Zambia National Farmers Union
The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) 18 a membership-based organization. Its mission objective is “to promote and safeguard the interests of members as individual farmers, individuals, corporations/companies, purveyors other organizations involved in the business of agriculture and related activities in order to achieve sustainable agricultural, economic and social development.”
To contribute to this mission objective, the Union is now hiring and invites applications for the following positions;
Head of Research, Economic and Consultancy Unit
Reporting to the Executive Director, the employee will head the Research, Economic, and Consultancy Unit, and his/her primary responsibilities will be as follows:
i) Establishing effective and efficient mechanisms to interface with members and other stakeholders.
ii) Identifying members data/information requirements through relevant membership platforms
iii) Coordinating activities of and providing secretariat functions to the ZNFU designated committees, action, and reporting to members;
iv) Increasing the capacity of the Research. Economic and Consultancy Department on research on agricultural developments. This will include writing project proposals and sourcing funds for research;
v) Preparing/Monitoring implementation of strategic plans and operational strategies of the Unit to ensure effective contribution to the overall performance of the ZNFU Secretariat
vi) Any other tasks assigned by the Executive Director
Skills and Qualifications
- You need to be self-driven with good interpersonal and management skills plus experience of at least 10 years.
- Possess a BSc degree in Agricultural Economics or a BA degree in Economics and an MSc or MA Degree
- Other relevant skills include; Exemplary writing and analytical research skills plus oral presentation capacity; use of computer and software which should include Internet, Microsoft packages (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.); a statistical package e.g., SPSS and able to cope in a dynamic work setup.
ZNFU is an Equal opportunity employer, both genders are encouraged to apply. Kindly send your application and CV to the undersigned by Tuesday 8th June 2021. Ensure you drop the documents in the designated box.
Zambia National Farmers’ Union
Tiyende Pamodzi Drive, Showgrounds
P.O Box 30395