• Full Time
  • Lusaka


Vacancy title:


[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Business Operations ]

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Deadline of this Job:

Friday, March 15 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


Who We Are

  • At Nathan, a Cadmus company, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Nathan team, you’ll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.
  • Nathan’s mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.
  • Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.
  • Join Nathan, a Cadmus Company. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.


Examples of tasks to be conducted by the Economist are summarized below:

  • Study Design and Planning: Develop a comprehensive research plan, including defining research questions, objectives, and methodologies. Design econometric models tailored to the unique challenges of estimating illicit trade in the tobacco industry
  • Data Collection and Processing: Oversee the collection, cleaning, and preprocessing of large datasets related to tobacco production, consumption, legal sales, and illicit trade. Ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Econometric Modeling: Develop and implement econometric models to estimate the prevalence of illicit trade, factors influencing illicit trade patterns, and its economic impact
  • Statistical Analysis: Conduct rigorous statistical analyses to interpret model results, identify trends, and draw actionable insights. Apply advanced statistical techniques, including regression analysis, time-series analysis, and spatial modeling
  • Policy Implications: Analyze the policy implications of the research findings. Provide recommendations to policymakers, regulatory bodies, and law enforcement agencies based on the econometric results
  • Report Writing: Prepare detailed, clear, and concise research reports outlining methodologies, results, and conclusions. Communicate findings effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with other researchers, data analysts, and subject matter experts within the organization. Provide guidance and support to any junior researchers who may be involved in this activity
  • Knowledge Dissemination: Present research findings at conferences, seminars, and workshops. Engage with external stakeholders, including government agencies, industry representatives, and NGOs, to disseminate research insights and foster collaborations

The tasks described above will be conducted in Lusaka, Southern, Central, Northern, Eastern and Copperbelt provinces of Zambia and remotely.


The Economist should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in economics, Public Policy, Statistics, or related field. PhD preferred
  • Minimum ten years’ work experience in tax policy in developing countries, working for either the public or private sector
  • Proven experience in designing and conducting econometric studies, preferably related to illicit trade or the tobacco industry
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages (STATA, R, Python, etc.) and data visualization tools
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with senior government officials; prior experience in policy analysis and recommendations is a plus
  • Familiarity with international trade regulations and tobacco industry dynamics is a plus

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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