Massive NGO Recruitment at Tony Blair Institute For Global Change

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 Massive NGO Recruitment at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Recruitment Of Programme Associates

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Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of this role will include:

Programme management support in oversight of TBI’s portfolio of Africa projects

• Support regular country project budget, planning and strategy exercises, by providing quality assurance and conducting first reviews

• Provide direct inputs into dashboards to ensure timely management of the regional portfolio

• Review management accounts to track expenditure against budget

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• Anticipate, identify and elevate challenges/roadblocks to Africa ExCo and internal stakeholders (e.g. Country Heads), proposing courses of action for consideration

• Input to strategic projects (including new initiatives and regional collaborations between country projects)

• Contribute to the development and iteration of the Africa-wide systems and processes and guide teams in their adoption

Delivery support to country projects on priority initiatives

• Support Country Heads and their teams in the completion of project design analyses from initial scoping through to project start-up, including support to work-planning

• Play a hands-on role in facilitating opportunity scoping and relationship building to enable the expansion of TBI to new geographies in Africa, including developing presentations for new country clients and senior government officials

• Support new projects in their inception phase and gap-fill to support implementation as in-country teams are put in place

Support country project resource mobilisation through fundraising and people processes

• Review and contribute to country project fundraising and partnership proposals and track regional funding opportunities and progress

• Review recruitment proposals and ensure recruitment notices reach appropriate global networks

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• Support the induction process of new joiners arriving in the region

Support the MEL team in consultation with regional leadership, in capturing the impact of our advisory work in Africa, specifically to

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• Manage strategy review process with country teams and internal MEL reporting

• Support the preparation and dissemination of a MEL newsletter, as well as other external communications products that showcase the impact of the Africa Advisory work

• Support the organisation and facilitation of MEL reflection sessions and helping the MEL team to produce summary reports on challenges and lessons learned

• Coordinate with the MEL team and country MEL focal points to provide updates on project monitoring activities; including support with the development and dissemination of project management dashboards and alignment with OKR internal reporting

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Develop analyses and written inputs to briefs and presentations

• Provide political-economic monitoring and analysis of regional trends and events

• Contribute to and develop written briefs—including written briefing for our Executive Chairman—ahead of trips to the region or as part of regular project updates

Person Specification

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The successful candidate should demonstrate the majority of the following:

• At least three years’ experience as an advisor or project manager in a consulting firm, foundation/NGO, or private sector organization supervising and executing across multiple workstreams simultaneously

• Experience with international development, public sector, and technology for development programming is highly desired

• Demonstratable strength in project management, structured problem solving, top-down communication, and portfolio thinking

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• Excellent communication skills, from executive office level through to technical level, and adept at speaking to senior leadership, knows how to navigate ambiguous environments and is comfortable at managing up and beyond hierarchy

• Experience developing executive and senior level briefings for internal and external audiences

• Experience in maintaining dashboards to facilitate nimble performance tracking and coordination

• Insatiable curiosity; great taste in data, with a proven ability to process and triangulate it; attention to detail

• Direct experience working in LMICs is highly desired

• Experience in working in entrepreneurial and matrixed environments and comfort working in ambiguity while closely collaborating with global functional and geographic teams

• Commitment to business objectives and pulling out the stops to make sure they are always met

• Fluency in English is required

Application Procedures : How To Apply

• Interested and qualified persons should visit the : Recruitment Portal.

• Then read through the job offer

• Afterwards click on the apply button

• Then fill the Recruitment form

• Then click on the submit button to submit

Recruitment Of Industry Development Advisor

Responsibilities

Facilitate implementation

• Support government to problem-solve and coordinate the implementation of the development of those sectors, leveraging Ministry’s resources as well as partners’ existing programmes and resources

• Support senior government counterparts in mapping, engaging and managing key stakeholders, including domestic and foreign investors, development partners and various government institutions

• Develop a tracking system to facilitate follow-through in MOTI and government, leveraging the wider TBI team, to ensure plans are being implemented and transactions are moving to the next stages. Report to the Minister and MOTI team on progress

