RTI's Learning, Energy, and Environment for Development (LEED) Division pursues innovative approaches and builds on best practices to create the foundation for and to promote technical innovation and operational excellence in energy, environment and adult learning research and technical assistance. Working alongside global partners, public institutions, the private sector, and civil society, we help build more effective, accountable, and responsive institutions and policies at the national, regional, and local levels of government.
The LEED Division is currently accepting applications for Team Leader for an anticipated DFID-funded African Cities Research Programme in Africa. The research programme proposed will look across sectors and policy areas in any city to enable multi-sectoral understanding, planning, and disaster and risk management. The African Cities research programme aims to move away from research in specialised sector areas to looking at cities as concentrated, complicated and integrated systems. A key feature of the research in a city will be how the “political settlement”- ie the balance or distribution of power between contending social or interest groups within a city or even beyond - applies to linked problems within and across sectors. The overall goal of the programme is to generate robust new evidence on African “cities as systems” to influence policies and programmes aimed at more effective economic development and poverty reduction.
The Team Leader will be responsible for overall leadership and management of all aspects of the project’s performance, providing technical direction to the entire program, and representing the project’s activities as a whole to external audiences. She/he will ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors. This is a full-time position with residency in Africa – city to be determined.
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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