Country Director (Zambia) at Tiko

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


Can you ensure Tiko reaches its ambitious impact goals in Zambia? Are you organised and data-driven and can you make our local operations and impact grow? Continue reading to find out more about our Country Director role!

The Company

Tiko (previously known as Triggerise) believes in a world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs. Our digital platform delivers scalable and verifiable sexual reproductive health services for young people in 6 main markets in Sub Saharan Africa – Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, Burkina Faso, and Zambia. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use sexual and reproductive health services. We also support our users in becoming micro-entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.

Tiko has offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Globally, our team consists of +160 enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about what being part of Tiko is like here.

For this role, we are looking for applicants based in Lusaka, Zambia. 

The job

We’re looking for a Country Director to lead all aspects of our country-level strategy and operations in Zambia. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the efficient, data-driven implementation of our programs in the country. You also lead the team and collaborate with other internal teams and external stakeholders in order to optimise our impact.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Leading our local operations in a data-driven and efficient manner
  • Planning, budgeting, and implementing our programs
  • Optimizing operations to ensure high-quality results with minimal risk of fraud
  • Developing the skills and capacity of your team
  • Building partnerships with donors, local and national governments, and other external stakeholders to ensure smooth operations and future fundraising
  • Contributing to the national dialogue on sexual and reproductive health and advocating for changes in policy and practice in the sector
  • Ensuring compliance with donor requirements, internal policies, and national/local laws and regulations
  • Enabling the flow of information between your team and the rest of the organization and between yourself and the company management team
  • Expanding the impact of our products and brands through implementation and growth

About you

You’re a strategic leader who makes data-driven decisions and collaborates with others to achieve results. You’re skilled at connecting people and functions across borders, and you have a talent for identifying new business opportunities and networking to help Tiko grow.


  • Based in Lusaka (mandatory). Please note that applicants from other locations will be declined.
  • 5+ years of program and project management experience in the health sector, with experience in sexual and reproductive health and HIV.
  • Experience overseeing a budget of at least 1 million USD with experience in USAID, FCDO, or other international funding a plus.
  • Experience managing a multidisciplinary operational team.
  • Experience representing organizations at various fora.
  • Fluent in English (mandatory).

The Rewards

In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits
  • A personal development budget
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go
  • Growth opportunities
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The Details

Interested? Click Apply for This Job! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

Tiko prioritizes integrity in our workplace and respects your privacy.

Tiko is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour by its employees at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. This is why we will do reference and background screening checks on successful candidates before hiring. Tiko also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. As part of this scheme, we will request information from your previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during your employment, or incidents under investigation when you left employment. By applying for this position, you confirm you have read and understood these recruitment procedures.

We value your privacy and understand the importance of safeguarding your personal data. We invite you to review our privacy notice for the recruitment process to understand how we collect, use, and protect your personal data during the recruitment process. Click here to view the document. By applying for this position, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our privacy notice.