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Governance Analyst/Associate

Location:
Africa
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
31 Oct 2018
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
Focus of the Role:

Cote d’Ivoire is one of the largest economies of West Africa and a top global exporter of cocoa, cashew nuts and cotton.  The country is projected to keep growing at around 7 percent over the next several years, but unemployment is high, and Cote d’Ivoire remains vulnerable to external shocks due to its reliance on commodity exports.  As a result, President Ouattara’s government is placing a special emphasis on value addition and accelerating the development of the country’s manufacturing sector.  TBI’s work in Cote d’Ivoire will focus on helping the country become a leading global exporter of processed cashew nuts and developing its garment manufacturing potential.

Cote d’Ivoire is a central part of TBI’s expansion in West Africa and we are looking to hire a team of up to five people to kick off our work. We hope to have a full team in place by Q4 2018 and are looking for a talented Private Sector Advisor to support the Country Head in implementing this exciting new project.

Focus of the role:

  • Conduct research on selected topics as required by Advisors or the Country Head;
  • Undertake other high-impact analytically focused projects/studies including policy & regulatory analysis; sectoral & industry analysis;
  • Drive the organization’s internal efforts in analytical capacity-building and managing various knowledge documents and availing it for others;
  • Plan, prioritize and manage work streams from start to finish, including timelines, content, and deliverables;
  • Identify and structure problems, develop and apply appropriate analytical frameworks and approaches, and synthesize critical hypothesis;
  • Identify and acquire relevant research and data, and perform quality control to ensure validity and accuracy of data;
  • Proactively identify risks and issues affecting task or work stream delivery, and promptly communicate upward with solution options;
  • Present ideas and respond to queries clearly and concisely in internal team meetings and with external stakeholders;
  • Support completion of high-quality written documents and/or presentations;
  • Articulate findings and presentations using various presentation tools, i.e., power point, excel etc.
What We Look For in Our People:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 and above (preferred areas of study: Business, Economics, Engineering, Marketing, Law, Communications); 
  • Between 0-1 year of experience for Analyst position.  3-5 years of experience for Associate position. 
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and data gathering skills;
  • Fluency in French and English required with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong willingness to learn, and ability to be a real team player;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment, with an emphasis on high- performance, results and accountability,
  • Prior extracurricular activity is highly desired, i.e, Youth Association, Community Service etc.
  • In addition, we place high value on relevant personal qualities such as resourcefulness; tenacity; independence; self-confident; and integrity.
  • Fluent French and English speaking and writing.

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.

 

VALUES WE LOOK FOR:

  • COURAGE… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
  • COLLABORATION… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
  • COMPASSION … because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

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