Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Recruitment for Governance Advisor

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Recruitment for Governance Advisor.

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a non-profit organisation set up by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair with the ambition to help make globalisation work for the many, not the few. Helping countries, their people and their governments address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today. Bringing together the various organisations Tony Blair set up after leaving office – The Tony Blair Governance Initiative and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation – as well as his work on the Middle East Peace Process, establishing a new area of work: Renewing the Centre. Tony Blair’s intention was to expand the activity of these organisations, re-orientating the mission to reflect the overlap between extremism, governance, the Middle East and the policies needed to fight populism in the West

Job Description

  • Company: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with senior government counterparts and other internal and external stakeholders, including investors, business leaders and development partners, to help counterparts in government drive their inclusive growth agenda into place
  • Achieve high impact in the relevant area of work (eg. investment, industrial development, agriculture, ) for the counterpart government which demonstrably contributes to improving people’s lives. This will be delivered against an agreed set of objectives developed with the TBI Country Head and funding partners where relevant.
  • Conduct data analysis, stakeholder mapping, external consultations and targeted secondary research to support project design, policy recommendations and related strategic advice for senior government counterparts.
  • Use this policy analysis to support implementation of improved ways of working to drive policy and project implementation in a low-capacity public sector environment in Africa
  • Contribute to the work of others in the TBI team, pillar or organisation as required, to achieve cross-team or cross-pillar key objectives. This may include contributing analysis, lessons, writing case studies or policy papers and contributing to TBI fundraising, partnership, policy influencing or broader communications activities.
  • Assist the Country Head with recruitment, performance management of staff and team safety and security as required.
  • Be an active member of the Inclusive Growth and Private Sector Development Practice
  • Ensure effective implementation of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities, including data collection and analysis, in line with the project’s M&E strategy.
Experience/Qualifications
  • Relevant subject matter expertise, eg. Private sector development, trade and investment promotion and facilitation, economic development, agriculture value chain analysis etc.
  • A savvy relationship builder and communicator, able to work with, consult, relate to and influence senior decision makers from a range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience of living and working in Africa, and with governments is desirable, but not essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to take considered risks with policy advice and actions to achieve high impact for government partners.
  • Adept at conducting policy analysis and clearly communicating recommendations to senior policy makers, reflecting an assessment of the political context.
  • Familiar with techniques for effective stakeholder mapping, engagement, consultation and influencing.
  • An understanding of and patience for engaging with the challenges of low-capacity public sector environments, and able to adapt ways of working to suit the working environment.

Personal Specifications

  • Ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into delivery plans on the ground, with particular emphasis on attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, communication and management skills
  • Ability to deliver results in complex and challenging environments (especially in a developing world context). A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen
  • Excellent inter-personal skills. A team player with an ability to develop and foster relationships with counterparts across a large organization and with external stakeholders;
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field, e.g., private sector development, trade and investment promotion or facilitation, international development, economics, public policy, business or social sciences, from a recognised university
  • Demonstrated experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in investment or market system development is desirable, as is experience supporting governments to play their role in facilitating the development of markets.
  • Experience of living and working in Africa is desirable, but not essential, as is experience working with governments.

How to Apply

Candidates who have met the above criteria should CLICK HERE to submit Cv and Application letter.

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