Senior Delivery Analyst , Africa CDC

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Fixed Term/Full Time
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35 Hours per week
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Business Area / Division:
Advisory - Africa
Business Unit:
Addis Ababa

Focus of the Role

TBI is supporting the Africa Centre for Diseases Control (Africa CDC) on a new project to respond more effectively to public health issues and pandemics. This is focused on improving the capacity of the institution and staff to deliver on their mandates and duties.

Following the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the public health agenda has never been more important and the Africa CDC will continue to play a crucial role in the delivery of improved public health outcomes in Africa and within the wider global health architecture. This programme will focus on providing advice and support to Africa CDC as it develops its 5 year strategic plan, building on institutional learnings, and to ensure that there are the right systems and structures to be able to deliver its mandate.

The ACDC Delivery Analyst will provide overall support to the ACDC Lead Advisor and Delivery Advisors for the delivery of the project.

This is a one year fixed term role, with potential to extend for a further year. For candidates currently residing outside of Addis Ababa, we provide relocation support.

Key Responsibilities

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The key responsibilities of the role include:

Workstream management support

  • Support the management of the workstreams from start to finish, including timelines, content, and deliverables
  • Support the Advisors with planning and facilitation of workstream related meetings with counterparts, routines and engagements

Delivery Support

  • Support the project team in the development of reports, presentations and other relevant documents
  • Conduct relevant research and acquire/analyse data to support the project’s workstreams and deliverables
  • Conduct robust data analysis and synthesis and present results in a compelling manner

Evaluative support

  • Support evaluation of strategies, frameworks and activities to ensure progress and intervention effectiveness – understanding and challenging key findings from this research
  • Where applicable work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team to develop interview guides and interview selected stakeholders
  • Proacatively identify issues affecting workstream delivery, propose solutions and promptly communicate them to Delivery Advisors.
  • Support the successful development and delivery of project goals and deliverables

General support

  • Any other duties as assigned by ACDC Delivery Advisors
  • Support the team’s wider knowledge management system ensuing it is effective and fit for purpose

Person Specification

We are looking for individuals with high levels of enthusiasm, drive, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment. This is a role in a fast paced team, 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 minimum of two years demonstrated experience in economics, public policy, management consulting, international development, health systems strengthening, etc.
  • Excellent analytic and research skills (qualitative and quantitative) and a good knowledge of programme management tools and techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • An ability to deliver results in complex and challenging environments, to learn fast and go the extra mile
  • An ability to operate and succeed in a highly political environment
  • An ability to work independently with an acute attention to detail with excellent organisational skills
  • An ability to communicate fluently in English.  It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of an additional African Union official language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese)
  • Self-starter, motivated and proactive with solutions
  • Good knowledge and application of Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and PPT and other relevant software and tools (e.g. think cell)

The successful candidate can expect to acquire excellent consulting and presentation skills, a better understanding of strategic planning and organizational development, and to further develop their problem-solving abilities.

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.