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Country Managing Director

AMSCO Advisory Services Zambia Limited seeks to recruit a Country Managing Director.

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the CEO & MD, the Country MD will develop, execute and manage the unit’s strategy and have overall responsibility in managing and handling all operational aspect of the unit.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Business Strategy
  • Lead team in the development of the business plan for the unit/team.
  • Implement the strategy, annual goals and objectives for the unit/team.
  • Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives and operational execution.
  • Operational delivery
  • The Country MD will be responsible for managing all operations within their assigned area of responsibility.
  • This involves being responsible for managing a team to achieve agreed profit, revenue, overheads and customer service targets.
  • Drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the unit/team by expanding existing service lines and the development of new business that results in increased revenue and development impact for AMSCO.
  • This will include coordinating and reviewing project lead summaries, new business pipelines, new business opportunity assessments and other requirements of the new business process.
  • Continuously assess and update processes as they relate to improving performance of the unit/team.
  • Together with the CEO and MD analyse and mitigate risks to the unit by proactively monitoring potential external risks to the company.
  • In coordination with the Executive Team, seek out funding and partnership opportunities within their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Lead and or support opportunity assessment in new priority areas.
  • Engage resources from various departments as necessary and in a timely manner.
  • Targets for the various business units will be set, discussed and agreed by the business with the candidate.
  • People management
  • Lead, coach and develop team to optimize their potential, ensure quality development plans are in place, ensuring succession for the future.
  • Develop the capacity of team to independently develop and write strong proposals and conduct opportunity assessments specific to their priority area.
  • Ensure all team members’ objectives drive service delivery as well as facilitate the development and improvement of individuals and their performance.
  • Ensure equitable assignment of work to the team.
  • Manage the individual outputs of team, executing standard processes for servicing clients.
  • Relationship Management
  • Develop and manage existing and new business relationships.
  • In coordination with other units and colleagues, cultivate and manage relationships with partners and or potential stakeholder, including governments and private sector companies.
  • Promote peer support and strong inter-company relationships with other management personnel.
  • Maintain strong relationships with other customer facing staff.
  • Technical Skills/Competencies

Essential Competencies:

  • Business Acumen – understand how value is created. Able to identify real opportunities based on business plan.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others – provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Constructs compelling development plans and executes them.
  • Drive for Results – steadfastly pushes self and others for results. Very bottom line oriented.
  • Strategic Agility – can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately. Can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods.
  • Influence – adapts influencing style to different situations.
  • Collaboration – actively brings people together to deliver work.
  • Interpersonal Savvy – builds constructive and effective relationships.
  • Entrepreneurship – innovative, creative, dynamic, risk tolerant, flexible and growth orientated.

Essential Skills:

  • Must display superior verbal, written, presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge and Expertise
  • Strong financial background.
  • Strong project management knowledge.
  • Strategic Relationship Management and Account Management experience
  • Strong private sector strategy and management experience, including several of the following key skill areas: business development, financial analysis, business plan and proposal writing.



  • Five (5-10) years, experience.
  • Experience in managing through KPIs.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • People management experience.
  • Experience working with a team of high-achieving individuals who work in a pressured environment.
  • Experience in implementing strategy.



  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or related discipline.

How to Apply

Send an application via email to: In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for; only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed. Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three contactable referees (email, phone and full addresses).

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