TOR – JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR THE STUDY ON THE SIZE AND SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OF STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IN AFRICA
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AFRICAN PEER REVIEW MECHANISM
TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR): JUNIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS FOR THE STUDY ON THE SIZE AND SECTORAL DISTRIBUTION OF STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IN AFRICA
Position: Junior Research Assistants: Data Collection
Location: APRM Continental Secretariat, Midrand, South Africa
Duration: March to April 2020 (2 months)
The African Peer Review Mechanism is undertaking a study on the Size and Sectoral Distribution of State-Owned Enterprises in Africa which aims to assess the SOE sector landscape in Africa in terms of size, sectoral distribution and corporate forms and inform policy makers on their role in national economy.
Key to this undertaking is data collection and processing. The APRM is therefore seeking the services of one (1) qualified post-graduate-level assistant to implement components of this study.
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an autonomous entity of the African Union (AU) which was concieved in 2002 and established in 2003 by the African Union. The APRM has the mandate to promote and facilitate self-monitoring by the Participating States and to ensure that their policies and practices conform to the agreed political, economic, corporate governance and socio-economic values, codes and standards contained in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance; and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, as well as other relevant treaties, conventions and instruments adopted by Participating States whether through the African Union or through other international platforms. In pursuance of its continental mandate to promote sound corporate governance principles among SOEs, the APRM will be conducting a baseline study on the size, sectoral distribution and corporate forms of SOEs in Africa.
The objective of the study is to describe the SOEs landscape in Africa in terms of size, sectoral distribution and corporate forms and inform policy makers on their role in national economy; to understand dynamics, challenges and opportunities of SOEs in African countries and to propose practical measures for improving governance of SOEs in African countries.
I. The Researcher will be expected to collect data from:
- Various Ministries, relevant government departments, agencies and/or authorities among sampled African Union member states
- Credible databases, including, but not limited to Statics Agencies or any such similar institution of the sampled countries, International financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IFC, the AfDB, international organisations such as but not limited to the OECD.
III. The scope of the work will further include:
- Follow ups with the sample countries;
- Review of database and reports;
- Extraction of Data;
- Inputting of Data;
- Data cleaning.
The collected data must be compiled in a user-friendly format. The supervisor for the Data Collection process will further communicate the scope, method and expectations of this process and the project to the APRM member states and the institutions referred to in above.
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
This work will be carried out over a period of two months, starting in March through to April 2020.
- Complete database of Size and Sectorial distribution of SOEs among sampled countries;
- Summary Report of the data-cleaning process and adjustments;
- Project Report.
- Data Collector must be a postgraduate in a relevant field, such as: development studies, economics, international relations, governance, public administration, social sciences, economics, statistics and or related field of study.
- The Data Collector will be required to submit, alongside the cv, the methodology section of any research work undertaken over the past 2 – 3 years.
- The Data Collector is required to be fluent in either or both French or English languages and have working knowledge of one other African language.
Technical Evaluation Criteria:
Admission into the data-collection process is incumbent upon satisfying the criteria, which is based on the Aspirations of the African Union. The Minimum Technical score shall be 70.
|Qualification and Experience||Weight|
|Post graduate-minimum of honours Degree;||30|
|Strong background in research and analysis in the areas of economic, corporate and socio-economic governance.||10|
|Understanding of data collection and analysis||10|
|Flexibility to adapt expectations and project requirements;||10|
|Advanced Computer Literacy
i) Database and Statistical software such as SPSS
ii) Microsoft Office Suite, most especially Excel
iii) Internet open-source software proficiency
The Applicant shall submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Certified copies of academic degree(s). Eligible women are encouraged to apply. The TOR shall be opened immediately after the closing date and time. All submissions MUST be through email or delivered to the APRM Continental Secretariat offices on or before 26th March 2020 at 17.00hrs RSA time and addressed to:
African Peer Review Mechanism
Private Bag x09, Halfway House, 1685
Physical Address: 230 15th Street, Randjies Park, 1st Floor
Midrand, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 256 3400/01/29
Fax: +27 256 3456
E-mail : [email protected]