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Research Consultancy opportunity on research capacity strengthening assessment with the Association of Commonwealth Universities

20th July 2022

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is seeking research consultants to support a mapping and analysis exercise of global research capacity strengthening activities to inform the development of a research capacity strengthening pillar of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s (FCDO) new Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) programme. The main aim of this post is to contribute to a short-term study which helps to assess the current landscape of research capacity strengthening activities, including providers, programmes, tools and recipients across the African and Asian-Pacific regions. The consultants should be based in one of the following regions:

  • North Africa
  • West Africa
  • East and Southern Africa
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • South Pacific

The timeframe of the project is August – September 2022. The main responsibilities of the post will include:

  • The validation and assessment of a study framework
  • Desk-based research to apply the study framework
  • Conducting a minimum of 5 key informant interviews
  • The identification of existing gaps or deficiencies in capacity strengthening initiatives within their respective regions.

The candidate is expected to have a proven track record of participation in similar projects and good knowledge of the capacity-strengthening needs within the research and research-to-use setting, corresponding to their regional expertise.

For full details on this position and how to apply, please follow this link.

The application deadline is Monday, 25th of July 2022, 12:00 UTC.


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