Country Director at Living Water International Zambia Country Office

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Living Water International Zambia Country Office

Living Water International (LWI) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water” – the gospel of Jesus Christ – which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. Living Water is providing safe drinking water, Christian Witness, sanitation and hygiene education to communities across Africa and is pleased to announce a vacancy for a Country Director in Zambia.

Reporting to the Africa Regional Vice President, the Country Director’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Provide Strategic direction: Implement the Country Strategy according to LWI strategic processes and operating standards. Maintain annual operating plans against which all program activities are measured and ensure alignment to LWI regional and global strategy.
  • Develop Funding Initiatives: Promote the needs of the country specific funding requirements and maintain good relationships with in – country funders.  Establish collaborative relationships including local churches to determine project needs.
  • Provide Spiritual Leadership: Ensure the office has high quality Christian ethos and operations plan that is appropriate for the country context. Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships, and provide spiritual guidance to staff on LWI’s mission and core values.
  • Implement Mandatory Policies and Procedures: Implementation and reporting of WASH projects as directed through the internal system – PUMPS and ensures compliance of the country program with LWI Quality Standards and procedures. Ensure alignment of key support functions (e.g. Finance, HR & Admin, etc.) with global direction and develop and manage the country operating budget including major capital expenditure.
  • Facilitate strategic Collaboration:  Facilitate and ensure development of LWI goals and targets on an annual basis and ensure the provision of program information regarding the country locations and/or programmatic sector.
  • Guide the office in the development of WASH program design and implementation and ensure a monitoring and evaluation strategy is in place for all WASH programs.
  • Facilitate Relationships/Networks: Establish collaborative relationships with all relevant stakeholders to facilitate the efficient operations and the implementation of effective ministry for LWI.
  • Ensure Legal Compliance:  Ensure legal compliance in all areas: health and safety, labor laws, taxes, insurance and other local requirements.
  • Provide Financial and Resource Management:  Be accountable for budget, resources and assets for the country program, ensuring financial controls and cost effectiveness in accordance with LWI mission and values;
  • Provide Staff Management:  Effectively lead the team within the performance management framework and coach staff/managers
  • Provide Security and Risk Management:  Be fully accountable at country level for emergency and risk management, develop a plan and ensure staff awareness and compliance;



Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, or its equivalent (advanced degree is preferred)
  • 10 years’ experience in a senior management position, demonstrated ability to deal decisively with complex situations.
  • Commitment to Christian ethos of development is very important.
  • Strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to implement a country strategy. Substantial business acumen in general management, financial management and operations with work experience in the WASH sector;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Strong planning, community mobilization and inter-cultural communication skills, experience working on grant funded programs in improving the overall health status at the household level through improved water access/quality, sanitation, and hygiene;
  • Proficiency in English and excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Willing and able to travel internally and regionally up to 35% of the time and have no criminal record.

Application Process

Suitably qualified candidates must submit a cover letter (one page only) and a CV (no more than 4 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 traceable references (professional, spiritual & Current Supervisor). All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.

Applications should be submitted to Fridah Kirimi, Regional Human Resource Manager for Africa via:  [email protected]

Please do not attach scanned certificates at this stage.

Closing date for applications is August 18th, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date.