Market Researcher

  • Contract
  • Part Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary:



  • meeting and liaising with clients to negotiate and agree research projects
  • preparing briefs and commissioning research
  • formulating plans or proposals to present to your client or senior management
  • writing and managing the distribution of surveys and questionnaires
  • briefing interviewers and researchers
  • liaising with and managing survey staff
  • moderating focus groups
  • undertaking ethnographic research (observing people in their homes and other environments)
  • conducting qualitative or quantitative surveys, which may involve field, interview or focus group assessments
  • using statistical software to manage and organise information
  • monitoring the progress of research projects
  • analysing and interpreting data to identify patterns and solutions, including surveys and focus group transcripts
  • writing detailed reports and presenting results
  • advising clients or senior management on how to best use research findings
  • managing budgets.


  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing, Business Administration/Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, or any related social science field
  • Master’s degree in any relevant field
  • 3 years of minimum hand on work experience as a researcher


The market researcher must have:

  • interpersonal skills, with strong written and oral communication skills
  • good analytical and numerical skills
  • accuracy and pay attention to detail
  • advanced Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Word
  • knowledge in the use of statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, R and Epi-Info will be an added advantage
  • the ability to use initiative
  • excellent organisational skills
  • good business awareness
  • creativity and problem-solving skills
  • teamwork and negotiation skills
  • an interest in psychology and behaviour
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