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Governance Advisor, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure

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27 Oct 2017
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:

Who we are: The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few.

We offer new thinking and new approaches to addressing some of the most intractable problems leaders today are wrestling with.

The Institute works to provide policy and strategy in support of a vision of globalisation which improves the well-being of people: economically, politically, and socially. Our focus is on tackling the big challenges which hold such a vision of globalisation back:

· Poor governance which stops the benefits of globalisation being shared because countries cannot build the institutional strength and resilience to transform their situation and deliver for their people

· Extremism which stops the co-existence and cultural open-mindedness essential for social integration

· Conflict which entrenches sectarianism and paralyses progress, particularly in the Middle East

· Western politics which is in urgent need of a new agenda to provide radical but sensible answers to the new challenges presented by globalisation, technology, and the rise of a new false populism.


TBI in Togo

Togo, with a population of 7 million people, has seen its economy grow over the last decade at an average of 5% per year. The result of this is the commissioning of large infrastructure projects including a new airport, new roads and a new port. Togo is also a financial hub and hosts the headquarters of Ecobank and other financial institutions.

The government has ambitions to make Togo a central Gateway to West Africa. It is looking to enhance the business climate, attract foreign investors in key productive sectors and expand rural electrification and infrastructure development.

Togo will be part of TBI’s expansion in West Africa and we are looking to hire a team of up to seven people to kick off our work. We hope to have a full team in place by Q3/Q4 2017 and are looking for a talented Governance Advisor to support the Country Head in implementing this exciting new project.

Focus Of This Role:

The focus of this role

The Governance Advisor will work alongside key counterparts from the Government of Togo and other stakeholders to implement economic priority initiatives. Specific duties include:

● Undertake socio-economic analysis of Togo’s comparative advantages and investment opportunities in key productive sectors, with a view to provide strategic advice and develop bankable projects.

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

● Undertake institutional and capacity assessments with a view to support counterparts to put a tailored system in place for monitoring the delivery of government priority projects.

● Support the Country Head and other team members on various management and operational issues.

What We Look For in Our People:

Person Specification

We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery in the public or private sectors. We seek to create international and multi-disciplinary teams and are looking for individuals with a background in: public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development.

All candidates will be required to have:

● 5-10 years of experience working on private sector development in emerging markets, including but not limited to issues related to international trade, investment climate, business environment and industrial development.

● Experiential knowledge of institutional development and organisational management, including process and system engineering and capacity development. Experience working with senior executives is an asset.

● A master’s degree in public policy, economics, finance, engineering or other relevant fields.

● Strong analytical and management skills, including sound knowledge of strategic planning, spreadsheet modelling and project management tools.

● Strong communications skills, including delivering effective presentation, cross-cultural and interpersonal communication.

● Fluent French and English speaking and written skills.

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.

How to apply

In order to apply 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 TBIGC and your suitability to the role.

To apply please visit our website and apply through the careers portal:

Deadlines for applications will be Friday 27th October 2017

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