VACANCIES: Research Officer x 7 Parliament of Zimbabwe

Research Officer x 7
Grade : 8
Location : Research Department
Reports To : Director – Research
Job Description
• Providing proactive and reactive research and analysis services to Parliamentary Portfolio Committees;
• Conducting research on socio-economic and political issues as they impact on Zimbabwe;
• Preparing speeches for the Presiding Officers and Senior Officials of Parliament, as required;
• Preparing well researched background papers for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senior Staff of Parliament attending workshops, seminars and conferences;
• Assisting MPs with information pertaining to the development of their constituencies;
• Creating and updating databases including the informatics project;
• Liaising with relevant government agencies, institutions of higher learning, research institutes and other stakeholders;
• Performing any other duties as may be assigned from to time by the Director of Research;
Person Specification
• An Honours Degree in Economics, Rural and Urban Planning, Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Politics and Administration
• 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;
• Advanced communication skills, verbal and written;
• Sound interpersonal and organisational 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 competitive remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.
Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates and three contactable referees 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
The closing date for receiving applications is 24th May 2018

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