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. 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, click here.
The Transformation Fellowship
ACET Transformation Fellows directly support country specific policy analysis, whilst expanding their own understanding of development issues facing Africa. Transformation fellows will help craft solutions to some of the continent’s biggest challenges – in this case helping to ensure a strong economic rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is geared towards the next generation of African leaders that, throughout their careers, will champion economic transformation in the public & private sectors, academia and civil society. The program is for young African professionals who will spend up to three years at ACET as Economists and technical experts.
The Consultancy Assignment
The Transformation Fellow will work directly with Ministerial leadership on the COVID-19 response and economic rebound. The Fellow will have two reporting lines, i.e., day-to-day operations reporting to the Ministry; and overall objectives reporting to ACET. Ghana is the pilot country in the “Think Africa Partnership: Supporting National COVID-19 Recovery Strategies.”
The Transformation Fellow will be responsible for support coordination of the program and to facilitate key deliverables. He/she will liaise closely with government, as well as policy institutes and other stakeholders. The Fellow will also participate in research and analysis, leading components as directed by the assigned Ministry and in coordination with ACET management.
Education and Experience
- Advanced degree in macroeconomics, trade, finance. business, policy, international relations, law, etc.
- A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and broad professional experience
- Proven track record in development, public sector management, private sector or civil society organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills
- Technical skills in economics in areas of focus: Resource Mobilization & Management; Governance and Effectiveness; Business and Investment environment; and Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills.
ACET invites eligible consultants 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.).
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
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by, Friday 14th May, 2021 ( by 17:00 hrs. GMT)