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Strategic Advisor

Location:
Rwanda
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
25 Mar 2019
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:
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 centre of government and key line ministries and our work is shaped by national priorities.
 
The Institute has been supporting Rwanda for 10 years. Rwanda is a country on the move. For the past 20 years, it has focused on economic development and improving the well-being of its citizens. The results can be seen in the ever-growing skyline of central Kigali, in the rapidly lengthening average life expectancy of the population and the growing volume of exports. The government continues to set itself ambitious targets for development in its “Vision 2050”, currently being drafted to replace the mostly successfully achieved Vision 2020.
 
The current project strategy is focused on supporting the government’s agenda for economic transformation through a network of experienced advisors based at the centre of government and in key economic ministries and institutions. The Advisor will benefit from network effects of the Rwanda team.
 
TBI is helping Ministries of Finance in a number of countries in Africa to tackle issues ranging from tight fiscal envelopes to balance of payments crises to a changing donor landscape and mobilizing private investment. The advisor will leverage both the day-to-day information and support from other advisors working in line ministries, as well as cross-country expertise.
 
To support this work in Rwanda we are currently searching for an experienced Strategic Advisor to support on national development planning, public and private investment, and financial sector development. The Advisor will be based in Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN).
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
1. Support MINECOFIN in initiatives supporting the government’s economic transformation agenda
 
  • Support implementation of Rwanda’s national strategic plan, the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1)
  • Draft background briefs and policy notes on innovative economic policies and initiatives for improving Rwanda’s economic performance, on opportunities to overcome barriers to economic development, or other economic matters as they arise
 
2. Strengthen the Government of Rwanda’s investment attraction and public investment management
 
  • Support MINECOFIN to proactively identify and attract domestic, donor, and foreign investment to finance priority projects
  • Help improve the environment for private financing for development through improving the availability and effectiveness of Development Partner initiatives, supporting the design of de-risking mechanisms, or other identified initiatives

3. Strengthen financial sector development to generate and allocate resources to Rwanda’s development needs
 
  • Support MINECOFIN in the achievement of the financial sector objectives
  • Provide research and analytical support in identifying the constraints to key financial sector issues in Rwanda, for example incentivizing domestic savings, establishing bankable projects to mobilize foreign capital, generating opportunities for greater export/trade finance, establishing a financial service center, etc.
 
4. Support better coordination between government institutions tasked with economic transformation and investment
 
  • Leverage the TBI advisor network to share information and strengthen coordination amongst TBI-supported institutions
What We Look For in Our People:
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • An MA in International Economics, Public Administration/Policy, Business, Finance, Trade or related fields
  • Ideally 5 years’ experience working on public investment management, financial sector development, and/or private sector development in developing/emerging economies
  • Experience working or engaging with Ministries of Finance, financial institutions, and development partners
 
 ESSENTIALS SKILLS:
 
  • An ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans; an acute attention to detail with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Effective inter-personal and leadership skills. Team player with an ability to develop and foster relationships with counterparts across a large organization
 
 PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS:
 
  • Drive, motivation and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to mentor, coach, and build capacity of national counterparts
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills in English
  • Preference for individuals with work experience in Africa and/or other similar contexts like Rwanda
 
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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