Planning and Research Officer

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: - Closes: June 18, 2021

The Office of the Public Protector
The Office of the Public Protector is an independent oversight institution operationalized by the Public Protector Act No. 15 of 2016. The Office is headed by the Public Protector who is a Constitutional Office holder as provided for under Article 243 of the Constitution of Zambia. The institution is entrusted with the mandate to promote and safeguard the interests and the rights of an individual in his or her quest to receive a “public service” that is just and fair. The Office also serves to promote practices of good governance within public institutions in the delivery of public services to the general public.
The Office invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:
Planning and Research Officer – 1
Salary Scale: I
To provide planning, monitoring and evaluation services to the Office in order to support the operations of the Institution
The key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to the following:
To undertake timely Cabinet and Parliamentary business in order to meet statutory obligations
Undertake effectively planning processes for the Office in order to facilitate resource allocation and performance management
Undertake preparation of quarterly and annual reports for the institution
Undertake effectively the preparation of the institutional budget in order to facilitate resource mobilisation
Undertake research on topical issues
Qualifications required:
Bachelor Degree in Economics/Development Studies/Commerce/Business Administration or its equivalent.
Full Grade 12 or Full Form V with five Credit or better
Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage
Competencies and skills required:
Ability to operate and interpret statistical software such as SPSS, SAS and Excel
Demonstrated ability to engage in Strategic Thinking
Ability to multitask and to provide sound advice on planning and research.
Highest standards of ethics and integrity
Excellent team player and leader
The Office of the Public Protector is an equal opportunity employer, it does not discriminate based on the basis of age, gender, colour, tribe, disability, or religion.
Those who have already applied for the above positions need not reapply as they will be considered together with the new applicants.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All successful candidates will have to undergo security clearance, vetting and competence assessment
Interested persons should send their application together with certified copies of Academic and Professional Certificates; detailed Curriculum Vitae with traceable references and copy of the NRC not later than Friday 18th June 2021.
Please be advised that the Office of the Public Protector will never ask for any fee or favours during any stage of the recruitment process.The Chief Administrator
Office of the Public Protector
(Former NAPSA complex in Ibex Hill)
Off Lake Road, Plot No. Kabul/100/120
P.O. Box 50494
Ibex Hill, Lusaka