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  • Posted: Feb 2, 2023
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    Tony Blair Institute for Global Change is dedicated to making globalization 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...
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    Economic Transformation Advisor

    Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in Togo to apply for this role.

    Job Introduction

    We are looking for an Economic Transformation Advisor to be embedded in central government institutions to accelerate the delivery of several new initiatives recently launched by the Government that aim to support the structural transformation of the country. Working alongside government counterparts and other key stakeholders, the Economic Transformation Advisor will notably support the private sector development work by developing economic and market analysis, identifying and promoting bankable investment opportunities in high-growth productive sectors, and support the government in designing effective delivery mechanisms that will accelerate the implementation of major bilateral and multilateral programs.

     

    Working closely with the Country Director, wider country team, and central practices, you will ensure that donors’ and partners’ interventions contribute to the country’s industrialisation agenda and bring the best of TBI to ensure that project objectives and requirements are on track and achieve the desired results.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Collect and analyse data, undertake benchmarks, and advise on strategic and innovative areas and sectors (e.g., sector development, investors checklists in high-growth sectors, finance, climate, etc.);
    • Support the government to strengthen their market-led industrial policies and develop critical industries that can foster the economic transformation of the country;
    • Where appropriate, provide support to TBI colleagues and relevant counterparts on data analysis, developing an evidence base, and addressing bottlenecks;
    • Strengthen the government’s strategic planning, coordination and monitoring functions;
    • Lead the monitoring and reporting of various donor/DFI projects and portfolios, ensuring they are on track against project requirements and timelines;
    • Deploy a strategic approach to review progress, prepare status reports, and consider alternative approaches if needed, in order to deliver projects timely and accurately;
    • Develop and maintain trust-based relationships with government and private sector actors as well as development partners, including targeted communication activities;
    • Maintain delivery quality, in line with project objectives and government expectations;
    • Anticipate project risks and suggest actions to mitigate them;
    • Support the TBI Country Director and other team members on various strategic initiatives, including contributing to skills development of local analysts and other activities.

    Person Specification

    We are looking for an outstanding individual with high levels of enthusiasm, drive, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment; an individual with a proven track record of leadership and analysis in the public or private sector; with a solid background in public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; project management; and/or relevant industry experience.

    The requirements that should be met are:

    • Role must be filled by an individual who can move to, live and work in Togo ;
    • Significant experience in economic development, relevant program management, and/or management consulting;
    • Previous experience engaging African governments on private sector development, either working in the private sector, consultancies or partners;
    • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, including sound knowledge of data analysis, strategic planning and project management tools;
    • An ability to be a self-starter, work independently, but also be a strong team player.
    • Ability to think strategically and translate strategies into concrete and implementable plans;
    • Results oriented, structured, resilient in seeing projects through to the end and a willingness to be pro-active and go the extra mile;
    • Highly developed analytical skills that can be deployed in a range of contexts;
    • High quality communication, drafting and presentation skills;
    • The confidence, experience, communication skills and credibility to operate at a senior level in government and TBI;
    • Strong sense of ethics, discretion and perseverance required;
    • Experience of living and working in developing countries is strongly desirable;
    • Subject-matter expertise in relevant project areas and public sector advisory is an asset;
    • Fluency in English and French is required.

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    Agribusiness Advisor

    Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in Togo to apply for this role.

    Job Introduction

    We are looking for an Agribusiness Advisor to be embedded in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAPAH), to support the development of Togo’s agricultural transformation, with a focus on private sector development. Working alongside government counterparts and other key stakeholders, he or she will be mainly responsible to provide high-quality implementable advice within the Ministry, and support coordination with other government agencies and/or department responsible for the implementation of priority agribusiness projects.

    Key Responsibilities

    Key areas of responsibility will include:

    • Support the Ministry for the implementation of agribusiness flagship projects in the agriculture sector, including but not limited to supporting the development and effective implementation of agribusiness parks,
    • Assist the Ministry in prioritizing most transformative value chains (at both crop and downstream product level) with export potential, and developing delivery systems and tools to ensure effective implementation of adequate policy measures;
    • Supporting the Ministry’s efforts to improve the enabling environment, business ecosystems and policy framework for the highest priority export-oriented value chains;
    • Identify institutional gaps that need to be addressed to attract investment into promoting local agro-processing products and improving access to markets.
    • Work alongside TBI colleagues, government counterparts and international partners to undertake key value chain analysis and implementation support;
    • Help improving access to markets for Togolese agriculture produce with a focus on strengthening local agribusiness SMEs;
    • Support the improved packaging of investment projects into agro-processing for export and high-value local transformation;
    • Assist the MAPAH in its interactions with international agribusiness investors;
    • Support the TBI Country Head and other team members on various strategic initiatives, including contributing to skills development of local analysts and capacity-building programs.

