UNDP Policy Research and Data Specialist Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs

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UNDP Policy Research and Data Specialist Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs.

UNDP Zimbabwe looking for “Policy Research and Data Specialist”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before 17th May, 2024.

The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations and advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on 04th May, 2024 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of Policy Research and Data Specialist to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNDP Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Macroeconomic data collection, analysis, and interpretation which will be used for designing appropriate economic growth policies and strategies for the country.
  • Design and implement targeted policy research using both primary and secondary data for UNDP Zimbabwe.
  • Write and present high-quality evidence-led policy briefs, reports and summary documents that will be shared both internally and externally, including to key donors and government counterparts.
  • Participate in the development of new and novel concepts related to relevant policy discourse and the national development agenda.
  • Advocacy and promotion of UNDP’s mandate and mission.
  • Creation of strategic partnerships and support for resource mobilization for the Country Office.
  • Encourage the contributions of academic and research think tanks to the country’s economic development by promoting their active engagement in policy dialogue and debate;
  • Contributions to sub-regional, regional, and inter-agency initiatives related to economic and development issues including UNDPs lead role in the roll out of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA);
  • Contributions to projects and activities in Economics, Inclusive Growth, and related areas;
  • Effective contribution to learning and knowledge sharing in poverty analysis;
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Assessment of the country’s macro-economic policies and their impact on poverty reduction, growth, equity, etc;
  • Generate data and statistics on major macroeconomic variables on a regular basis;
  • Provision of policy options, particularly from pro-poor perspectives, on macroeconomic and development;
  • Facilitate in the socio-economic impact assessments data analysis, interpretation, visual representation etc;
  • Organizing and attending internal meetings, consultations, workshops, conferences, brainstorming sessions as required.
  • Make inputs into SDGs and National Development Strategy reports;
  • Public and policy advocacy for SDGs, pro-poor and equitable economic growth, as well as sustainable human development, through the active participation in relevant forums, conferences, and trainings;
  • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities;
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation;
  • Production of periodic updates and briefs on the country’s development situation to be used by stakeholders, Country Office, and Headquarters;
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the thematic areas;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organization of training on the thematic area;
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Policy Research and Data Specialist
  • Job Identification: 17996
  • Locations: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Posting Date: 02/05/2024, 19:03
  • Apply Before: 17/05/2024, 09:29
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: NPSA-10
  • Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
  • Practice Area: Economics
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
  • Mobility required/no mobility: no mobility required

Minimum Requirement:


  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field related field is required. Or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years (with master’s degree) or 7 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience and proven expertise and proficiency with macroeconomic research and data analysis.

Required Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Shona and /or Ndebele is required.

How to Apply UNDP Policy Research and Data Specialist Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/17996

The Closing Date: 17th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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