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Governance Associate

Location:
Africa
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
18 Jun 2019
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROLE REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE START.
 
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:
Côte 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 Côte 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 Côte d’Ivoire will focus on helping the country become a leading global exporter of processed cashew nuts and developing its garment manufacturing potential. Côte d’Ivoire is a central part of TBI’s expansion in West Africa. Since January 2019, we have a team of five people based in Abidjan working on industrial policy in the cashew and textile sector. This position would play a catalytic role in accelerating our work and the capacity of our team in place to meet project goals.
 
Primary focus will be to: 
  • Conduct research and analysis on Country Team workstreams, specifically on the sectors and value chains of cashew and cotton and textiles;
  • Drive the organization’s internal efforts in analytical capacity-building and managing various knowledge documents and availing it for others;
  • Train and strengthen the capacity of Analysts using management consulting tools and approaches, including PowerPoint, in an iterative fashion;
  • Plan, prioritize and manage work streams, including Analysts’, 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;
  • 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.
  • Undertake other high-impact analytically focused projects/studies including policy & regulatory analysis; sectoral & industry analysis.
What We Look For in Our People:
EXPERIENCE:
 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred areas of study: Business, Economics, Engineering);
  • Ideally between 1-3 years of experience in management or strategy consulting;
  • Experience within a management consultancy environment
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and data gathering skills;
  • Fluency in French and English required with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience in capacity building and training of junior staff
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment, with an emphasis on high- performance, results and accountability
In addition, we place high value on relevant personal qualities such as resourcefulness; tenacity; independence; self-confident; and integrity. Above all, we are looking for team-players with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. The ideal candidate needs to be empathetic and comfortable working to build the skills and capacity of other members. Experience 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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