NICO Life Insurance Company Limited (NICO Life), a leading provider of innovative life insurance solutions, is an equal opportunity employer and diversity is an integral part of our Business, History, Culture, and Identity. Inclusion is the way we treat and perceive all differences, and all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the Company.

NICO Life seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Innovation and Growth Manager. The position is tenable at the Head Office in Blantyre.Reporting to the Head of Sales, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving strategic innovation initiatives that position the company for long-term success and sustainable growth in a rapidly evolving marketplace. He/she will be responsible for the following Key Result Areas:

1. Innovation and Growth Strategy – Development and implementation of an Innovation and Growth Strategy aligned with the company’s objectives, leveraging on emerging technologies and market trends to enhance competitiveness.
2. Product Development – Providing leadership in the ideation, development, and launching of new Life Insurance products and services that meet evolving customer needs and preferences.
3. Market Research – Conducting market research and analysis to identify growth opportunities, consumer insights, and emerging trends in the Life Insurance industry.
4. Collaboration – Collaborating cross-functionally with departments such as Marketing, Sales, Underwriting, and IT to drive innovation initiatives and ensure seamless integration of new products and processes.
5. Partnership Management – Cultivating strategic partnerships with external stakeholders, including but not limited to startups, technology vendors, and industry experts, to enhance innovation capabilities and access new markets.
6. Data Analytics – Utilizing data analytics and business intelligence tools to derive actionable insights, optimize business processes, and identify areas for improvement and innovation.
7. Risk Management – Assessing and mitigating risks associated with innovation initiatives, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and adherence to industry standards.
8. Change Management – Championing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the organization, fostering creativity, collaboration, and a willingness to embrace change.
9. Performance Monitoring – Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success of innovation projects, and tracking progress towards growth targets.
10. Thought Leadership – Staying abreast of industry developments, best practices, and emerging technologies through continuous learning and participation in industry forums, conferences, and networking events.


a) Ability to understand the marketplace, create innovative products and services, develop strategies to introduce new ideas and concepts, and effectively manage resources.
b) Strategic Thinking – Ability to think strategically and develop long-term plans and goals for the organization.
c) Creativity – Ability to generate and evaluate new ideas that will drive growth and success for the organization.
d) Strong interpersonal skills.
e) A self-starter and self-motivated individual.
f) Results driven.
g) Analytical logical thinker with good problem-solving skills.
h) Ability to work on a wide range of deliverables at the same time.
i) Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
j) Ability to plan and organise in line with job requirements.
k) Excellent negotiation skills


  • A first university degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Commerce, or its equivalent from a reputable university.
  • Those with certification in related fields will have an added advantage.
  • At least six (6) years’ experience three (3) of which must have been in similar role.

Applications and curriculum vitae including names and contacts of three traceable referees must reach the address below by 10th March 2024 either by post or email at vacancies@nico-life.com.

Human Resources Business Partner
NICO Life Insurance Company Limited
P.O. Box 3044,

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

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