Investment promotion and facilitation

• Identify and support the development of bankable opportunities that help package Ghana’s offer to investors, exploring SEZs and industrial parks in particular

• Reach out to potential investors and partners and ensure a strong feedback loop between the private sector and government officials facilitating the development of these industries

• Identify, recommend and facilitate public/private partnerships and/or global development alliances that supports the Government of Ghana industrialisation agenda

Maintain constant knowledge in the key sectors

• Understand the current situation, the potential / opportunities, and the key challenges for the sectors of focus (pharmaceuticals, textile and garment, agro-processing)

• Liaise with existing local players and potential international investors to understand the needs of the industry and support government to package the offer

• Assess critical gaps in Ghana’s offering to these industries and support government to identify specific reforms, investments and actions needed to fill those gaps

Additional duties

• Bespoke support and advice as relevant to the Minister and MOTI teams on policies and incentives to develop new industries and attract FDI, even outside sectors of focus

• Maintain active dialogue with international donor community, private sector players, local organizations, partners, building contacts to facilitate TBI objectives in Ghana

• Coordinate closely with other TBI advisors working on agriculture, health and investment, and contribute to Team Ghana’s objectives

• Support the Country Head, Deputy Country Head and other team members with team strategy, quarterly and annual reporting, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation

Person Specification

We are looking for an outstanding individual with a proven track record of delivery and industry development in the public or private sectors.

The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where the importance of personal initiative coupled with teamwork is critical. Above all they will build effective relationships, win trust, and help shape and influence change in Government.

• Ideally 7-10 years’ of experience working on economic development, industrialisation or investment promotion in emerging markets especially in Africa and / or similar contexts, including but not limited to issues related to industry analysis and strategy, market systems development, public-private collaboration, export development, investment facilitation, and value chain development

• Experience facilitating and attracting companies to set up factories in emerging markets to manufacture for export will be an asset

• Experience of identifying and resolving project implementation bottlenecks with demonstrable capacity for follow through and delivering of results

• Experience and exposure to industrial parks and Special Economic Zones in emerging markets would be a strong advantage

• Political savviness and an understanding of the needs of senior Government officials, whilst being able to work and interact at the highest level of public life

• Excellent in building and managing effective relationships, including the ability to navigate a complex political environment

• An ability to work independently, be entrepreneurial, think strategically and translate strategies into delivery plans on the ground, with emphasis on attention to details; with excellent analytical, organizational, communication and management skills

• Ability to liaise with partner Governments, external bodies, organizations and key stakeholders to deliver the requirements of the office, and TBI in particular

• Excellent writing, presentation skills and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of French would be an added advantage

• Effective inter-personal and leadership skills. Team player with an ability to develop and foster relationships with counterparts across a large organization including with virtual teams

• A master’s degree in public policy, business, economics, finance, engineering or other relevant fields or equivalent practical experience

Above all, we are looking for individuals with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.

Application Procedures : How To Apply

• Interested and qualified persons should visit the : Recruitment Portal.

• Then read through the job offer

• Afterwards click on the apply button

• Then fill the Recruitment form

• Then click on the submit button to submit

Recruitment Of Tech Policy Advisor

Responsibilities

• Strategy and Planning: Write a plan of approach that clearly articulates how the Tech policies in scope will contribute to the key objectives as outlined in the key objectives for this role. Ensure alignment with TBI’s project strategy in Ghana and TBI’s global T4D strategic framework. Integrate this plan with the overall Government strategy, which covers from one tech domain to another. Integrate policy recommendations within existing policies, with the purpose of creating a harmonious data guided view of the Government’s Technology landscape

• Government Relations: Establish effective and trusted relationships with the key stakeholders including Ministers, Senior Advisors, Director General’s, and Directors

• Execution and Monitoring: Establish, review, and maintain project goals and plans. Serve as the focal point for the Tech policy development team. Report and engage with the Head Technology for Development Ghana, to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot, and manage the initiative across the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and overall Government. In addition, it is expected that the post holder supports the Head Technology for Development Ghana in the development of TBI’s Tech for Development country strategy

