Posted on :
4 Mar, 2023
4 Mar, 2023
The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) is a not-for-profit organization that supports governments on strategy, policy, and delivery through its advisory practice and policy work. As the Institute grows, partnerships are a strategic path to deliver greater impact at a greater scale by bringing expertise, resources, and technologies to accelerate economic and social development and secure lasting change for countries.
Job Title: Head of Partnerships, Africa
The Head of Partnerships, Africa is critical to delivering TBI’s ambition. The role will be responsible for building and executing a portfolio of impactful, scalable partnerships in the African region which will enable TBI to be the ‘go to’ organization for progressive leaders and governments for whom we deliver: Policy, Strategy, and Delivery, with Tech as a horizontal.
The priority for the portfolio will be accelerating impact in the region through our landmark partnership platform, The Tomorrow Partnership. Through The Tomorrow Partnership, we partner with governments, experts, and innovators to bring about transformative change by supporting leaders, countries, and communities to harness the power of technology for good.
TBI is looking to hire an experienced Head of Partnerships who brings specialized skills, networks, and interests in at least one of the following priority areas: technology and innovation, digitization, life sciences and digital health, and climate tech. The post holder should be a natural convener and networker able to creatively find synergies and pathways for partnerships. The Head of Partnerships will work in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to collaborate and deliver with colleagues across structures will be crucial.
This role reports to the Director, of Global Partnerships and sits within the Strategy & Partnerships (S&P) Department of TBI. The role will matrix report into the Africa Advisory structure and work closely with the five Regional Directors for Africa. S&P is one of 3 external-facing business-critical departments – the other two being Policy & Politics and Global Government Advisory. The S&P department leads and oversees the Institute’s strategic direction and growth, with specific responsibility for futureproofing growth, developing scalable partnerships, innovating in tech, and securing financial resources to measurably advance the Institute’s operational goals and drive sustainable impact. The post-holder can expect to work closely with senior colleagues across the whole of the Institute.
Relocation assistance will be provided for the successful candidate if required.
Please note: We will be screening and interviewing candidates from the 13th of March 2023 onwards so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Reporting to and working closely with the Director, Global Partnerships, as well as matrix reporting into the Africa Advisory structure, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Key internal relationships: S&P department leaders and their teams; PI leadership and department; Regional Directors and Country Directors, Global Advisory; key country teams; Community Engagement Team; Global Client Solutions, particularly the Regional Tech Advisors; Legal department.
This is a senior leadership role requiring an exceptional candidate who is looking to expand their experience across a growing portfolio:
About The Institute
The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive, and prosperous societies. We do this through developing policies and advising governments. 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 leaders and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people
As an organization, the core beliefs we all embrace are:
TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion makes us a better place to work. It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate differences be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\’re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.