    Person Specification

    We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of delivery in the public or private sectors. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where the importance of personal initiative coupled with teamwork is critical. Above all s/he will build effective relationships, win trust, and help shape and influence change in government.

    Experience

    • Significant experience working on Agriculture Transformation Programmes or investment promotion work in emerging markets especially in Sub Saharan Africa and or similar contexts, including but not limited to issues related to international trade, private investment, commercial agriculture, market linkages and value chain development;
    • Experience facilitating and attracting companies to invest in agro-processing in emerging markets for export.
    • Extensive conceptual and methodological skills and in applying qualitative and quantitative research methods;
    • Experience in the development and implementation of project management and/or matrix frameworks;
    • Experience in institutional development and organisational change management, including process and system design;

    Competencies And Skills

    • Excellent in building and managing effective relationships, including the ability to navigate a complex political environment. Experience working in Africa is desirable;
    • Ability in influencing, coaching and delivering change through others;
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, strategic planning and decision-making capabilities;
    • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen, and the ability to cope in an emotionally demanding environment;
    • Strong team player with outstanding team management skills;
    • Self-starter, motivated and proactive with solutions;
    • Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice;
    • Fluency in French and English is required.

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    Climate Finance Advisor

    Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in Togo to apply for this role.

    Job Introduction

    We are looking for an experienced Climate Finance Advisor with diverse exposure to climate action and climate finance related initiatives. This Advisor will be responsible for broadly acting as technical and operational expert on climate finance, mainly supporting the Center of Government in prioritising and designing concept notes and funding proposals in collaboration with the CoG’s technical teams. However, the Advisor is also expected to coordinate and regularly interact with other government institutions, as well as development partners active in Togo.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist Center of Government (CoG) in attracting climate finance in coordination with other government institutions. This may involve developing a) pipelines of potential climate programmes/projects b) climate programme/project concept notes, and c) structuring feasibility studies for these climate projects with financial, economic, social, gender, environmental and regulatory analysis ready for review by CoG decision makers
    • Support CoG in prioritising climate programmes/projects that could benefit from climate finance facilities
    • Identify technical capacity and overall readiness gaps with respect to accessing climate finance within CoG, to potentially plan and organize for training and knowledge sharing initiatives
    • Support in identifying sources and instruments for finance, establish relationships with climate finance providers, package priority programmes/projects for application to relevant international funders and donors; engaging stakeholders to fulfil funding proposal requirements; help structure when appropriate to mobilise private investment, analysing financial data and using financial projections to design and recommend suitable financial structures
    • Enhance project implementation process, in coordination with staff and consultants to ensure successful delivery of outputs
    • Support CoG is its external communication strategies to amplify the voices of African government leaders in close coordination with the TBI Energy and Climate Practice, and disseminate the successes of the programme’s advisory activities
    • Provide regular reports and updates on activities and achievements
    • Support the TBI Country Director and other team members on various strategic initiatives, including contributing to skills development of local analysts and other activities

    Person Specification

     

    We are looking for an outstanding individual with high levels of enthusiasm, drive, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and track record of delivering successfully. The successful candidate should have signficant experience of working in climate advisory, preferably with development partners and/or governments in Africa.

    The requirements that should be met are:

    • Significant experience working in climate finance, preferably for financial institution or development agency/experience in accessing and structuring finance for climate investments
    • Experience in project management, structuring investments, presenting investment opportunities, investment appraisal
    • Experience working with international climate finance institutions, particularly technical aspects of mitigation and adaptation activities
    • Knowledge of and experience in adhering to internationally agreed environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender-sensitive design requirements
    • Knowledge of climate policies applied worldwide and carbon trading schemes and understanding of economic principles such as externalities and how this relates to natural capital valuation
    • Demonstrated ability to formulate project proposals in compliance with requirements of various climate finance funds
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities; ability to develop and assess business plans and carry out financial appraisals
    • Proven ability to independently plan, manage and complete projects that deliver quality outcomes in a timely and inclusive manner
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to deliver products or presentations that are concise, easy to understand and influential
    • Track record of engaging effectively to secure buy in, underpinned by strong listening, trust building, influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Capacity to operate across organisational boundaries, and maintain a resilient, positive and results-focused mindset in a dynamic environment
    • Promotes an organisational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership
    • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen, and the ability to cope in an emotionally demanding environment
    • Strong sense of ethics, discretion and perseverance required
    • Willing to living and working in developing countries is desirable
    • Experience interfacing with or working for a government desirable
    • Advanced University degree in economics, finance, business administration or another related field

    Fluency in English and French is required

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