Research Officers (x 12) - Parliament of Zimbabwe

Job Title : Research Officer (x 12)

- Population Studies / Demography x 2
- Public Finance and Economics x2
- Law x3
- Environmental Studies / Sciences x 1
- Education x 1
- Agriculture/ Agricultural Economics/ Agrarian Reforms/ Rural Development x 2
- Labour Economics x1

Grade : 8/7

Location : Research Department

Reports To : Director - Research

Job Description

 Provide proactive and reactive research and analysis services to Parliamentary Portfolio Committees;
 Conduct research on socio-economic and political issues as they impact on Zimbabwe;
 Prepare well researched background papers for Presiding Officers, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senior Staff of Parliament attending workshops, seminars and conferences;
 Prepare speeches for the Presiding Officers and Senior Officials of Parliament, as required;

 Assist MPs with information pertaining to the development of their constituencies;
 Create and update information databases including the informatics database;
 Liaise with relevant government agencies, institutions of higher learning, research institutes and other stakeholders; and
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned from to time by the Director of Research;

Minimum Qualifications and Personnel Specifications

 An Honours Degree in the fields outlined above
 A Master’s Degree in the afore-mentioned professional fields is an added advantage;
 Demonstrable research or policy formulation or implementation experience at university, government department or institution of similar standing;
 5 “O” Levels, including English Language and Maths
 Advanced verbal and written communication skills;
 Sound interpersonal and organisational skills;
 Good analytical and presentation skills
 Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
 Innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a team
 High level of commitment
 Advanced computer literacy skills;
 At least 2 years relevant working experience
 Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) ISO 9001:2015 will be an added advantage

In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, a motivation letter of not more than 200 words (for posts 1 and 2) and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:

The Clerk of Parliament Parliament Building Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue P.O. Box CY 298 Causeway HARARE

Alternatively submissions can be e-mailed to:
Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification. All those who attended interviews for any of the above posts should not bother to apply.

The closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 14th June, 2019

Created: June 02, 2019
Category: Administration, Secretarial, Pa
Expiry Date: June 14, 2019

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