Portia Kuzivakwashe Mafukidze

Research Officer

About Candidate

More than 5 years experience in supervising research projects, collecting, organizing,
interpreting, and disseminating various types of statistical data. Self motivated and
confident communicator capable of disseminating knowledge in a clear, effective, and
useful manner for end users. Innovative in problem solving and selecting changes for
best utilization of organizational data. Experience in determining goals of the research
project as well as research methods and other test parameters. Expert in delivering
realistic predictions and developing numerous scenarios to decide feasible process
methods to employ.




Currently studying MSc Mathematics (Statistics Option)

March 2021-February 2023
PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation in Kenya

Currently studying in Kenya under the African Union Scholarship.


BSc Hon Degree in Operations Research and Statistics

September 2012 - November 2016
National University of Science and Technology

First class (Distinction) Degree in Operations Research and Statistics


Advanced Level Certificate

2010 to 2011
Rusununguko High School

3 passes in Mathematics, Accounting and Business Studies


Ordinary Level Certificate

2008 to 2009
Kambuzuma 2 High School

8 Passes including Mathematics, English and Integrated Science


Certificate in Data use for Program Managers

November 2020
Global Health E-learning Center

Data use for Program Managers


Good Clinical Practices Certificate

July 2017
NIDA Clinical Trials Network

Certificate of Completion in 12 modules /renewed on the 18th of November 2020


Certificate in Data Quality

August 2018
Global Health E-Learning Center

Data Quality


Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation Fundamentals

August 2018
Global Health E-Learning Center

Monitoring and Evaluation Fundamentals


Certificate in M & E Frameworks for HIV and AIDS Programs

August 2018
Global Health E-Learning Center

Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks for HIV and AIDS Programs

Work & Experience


Research Officer

January 2, 2020 - March 19, 2021
CAPS Pharmaceuticals-Harare, Zimbabwe

Planning projects relevant to the organisation. Supervising research projects and works with team members to ensure that the projects remain on schedule. Identifying project goals, research methods, variables, and other test parameters. Choosing how to collect data and offering recommendations upon evaluating the projects. Making research schedules to monitor activities of research teams. Review and analyse data during the course of the project.


Data Analyst/ Program Assistant/ Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

February 1, 2017 - March 29, 2019
Health and Mind Clinic– Harare, Zimbabwe

Revise program operations in the course of research assessment and attendance in relevant conferences and seminars. Preparation of budgets and proposals for Donors. Assist in developing the Field Implementation Plan (FIP). Ensure timely collection processing analysis and reporting of program data. Compiled summary reports of integral issues brought forth through complaints system to field office management. Investigated and researched root cause of issues identified through complaint mechanism with resolution intent. Coordinated organization participation and support through inter-departmental information exchange. Organized the monitoring and evaluation system through framework development staff guidance technical support and program review. Used statistical techniques for hypothesis testing to validate data and interpretations. Utilized STATA, SPSS and MiniTab statistical soft ware to track and analyze data extracted from Kobotoolbox.


Project Assistant/ Research Assistant/ Data Capturer

June 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Select Research Pvt Ltd/ PSI - Harare, Zimbabwe

Data collection and capturing using smart phones in the field, in areas including Harare, Chitungwiza, Gweru and Bulawayo, both rural and urban areas. Ability to use the relevant sampling techniques in order to locate the correct respondents for the study. Ability to meet a target of at least 20 respondents a day my average being around 26 a day meaning I was able to hit the target on daily basis. Use of maps to locate the Enumeration area Use of Kish grid to choose the respondent Handling respondent’s questions concerning the study Report writing and forwarding for use by responsible individuals.


Data Analyst/ Underwriter & Claims Administrator

June 2, 2014 - September 30, 2015
Quality Insurance Pvt Ltd- Harare, Zimbabwe

Deciding whether or not to accept applications for insurance cover , this is known as ‘risk’. Determining risk is a complex process and the job relies on sensible judgement and particular attention to detail. Analyzing statistical data using specialist computer programmes. Writing quotes and negotiating the terms with brokers and clients. General customer service. Answering client calls. Compiling weekly underwriting and claims reports. Valuations and rating Preparing quotations Data entry of new policies, endorsements and renewals. Spreading reinsurance for all policies above retention. Handling client’s complaints and escalating them to responsible personnel. Claim settlement. Preparation of invoices. Monitoring and reviewing of documents and reports.


Mathematics and Accounting Teacher

January 2, 2012 - August 31, 2012
Benchmark Academy

Mathematics and Accounting Teacher


Data Analyst
Market research
Use of data handling software
Microsoft applications



Annual Youth month debate winner.

November 2021
Awarded a medal as the debate winner

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