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Governance Advisor - General Application - 2016/2017

Delivery - Centre of Government
Salary Details:
Careers Site Advertising End Date:
31 Dec 2017
Focus Of This Role:

We will be recruiting to a number of Governance Advisor positions in Centre of Government institutions  – Presidents’ and Prime Ministers’ offices; cross-government co-ordination offices; and strategy, policy and delivery units, as well as within Priority Ministries. These include:

  • Finance and Investment – individuals with experience of economic planning, project finance, innovative public finance models, donor and financier coordination, and/or securing access to finance for the private sector and farmers. We are also seeking individuals with experience of the ICT and innovation industry.
  • Energy/Power Sector – individuals with government, consulting or industry experience in the electricity sector, e.g. in energy policy, the performance of energy utilities, public-private partnerships, and the management of power generation and distribution projects.
  • Transport Infrastructure – individuals with government, consulting or industry experience in e.g. the performance of infrastructure ministries and agencies, public-private partnerships, project management and oversight of major infrastructure projects in developing countries.
  • Private Sector Development – individuals with experience in investment facilitation/ promotion, business linkages and value chain coordination, managing investment deals in emerging market economies and/or delivering organisational change.
  • Agriculture – individuals with experience in value chain development, investment appraisal, and business planning and market analysis.  Experience in emerging market economies preferred.

AGI seeks to create multi-disciplinary teams and are particularly interested in candidates with experience planning and delivery, performance management processes; change management, executive/private office support to a senior leader; or government and strategic communications. Governance Advisors within Priority Ministries will be expected to demonstrate experience of working with the senior leadership to develop planning and implementation capacity.

Candidates who speak fluent French and/or Portuguese, will be prioritized for roles in our Francophone and Lusophone countries.

For any of our roles, experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential. 

What We Look For in Our People:
Our teams are all made up of outstanding individuals who understand that politics is as important as technical knowhow when it comes to getting things done. They are excellent building and maintaining relationships, skilled to help our partner governments solve some of their most challenging strategic problems, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. We are bound by a unique set of shared values; we’re bold in our approach, relentless in pursuit of impact, led by our government partners not by our own agenda, passionate about Africa’s potential and independent. When we get things right, we have the potential to help change millions of lives for the better.

Working at the heart of government in Africa within a small dynamic team, AGI team generally have 7+ years relevant professional experience within public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development. 

About AGI:

Over a billion people in Africa need their governments to provide basic services such as hospitals, schools, sanitation, jobs and much more. When governments fail to deliver, it’s the poor that suffer most. That’s why AGI’s mission is to support effective government in Africa - to make government work for the world’s poorest people.

To achieve this vision, we provide practical advice and support to help African Leaders Bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and the capacity of their governments to achieve it. In the last year, this has included helping to end Ebola in West Africa, supporting the set-up of the Development Bank of Nigeria, and reforms in Rwanda that will increase farmers’ incomes and exports.

Our model combines the experience of AGI’s founder and Patron, Tony Blair, with on-the-ground teams of professionals working shoulder-to-shoulder with counterparts in the heart of partner governments – in Presidential Offices, Investment Agencies and Ministries – to develop capacity and put in place the skills, systems and structures needed to drive the delivery of results on the ground. Currently, AGI is working to support the governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria.

Interested in applying?

In order to apply for an AGI role you are required to complete an online application form which includes uploading your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and completing a 300 word personal statement explaining why you want to work at AGI and your suitability to the role. For more information please contact

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