The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is one of the pre-eminent organizations in the world focused on advancing African solutions to African transformation challenges. Driven by a commitment to support governments address the policy and institutional barriers that hamper sustained economic growth on the continent, ACET was founded in 2008 with the support of national governments alongside major multilateral, bilateral donors and foundations. Headquatered in Ghana, ACET is an economic policy institute that provides research, policy advice, and institutional strengthening for African countries to develop their economies, reduce poverty, and improve livelihoods. To learn more about ACET visit https://acetforafrica.org
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has received a grant from the [International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) /International Development Association (IDA), and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for services of an individual consultant to support the Zambia CETO
Background of Assignment
ACET uses its growth with DEPTH framework for research and policy advice, with sector focus in economic management and governance, youth employment and skills, private sector development, regional integration, and gender equality. The CETOs, an offshoot of ACET’S flagship African Transformation Index Study , is part of ACET’s implementation of the “Think Africa Partnership: supporting national COVID-19 recovery strategies program.
The CETOs aim to help deepen economic transformation agenda at the country level by conducting a comprehensive diagnostic of a country’s transformation progress and challenges and offering country-specific policy advice to public and non-public actors. Thus, the CETOs engage country governments, national think tanks and other relevant key stakeholders to create continuity in policy dialogue and effective uptake in national development plans. ACET is currently looking for a Transformation Fellow to support a Country Economic Transformation Outlook (CETO) Research Study in Zambia. The successful candidate will be placed at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR). The overarching target is to foster peer learning through the establishment of a community of practice for economic transformation and cross-pollination of lessons learned and experiences gained.
The objective of the Transformation Fellow position is to support ACET’s Country Economic Transformation Outlook (CETO) research study in Zambia, in collaboration with the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR). The Transformation Fellow will play an integral role in conducting a thorough diagnostic assessment of Zambia’s economic transformation progress and challenges. This includes offering tailored policy guidance specific to the country and nurturing continuous policy dialogues among essential stakeholders.
The Consultancy Assignment
The Transformation Fellow (TF) will serve as ACET’s focal person in support of the Zambian CETO and will assist with the implementation of the CETO. Specific tasks will include research & analyses, publications and reports and peer learning partnerships. Details of the scope of the assignment can be found on www.acetforafrica.org or by sending an email to [email protected]. The duration is for a year with a possibility of a further extension for another year.
Education and Experience
- Advanced degree (Masters, MPhil or PhD) in Economics, International Trade, International Development or other related field
- A minimum of three (3) years of relevant and broad professional experience
- Relevant professional experience in managing/coordinating complex programs with multiple partners.
- Proven experience in coordinating across organizations, including at senior levels
- Demonstrable understanding of international organizations, such as the World Bank, IMF, OECD, AfDB, etc.
- Locally based in Zambia
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
There shall be a selection interview of the shortlisted applicants. The Selection interview shall focus on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Intellectually curious, innovative and the ability to work in a constantly evolving environment Strong, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Strong technical and quantitative skills, knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques and their use in economic analysis would be an advantage.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills including the ability to tailor it to various audiences.
Ability to share technical knowledge and experience and to identify, analyze and disseminate best practices.
Good leadership abilities, strong Interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of working in a team.
Good time management skills, excellent writing skills, ability to multi-task and to work under time pressure.
ACET invites eligible individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating their qualifications and ability perform the services (Cover letter expressing interests, Detailed CVs.). EOIs be addresed to the address below and submitted via email to [email protected] with [email protected] in copy.
The attention of interested consultants is drawn to section III, paragraphs 3.14,3.16 and 3.17 of the World Banks “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 revised November 2017 and August 2018. A consultant will be selected in accordance with Individual Selection Method set out in the Bank’s Procurement Regulations.
Interested consultants may obtain further information from the Procurement Unit at the Address below from 0:800 to 17:00 hrs. GMT
The Chief Operating Officer,
ATTN: Procurement Unit,
#7 Yiyiwa Drive, Abelemkpe
PMB CT4, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana,
T: +233 (0) 302 210 240, +233 (0) 242 436 858
E: [email protected], www.acetforafrica.org