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Terms of Reference - Policy Engagement Consultant

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Purpose of the assignment
This assignment follows APHRC’s goal to engage with various stakeholders and policy actors to influence policy in order to transform lives on the African continent. The purpose of this assignment is therefore to provide APHRC with an opportunity to understand the effective means of policy engagement in enhancing evidence-informed decision-making and devise ways to institutionalize this engagement through a model that can be applied in similar situations.
The consultant will interview APHRC staff involved in policy engagement work about what they understand the APHRC model of policy engagement to be and how APHRC staff members have or are implementing policy engagement activities. The consultant will consequently develop a conceptual framework underlying the policy engagement work at the Center.
Essential Skills and experience
  • Proven experience in carrying out similar assignments.
  • Post graduate degree or equivalent in public policy, knowledge translation, social research, communications for development or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in policy informed research, knowledge translation and or policy engagement
  • Understanding of the social and policy environment in Africa.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the working with think tanks and research institutions.


Outputs/ Expected deliverables
  1. Detailed methodology – to be approved before commencing the full assignment
  2. Inception report on the consultancy with a proposed work plan
  3. Literature review report
  4. Draft conceptual framework
  5. Convene and facilitate a workshop with APHRC staff and senior management to validate the draft conceptual framework.
  6. Final technical report
APHRC responsibilities:
APHRC shall provide relevant information relevant to policy engagement activities including unit reports and dissemination strategies / plans
Provide logistical support for any internal stakeholder convening to validate the draft report.
APHRC shall provide guidance and high-level administrative support such as making available relevant documentation and tools in addition to scheduling all the relevant meetings.
Language Requirement:
This assignment will be undertaken in English

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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