Strategic Advisor - Ethiopia

Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 30 May 2018

Job Description

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.

Role Objectives Over a period of 12 months, the overall objective of the Advisor’s assignment is to support the government’s industrialization agenda which would involve strategic and critical recommendations as supported by analytical evidence. It will include developing implementable solutions which would result in transformational changes on the ground. The advisor will report to the Country Head, and potentially, to the government counterpart at the relevant institution.

More specifically, the advisor will be asked to perform the following;

Conduct Assessment of the industrialization program underway to achieve structural transformation
Evaluate the current trajectory of the industrialization plan and objectives and highlight the likelihood of achieving vision 2025 of becoming a manufacturing hub.
Determine key bottlenecks and potential root causes which are critical to address in order to meet the industrialization vision.
Identify and build relationships with the relevant public sector stakeholders in order to obtain necessary information on the current landscape and understand key challenges.
Strengthen relationship will the various development partners playing in this space in order to determine the effectiveness of the various activities in progress.
Prepare preliminary recommendation to address challenges and accelerate industrialization
Conduct necessary benchmarking studies to better understand how other countries resolved the key challenges identified in Ethiopia.
Prepare recommendations and advice for enhancing institutional frameworks, policies and other relevant factors then validate with stakeholders.
Collect feedback from final delivery, consider TBI’s areas of strengths, risks and opportunities then suggest to TBI Country Head which of the recommended solutions would be most suitable for TBI to take forward to the implementation phase; (deeper and focused support).
Support the development of junior TBI staff and seamless handover
Actively coach junior staff (analysts/associates) assigned to work with you to boost their analytical and other skills contained in their development plan.
At the end of your term, smoothly handover the project to analysts/associates in your workstream so they can take the project forward towards implementation.

What We Look For in Our People:

Experience and qualifications:

Strong analytic, problem solving and strategic planning capabilities
Self-starter, motivated and proactive with solutions
Excellent in 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 with excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience working with public sector clients, (preferred)
Experience working in an emerging market, (preferred)
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
To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online.

Close date is the 15th June 2018.

About the Organization

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.

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