ACET is the premier pan-African think tank on the continent. It is an economic policy institute established in 2007 to support Africa’s long-term growth through transformation.
ACET provides research and analysis, advisory services to African governments, and advocacy around the economic transformation agenda, and is both a think tank and a “do” tank, directly engaging in policy dialogue with policymakers, the private sector and international financial institutions. ACET’s headquarters are in Accra, Ghana; and ACET maintains a small office in Washington, D.C.
The Chief Economist works with the President and ACET’s management team to provide the vision, leadership, technical competence and management skills required to achieve ACET’s objectives. The selected candidate will provide intellectual leadership relating to all aspects of economics and implementation and quality assurance. He/She will personally lead the research and publication of ACET’s flagship reports, and contribute to a wide range of analytical and advisory products.
The Chief Economist will also be responsible for strengthening working relationships with other multilateral, and bilateral organizations – including specialized agencies such as the African Union, the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Economic Research Consortium, the African Development Bank, the World Bank and other international financial institutions – and engage with academia and relevant bodies in the pursuit of continuing to strengthen ACET’s economic expertise. The Chief Economist reports to the President of ACET.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Programs Manager will be responsible for creating, managing and reporting an ACET-wide overview of all programs and projects. This includes creating and managing tools for reporting and analysis, supporting teams in their planning and reporting (including impact evaluation) and helping forecast risks to activity.
In addition, the position holder will act as the champion for effective project management and mentor teams on the tools, skills and activities of successful projects. The role is a critical link between teams and will make ACET activity transparent and build practical links between teams to make the most of resources and skills within the organization.
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has launched its Transformation Fellows Program.
The resident fellows will directly support country relevant policy analysis and implementation in sectors such as manufacturing, agro-processsing, skills development and extractives that are among the key pathways to transformation. The fellows will also be closely involved in ACET’s coordination role with the G20 Compact for Africa countries, as they implement reforms to attract enhanced investment. At the same time, the Transformation Fellows will expand their own understanding of development issues facing Africa and help craft solutions to some of the continent’s biggest challenges.
Selected ACET Transformation Fellows will include African professionals, particularly from the diaspora but also those on the continent where appropriate, who will work on specific projects or policy challenges related to ACET’s core platforms and programs. It will also allow them to work in a pan-African organization with strong capacity and convening power.
There are currently no vacancies.