Name of Position
: District Lead – Market and Labor Survey
Term of engagement : one month
Location : Luanshya
Company : Avencion
While Zambia has demonstrated progress in prevention and treatment of HIV in recent years, infection rates among young people have remained extremely high and, in some places, continue to rise. Priority populations, including adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), are still particularly vulnerable. Around 13% of new HIV infections in Zambia are in AGYW aged 15- 24 years, compared to 7% of their male counterparts, and HIV is their leading cause of death (ZDHS 2014). Structural drivers, both social and economic, fuel the epidemic by negatively impacting AGYW decisions regarding sexual behavior and sexual partners. Economic strengthening for AGYW will ultimately improve income generating options and increase their social assets thus reducing their vulnerability and susceptibility towards transactional sex. In an effort to address the many underlying causes of vulnerability among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), Avencion will implement the Zambia Community HIV Prevention Program (ZCHPP) market survey across six districts identifying viable business ventures which can be successfully run by AGYW who are just beginning to manage and run business.
The District Lead will manage a team to carry out the ZCHPP market and labor survey in their assigned district
Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize business identification and analysis tools in the form of surveys, structured interviews and focus groups to identify economic opportunities and barriers of the target demographic
Identify dominant business sectors, gaps and supply chains in the district and conduct business venture analysis (i.e. potential market size, competition, consumer behavior)
Facilitate focus groups to understand current economic opportunities in the district, social or cultural issues to promote or hinder AGYW, resource constraints, etc.
Conduct one-on-one interviews with entrepreneurs and private sector decision makers
Meet with data analysts to review findings from surveys/ focus groups with AGYW and local business leaders
Revise assessment tools based on experience in the field
Organize and facilitate thought leadership event with local business leaders identifying successful business models, gaps for suppliers, emerging industries, government support for local industries and infrastructure investment, micro-franchise opportunities, major employers and supply chains, identification of barriers within assigned district
Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Development Studies, Economics, Project Management or Related Field
Previous leadership role(s) in research projects
Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
Excellent facilitation skills in urban and rural environments.
Excellent relationship building, business and community relations skills
Demonstrable experience working with vulnerable communities.
Understanding of the key developmental and societal issues facing adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)
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