Strategic Advisor – Human Capital

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Job Reference: tbigc/TP/5126/139
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Full Time
Contract Details: 2 Year
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35 Hours per week
Closing Date: 05/08/2020
Job Category: Advisory
Business Area / Division: Advisory - Africa
Business Unit: Rwanda
Location: Kigali

Focus of the Role

Vision 2050 and the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) set out targets for Rwanda’s transition to a high-income economy, built through private sector-led growth and human capital development. To achieve this will require a massive effort to improve the quality of education and equip Rwandans with the skills to obtain quality jobs. Improving Rwanda’s human capital through better quality education is at the core of this vision.

Job Introduction

We are searching for an experienced Strategic Advisor to drive human capital development, with a focus on the Ministry of Education, by providing strategic advice, policy briefs, and delivery support to the Government of Rwanda. The Advisor will benefit from being part of the TBI Rwanda team, a network of experienced advisors based at the centre of government and in key ministries and institutions supporting the government’s agenda for economic transformation.

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change aims to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies in an interconnected world. We do this through developing policy and advising governments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and strategic advice to the senior leadership of the Ministry of Education and Rwanda Education Board (MINEDUC and REB), to contribute towards education quality in Rwanda, including through identification of strategies to drive Rwanda’s position in the Human Capital Index (HCI).
  • Working closely with MINEDUC and REB, develop policies, strategies, and programs to improve the quality of education, and to increase the years of schooling for Rwandan children, with a major focus on improving quality in pre-primary, primary, and secondary education.
  • Formulate strategies to improve HCI performance and test scores in basic education by focusing on Comprehensive Assessments, LARS, Early Grade Reading Assessments, and other regional and international standardized assessments to ensure that Rwandan children reach or go beyond/above the standard proficiency.
  • Engage with other stakeholders in the sector; government agencies, development partners and other interested actors to implement strategies and interventions geared to improve HCI performance. 
  • Support MINEDUC to put in place a strengthened M&E system in the Ministry to proactively track implementation of planned activities under the Education Sector Strategic Plan.

Person Specification

This is a role in a fast-paced government, working within complex policy areas that are highly scrutinised. Therefore the successful candidate for the role should be able to display the majority of the following:

  • A Master’s Degree in education, international development, economics, or public policy
  • At least 7 years of proven experience in policy development and/or in education, project design and management with multiple stakeholders across various sectors
  • Strong reporting, organizational and communications skills; ability to engage government and development partners in the education sector
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and a can-do attitude
  • A proven ability to inspire, coach and develop others, including people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and perform other duties as reasonably required to achieve the goals of your team and the Institute

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) aims to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies in an interconnected world. We do this through our Policy Futures ideas and our Government Advisory Practice.  What we believe in as an organisation:

  • 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 Changemakers – 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.