• People: Work with the embedded and digital transformation teams at the Ministry to realize the stated key objectives for this role in keeping with the Ministry’s vision, TBI Ghana T4D strategy and the global T4D results framework. Furthermore, it is expected that the post holder will seek alignment and work closely together with TBI’s global Tech Public Policy team if and when relevant

• External Relations (non-governmental): Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as consultants, International development agencies, Government/Ministries, and agencies

• One TBI: The post holder will formally report into the Head Tech for Development Ghana, and form part of the wider country project team and global Tech for Development team. Engage with other T4D colleagues providing Tech Policy advisory to government and generate cross-country learnings and best practice contributing to a broader learning culture within the programme

Person Specification

The following criteria must be met:

• Strong understanding of, and ability to navigate, the Ghana ICT eco-system and government machinery, its structures and operating environment

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience

• 7+ years’ experience in leading Tech policy consulting engagements. Post holder has proven experience in implementing large transversal Tech policy changes with direct report to and, or sponsorship from DG’s, Directors and, or Ministers within governments

• Proven ability to structure, articulate, prioritise, solve, and implement complex Tech policy problems

• Experience working in a developing country on tech policy / projects

• A clear and confident communicator, both written and spoken

• Fluency in English required (oral and written)

The following is also desirable:

• Previous experience in Ghana

• A strong network in the Tech sector in Africa

• A track record and ability to speak publicly and represent the institute and your work to senior stakeholder audiences including government and the international community

Application Procedures : How To Apply

• Interested and qualified persons should visit the : Recruitment Portal.

• Then read through the job offer

• Afterwards click on the apply button

• Then fill the Recruitment form

• Then click on the submit button to submit

Recruitment Of Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities

• Strategy and Planning: Write a plan of approach that clearly articulates how the common National Digital Architecture. in scope will contribute to the key objectives as outlined in the key objectives for this role. Integrate this plan with the overall Government strategy, which covers from one tech domain to another. Integrate architecture recommendations within existing architectural frameworks, with the purpose of creating a common National Digital Architecture

• Government Relations: Establish effective and trusted relationships with the key stakeholders including Ministers, Senior Advisors, Director General’s, and Directors

• Execution and Monitoring: Establish, review, and maintain project goals and plans. Serve as the focal point for the Tech Architecture development team. Report and engage with the Head Technology for Development Ghana, to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot, and manage the initiative across the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and overall Government. In addition, it is expected that the post holder supports the Head Technology for Development Ghana in the development of TBI’s Tech for Development country strategy

• People: Work with the embedded and digital transformation teams at the Ministry to realize the stated key objectives for this role in keeping with the Ministry’s vision, TBI Ghana T4D strategy and the global T4D results framework. Furthermore, it is expected that the post holder will seek alignment and work closely together with TBI’s global T4D Tech Public Policy team if and when relevant

• External Relations (non-governmental): Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as consultants, International development agencies, Government/Ministries, and agencies

• One TBI: The post holder will formally report into the Head Tech for Development Ghana, and form part of the wider country project team and global Tech for Development team. Engage with other T4D colleagues providing T4D Tech architecture advisory to government and generate cross-country learnings and best practice contributing to a broader learning culture within the programme

Person Specification

We are looking for an experienced leader:

• Strong understanding of, and ability to navigate, the Ghana ICT eco-system and government machinery, its structures and operating environment

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience

• With demonstrable experience and expertise in cloud computing, systems architecture blueprints, strategy development and enterprise solutions

• 7+ years’ experience in leading Tech Architecture consulting engagements. Post holder has proven experience in implementing large transversal Tech Architecture changes with direct report to and, or sponsorship from DG’s, Directors and, or Ministers within governments

• Proven ability to structure, articulate, prioritise, solve, and implement complex Tech Architecture problems

• Experience working in a developing country on Tech Architectures / projects

• A clear and confident communicator, both written and spoken

• Fluency in English required (oral and written)

The following is also desirable:

• Previous experience in Ghana

• A strong network in the Tech sector in Africa

• A track record and ability to speak publicly and represent the Institute and your work to senior stakeholder audiences including government and the international community

Application Procedures : How To Apply

• Interested and qualified persons should visit the : Recruitment Portal.

