Senior Delivery Advisor

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Fixed Term/Full Time
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35 Hours per week
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Advisory - Africa
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Focus of the Role

Are you excited by the prospect of designing and implementing high impact transformation programmes from the centre of government at the interface of government and industry? Do you have experience advising senior political leadership on policy, delivery, technology, and strategic communications? Do you have experience of consulting - or working in - the public sector and of leading teams of consultants or government advisers?  If the answer is yes, then this new and exciting opportunity could be a fit for you.

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) has been working in Mozambique since 2015. The project is led by a Country Director under overall guidance from the Office of the President of the Republic of Mozambique, with a team currently consisting of advisers supporting the government in different ministries. We are hiring a Senior Delivery Adviser to support the government on the application of its delivery methodology to accelerate the implementation of strategic infrastructure projects and cross sector reforms in the following areas:  macroeconomics, economic stimulus to the productive sectors, business environment and, governance and transparency.

This role entails working in close collaboration with senior government counterparts, as well as engaging broader public and private stakeholders, to lead the scope and discussion with partners, identifying areas of catalytic potential aligned with presidential priorities. 

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience of working and delivering in the centre of government in order to join its Mozambique team. The role will primarily support partners in Mozambique centre government, working with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and other key stakeholders on operationalising a delivery mechanism to drive implementation of aforementioned priorities.

This is a senior role requiring an exceptional candidate with relevant expertise, as well as a deep network within the government and with active development and technical partners.

Key Responsibilities

Delivery and capacity building:

  • Establish, review and maintain the Ministry of Economy and Finance high level priority reforms, goals and plans, and lead their implementation
  • Alignment with TBI Mozambique programme and collaboration
  • Be the problem-solving lead in responding to key issues
  • Manage day to day partner relationship
  • Overall quality control on delivery procedures adopted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Work with Delivery Practice to ensure alignment and consistency in delivery methodologies
  • Development of data-driven and other analytical tools for management and delivery

Key elements of the role include:
Problem solving: Diagnose partner governments’ problems through robust hypothesis-driven analysis. Identify innovative solutions through drawing on global best practises, including fluency in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Create decision-making frameworks in a clear and compelling way through multiple deliverables. Ensure recommendations are politically feasible as well as technically sound.

Programme delivery advisory: Monitor and review delivery across various in-country and cross-country programmes related to technology, investment, infrastructure, governance, economic development, and other TBI-partner programmes.

Counterpart management: Provide support to country teams in ensuring effective and trusted relationships with senior politicians in government, such as Presidents, PMs, Ministers and Special Advisers through the clear development of delivery capital.

Thought leadership: Provide and offer thought leadership to project/country head and directors across multidisciplinary topics related to delivery including social-economic reforms, FDI, tech for development, financial inclusion, sustainability.

Contribution to TBI 

  • Quickly become a valued and supportive team member of the East Africa region supporting the country teams on matters related to delivery.
  • Contribute to wider TBI initiatives and other activities as required by the southern African Region and related country heads or other practises within TBI. 

Person Specification

This is a role in a fast-paced team, working within complex policy areas that are highly scrutinised.  We are looking for enthusiastic and resilient individuals with a “can-do” outlook and the ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for an experienced leader:

  • Extensive experience in a leadership role, cutting across centre of government, governance, delivery and management consulting in Africa
  • With demonstrable expertise in economics, public policy, or international relations
  • Who is strategic, has strong problem-solving ability, can challenge the status-quo and develop plans for successful delivery of challenging objectives
  • Ability to work and interact at the highest levels of political decision-making structures in Governments and to support the emergence of trusted relationships
  • Strong political acumen and being able to rapidly develop an understanding of the needs of senior officials
  • Highly developed analytical and negotiation skills that can be deployed in a range of contexts
  • Exceptional communication, drafting and presentational skills
  • An ability to work independently, think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans; an acute attention to detail with excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proven strong abilities and experience leading and managing people and teams.
  • Experience with project development and project management and experience of identifying and resolving project implementation bottlenecks.
  • Who is a skilled communicator and influencer, from executive office level through to technical level
  • Who has worked or consulted in developing and emerging economies
  • Must be fluent in English and Portuguese

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 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.

 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.