Posted on :
18 Nov, 2022
18 Nov, 2022
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 that will accelerate economic and social development and secure lasting change for countries.
The Director, Global Partnerships, is critical to delivering TBI’s ambition. The role will be responsible for establishing and building a portfolio of impactful, scalable landmark partnerships which will enable TBI to be the ‘go-to organization for progressive leaders and governments for whom we deliver: Policy, Strategy Delivery, with Tech as a horizontal. This role will lead a team capable of triaging, seizing, and delivering high-impact opportunities; incubating the partnerships for delivery with TBI’s Policy & Politics and Advisory teams, and managing the partnership relationships for value on both sides.
Job Title: Director, Global Partnerships
The Director, Global Partnerships, will build and manage a team to manage a portfolio of high-impact, global partnerships. The Director will be expected to grow the team and operating model, in line with a growing portfolio. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the team will develop a strategy and execute and incubate landmark partnerships at pace, eventually handing them off to other departments to mainstream and sustain. Success will be measured by the quality and impact of landmark partners engaged to deliver. The Director and their team will work in a highly matrixed organization and the ability to collaborate and deliver with colleagues across structures will be crucial.
Priority portfolios for our landmark partnerships include TBI’s flagships:
TBI is looking to hire two Directors at this level to manage our expanding portfolio of landmark partnerships. Who can bring specialized skills, networks, and interests in at least one of the following priority areas: technology and innovation, digitization, life sciences, progressive politics, and/or government delivery? The portfolio under each Director’s leadership may change/evolve over time. The post holder should be a natural convener and networker able to creatively find synergies and pathways for partnerships.
These roles report to the Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, and sit within the Strategy & Partnerships (S&P) Department of TBI. 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, under the guidance of the Executive Director, can expect to work closely with the Executive Chairman on our global and landmark partnerships.
Relocation assistance will be provided for the successful candidate if required.
Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Key internal relationships: S&P department leaders; Exec Director, Global Client Solutions and subject-matter Directors; Regional Directors and Country Directors, Global Advisory; Executive Directors and Directors Policy & Politics; key country teams; 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 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
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 works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia.
Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas:
As an organization, the core beliefs we all embrace are: