Posted on :
28 Feb, 2018
28 Feb, 2018
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Job Title: Country Head
TBI in West Africa
Over the course of 2017 TBI expanded its presence in West Africa, building governance programmes in Togo, Ghana, the Gambia and Sao Tome alongside existing work in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria. We are also in discussion with other countries in the region and are likely to launch further new work in 2018. We are therefore now seeking exceptional candidates to lead our work in Ghana and Nigeria specifically, as well as other candidates interested in future leadership positions. For future roles we are particularly interested in hearing from francophone candidates.
Our existing work in Ghana comprises:
In Ghana: we have been working with the Vice President and his office – primarily the Delivery Unit – in a pilot phase since late-2017 and are now recruiting a Country Head to lead the development of a longer-term project in Ghana. Our work is currently focused on supporting the Vice President and head of the Delivery Unit to strengthen their performance management approach, prioritise their efforts and drive implementation of some top priorities with greater efficiency and effectiveness. We also have an ongoing discussion with the government about other ways we can support the delivery of its priorities, for example embedding support in other parts of government along the delivery chain and targeted investment promotion advice. The Country Head role would take those conversations forward and settle a strategy for our engagement in Ghana for the medium-term.
Focus Of This Role:
The Country Head role is one of the most important in the TBI Governance pillar: it provides leadership and management to the Africa teams, sets and delivers project goals, maintains relations with top counterparts in partner governments, up to and including the President’s office, manages the project budget and impact work, drives in-country fundraising, and provides the link between the Africa teams and the rest of the organisation. The key competencies that we look for in our leaders are set out below within the five duties:
Understand and engage with principal stakeholders
Set the strategic direction of the project and, together with executive management, lead the annual project strategy setting, quarterly performance reviews and measurement of impact
Contribute to wider leadership and development of TBI
Maintain a license to operate
Delivering through your team
What We Look For in Our People:
We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery in the public or private sectors. We seek to create international and multi-disciplinary teams and are looking for individuals with a background in: public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development.
All candidates will be required to have at least 10 years of experience in a leadership role, managing teams and project budgets.
Above all, we are looking for individuals with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. Experience of living and working in developing countries is strongly desirable.