The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national engineering academy. We bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.
The overarching aim of the programme is to ensure that there is sufficient, and appropriately skilled, local engineering capacity to participate in and drive national and regional development in sub-Saharan Africa. GCRF Africa Catalyst helps achieving this by focussing on better connecting Professional Engineering Institutes (PEIs), Engineering Councils/Associations and other organisations working to strengthening engineering capacity.
In September 2016, the Academy appointed an external UK consultant to create a suggested programme plan for 2017-18. The final recommendations were delivered in a report in January 2017.
In December 2016, the Academy partnered with 15 organisations across nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa to run six-month long pilot projects. We are now looking to do a mid-term evaluation of those projects and are seeking an expert in monitoring and evaluation to carry out this important work.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please contact Louise Olofsson, GCRF Programme Manager, to request a full ITT if you are interested in this position: email@example.com