Research Assistants

Company Name: MarcTina Consultancy Ltd

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Company Background

MarcTina Consultancy is a company offering consultancy services across multiple industries and sectors, in various countries (UK, Kenya, Zambia).

Job Purpose:

A highly motivated and qualified individual with outstanding project management, data analysis, people management and communication skills as a Research Associate to support the implementation of research projects the firm undertakes. As an ideal candidate, you not only have a rock-solid technical foundation in research, but you can also independently guide and direct the activities that happen both upstream and downstream of any rigorous, randomized evaluation. You enjoy leading high-performing teams that drive the production of the highest quality research for our clients. You excel in solving problems using clear, strategic, and creative thinking. You have a strong social acumen, and are excited about the opportunity to broaden, deepen, and manage meaningful relationships with high-level clients and partners across the public and private sector

Key Skills:

  • Excellent networking and relationship management skills and the ability to use these to develop new business opportunities and relationships.
  • Excellent working knowledge of mixed method approaches of research
  • Strong organization and project management skills, and the ability to effectively manage projects and tasks end to end, in a prompt manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Stata, Survey CTO, KoboTool and experience with data collection, management, and data cleaning tools and techniques
  • Excellent working knowledge of SPSS, NVIO, Python, Excel and other relevant data collection and analysis softwares.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to write high level reports and proposals across various sectors.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking, who is able to make key decisions and solve problems.
  • Articulate and attention to detail.
  • Self-starter able to work with own initiative, be proactive, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft/Google suites, CRM solutions)

Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze developments/trends in various sector to inform evidence based decisions.
  • Plan, design, undertake regular surveys, KII and focus group discussion including in a rural settings.
  • Provide support to Managers/ Officers in the expansion and deepening of relationships for the firm.
  • Supervising and monitoring data collection processes to ensure that the data integrity and quality is of the highest standards possible.
  • Running data quality checks and fixing issues with data collected during data collection and assisting in data cleaning and preliminary analysis and ensuring ready access to all data for researchers and/or supervisors
  • Documenting in detail all activities related to projects in simple, and understandable language to be distributed to various stakeholders.
  • Preparing high-quality progress and results reports to MarcTina’s clients, research partners, and funding agencies, and sharing them timely
  • Providing timely updates and responses to clients and participating in meetings with key stakeholders

Education Requirements

  • A University Degree in research,project management,  economics, statistical degrees, or other social science fields is required.
  • Masters’ degree or Professional Qualification in relevant discipline is an added advantage

Job Experience

  • A minimum of 3  years’ relevant experience conducting qualitative and quantitative forms of studies, data collection and analysis, including experience in writing concept notes, reports and  proposal writing
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in social development analysis and programming in an international organisation or donor funded project is required.
  • Relevant experience in program/project monitoring and evaluation in a UN/USAID/SIDA  system agency or organisation is an asset.
  • Experience working within the NGO sector is advantagous.
  • Experience working within a consultancy environment is advantageous.

Knowledge Domains:

  • Industry and market knowledge (Consultancy and NGO experience)-Relationship and stakeholder management

To apply for this position, send a copy of your CV and cover letter to Zambia@marctinaconsultancy.com

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