3 Positions at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 7, 16, 18 June 2021)

3 Positions at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 7, 16, 18 June 2021)

3 Positions at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 7, 16, 18 June 2021)

E-Health Project Manager at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 16 June 2021)

Focus of the Role

We are looking to hire an exceptional Project Manager (PM) with experience and expertise across technology and government advisory.

The role would start immediately, based in Kigali.

You should have experience and expertise across technology and government advisory, have a background in health and ideally have previously worked on a successful technology rollout for government systems.

You will work with the Ministry of Health, the Rwanda Biomedical Center,  relevant agencies, technical committees and the wider TBI team to implement a health management product, advising and supporting its rapid development and application in Rwanda.

The post holder will thereafter work on the application of technology and innovations in the Health sector as part of our partnership with the government of Rwanda.  She or he will join a growing team focused on our tech for transformation work in Rwanda. This team will work with the wider existing embedded team which is currently focused in the economic development, investment promotion and energy sectors, forming a team with enormous potential for further impact. And the postholder will also form part of the global TBI Tech for Development team.

This is a key role requiring a strong candidate with relevant expertise in project management, tech and knowledge of and experience in the health sector.Key outcomes of the role

  • The immediate task is to ensure the successful and rapid deployment of a critical data management product as part of the Government of Rwanda’s Covid -19 health response
  • Thereafter the role will support the wider partnership between the Government of Rwanda and TBI on tech for transformation in the health sector including supporting the development of this partnership
  • Key performance targets will be established and delivered through effective development, deployment and management of the partnership’s goals

Key Responsibilities

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­In the immediate term, the key responsibilities are:

  • Support a diverse set of stakeholders from TBI, Government, technology providers and other partners in supporting the application of a data management system at speed
  • Work closely with an engineering team to ensure the required health management technology meets the needs of the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Biomedical Center and its end users
  • Work closely with Country Head, Rwanda to ensure TBI meets the needs of its stakeholders
  • Define and report success metrics to help evaluate the efficiency of implemented solutions

The longer term responsibilities of the role include supporting adjacent technology applications to support Government’s e-Health priorities and wider digital services.  This will involve:

  • Planning: Working closely with TBI Tech team and in consultation with government interlocutors, design, maintain and continually improve country project plans and tools to roll out our tech partnership initiative in the field of e-Health
  • Execution and Monitoring: Under the direction of the Country Head and ultimately, Head of Tech Rwanda, review and maintain project goals, plans, proof points and KPIs. Report to and engage with Country Head for Rwanda, Head of Tech and our Global Director Tech for Development, and her team to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot and manage roll-out. Where relevant, ensure expenditure is utilised in line with budget with robust management accounts and accountability established. Ensure all necessary risk, legal and financial compliance and processes are followed
  • Government Relations: Support the Country Head and Head of Tech Rwanda to maintain effective and trusted relationships in government in line with the country project strategy and positioning, and in service of the overall TBI mission to support political leaders to achieve results that benefit the people of the country and our tech for development initiative
  • People: Support the recruitment and management of team staff, as required. The post holder will be expected to develop strong working relationships
  • External Relations (non-governmental): Support the Country Head and Head of Tech Rwanda engage with relevant external stakeholders such as tech companies, Partners, other actors and stakeholders in the tech and Health sectors as directed
  • One TBI: the post holder will formally report to the Head of Tech Rwanda .  They will work closely with and support Ministerial interlocutors at the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center

Person Specification

We are looking for an experienced project manager:

  • With experience in business operations, technology, consulting or advisory functions
  • With experience in health, health management systems, digital health
  • With a minimum of 5 years’ experience in management consulting or government advisory
  • With an understanding of the tech policy and regulatory environment in practise
  • Who commits to business objectives and pulls out the stops to make sure they are always met
  • With the ability to work under pressure, and to coordinate with teams and multi-disciplinary advisors
  • With strong communication and project management skills
  • Who can work flexibly and be adaptable, open to changing approaches in response to changing situations on the ground
  • With proven understanding of the policy context, how to influence policy and the discretion and judgment needed to navigate a complex environment
  • With a bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Prior work with the Government of Senegal is highly desirable

Fluency in English required. Fluency in French is a plus

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people

We do this within two connected divisions:

 Government Advisory

Our Advisory Practice works directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It has both non-profit partners and a client base and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. We are currently in a rapid expansion phase from c. 18 countries at present, to 30 by December 2022.

 Policy Futures

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas:

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics;
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world.

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are:

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\’re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.

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Deputy Country Head at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 7 June 2021)

Focus of the Role

Rwanda has successfully concluded its Vision 2020 that guided the country’s development over the past 20 years. It has now embarked on yet another ambitious 30-year journey with a new Vision 2050. Vision 2050 and the National Strategy for Transformation have set out targets for Rwanda’s transition to a high-income economy, built through private sector-led growth and human capital development. These ambitious targets will require a step change in the approaches used by the Government of Rwanda.

