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David Chanda
Principal Economist , Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development / central Government of the Republic of Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
Quintessential professional with 17 years of excellent practical working experience, within the context of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project, United Nations systems, Government, Logistics, and commercial sector. I have everything it takes to succeed and exceed expectations in any job that is in line with my work experience and education. Willing to relocate
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Finance/Accounting, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
As the Principal Economist for the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development in Zambia; I am responsible for: supervising the effective utilization of Human and Ministerial Resources on a daily basis at HQ and provincial level; promoting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs); supervising and undertaking effectively the development of Housing Investment Strategies; nurturing Partnerships and Relationships; facilitating Government Policy Review, Formulation and Implementation; and leading Stakeholder Engagements.

I am also responsible for directing and supervising the development of Resource Mobilization Strategies by focusing on achieving the following: (a) consolidating Existing Financial and Technical Support to the Ministry; (b) broadening Existing Financial and Technical Support from the Private Sector and Cooperating Partners; and (c) leveraging Non-conventional Sources of Technical & Financial Support.
I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree. Courses Studied were: Economics, International Business, Corporate Strategy, Accounting for Decision Making, Managing Strategic Change, Managerial Finance, Investment and Portfolio Management (Elective), Quantitative Methods, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management, Management Information Systems, and a Dissertation in ‘Transformational Leadership and Capacity Building in private and public sector institutions’.

I am currently a PhD candidate with the University of Zambia/Zimbabwe Open University.
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships
  • Being headhunted – make me an

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Bemba (mother tongue), siSwati (Swaziland), Seswana (Botswana), Nyanja (Zambia), Swahili (Tanzania).
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