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Research Consultant

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  • Post Date: March 30, 2020
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Job Overview

LEDRIZ’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of the labour movement to influence national policies that protect and safeguard rights, and advance and promote interests of the working people in Zimbabwe. The main objective of LEDRIZ is to develop, through research, well-grounded pro-working people policy positions designed to influence development processes and outcomes at national, regional and international levels.

Position summary

The work of the Consultant is to undertake an evidence-based research to assess the nature, extent and underlying the new patterns of employment and work organisation in Zimbabwe and to provide rationale of the changes in working patterns and practices that have been taking place in Zimbabwe, and to consider their implications for the Zimbabwe labour market and economy and, decent work. The research will also focus on creating an understanding of how informalisation of jobs affects ways of work and working conditions, labour institutions in Zimbabwe. The research will also provide concrete and relevant strategies towards promoting decent employment with emphasis on the youths, women, informal economy and disability.

The consultant is expected to undertake the following:

  • Analyse the new patterns of employment in Zimbabwe providing a sectoral approach;
  • Investigate the cause of the emergence of new forms of employment and work organisation in Zimbabwe;
  • Assess the challenges arising from the new patterns of employment and work organisation;
  • Analyse and assess the impact of the new patterns of employment and work organisation on the attainment of decent work (workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue);
  • Analyse the implications of new patterns of employment and work organisation for the Zimbabwe labour market, trade union organising and economy;
  • Analyse the ways in which changing forms of work and workplace organization are affecting enterprises, workers and the broader world of work, and, ultimately, prospects for sustainable, job-rich economic growth;
  • Meet with relevant stakeholders (government, business, labour, CSOs) dealing with employment issues in Zimbabwe; and, Provide concrete and relevant strategies towards promoting decent employment in Zimbabwe in order to inform trade union advocacy and engagement, and government policy development.

Job description

The consultant will provide the following deliverables:

  • Inception report detailing the research methodology including the main research methods, the sampling framework, proposed sources of data, procedures for data collection and analysis, a draft but detailed table of contents, workplan and budget;
  • First draft report that will be reviewed by the NGO and its stakeholders. A second round of revision may be required before the final version of the final report can be produced;
  • Presentation of the research findings at a validation workshop; and A final report. The assignment is expected to commence on 6 April 2020 and be completed within 45 work days.


  • At least a master’s degree in the area of development studies or social sciences.

Skills and Competencies required include:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience;
  • High level written and oral communications skills in English;
  • Experience in action research; evidence-based research; and policy analysis;
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of tact and integrity;
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and professional skills in interacting with various national stakeholders;
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments.

To apply

Get more information online here: https://www.dropbox.com/…/Call%20for%20Consultancy%20on%20R…

To apply for this position please send your CV; cover letter with a proposed work plan including a timeline and a budget; and sample of previous work done on a similar topic to naome@ledriz.co.zw

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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  • Experience5-10 Years
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