Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst, Tech for Development Unit
Organisation: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Location: San Francisco, USA
Closing Date: 17 April 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Stated
Our Technology and Public Policy programme exists to help policymakers master the implications of the technology revolution and deliver progressive policy and strategy for the 21st century. This short deck explains more about the overall programme and our team culture.
Technology is closing off old pathways to development; but potentially opening up others. Countries that are quick to embrace tech have been able to make significant leaps, but there are yet to be any digital miracles equivalent to those in Asia at the turn of the last century. The Tech for Development Policy Unit develops practical proposals for how developing countries can apply technology to advance prosperity and improve peoples’ lives. Our work has a particular focus on closing the global digital divide and building out digital infrastructure, applying technology transform healthcare, education and other public services, and fostering tech innovation in key sectors like energy and agriculture.
The post holder will help develop politically actionable policy and strategy, and to use this to influence the global policy debate. They will report to a Policy Lead and work closely with other members of the Unit and the wider policy community at the Institute.
Role and Responsibilities
The key objectives for the role are to:
Develop radical, actionable policy solutions based on high-quality research and robust analysis
Contribute to our strategic vision of using technology to transform development, and
Communicate and promote our work with key decision makers through a wide range of outputs and activities.
The post holder will:
Work under the direction of a policy lead
Be responsible for delivering defined policy products
Participate in discussions with external stakeholders to inform our work
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience
3+ years’ experience in public policy, consulting or relevant profession
Track record of managing work and achieving outstanding results
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
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