Research Manager – Business Development

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Research Manager – Business Development :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe. The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the following vacant positions that have arisen.


To improve Council market position and achieve financial growth. To prospect for new clients by networking, advertising and generating interest from potential clients. This position reports to the Assistant Director Test Design, Educational Assessment and Measurement.

Duties and Responsibilities


Establish and maintain current and potential client relationships.
Contacting potential clients to establish rapport and arrange meetings.
Prepare business and development plans.
Planning and Overseeing new marketing initiatives
Researching Organizations and Individuals to find new opportunities.
Increasing the value of current customers while attracting new ones.
Developing goals for the development team and business growth and ensuring they are met.
Implement policies, apply statistical theories, methods and procedures related to various ZIMSEC programmes. Proven sales experience in a related product or service
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, and ability to express technical and non-technical concepts clearly and concisely
Expert understanding of service and product, and ability to innovate new ways the product can serve customers
Excellent organizational skills to meet goals and set priorities
Innate drive to succeed and take initiative
Strong organizational talents and ability to work under pressure and in new environments
Training personnel and helping team members develop key skills.
Attending conferences, meetings and Council business development events
Engage in special projects allocated by Senior Management/departments and ensure that deliverables are met timeously.

Qualifications and Experience


A Business related degree in Business Administration or Equivalent
Master’s degree in Business Administration or Equivalent
Certificate or diploma in education an added advantage


Good project management skills
Excellent business development skills
Good Marketing skills
Good analytical skills and solution-focused person
Ability to work well in a team
Emotionally intelligent
A proven and traceable success record.
Experience in working with private and sensitive information.
Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary data bases software such as SPSS, STATA, Conquest, MS Access, MS Excel.
Excellent multi-tasking skills and task management
Values Quality and Efficiency.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees through the google application form available on the ZIMSEC website. No hard copies will accepted.

Applications should be received not later than Monday the 20th of September 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Assistant Director, Human Resources.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre

Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway

The google application form can be accessed on the link below.

NB. ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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