Tambulani Chayima Nyirenda

Department of Government and Management Studies

Academic Qualifications

  • 2011: BA (University of Zambia)
  • 2016: MPA (University of Zambia)


Tambulani Chayima Nyirenda is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Government and Management Studies. He specialises in Governance, Policy and Public Procurement. His recent publications have appeared/will appear in the Sexual & reproductive healthcare journal, Clinics in Mother and Child Health, BMJ Open, Sage publications, Lexington Books and The African review. He has relevant skills, knowledge and vast experience in research having participated in research activities at International, National, Provincial and District levels in various roles as lead consultant, co-consultant, team leader, research assistant and data entry assistant. He has participated in baseline evaluations, midterm evaluations and end line evaluations on topics bordering on anti-corruption, entrepreneurship, youths change, health, respectful maternal care, nutrition, birth registration, agricultural, education and water and sanitation projects. He possess skills in proposal and report writing and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data using Stata and SPSS.

Consultancy and Commissioned Research

  • Data Analyst - Endline Evaluation of the Community Action for Out-of-School Children (CAOOSC) Project- Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS) (Jun-Jul, 2023)
  • Co-Researcher – Gendered Assessment of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Zambia – Department of National Registration, Passports and Citizenship and Data4Health (Feb-Mar, 2023)
  •  Field Monitor- Pilot Study of the legal identity related questions in the 2022 Census Questionnaire – UNFPA (June, 2022)
  • Team Lead - Impact Assessment of the Adolescent Empowerment Programme (April-May, 2022) First Quantum Minerals (FQM)
  • Qualitative Data Expert - Perception Baseline Survey EU-Zambia Pamdozi for Energy Project (February-March, 2022)
  • Quantitative Data Analyst: Lesotho Student Loan Bursary Fund Means Testing Mechanism (August – December 2020) Ministry of Development Planning: Government of Lesotho
  • Co-Researcher/Team Leader Southern Province - August 2020 – End line Evaluation of the Scaling up Nutrition Initiative (SUNI) – CARE International/Programme Against Malnutrition (PAM)
  • Co-Researcher/Team Leader Muchinga Province - August 2020 – End line Evaluation of the Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) – CARE International
  • Co-Researcher/Team Leader Muchinga/Central Province - November 2019 to January 2020 – End line Evaluation of the Birth Registration Programme (BRP) – UNICEF
  • Co-Researcher - April 2019 – Mid-Term Review National Strategic Action Plan for Improving Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in Zambia (NSAP) – Department of National Registration, Passports and Citizenship (DNRPC)
  • Co-Researcher - October 2018 – Endline Evaluation Enhanced Participation, Accountability and Governance in   Education (E-PAGE) – World Vision Zambia
  • Co-Researcher - December 2017 – End line evaluation of the Nutrition at the Centre (N@C) project in Chadiza and Lundazi districts of the Eastern Province – CARE international in Zambia

Membership of Professional bodies:

  • General Secretary: Association for Public Administration in Zambia (APAZ)
Research Interests
  • Public Procurement
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Agency Theory
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Decentralisation and Procurement
  • Accountabiity in the Public sector
  • Pulic Policy Analysis
  • Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
Contact Details
C/O University of Zambia School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Government and Management Studies, P.O. Box 32379 Lusaka, Zambia. Phone: 0950237228 Email: tambulani.nyirenda@unza.zm