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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2022
    Deadline: Apr 10, 2022
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    The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We analyse, synthesise, and translate evidence (i.e. data and research) and use it to generate or strengthen political commitment, in...
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    Consultant - Landscape Analysis

    USAID Africa Bureau has committed to contribute USD175,000 to BUILD which is earmarked for undertaking landscape analysis (LSA) in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. The purpose of the LSA is to enhance understanding of enabling policies, promising and proven programs, and key regional actors (institutional and individual) in the Population, Health, Environment, and Development (PHED) ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It will also identify potential intervention areas including key policy, programming, and networking opportunities that can benefit from enhanced knowledge sharing, capacity strengthening, and creation and/or reinforcement of PHED Communities of Practice (COPs). Political economy analysis methods will be used to map key stakeholders, including their interests and concerns, to identify major bottlenecks and challenges, and to identify best PHED policy and program practices and opportunities in the region

    AFIDEP intends to hire a consultant for a period not exceeding 6 months to support the implementation of the Landscape Analysis activities in SSA together with the BUILD team.

     Duties and Responsibilities

    The main duties and responsibilities of the Consultant will be to:

    • Search, collate, review and analyze data from grey and published literature, and PED/PHE project reports from the sampled countries and regions then write a report
    • Collate relevant policies, strategies, guidelines and legislation and undertake a thematic review of the documents. Develop a policy analytical framework and tools including specific questions
    • Develop and pre-test the KII tools, sample respondents and conduct Key Informant Interviews
    • Map existing PHED Communities of Practice (CoPs) and develop stakeholder analysis tools
    • Conduct interviews with select representatives of the CoPs including site visits
    • Convene a virtual stakeholders validation workshop
    • Hold regional capacity-building policy dialogues for CoPs in EAC and ECOWAS regions
    • Draft the Landscape Analysis report

     Mandatory Qualifications

    • Experience conducting Policy Reviews and Political Economy Analyses;
    • Minimum 7 years of experience identifying and reviewing policies and analysing political and economic factors limiting sectoral development in SSA;
    • Experience performing governance-related work;
    • Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Political Science, Political Economy or similar;
    • Fluency in English

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Working knowledge of French;
    • PhD in Development Studies, Political Science, Political Economy or similar;
    • Experience working with Regional Governmental bodies, Governments, NGOs and Private Sector;

    Method of Application

    Candidates meeting the above essential and some of the desirable qualifications and experience can send the following:

    • A motivation letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications, competencies, and skills
    • An up-to-date CV including three relevant referees
    • Applications should be sent to not later 10th May 2022 with the position as the subject line
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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