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Country Head - General Application - 2017/2018

Location:
Africa
Sector:
Delivery - Centre of Government
Salary Details:
£60,000
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
31 Dec 2018
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (‘the Institute’) is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We seek to equip individuals and institutions with the tools needed to address the most difficult challenges of globalization, and to create a more peaceful and prosperous future.

The Institute delivers practical and pioneering programs of change, and works to influence and change policy. We are an organization founded on the belief, and rooted in our experience, that policy change is needed if we are to address the causes of poverty, inequality, extremism and conflict. The Institute works to deliver:

  • Effective government to help poor, developing and transition countries in Africa and beyond to develop and meet the needs of their citizens
  • Extremism which stops the Co-Existence and cultural open-mindedness essential for social integration
  • A new approach to the Middle East peace process that involves the wider region and the Arab nations
  •         Policy Solutions which are radical, sensible and non-partisan to equip leaders across the political spectrum with modern and open-minded options in the face of globalizations challenges

 

Focus Of This Role:

Effective Government - Leadership Positions

TBI Country Heads have full responsibility of all programme activities, including managing a team of 4-10 people, project budget oversight, strategic programme design and the delivery and evaluation of project goals. This includes managing relations with senior government stakeholders, including in some countries, the President. For these challenging and demanding roles we are looking for exceptional performance in the TBI Leadership competencies and proven experience of building senior relationships and managing high performing teams. 

Key Competencies:
 
  • Leadership and organisational awareness
  • Building and managing effective relationships, including the ability to navigate complex political environments
  • Influencing and coaching and delivering change through others
  • Management and delivery, including excellent project management skills
  • Strategic planning and decision-making
  • Analysis and use of evidence
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach and the ability to overcome barriers and make change happen within emotionally demanding environments
As well as meeting our core competencies, we expect candidates for the Country Head position to be able to demonstrate how they will meet the following key responsibilities:
  • Maintain the “Licence to Operate” within country ie. budget management, operations, safety and security of staff
  • Set the strategic direction of the project
  • Build the team and drive its performance
  • Understand and engage the principal stakeholders
  • Contribute to the wider leadership and development of TBI as an organisation
  • Fundraising 
What We Look For in Our People:

Our teams are all made up of outstanding individuals who understand that politics is as important as technical know-how when it comes to getting things done. They are excellent building and maintaining relationships, skilled to help our partner governments solve some of their most challenging strategic problems, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. We are bound by a unique set of shared values; we’re bold in our approach, relentless in pursuit of impact, led by our government partners not by our own agenda, passionate about the developing world's potential and independent. When we get things right, we have the potential to help change millions of lives for the better.

Working at the heart of government within a small dynamic team, the TBI team generally have 7+ years relevant professional experience within public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development. 

How to Apply

In order to apply for a TBI role you are required to complete an online application form which includes uploading your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and completing a 300 word personal statement explaining why you want to work at TBI and your suitability to the role. For more information please contact jobs.EG@institute.global 

 

 

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