International Growth Centre - Cities Research and Policy Office Jobs in Zambia

International Growth Centre - Cities Research and Policy Office Jobs in Zambia

Job summary

  • Preference will be given to early applications.

    • Length of Commitment: Approx. 4 months (approx. 100 working days), subject to suitable performance. Applicants should be available to start as soon as possible, and no later than the 1 November.

    • Remuneration: approx. £100 per working day, depending on experience.

    • Contract type: consultancy.

    About the work in Zambia

  • Since 2020, IGC’s Cities that Work initiative has been working with the Zambian government (particularly the Ministry of the Local Government) and the UN-Habitat to support urban policy priorities.

  • The work presently focuses on providing support on informal settlement upgrading, urban expansion planning, navigating customary land rights, and improving urban public service delivery using data and evidence.

  • Over the 6-12 months, CtW expects to expand this work, strengthening our relationship with key policy stakeholders and new partners.

  • The new project being commissioned focusses on (1) supporting the creation of a national informal settlement upgrading strategy, (2) supporting the creation of a local area planning guide, and (3) contributing to a national directory of urban data.

  • This work will form the foundation for broader urban economic policy support and opportunities for future research, particularly through better urban expansion planning.

    About this role

  • IGC is seeking to appoint a Zambia-based consultant to support Cities that Work (CtW)’s work in Zambia through contributing to policy-focused research, data gathering, supporting stakeholder engagements, and undertaking some administrative responsibilities.

  • The role is not a typical research assistant role as the focus is on supporting evidence-based policy reforms, not generating new publication-focused research.

    The successful applicant will have:

    • A strong interest in urban and economic development policy in Zambia.

    • Ability to work independently and self-motivate and bring a proactive approach to the role.

    • A 3 or a 4-year bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, development studies, urban planning (ideally with courses in development economics), or a higher degree in the same.

    • Strong analytical and writing skills. Including the ability to work with large datasets, conduct policy analysis (under supervision of the project lead), write clearly for a policy audience, and contribute to conversations with senior policymakers.

    • Ability to critically read academic research, especially economic research, and summarise relevant knowledge.

    • Some experience in supporting research or policy work will be of benefit.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Growth Centre - Cities Research and Policy Office Jobs in Zambia

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