• Then read through the job offer

• Afterwards click on the apply button

• Then fill the Recruitment form

• Then click on the submit button to submit

Recruitment Of Head of Agriculture and Food

Key Responsibilities

This role is responsible for the success of TBI’s Africa Agriculture and Food Practice and its strategy. The specific tasks of this role holder are:

Strategy setting and implementation

• With the Head of Agtech, strengthen TBI’s strategy for improving the impact of its work with governments prioritising agriculture and food, and for scaling this work.

• Implement and scale TBI’s theory of change for agriculture development.

• Ensure strong working relationships both within TBI and external to TBI to ensure the successful roll out of this strategy.

Offer development

• Ensure continuous strengthening of our agriculture, food and agro-industry offering, such that it remains anchored to our government-led model.

• Ensure Africa’s agriculture, food, and agro-industry offering remains relevant and responsive to government needs.

• Explore innovative ways the Africa agriculture, food and agro-industry offering can increase impact toward socio-economic transformation outcomes in the countries in which TBI works and where there is demand from governments.

• Ensure a sufficient among of coordination with TBI’s Technology for Development agtech team and TBI’s Technology Development Unit, as well as with other sector practices.

Funding and business development

• Maintain, improve and rollout TBI’s agriculture and food fundraising strategy, together with TBI’s central Fundraising and Business Development team.

• Maintain working relationships with critical funders of TBI’s agriculture and food portfolio, and develop these in such a way that they result in suitable and longer-term funding for TBI’s agriculture and food work.

• Ensure high standard of cross-country programme managers and high standard of award management by programme managers in the agriculture and food practice. Direct and line manage such programme managers, while empowering them to remain closely anchored to other parts of TBI Africa to ensure the government-led nature of their programmes.

• Build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders in the wider ecosystem (institutional and country level) to build TBI’s credibility and spot and develop opportunities, including for wider partnership working and funding

Quality of work

• Develop and maintain a collection of relevant tools, frameworks, best practice and latest innovations in areas such as political economy, value chain facilitation and agric delivery.

• Develop and maintain a healthy community of practice of agriculture and food advisors in Africa, including relevant staff in other parts of TBI.

• Conduct induction sessions and staff trainings on ag delivery, market system etc

• Manage TBI’s knowledge system and partner network for all matters agriculture and food.

• Work with the HR team to maintain a pool of agriculture and food candidates and short-term consultants and support recruitment of advisors and associates when required

• Serve as a strategy sounding board and expert advisor to TBI leadership, TBI country projects and programmes on agriculture and food transformation.

Thought leadership

• In close collaboration with our Africa Director for External Affairs and the Tech for Development Unit, as well as any TBI departments working on agriculture and food policy globally, develop and roll out an agriculture and food Africa thought leadership agenda, to ensure a regular stream of highly visible public engagements on this topic in Africa.

• Ensure TBI remains a recognised thought leader in agriculture, food and agro-industry development in Africa.

Person Specification

This role requires someone with excellent strategy, management and communication skills, with applied experience in agriculture delivery, market systems, investment or agribusiness . This is a leadership role in a fast-paced team working out of different geographies and in a complex policy area, with many diverse stakeholders, both internal and external to TBI.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and experience:

• Extensive experience in agricultural and agro-industry development in emerging economy contexts, including work experience in Africa. This experience can be in industry, management consulting, government advisory, market systems consultancy or development support. This should include implementing complex strategies and programmes in agriculture market systems, value chain development, agriculture delivery and agribusiness investment.

• Experience successfully developing and leading a programme of work and managing high-performance teams and programmes.

• A track record of successfully engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, including at a high level (e.g. Head of State) and development partners, and demonstrating political savvy.

• A clear and confident communicator, both written and spoken.

• An appreciation of government challenges and suitable, pragmatic attitude to working with government leaders and officials, particularly in Africa.

• Self-starter, motivated and proactive with solutions.

Application Procedures : How To Apply

• Interested and qualified persons should visit the : Recruitment Portal.

• Then read through the job offer

• Afterwards click on the apply button

• Then fill the Recruitment form

• Then click on the submit button to submit

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