Evidence synthesis consultant

AFIDEP Consultant
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Application deadline 27 August 2021
Contract type Consultancy
Hours Full-time
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The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, non-profit research and policy institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. We contribute to the realisation of the SDGs by enabling the formulation of sound development policies and programme interventions. We work to promote and entrench a culture of evidence use in development efforts in Africa.

The role

Expert will conduct evidence syntheses using a systematic methodology (e.g., scoping review).

Key roles and responsibilities

We expect to conduct an evidence synthesis on each of the following topics:

  • Potential benefits and risks of gene drive mosquitoes in the context of other interventions for malaria burden reduction and elimination in endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Among others, this review should also cover concerns and fears relating to the gene drives technology for the control and elimination of Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
  • What will it take to significantly reduce malaria burden and eliminate the disease from endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa? What are the potential strengths and challenges of existing tools and efforts in the regions? What are the opportunities of streamlining existing efforts?
    • Historical malaria elimination strategies – successes and challenges
    • Review the Global Technical Strategy 2016-2030 – merits and gaps
    • Lesson learnt for success stories – countries that have eliminated malaria
    • State of the implementation of existing interventions