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Focus of the Role
Are you excited by the prospect of transforming developing and emerging nations in Africa through the application of technology and innovations across public services? Do you have experience of consulting or working in the tech field and delivering projects that drive systemic and transformative change in an emerging or developing country?
The Tomorrow Partnership is the Tony Blair Institute’s work with political leaders and governments to bring tech and digital solutions to their biggest challenges, because we believe tomorrow will belong to those who responsibly harness the power of technology for the good of all people, and to leave no one behind. Through The Tomorrow Partnership, we broker strategic partnerships between governments and leading tech organisations and innovators to help foster environments that enable tech to deliver practical change in people’s lives.
As part of TBI’s Tech work in Senegal, an exciting opportunity exists to work with relevant ministries to deliver on an ambitious strategy supporting presidential priorities outlined in Senegal’s digital development plan - Sénégal Numérique 2025. TBI Tech Teams have been working closely with the Government of Senegal in support of eHealth projects, initiatives around eGovernment, optimisation of digital infrastructure, and key areas of Tech Policy including Cloud strategy, Artificial Intelligence.
Driving this collaboration forward, TBI is seeking an exceptional Analyst, to support the Senegal tech team in the delivery of a transformative technology agenda, which is increasingly centering around a Cloud-first doctrine.
This role requires a curious problem-solver, open to working and growing in complex environments, learning to push through ambiguity to get to clarity and agreement. In this role, you get to inspire and influence key decision-makers and facilitate engaging and productive conversations around Senegal’s digital transformation journey.
Key outcomes of the role
- Support the Head of Tech and the tech team in Senegal in delivery and implementation of our tech work as part of The Tomorrow Partnership programme
- Support the tech team in achieving tangible results, including deployment of solutions ranging from the current pandemic response and digital health offering (ie. a critical data management product as part of the country’s Covid-19 health response), as well as to proximate use cases such as electronic health records, Digital infrastructure, digital ID, etc.
- Lead on internal reporting and capturing insights from the Senegal tech team to be shared with the broader TBI tech teams around the world
- Engage, as required, with senior politicians in government, such as Presidents, PMs, Ministers and Special Advisors
- Strategy and Planning: support in the implementation of the country strategy, including reporting on progress, supporting delivery, and coordination of work
- Analysis: support in analysis within tech workstreams, including addressing tactical requests from government stakeholders requiring in-depth analyses (e.g., benchmarking, performance reporting, gap analysis, strategy development)
- Execution and Monitoring: review and maintain project goals, plans, proof points and KPIs. Support the Head of Tech in country, with project outputs and quality control, and design tools to support execution. Report and engage with Programme Manager to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot and support multiple initiatives across TBI
- External Relations (non-governmental): Support the country teams in preparing documents (e.g., presentations, briefs, reports) for engagement with relevant external stakeholders such as tech hubs/incubators, investors, other not for profit organisations, media, suppliers, and agencies
- Internal Reporting: The post holder will support the country tech team on internal reporting, by supporting key reporting products, such as assisting with the reporting for Objectives and Key Results, internal updates on tech workstreams and reporting against the tech strategic framework
We are ideally looking for an experienced candidate:
- With relevant experience, ideally in management consulting
- With demonstrable experience in technology enterprises or digital transformation projects
- With experience in business operations, technology, consulting, or advisory functions
- With experience in digital transformation in other sectors or public service (highly desired)
- Who is strategic and can challenge the status-quo and develop plans for successful growth and delivery of challenging objectives
- With strong time management skills and the proven ability to deliver against expected objectives
- Who has worked or consulted in developing and emerging economies and is sensitive to a diverse range of cultural and regional norms, and will foster a positive spirit of collaboration between our countries and our tech transformation offer
- With a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or equivalent practical experience
- Candidates with fluency in French and English required
- With strong skills in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, and a proven ability to conduct benchmarking analyses and present complex information in a concise manner
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:
Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.
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.