Calling All Aspiring Junior Researchers in Credit Ratings!

Quick Tender Overview

Issuer: African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)
Tender Reference: APRM/06/OSF/JCR/11/2023
Sector: Research and Professional Services
Closing Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024 – 11:00
Issue Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024 – 09:00
  • Eastern Cape
  • Gauteng
  • KwaZulu Natal
  • Limpopo
  • North West
  • Northern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • Free State

Detailed Tender Briefing

Are you passionate about finance, research, and analysis? APRM is looking for a skilled Junior Research Consultant to play a vital role in supporting the Directorate of Governance and Specialized Reporting.

This prestigious assignment stems from an AU directive aimed at bolstering member states in credit rating fields. The selected individual will contribute to a framework that entails strategic backing for Member States across various stages – pre-rating preparation, managing the rating process, and implementing post-rating suggestions.

You will collaborate closely with experts to enhance understanding of the sovereign credit ratings’ consequences, perform comprehensive analyses, and support the crafting of an architecture to regulate CRAs within public institutions. The role extends to fostering a network of professionals to share best practices and harmonize regulations in the credit rating landscape across the continent.

APRM’s synergy with the Open Society Foundation means you’ll be part of a team that’s both influential and resource-backed. The successful candidate will be stationed at the APRM Continental Secretariat Offices in Midrand, Johannesburg, and may enjoy the added perk of traveling for business under APRM’s aegis.

Location and Perks

Your home base will be in Midrand, South Africa, with a 12-month tenure. Although you’ll need to cover your initial travel costs, APRM ensures a round-trip airfare and a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) when you need to travel for work.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Forge ahead with sovereign credit research and analysis.
  • Engage in high-level consultations to derive diverse viewpoints.
  • Scout new research avenues to broaden credit knowledge streams.

Closing date for applications: February 8th, 2024, before 11 AM. Make sure you mark your calendar and get your application in well before this deadline!

If you’re ready to take on this challenging role and make an impact, click here to get started with your application.


Tender Opportunity for Individual Consultants: Junior Researcher Credit Ratings

Welcome to an exciting tender opportunity dedicated to individual consultants eager to apply their expertise as Junior Researchers in Credit Ratings. The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is calling for adept professionals to support the Directorate of Governance and Specialized Reporting. The focus is on the effective implementation of support mechanisms for credit ratings among member countries.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Partake in research on credit ratings and their impact on economic development.
  • Develop data collection methodologies and analyze the findings.
  • Produce comprehensive reports and publications detailing your research outcomes.
  • Forge collaborations with research organizations and stakeholders to enhance knowledge sharing.
  • Engage in additional tasks as assigned by the APRM Secretariat, ensuring a wide-ranging role.

How to Get Assistance:

If you seek clarification on this tender, please reach out via email to [email protected]. Further information is accessible by contacting the APRM Procurement Office, with inquiries welcome between 8:00 and 17:00 SAST. Take note to request details at least seven days before the tender’s closing date. All clarifications will be shared on the APRM’s official website at

Evaluation Process:

Consultants will need to score at least 70% to be considered for the tender, with the highest technical score receiving the award.

Application and Submission Guidelines:

Interested consultants should send a combined Technical and Financial Proposal, which includes:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae with verifiable references, including details of the most recent consultancy work.
  • Certified copies of all academic credentials.
  • Clear demonstration of an understanding of the ToRS, proposed methodology, and a thorough work plan in the Technical Proposal.
  • The Financial Proposal should outline the monthly costs in USD.

Note: Mark your proposal as ‘PROCUREMENT NUMBER: APRM/06/OSF/JCR/11/2023’ and send it via email to [email protected] before February 8, 2024, at 11:00hrs SAST. Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submission Mailing Address:

African Peer Review Mechanism
Private Bag XO8, Halfway House
Physical Address: 230 15th Road, 1st Floor,
Randjespark, Midrand, 1685,
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 256 3401
Submission Email: [email protected]

Find more information and detailed terms of reference in the attached document:

Junior Research Consultant Terms of Reference