Research and Policy Analyst

Website Zambia Development Agency ZDA

Lusaka, Zambia
Reporting to the Manager – Research and Policy, the job holder will be responsible for generating information on all sectors of the economy and providing timely and appropriate advice to the government on policy issues related to industrial development and the business environment.
All applications must be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, application letter, and copies of qualifications and provide at least three referees. The closing date for receipt of applications is 7th April 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

​Research on matters relating to the business environment, covering Zambia’s competitiveness, sector studies, investments, exports, productivity and enterprise development
Provide ZDA input in the design and implementation of business-related reforms

Communicate ZDA’s research findings and secure stakeholder buy-in

Analyse Zambia’s investment climate and conduct public-private dialogue to identify key business constraints and develop priority reforms/actions

Research and analyse the global and Zambian economic environment to identify the impact on company competitiveness  

Conduct financial and economic analysis on specific initiatives to develop the private sector

Communicate findings of strategic Government programs to the rest of ZDA and government and secure stakeholder buy-in

Provide input into policies, laws and GRZ decision forums such as PSDRP, ZIBAC to improve their impact on private sector development  
Ensure that the private sector is deeply engaged and takes a leading role in efforts to improve Zambia’s investment climate

Contribute to the development and implementation of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation programmes and tools

Implement 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 of exports and FDIs on the Zambian economy

Prepare and submit periodic and ad-hoc reports of the department’s activities

Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
Minimum 1-year experience in a similar role
Demonstrate experience in report writing
Demonstrate experience in research skills  
Excellent Interpersonal skills
Knowledge of computer applications (Excel and Word processing)
Proficiency in Statistical Software Packages i.e. Stata, EViews, SPSS, Excel, NVivo etc
Excellent Communication and analytical skills  

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