Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia
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10 months ago

Research Assistant/ Data Collector

Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia

Location: Chipata and Solwezi, Zambia

Start Date: January 2020

Contract Duration: January 6th to February 20th, 2020

About Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia (CIGZambia)

Cities and Infrastructure for Growth Zambia (CIGZambia) is a facility set up with the objective of providing high-quality independent technical advice and assistance to Zambian government bodies and private sector organisations engaged in urban infrastructure and energy projects and programmes that will help harness the potential of Zambia’s cities and towns to act as drivers for economic growth and job creation. CIGZambia has contracted Nangoma Consult to conduct a Business Survey for formal and informal businesses in Chipata (Including Kasenengwa and Chipangali) and Solwezi districts. The objective of the assignment is to collect and present quantitative and qualitative information of the status of the current business landscape in Chipata and Solwezi and to identify the binding constraints to business growth in Chipata and Solwezi.

Nangoma Consult seeks to engage fourteen (14) suitably qualified Research Assistants/Data Collectors based in Chipata and Solwezi Districts to collect field data for the study over a period of 12 work days.


  • The Research Assistants (RA)/Data Collectors will work under the supervision of the Principal Researchers and will be responsible for:
  • Data collection using Kobo Collect digital application for the businesses in the assigned districts
  • Ensuring all the data is captured correctly, GPS points are collected and the completed questionnaires are saved, backed-up and uploaded to the main server
  • Collaborating with other data collectors and supervisors to ensure that data collected is accurate and comprehensive


  • A diploma or degree from a recognised college/university (Recent graduates and current students are also encouraged to apply)
  • Experience in collecting data using digital devices such as tablets and phones
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Fluency in Nyanja (or Nsenga, Chewa or Ngoni) for Chipata and Kikaonde in Solwezi
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong and proactive interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Only applicants based in the study district of either Chipata or Solwezi will be considered

How to Apply

Please send a two paged page CV that demonstrates relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. Name and contact information for at least two referees familiar with the applicant’s character, skills, and experience.

Applications indicating ‘Research Assistant’ in the subject line should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Manager:

Deadline for Applications:

For both Chipata and Solwezi applicants. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

CIGZambia reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.

Application deadline
20 Dec 15:00
Email applications to

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