Africa Governance Initiative (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
government in Africa – to make government work for the
world’s poorest people.
Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Governance Advisor
Sector: Delivery – Centre of Government
Focus Of This Role
We will be recruiting a 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:
- Governance Advisor (Agriculture) – individuals with experience in
value chain development, investment appraisal, and business planning and
market analysis. Experience in emerging market economies preferred.
- Governance Advisor (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.
- Governance Advisor (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
- Governance Advisor (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
- Governance Advisor (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.
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
- 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
- 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
Salary Details: £45,000
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 31st December, 2017.