Research Officer

Job Summary


Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean security, disciplinary, criminal record, to fill the following permanent establishment vacant positions. Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.

Job Title : Research Officer (x 12)

Population Studies / Demography x 2
Public Finance and Economics x4
Law x1
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

Duties And Responsibilities


13.1 Provide proactive and reactive research and analysis services to Parliamentary Portfolio Committees;
13.2 Conduct research on socio-economic and political issues as they impact on Zimbabwe;
13.3 Prepare well researched background papers for Presiding Officers, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Senior Staff of Parliament attending workshops, seminars and conferences;
13.4 Prepare speeches for the Presiding Officers and Senior Officials of Parliament, as required;
13.5 Assist MPs with information pertaining to the development of their constituencies;
13.6 Create and update information databases including the informatics database;
13.7 Liaise with relevant government agencies, institutions of higher learning, research institutes and other stakeholders; and
13.8 Perform any other duties as may be assigned from to time by the Director of Research;

Qualifications And Experience


1. An Honours Degree in the fields outlined above;
2. An Honours Degree in Economics, Rural and Urban Planning Geography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Studies, Law, Economic History, or equivalent.
A Master’s Degree in the afore-mentioned professional fields is an added advantage
1. Demonstrable research or policy formulation or implementation experience at university, government department or institution of similar standing;
2. 5 “O” Levels, including English Language and Maths

3. Advanced verbal and written communication skills;
Sound interpersonal and organisational skills;
Good analytical and presentation skills
1. Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
2. Innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a team
3. High level of commitment
Advanced computer literacy skills;
At least 2 years relevant working experience

How To Apply


In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage. 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

Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to: Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.

The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, 14th MARCH, 2022