Research Assistant Job at UN Volunteers – Career Opportunity in Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Research Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

UN Volunteers

Deadline of this Job:
14 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task
The UNV Research Assistant will report to the Project Manager (PMU) . The UN Volunteer’s tasks will be divided into the following core areas:
• Support Research and Monitoring and Evaluation activities on the Project;
• Support project implementation at district level;
• Perform research activities to characterize specific groups in terms of different indicators of well being;
• Performing background research assistance (qualitative and quantitative) on project activities;
• Provision of research assistance activities for all Unit initiatives;
• Provision of support on preparation of different types of executive documents derived from the advisory activities provided by the Unit to the Directorate;
• Support preparation of district level reports;
• Support the development of knowledge management and articles for publication;
• Any other duties assigned by PMU.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments
• Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Climate Change, Agriculture, Development Studies or related development field;
• Knowledge in research and research methodology;
• General knowledge of political and economic context in Zambia;
• General knowledge of UNDP work in Zambia is desirable.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
• At least 2 years of progressive agro-processing and alternative livelihood operations;
• Some experience in research work is added advantage.

Language skills
• English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise
Agro-industry and agricultural marketing

Area of expertise details
• Research;
• Agro-processing and alternative livelihood operations.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
/>* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at .
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.
Then go to ‘My Page’ at  and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.
Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at .
Then go to ‘My Page’ at  and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 14 June 2021

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