Senior Gender Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation


Accra, Ghana


Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Job Description

The Gender Economist will lead ACET’s work on gender equality and economic transformation and support other ACET teams to embed a gender lens across the portfolio.


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Role and Responsibilities

Specifically, the Senior Gender Economist will:

  • work with the EVP and ATR4 advisory group to develop ACET’s flagship African Transformation Report on Gender and Economic Transformation (ATR4). This will include being the internal coordinator for the ATR

  • provide intellectual leadership to ACET policy analysis and technical work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. This will include the development of a world-class gender equality program that delivers high quality analysis and thought leadership on gender equity, equality, women’s economic empowerment and other relevant areas that may emerge

  • be the principal resource person on gender issues, practices and policies relevant to the project context and activities

  • provide high quality analysis and advice on the gender implications of ACET’s policy recommendations

  • provide training to ACET research teams on how to monitor and assess gender impacts of policy actions across program verticals

  • work with ACET partner policy institutes and support them to do gender analysis where necessary

  • monitor ACET’s work to adequately capture gender equality and inclusion indicators and track impact in collaboration with the M&E team

  • training and development of ACET colleagues and coach/mentor junior staff to build technical expertise

  • provide a range of analytical, advisory and related services to ACET with respect to the gender dimensions of development

  • design and develop programme strategies in the area of Gender equity/equality and economic transformation

  • work with the fundraising team to raise funds for the gender portfolio

  • serve as ACET’s spokesperson on Gender at various forums and with the media

  • draft inputs to strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Gender Statistics

  • any other duties as may be assigned from time to time in support of ACET’s mission

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 


  • Master’s degree in gender economics or a related discipline (development studies, political science, sociology, etc.)

  • Minimum of 8 years of post-master’s experience conducting research and evaluation on gender economics. Experience of doing this in Africa will be an asset. Africa regional experience will be a plus

  • Previous experience working on gender equality and/or equity policy in Africa.

  • An understanding of economic transformation will be an asset.

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