Research and Policy Associate (Msc or MA Level) at African Institute for Development Policy

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, inform resource allocation, programme design and implementation. The aim is to contribute to the realisation of sustainable development by enabling the formulation of sound policies and programme interventions.

Qualifications & experience

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in the fields of Climate Change, Environment and Conservation, with interests and work experience interlinked with fields such as Public Health, Demography or related fields in the Social Sciences with at least five years post-qualification experience
  • Proven track record in policy engagement in the fields of environment and climate change.
  • Have a proven track record in conducting research and publishing.
    • Strong background and minimum three years’ experience in conducting both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
    • conducting critical policy and political economy analysis
  • Proven track record in evidence/knowledge synthesis and translation including the development policy-relevant and advocacy products
  • Minimum of three years practical experience in project management


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with collaborators from diverse cultures
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data for both academic and policy outputs
  • Ability to work independently with an output-based mind-set

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