July 9, 2021

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 Ghana, 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 Ghana’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 the Government of Ghana), 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:
o 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
o 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
o Prepare status reports and establish effective project communication plans to key stakeholders (e.g., Government of Ghana)
o Support the country team to conduct post project evaluation and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
o Learn from and apply new and innovative approaches to policy reform in Africa to support change and deliver impact in Ghana
o Apply the above to drive a culture of continuous learning within the Ghana team
• Work collaboratively with colleagues and perform other duties as reasonably required to achieve the goals of the Ghana project and the Institute

Qualification Required & Experience

The requirements that should be met are:

• A minimum of 10 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 French is desirable

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

To submit your application, click on the link below and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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Closing Date: 23 July, 2021

About the author 


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