The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) seeks to recruit a Principal Investigator (PI) of the 2024 African Transformation Report. The report will focus on gender equity/equality and economic transformation. This position is a fixed-term contract of 12 months.
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. We produce research, offer policy advice, and galvanize action for African countries to develop their economies, reduce poverty, and improve livelihoods for all their people. We are the pre-eminent African organization advancing African solutions to African challenges.
Background of the African Transformation Report:
The African Transformation Report (ATR) is one of ACET’s three flagship products. It is produced every three years to lay out pathways and practical frameworks to support African economic transformation. There have been three ATRs to date –
- Growth with DEPTH, (ACET, 2014) broke new ground by defining African transformation in empirical terms and highlighted four drivers to accelerate transformation for African countries to be tailored to their national contexts.
- Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, (ACET, 2017) laid out a blueprint for sectoral transformation in agriculture, one of the key pathways identified in Growth with DEPTH. It introduced gender as a cross-cutting issue. This report earned ACET the 2018 Prospect Think Tank Award.
- Integrating to Transform, (ACET, 2021) focused on the catalytic effect regional integration may have if deployed to solve shared challenges and to harness shared opportunities.
ATRs are analytically robust reports aimed at both technical and non-technical users.
|Job Title||Principal Investigator – ATR4|
|Reporting Line||Director of Research|
|Location||Accra or Remote|
The Principal Investigator (PI) for the ATR4 will be responsible for developing ACET’s foundational work on gender equity and equality in Africa. S/he will lead a small team of ACET resources to produce a robust report.
|Roles and Responsibilities
Specifically, the Principal Investigator will:
The Talented Individual
|Qualifications, Skills and Experience
WORKING AT ACET
ACET is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We have a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination and harassments of any kind.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should email their CV and an accompanying Cover Letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the position to email@example.com. Contact details of 3 references will also be required. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday, 7th December, 2022. Interviews will be held either virtually or in-person if the candidate is based in Ghana. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.