Research and Information Officer at Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lusaka, Zambia
3d ago
source : Jobs in Zambia

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) wishes to appoint a well-qualified and experienced person as a Research and Information Officer at the ZACCI Secretariat based in the Lusaka Agricultural Showgrounds.

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Head of Policy and Advocacy and will be responsible for conducting research, policy analysis and information management.

JOB PURPOSE.

To undertake / conduct research for ZACCI and provide advice to management on key issues around research within the Zambian economy and beyond.

MAIN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

1. Identifies research priorities for ZACCI and the private sector in general and develops a comprehensive research agenda for approval by Management.

2. Gathers, analyses, compiles and disseminates information on relevant research projects and activities and assists in developing evidence based and proactive policy advocacy, policy recommendations (National Business Agenda).

3. Maintains and updates the ZACCI website, social media platforms (Facebook, tweeter, whatsApp etc.) as well as a data base for economic and business indicators.

4. Responds, when appropriate, to external and internal research enquiries from the members of ZACCI, Government departments, academia and members of the public as instructed.

5. Conducts research on identified key concerns of ZACCI members, business persons nationwide and / or the private sector at large through various methodologies such as sectoral and sub-sectoral surveys, Business Confidence Index and submits findings to Supervisor.

6. Provides relevant, timely, and high quality briefs to inform on policy direction and planning on behalf of the Supervisor and the Secretariat.

7. Scans the political, economic, social, technological and environmental landscape both locally and internationally for emerging trends and analyses implications on research and development to ensure effective response from the private sector.

8. Prepares ZACCI Position Papers and other specific policy paper recommendations when required by Supervisor for presentation at national and international seminars / workshops and meetings as appropriate.

9. Develops proposals for possible financing of ZACCI activities

10. Performs occasionally, other duties that can be reasonably assigned by superior(s), which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

JOB FEATURES.

1. Organisation / Logistic Skills

  • Ability to effectively conduct and manage research.
  • Strong knowledge of research design and implementation
  • Ability to analyse and interpret large data sets.
  • Project and strategic management skills
  • 2. Interpersonal Skills

  • Effective interviewing skills and strong presentation skill.
  • 3. Leadership Skills

  • Role has no subordinate, however, provides guidance to Interns or part-time researchers that are engaged from time to time.
  • 4. Computation / Numerical Requirements

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of Research software packages such as Excel, SPSS and other computer based tools.
  • 5. Job Minimum Education / Vocational Level

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate.
  • University Degree in Social Sciences, preferably with exposure to Research methods or equivalent qualification. Policy Analysis will be added advantage.
  • 6. Minimum Experience / Exposure Required.

  • Preferably 3 years post qualifications experience.
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