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Investment Coordination Intern - Rwanda

Location:
Rwanda
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
20 Nov 2018
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
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Each internship is different and set for a period of 8 weeks. Please only apply if you are available for the duration of July and August 2019.  

Interviews will be scheduled in the first two weeks of December. You will be contacted via email if you are successful. 

 
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:
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The Government of Rwanda (GoR) has initiated a broad economic reform agenda from which ambitious but achievable targets have been set for growth and poverty reduction. One of the key pillars of Rwanda’s Vision 2020 is “private sector-led development”, spearheaded by competitiveness and entrepreneurship. Looking forward, the new Vision 2050 charts ambitious economic objectives that can only be achieved through structural transformation and targeted, export-oriented industrial policy to generate employment in agro-procesing, manufacturing, industry, and services.

The Intern will work alongside TBI Rwanda’s 9-member team of Advisors based across key private sector- and export-facing institutions of the Government of Rwanda: namely, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB), Ministry of Trade and Commerce (MINICOM), and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). At the heart of this internship is the goal of strengthening and deepening intra-governmental coordination on agriculture and agro-processing investment promotion.

The Intern will support the TBI team and their government counterparts in the cross-government coordination and lifecycle management of investment activities, including:

  • Support RDB, NAEB, MINICOM, and MINECOFIN to coordinate on attracting and implementing agriculture investment
  • Undertake socio-economic analysis of Rwanda’s comparative advantages and investment opportunities in the agriculture and light manufacturing sectors, with a view to provide strategic advice and help develop/implement bankable projects
  • Support TBI and senior government counterparts in mapping, proactively sourcing, and managing key stakeholders, including foreign and domestic investors, development partners and various government institutions.
  • Identify sector and sub-sector priorities and map investment opportunities, reviewing and building on existing knowledge, and engagement with government
  • Support in the evaluation and analysis of specific investment proposals for economic rationale and compatibility with the country’s overall investment strategy
  • Support the GOR teams to build the requisite skills, systems, and structures to improve and institutionalize the investment promotion within the respective ministries/agencies
  • Work in coordination with counterparts across multiple ministries and agencies within the Government of Rwanda, often with limited capacity, resources and under severe time constraints
  • Provide agile support for ad hoc investment related projects
What We Look For in Our People:
  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy, economics, business, finance, trade, agribusiness or related fields
  • At least 2-3 years of experience working on private sector development in emerging markets, including but not limited to issues related to international trade, private investment, commercial agriculture and industrial development
  • Strong analytical skills, including sound knowledge of data analysis
  • Strong communications skills, including delivering high quality presentations as well as effective cross-cultural and interpersonal communication
  • Effective inter-personal and leadership skills. Team player with an ability to develop and foster relationships with counterparts across a large organization
  • 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

WHAT WE CAN OFFER IN RETURN:

The Intern will be a member of TBI’s team in Rwanda. The team consists of nine experienced advisors providing embedded support to key economic institutions of the government. The Intern will benefit from network effects of the TBI Rwanda team, as well as TBI’s Inclusive Growth practice, through which they will gain from and contribute to the expertise of TBI’s teams across Africa and beyond. We feel strongly that an internship with TBI:

  • Gives exposure to working at the heart of a fast-paced African government;
  • Is about working as a part of a wider team across government, offering exposure to different agency roles and elements of the investment promotion process;
  • Offers coaching and mentoring from experienced TBI Advisors; and
  • Provides an opportunity to engage directly both the public and private sectors.

 

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