The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) is currently looking for a research consultant to assist in the development of research tools for studying the development outcomes of Private-Public Partnerships in agriculture and environment for Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
More specifically, the research consultant will:
- Undertake a stakeholder analysis to facilitate the engagement with relevant stakeholders and the establishment of relationships with them for studying PPPs in Agriculture in SSA;
- Based on the literature reviews and expert knowledge, develop a data collection tool to assess the recent history of PPP growth in SSA agricultural sector and outline the reasons behind this growth;
- Based on desk reviews and expert consultations, develop a set of environmental, social and economic indicators to capture the contribution of PPP initiatives to: (i) environmental sustainability; (ii) equitable access to land, (iii) enhanced local food security; (iv) inclusive youth and gender employment creation; (v) social cohesion and conflict resolution; (vi) innovation and technological advancement;
- Analyse the socio-political and economic contexts and the level of fragility of SSA countries in order to identify macroeconomic indicators that influence PPP models in agriculture and their impacts on Inclusive Sustainable Growth and Food Security;
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Economics, Governance, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and any relevant field of study. PhD is preferred.
- Minimum of three years relevant experience in Agricultural development, Private sector development, Public-Private Partnership development, Environmental and social impact assessments;
- Practical experience in environmental sustainability, food security issues, youth and gender employment creation, and private-public partnership is an asset.
Duration of contract
At his/her convenience, the successful candidate will work remotely from his home country under the Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of three (3) months for the above-mentioned project: (two (2) months to deliver the draft data collection toolbox and one (1) month to revise the draft data collection toolbox by integrating the comments from International Experts Group).
1st June, 2015 or as soon as possible.
The deadline for applications is 30th May 2015.
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates from developing countries are particularly encouraged.