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Governance Advisor

Location:
Ethiopia
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
25 Jan 2019
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalization 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 center.
Focus of the Role:

Our Governance work supports the governments and leaders of fragile, developing, and emerging states to enhance their effectiveness. We are focused on helping governments and leaders make their vision for the development of their country a reality. We work in the center of government and in key line ministries and our work is shaped by national priorities. 

In Ethiopia, we support the Government in the delivery of its top priorities through our work on center of government strengthening, policy advisory, institutional building and implementation support.  Ethiopia is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has set an ambitious vision for Industrialization and economic transformation to create millions of jobs.  Dynamic political and economic reforms are unfolding, and the team in Ethiopia has been fortunate to be at the center of exciting and unprecedented projects.  Currently, we are seeking an Advisor to embed at the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC).  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

     Policy Advisory and Investment Strategy:

  • Advise senior management at EIC on policy formulation by supporting research and analysis to identify and unblock bottlenecks in key priority investment sectors, including benchmarking efforts in applicable countries to inform learning;
  • Understand and engage relevant stakeholders (public, private and development partners) to fully understand the landscape of investment areas, interventions currently in progress, and to build consensus for the development of coherent policy solutions;
  • Develop evidence backed, targeted investment promotion strategy including attractive incentives and enhanced regulatory framework recommendations for priority areas;

     

    Institutional Building and Implementation support:

  • Develop and maintain trust-based relationships with government counterparts and non-government stakeholders to support the implementation of new policies;
  • Advise on sustainable institution building initiatives to place the systems and structures required for delivery, to enable a problem-solving culture, to bridge implementation gaps and accelerate investment promotion, conversion and job creation;
  • Monitor effectiveness of implementation and alignment with GoE’s intended objectives and planned approach for quality investment attraction;

     

    Other internal TBI responsibilities

  • Actively participate and collaborate with other TBI projects, sharing knowledge and supporting the Institute’s thought leadership efforts;
  • Coach and manage junior staff in TBI Ethiopia team.Actively engage in helping associates and analysts to perform their roles effectively and to support their personal development
  • Provide support to the Country Head on overall project strategy and impact on Economic Transformation
  • Perform quality control and validity and accuracy of data on key deliverables;
What We Look For in Our People:
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Minimum of 12 years’ professional work experience in investment policy, economic development and/ or private sector development
  • Knowledgeable on Ethiopia’s investment policy and climate as well as international experience on development-oriented projects
  • Excellent operational and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent at building and managing effective relationships with limited supervision
  • Strong team player with outstanding team management skills
  • Willingness to closely manage and invest in the development of junior staff
  • Ability in influencing, coaching and delivering change through others
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen; and the ability to cope in emotionally demanding environments
  • Fluency in English and Amharic (oral and written communication skills)
 
 
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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