TBI has been supporting Rwanda for 12 years and has established a unique trusted relationship with the Government. As the country enters a new phase, while simultaneously addressing the crisis posed by COVID-19, TBI will support the economic recovery from this shock, focusing on stimulating economic growth and human capital development. Among the key drivers of Rwanda’s growth are: improving human capital, local productivity and competitiveness, technological innovation, trade, and financial sector development. TBI’s strategy for its partnership with the Government of Rwanda takes these as the starting point.

We are looking for a Deputy Country Head to be responsible for supporting the TBI country project team in the management of TBI supported country projects. The Deputy Country Head role is a new management role that has arisen following TBI’s growth and support work to the Government of Rwanda. Important to note is the new focus of our support to the Government’s digital transformation journey aimed at harnessing technology to solve problems for citizens. The Deputy Country Head will work closely with the Country Head who leads the country project team and the Head of Tech, who will manage TBI’s Tech for Development projects in Rwanda, as part of a Rwanda management team.  The team will be responsible for ensuring that all country project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track.

Key Responsibilities

1. Support the Country Head build and maintain senior government relationships

  • Provide high quality advice to senior government counterparts as well as TBI leadership
  • Understand the political and governmental landscape of Rwanda, channelling this knowledge into project decision-making

2. Play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the project, leading performance reviews and measurement of impact

  • Be accountable to the Country Head for developing the strategic direction for the project, specifically the annual strategy setting and quarterly review process, playing a lead role in workstream design, based on TBI’s mission and approach within Rwanda’s country context
  • Identify and develop new strategic opportunities with counterparts
  • Be accountable to the Country Head for implementing the OKRs (with responsibility for workstreams contracted with GoR), working alongside the Head of Tech for Development to ensure workstreams are on track against project requirements and schedules
  • Lead the planning and evaluation cycle to assess regularly whether the strategy is ‘working’ and adapt rapidly in response to new challenges and opportunities.  Including:
    • Ensure the project has a clear Objectives and Key Results framework for regular monitoring, using the organizational Theory of Change and impact tools. Lead regular project performance reporting, including the quarterly review process
    • Deploy a strategic approach to review project progress, consider alternative approaches and re-set workstream objectives accordingly (within the OKR framework), with approval from the Country Head
    • Prepare status reports and establish effective project communication plans to key stakeholders (e.g., GoR)
    • Support the country team to conduct post project evaluation and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
    • Learn from and apply new and innovative approaches to policy reform in Africa to support change and deliver impact in Rwanda
    • Apply the above to drive a culture of continuous learning within the Rwanda team
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and perform other duties as reasonably required to achieve the goals of the Rwanda project and the Institute

3. Build and manage a high performing team, working alongside the Country Head

  • Oversee specific technical areas and workstreams and ensure coordination between them, under TBI’s contract with the Government of Rwanda, which will be defined in the team’s OKRs
  • Coach technical experts to problem-solve delivery issues and unblock bottlenecks in the above-mentioned technical areas and workstreams
  • Manage team performance and delivery quality under the GoR contract
  • Challenge ways of working in the team to drive impact
  • Role-model TBI’s culture, living and representing TBI’s values
  • Contribute to recruitment processes to build a high performing team that is the right fit for Rwanda’s context

4. Support the enablers of the Rwanda project: business development, thought leadership and fundraising

  • Contribute analysis, lessons learnt, case studies and/or policy papers as necessary to support TBI fundraising, partnership and communications activities
  • Provide active contribution to thought leadership, fundraising and external positioning, to bring the best possible contribution from the team, and provide individual leadership to contribute your own thinking

5. Maintain TBI’s license to operate in Rwanda

  • Act as Country Head when the Country Head is away and support the Country Head in a range of activities e.g. operational management, liaising with HQ on reporting, approvals etc.
  • Manage the Supplier for Administration and Operations Management Services.  Accountable for project budget management, including putting in place appropriate financial controls; operations and oversight of supplier relationships; security and risk management
  • Anticipate project risks and manage the Supplier to suggest actions to mitigate them, including financial, reputational, safety and security
  • Responsible for ensuring TBI policies and procedures are adhered to at all times

Person Specification

We are looking for an outstanding individual with high levels of enthusiasm, drive, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment; an individual with a proven track record of leadership and delivery in the public or private sector. .

The requirements that should be met are:

  • Role must be filled by an individual who can live and work in Rwanda without restriction
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in government, government advisory or management consulting public/civil services worldwide, finance or international development
  • The ability to work and interact at the highest levels of public life, strong political acumen, and the ability to develop an understanding of the needs of senior officials
  • The ability to manage high level political relationships, including as an interlocutor in Mr Blair’s relationship with the Government leadership
  • The ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, including sound knowledge of data analysis, strategic planning, and project management tools
  • A strong understanding of harnessing technology for change and use of technology for accelerated development
  • Subject matter expertise may be required e.g. public policy, international development, private sector development, agriculture etc.  depending on the project strategy
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team
  • Experienced people manager and effective motivator of high performing teams
  • High quality communication, drafting and presentation skills
  • The ability to set and maintain a safe and secure culture and professional environment
  • Strong sense of ethics, discretion and perseverance required
  • Experience of living and working in developing countries is strongly desirable
  • Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Kinyarwanda and French is desirable

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people

We do this within two connected divisions:

 Government Advisory

Our Advisory Practice works directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It has both non-profit partners and a client base and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. We are currently in a rapid expansion phase from c. 18 countries at present, to 30 by December 2022.

