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Tech and Innovation Advisor
Focus of the Role
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) advises reforming political leaders and governments on strategy, policy and delivery, with technology as an enabler across all three functions. In so doing we make a significant and positive impact for citizens around the world.
The Advisor will be a member of the Israel office, by driving new initiatives and supporting on-going initiatives driven by the office’s experts. Additionally, the Advisor will play a central role in expanding to new markets/geographies and sectors, and ensuring the office brings the best of TBI’s knowledge and capabilities to our client/partner governments.
This is an exciting opportunity requiring exceptional candidates with relevant experience and competencies.
Advisor possesses the following accountabilities:
- Collaborating closely with leadership to deliver highly strategic work guided by TBI’s global advisory strategy.
- Manage the scoping, problem solving and execution of projects and deliverables, involving expertise housed across TBI Advisory
- Evidence your world-class expertise in strategy and delivery in concise, digestable and well researched written analyses (in Word and PPT)
- Engagement and co-leadership of business/practice building activities targeted at making TBI a more efficient, effective and attractive place to work for all TBIers.
- Expanding the team’s outreach and scope to new markets/geographies as well as sectors, to increase impact and delivery.
- Working alongside the tech and innovation lead, the Advisor will be accountable to the Country Director (N-2 regionally) who will own the Advisor’s downward feedback.
We are looking for consulting leaders in policy, strategy, and delivery or experienced professionals with relevant backgrounds:
- Passion for innovation and deep knowledge of the Israeli tech ecosystem.
- Project management experience of at least 2 years.
- Project management skills including project roadmapping, planning and budgeting, timeline and metrics management, and high proficiency in project management software and task management tools.
- Excellent communications skills - verbal and written, both English and Hebrew. The candidate will be required to manage internal and external communications of projects, draft project proposals to governments, write briefings to senior management and prepare and present decks to various stakeholders (internal and external).
- Excellent research skills including objectives planning, data collection, data and information analysis, editing and report writing.
- Consulting specialist with at 2+ years’ experience working at a post-MBA level within market leading management consultancies and advisory firms advantageous.
- Experience advising public sector clients advantageous, but not required.
- Willingness to work as more than an “individual contributor” by leading mini-teams within small-to-mid sized project teams comprising a variety of skill-sets, nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
- Undergraduate and graduate degrees from globally reputable institutions (MBA, MPA/MPP, JD, PhD preferred).
- Business fluency in Hebrew and English required with business competency in a third language advantageous.
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 has a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and 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 Changemakers: you’ll be focused on results