Inclusive Growth Practice Intern

Job Reference: tbigc/TP/5126/88
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Intern
Contract Details: 8 Weeks
Salary: Daily Stipend
Working Hours: 35 Hours per week
Closing Date: 31/12/2019
Job Category: Advisory
Business Area / Division: Advisory - Africa
Business Unit: United Kingdom
Location: London

Focus of the Role

The work location will either be Washington DC or London

To support the development of TBI’s Inclusive Growth Practice through its thought leadership and analytical agenda for inclusive growth in Africa, as well as that of TBI’s wider Africa work. The Practice is planning an exciting thought leadership agenda in 2020, one that builds on papers it has so far prepared (The Jobs Gap, Automation in Africa, Industrialisation in East Africa, How Israel became a leader in Agriculture, a case study on Ethiopia and others).

Job Introduction

The broad underlying objective is to explore the link between government capability and the development of inclusive economy. It may be that the emphasis of the intern moves away from thought leadership toward targeted research and analysis for the internal needs of a specific TBI Africa country project. The relative emphasis will need to be determined closer to the time. The intern will work to one of the Practice lead, and potentially to one of the Country Managers in Africa.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learning about the challenge of economic transformation in Africa, viewed from the lense of government leadership, policymaking and implementation.
  • Learning about the development community and its role in this field
  • Working (virtually) with a few people across different geographies (Washington, London, Africa).
  • An understanding into the work of TBI in Africa
  • The ability to leave a mark and challenge TBI’s thought process
  • The potential for future employment in an organization at the forefront of supporting governments from the inside, across Africa
  • The potential to have a piece of work published with his or her name on it, together with other members of the practice.

Person Specification

We are looking for an intern with a strong interest to learn about inclusive growth and the economic transformation of Africa; an interest in research and a range of topics that are key for inclusive growth – such as political economy, economic development, investment, value chain development, market systems, finance, agriculture, industrial policy, trade and governance. The intern will need to be pro-active and dynamic, have good writing and communication skills and is adaptive and flexible. The intern will need to be able to work independently to high standard with relatively limited supervision, completing a task or number of tasks to a high standard.

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.