 Policy Futures

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas:

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics;
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world.

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are:

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\’re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Strategic Advisor, Technology Innovation and Investment at Tony Blair Institute for Global change: (Deadline 18 June 2021)

Focus of the Role

Rwanda has successfully concluded its Vision 2020 that guided the country’s development over the past 20 years. It has now embarked on yet another ambitious 30-year journey with a new Vision 2050. Vision 2050 and the National Strategy for Transformation have set out targets for Rwanda’s transition to a high-income economy, built through private sector-led growth and human capital development.

Kigali Innovation City (KIC) is a flagship government program to create technology and Innovation Park anchored by high-tech R&D and entrepreneurship and pan-African talent development to accelerate Rwanda’s transition to knowledge based economy.

The strategic objectives of the KIC are:

  1. Enable a diverse set of tech-enabled innovators that choose Rwanda to test, launch and scale their innovations and are strong enough to attract private funding
  2. Coordinate, strengthen and expand the innovation infrastructure so that synergies between different actors are fully leveraged to benefit everyone and the Innovation Hub prospers due to cross-pollination
  3. Nurture and strengthen an ecosystem that allows Rwandan-based innovators to achieve their full potential and scale

TBI has been supporting Rwanda for 12 years and has established a unique trusted relationship with the Government. We are now looking for a Strategic Advisor to support the Office of the Managing Director of Kigali Innovation City (KIC) and will have responsibility in heading up the Government Task Team.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Design and implement programs to drive technology-enabled innovation in key priority sectors (Agriculture, Financial Services, Healthcare, Smart Logistics, Smart Energy) including:
  • Develop accelerator programs in the priority sectors to support high-potential  Rwandan-based startups
  • Identify and attract high-potential startups and scaleups – both resident and non-resident – to support efforts to increase the number of innovators setting up in Rwanda
  • Launch and implement the monitoring and evaluation program to track impact, retention and growth
  • Source and negotiate with partners both locally and internationally to enable successful execution of program
  • Identify and provide support to resolve any bottlenecks to startup commercialization in each sector and work​

2. Provide technical support to unlock early-stage financing for tech or tech-enabled startups and scaleups including:

  • Support sourcing and negotiations with fund managers at the early-stage and growth-stage to accelerate deployment of prioritized early-stage financing mechanisms including the Rwanda Innovation Fund
  • Identify systemic issues and propose areas of intervention required to support fund managers and portfolio managers

3.Develop and Implement Broader Partnership Strategy for the Ecosystem Development

  • Develop and operationalize partnership strategy for KIC across key pillars of the ecosystem – capital, talent development, industry innovation, entrepreneurship, and government
  • Fast track ongoing and planned partnerships (e.g., program partners, academia, peer ecosystems in strategic markets, multinational companies, etc.) with the goal of enhancing the ecosystem as well as to attract tenants to establish in the Kigali Innovation City ecosystem
  • Tactical execution of new impactful and strategic agreements through all aspects of partnership development including business case development and negotiation and collaborate with other stakeholders in the government and private sector to support partnership development and management
  • Develop targeted KPIs with clear stakeholder mapping and engagement plan to measure and track success of the strategy

Person Specification

  • A Master’s degree in business or other relevant fields is preferred, preferably with specialization/expertise in Business, STEM, Public Policy or Economics disciplines and ideally within a developmental context
  • Experience working primarily within the private sector with expertise building business cases around market opportunities and partnerships – including strategy development, market segmentation, competitive analysis, and financial analysis
  • Strong analytic and research skills with the ability to analyse opportunities (both quantitative and qualitative). Excellent business writing, presentation skills and verbal communication skills (in English)
  • Demonstrated work experience in startup/innovation ecosystems, preferably in emerging markets
  • Experience managing multiple projects & stakeholders, with excellent stakeholder management skills
  • At least 7 years’ experience in management consulting and/or investment banking, investment management or companies or projects demanding similar skillsets is preferred
  • Preference for individuals with work experience in Africa and/or other emerging markets
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills. Team player with an ability to develop and foster relationships with counterparts across a large organization
  • Self-starter with drive, motivation, and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment

 

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people

We do this within two connected divisions:

 Government Advisory 

Our Advisory Practice works directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It has both non-profit partners and a client base and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia. We are currently in a rapid expansion phase from c. 18 countries at present, to 30 by December 2022.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas:

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics;
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world.

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are:

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\’re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.

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