Posted on :
6 Dec, 2022
6 Dec, 2022
Are you passionate about the possibilities of transforming government, public services, and economies through the power of technology? Do you see a path to progress through the collaboration between global leaders, policymakers, and technologists in meeting the challenges of tomorrow, today? Are you motivated by the challenge of creating solutions with senior political leaders to bring innovative digital infrastructure to governments and emerging economies?
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI), we work at the highest levels of government to help leaders go further and faster to make their citizens’ lives better. Moving the dial on the great global challenges of our time requires engaged, focused, and motivated leaders. When political leadership is effectively deployed, at the highest levels, incredible things can be achieved. Using our distinctive expertise and global outlook, our expert advisors and embedded teams advise governments all over the world in strategy, policy, and delivery, underpinned by technology.
Job Title: Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Manager
National digital infrastructure is a critical backbone of a modern government and economy, and countries wanting to transform need to adopt a Cloud-first strategy. However, many countries lack strategies and policies to guide effective investments, the required digital skills and knowledge, and delivery capability. To support our growing work in this area, TBI is hiring a Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Manager to support the development of our broader offer, strategy, toolkits, and partnerships on the Cloud.
Our work in this area ranges from supporting governments to design national Cloud migration strategy and policies, to helping to develop public-private partnerships and investments in Cloud infrastructure such as data centres, to implementation and delivery support. Our landmark partnerships include a leading Cloud infrastructure and PaaS/SaaS provider, allowing TBI to inform the evolution of technology solutions to better meet the needs of governments and citizens.
Where does this role sit in TBI?
The Cloud Solutions Manager will report to the Senior Advisor, National Digital Infrastructure, within TBI’s new Global Client Solutions (GCS) team in our Government Advisory division. GCS is a hands-on centre of excellence, developing and distributing the best of TBI across our countries to enhance the quality and impact of our advice to senior political leaders. GCS works across a range of sectors and functional areas: strategy, policy, delivery, and technology. We provide valuable counsel, technical input, quality assurance, thought leadership, and surge capacity to support our country teams and embedded advisors. We lead the development and evolution of centralised solutions, methods, tools and offers to ensure we have the required expertise to effectively propose and respond to senior political leaders on their biggest challenges.
Within GCS, this role helps to advance our technology advisory offer to senior political leaders and supports The Tomorrow Partnership, the Institute’s work bringing together political leaders, changemakers, and technology innovators to the world’s most critical challenges. We believe tomorrow will belong to those who responsibly harness the power of technology for the good of all, leaving no one behind.
What does this role entail?
The Cloud Solutions Manager will be responsible for outlining, managing, and growing our Cloud offers, solutions, and partnerships together with the Senior Advisor, National Digital Infrastructure. You will work closely with TBI country teams to support the assessment of government cloud capabilities and needs, and advise on solutions and pathways based on use cases and workloads. During delivery, you will work with TBI teams and government counterparts to advance cloud infrastructure projects from planning to completion, and actively resolve blockers.
To successfully deliver your remit, you will need to work collaboratively across the Institute. You will work closely with our other sectoral and offer leads, such as our Head of eGovernment and Director of Health, to ensure our cloud solutions and offers to enable other initiatives to flourish. In your partnership efforts, you will work with our Global Innovation Unit and Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Team. You will also work closely with our global Tech and Public Policy Team, providing a unique opportunity to close the gap between progressive policy, thought leadership and hands-on implementation.
This role is suitable for an exceptional candidate with significant experience (5-7 years) in public sector cloud infrastructure implementation and technology-enabled transformation, either in the private sector or as part of government advisory and delivery.
Key responsibilities will include:
Strategy and collateral development
Technical delivery and coordination support
To support TBI country teams advising and supporting delivery with senior political leaders:
External engagement and partnerships
We are looking for an experienced candidate with:
The following is also desirable: