Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research


This award is presented to ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH in recognition of being the Most Reliable ZAMREN member institution in the category of Research and Anchor Institutions 2021

Data and Knowledge Associate

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka


A dynamic think tank of international repute influencing public policy

Job Title: Data and Knowledge Associate

Responsible to: Knowledge Manager

Salary Scale: Z5

Responsible for: Nil

Contract Duration: 5 Years


The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) is the leading think tank in Zambia, with an international renown. We foster an environment conducive to creative thinking and robust policy analysis and research, promoting dialogue and advocacy, and delivering capacity-building and training. Over time, ZIPAR has become a pivotal reference in Zambia’s social and economic policy discourse.

To support the Knowledge manager and Executive Director to effectively engage with stakeholders and promote evidence-based policies, ZIPAR seeks an experienced Data and Knowledge Associate.

Job Purpose

The Data and Knowledge Associate will provide support in data management and analysis to research units. The Data and Knowledge Associate will be responsible for creating and managing online media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between stakeholders and the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to research units in report writing that requires graphical data presentation;
  • Be responsible for designing data collection tools using Personal Assistant Devices (PDAs);
  • Lead capacity development of staff in research units in data collection, management and analysis software;
  • Maintain clean data bases of in-house and other data that can be used by researchers;
  • Be the liaison officer between ZIPAR and key institutions that generate relevant data for ZIPAR research;
  • Support Knowledge Manager in organizing dissemination events: planning, building audiences, arranging venues and other logistics;
  • Design, create and manage content (written, images & video) for website and social media platforms;
  • Compile reports for management showing results for social media reviews and key website downloads;
  • Oversee the distribution of the ZIPAR publications to stakeholders;
  • Update and manage the ZIPAR stakeholders contact data base; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Knowledge Manager.

Required Attributes and Competences

  • Competence in statistical computer packages;
  • Competence in manipulating large data sets and ability to work with qualitative data;
  • Basic Knowledge in graphics and visual intelligence;
  • Basic knowledge in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) copywriting;
  • Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills;
  • Ability to work with various stakeholders;
  • Organised and detail oriented;
  • Ability to work within a team and under minimum supervision;
  • A good command of written and spoken English;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Interpersonal and Organizational skills; and
  • Computer Savvy:
  • SQL, Python, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; Google docs
  • Graphics and Animation
  • Database Management and Design
  • RedCap, SPSS and STATA, CS-Pro, Survey CTO, Tableau.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) professional qualification or Bachelor of Science Information Design and Technology or Data Science or Statistics; and
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar or related position

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications, electronically, with appropriately sealed supporting documentation all in a single email to

The applications should be clearly marked with job title and applicant’s name as the subject of the email and should be addressed to:

The Executive Director

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research

P.O. Box 50782


ZIPAR is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Application deadline

17th June ,2024.

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