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Manager – Policy and Research

The Zambia Development Agcncy (ZDA). established under secuon 4 of the ZDA Act Number 11 of 2006 is an organization responsible for fostering economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment in Zambia.

The Agency is seeking high ly qualified and self-motivated individuals to fill the following vacancy:

  • Reporting to Director Policy and Planning, the position holder is responsible for selecting the appropriate research methodologies and supporting techniques to meet defined business objectives.
  • Further, s/he manages the policy and research function of the Agency and ensures that the department generates policy and credible information on all sectors of the economy and provide timely and appropriate advice to Government on economic development policy matters:
  • Selecting the most appropriate research methodology and techniques and designing qualitative and quantitative research plans to meet business objectives
  • Manage research on matters relating to the global economy; Zambia’s business environment, sector studies, investments, exports, productivity and enterprise development:
  • Manage the creation of databases on vital statistics such as market information, demand – supply of commodities, investment and trade dynamics, and their implications on economic development in Zambia
  • Manage the communication and dissemination of policy analysis and research findings and secure stakeholder buy-in:
  • Manage the analysis of Zambia’s investment climate and facilitate public-private dialogue to identify key business constramts and inform business reforms
  • Collaborate with research firms, institutions of higher learning, and other stakeholders to undertake joint policy analysis and research on trade and investment to enhance ZDA’s mandate
  • Conduct financial and economic analysis on specific initiatives, aimed at developing the private sector
  • Manage the communication of strategic Government programs to the rest of ZDA and its clients
  • Ensure provision or timely input into national policy laws, regulations and national budgets
  • Manage programmes and activities pertaining to monitoring of global FDI flows. and sources of potential investors, international market trade developments, market access trends in international trade blocs, and the impact or exports and FDIS on the Zambian economy
  • Manage the preparation and submission of periodic and ad hoc reports of the department’s activities; and
  • Manage the preparation of annual work plans and budgets for the Department and facilitate smooth execution of the activities by officers.

Qualifications / Experience/ Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences; Business, Economics or equivalent professional qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Public Policy will be an added advantage
  • Six (6) years’ experience, four (4) of which should have been at senior level
  • Excellent planning and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrate experience in report writing
  • Demonstrate experience in policy analysis and research methodology skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications (Excel and processing) and statistical packages (SPSS, STATA): and
  • Excellent communication and analytical.

Method of Application

All applications must be clearly marked and accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications and provide at least three referees, and send to:

The Acting Director Finance and Administration,

Zambia Development Agency,

Privatisation House,

Nasser Road,

PO Box-30819,

Lusaka.

Or

Email:

Application deadline
5 Jun 15:00
Email applications to
hrinfo@zda.org.zm
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