Regional Intern - West Africa

Job Reference: tbigc/TP/5126/69
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Intern
Contract Details: 8-12 Weeks
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35 hours
Closing Date: 31/12/2019
Job Category: Advisory
Business Area / Division: Advisory - London
Business Unit: United Kingdom
Location: London

Focus of the Role

Opportunity to support the West Africa regional senior leadership team and work with progressive and inspiring leaders of the government institutions we work with. 

Please note this is an 8-12 week internship programme, starting 1st July to  August 2020. This option would possibly need to be based in Accra with the ACFTA Secretariat

Job Introduction

Our Governance work supports the governments and leaders of fragile, developing, and emerging states to enhance their effectiveness. We are focused on helping governments and leaders make their vision for the development of their country a reality. We work in the center of government and in key line ministries and our work is shaped by national priorities. 

Key Responsibilities

To support the West Africa regional senior leadership team to either:

• Design the adaptation of the TBI education product for implementation in up to 3 countries, providing remote support to relevant Country Heads;

• Develop insights and recommendations on adapting the Delivery Unit model in fragile contexts/the Sahel. Outputs would include a short blog-type thought piece as well as an internal guide on adapting our approach in fragile states, and possibly some marketing materials for funders in this space;

• A specific deliverable for the African Continent Free Trade Area (ACFTA) Secretariat, if TBI are embedded within the ACFTA by then (TBC).  Deliverables might include – a specific piece of analysis on readiness for free trade in the region; advice on designing a delivery mechanism for the ACFTA.

Person Specification

  1. Ability to work collaboratively within a team, showing high flexibility as priorities change, and support areas are revised according to needs
  2. Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills; and emerging strategic nous.
  3. Ability to deliver results in complex and challenging environments.
  4. Ideally 2 years demonstrated experience in a relevant field e.g. economics, public policy, management consulting, international development, private sector development etc
  5. Experience of working with governments is desirable, but not required
  6. We are looking for individuals with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to achieve consistently results in a fast-paced environment.

About The Institute

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.