Governance and Sustainability Expert

Consultant Roster

Background:
Welcome to Scofield Associates, your premier research partner in the Horn of Africa. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we have established ourselves as a leading research firm operating across nine countries in this dynamic and diverse region. Our extensive presence allows us to provide unparalleled insights and comprehensive analysis, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our expertise spans various sectors, including governance, development, security, and public policy. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, evidence-based research that informs decision-making and fosters positive change.

Operating in nine countries across the Horn of Africa, Scofield Associates is strategically positioned to capture the region’s complex realities. Our extensive network and local knowledge enable us to conduct thorough research and provide valuable insights that reflect the nuanced contexts of each country. This broad reach ensures that we remain at the forefront of developments in the region, offering our clients the most relevant and up-to-date information.

At Scofield Associates, we offer a wide range of research services designed to meet the diverse needs of our clients. These include Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Policy Analysis and Development, Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Organization Capacity Assessment, and Big Data Analytics. We employ robust methodologies to gather and analyze data, assist policymakers with evidence-based recommendations, assess the impact and effectiveness of development initiatives, provide training and support to local institutions, and harness the power of big data for comprehensive insights.

We are currently updating our roster of consultants to support our growing portfolio of projects. We seek a Governance and Sustainability Expert to provide strategic guidance and technical support on governance structures, sustainable practices, and ethical considerations across various sectors and contexts.

Objectives:
The Governance and Sustainability Expert Consultant will play a crucial role in ensuring that governance and sustainability are embedded throughout Scofield Associates’ project cycles. Key objectives include:

  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on governance frameworks, sustainable development principles, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards.
  • Conducting governance assessments, risk analyses, and sustainability audits to identify areas for improvement and opportunities for enhanced impact.
  • Developing governance policies, codes of conduct, and sustainability strategies to promote ethical behavior, transparency, and accountability.
  • Designing and facilitating training and capacity-building programs on governance, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
  • Collaborating with project teams to ensure the effective integration of governance and sustainability considerations into project design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Representing Scofield Associates in relevant forums and networks on governance and sustainability.

Scope of Work:
The Governance and Sustainability Expert Consultant will be engaged on a project-specific basis, with the scope of work tailored to the specific needs of each project. Typical tasks may include:

  • Conducting governance assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of governance structures and processes.
  • Developing governance policies and codes of conduct to promote ethical behavior and transparency.
  • Designing and implementing sustainability strategies to minimize environmental impact and maximize social benefits.
  • Providing technical advice and support on governance and sustainability issues to project teams.
  • Conducting training and capacity-building programs on governance, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations that clearly communicate governance and sustainability findings and recommendations.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Governance, Sustainability, Law, Public Policy, Business Administration, or a related field with at least five years of relevant experience, OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Governance, Sustainability, Law, Public Policy, Business Administration, or a related field with at least eight years of relevant experience.
  • A PhD in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in governance frameworks, sustainable development principles, and ESG standards.
  • Experience in conducting governance assessments, risk analyses, and sustainability audits.
  • Strong understanding of international and national governance and sustainability policies and frameworks.
  • Excellent facilitation, training, and capacity-building skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and report writing skills.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other languages is an asset.

Application Requirements:
Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation Statement: A brief statement outlining your interest in the position, your relevant experience, and your availability. Please include your daily rate (in USD) in your motivation statement.
  2. Current Resume/CV: A detailed resume or CV highlighting your educational background, work experience, skills, and publications. Ensure to include links to relevant journal articles and previous work.
  3. Sample Work: Examples of previous governance assessments, sustainability reports, or publications that demonstrate your expertise. 
  4. Country of Experience: Show where youve worked in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudans, and Rwanda) should also be reflected in your motivation statement, your resume and your sample works. This will help us place you in specific projects in specific countries.

Please send your application to [email protected] with the subject line “Governance and Sustainability Expert Consultant Application.” Scofield Associates is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. Scofield Associates is also an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds, especially women and individuals from marginalized groups.