a country strategy that will ensure relevance and impact of Action Against Hunger in Zambia.

Candidates need to show relevant experience of have managed startup NGO operations, build teams, developed diverse funding portfolios and have proven records of external engagement with a variety of stakeholders including local and national government entities as well as local and international organizations.


Required Qualifications And Professional Experience:

  • At least 10 years of senior management experience
  • Minimum 10 years of work in development contexts, preferable with experience in emerging economies in Africa.
  • Overall knowledge of Action Against Hunger key areas of intervention.
  • Previous experience of have set up NGO operations, preferably in Africa.
  • Excellent external relation skills and previous experience in engaging with National and local government authorities.
  • Results driven and demonstrable ability to set and communicate goals and ensure effective and appropriate decision making and problem solving.
  • Ability to develop, organize, mentor, and motivate a multicultural team.
  • Experience in fundraising from a diverse donor portfolio in similar contexts like Zambia (emerging economies), preferably in Africa.

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge on developing and executing Strategies and Business plans
  • High level financial management skills to steer the operational budget and modeling scenarios
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Skills to motivate and influence internally and externally
  • Very good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO
  • Fluent in English (professional English needed)
  • Understanding of managing security and risk within an INGO context


Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Application Process:

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