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Associate - Digital & Tech Transformation

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


United Kingdom or Nairobi, Kenya




Until filled

Wednesday, 17 July 2024



Full Time



Not Stated




Role Summary

Introduction to the Tony Blair Institute & Global Client Solutions

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI), we work at the highest levels of government to help leaders go further and faster to make their citizens’ lives better. Moving the dial on the great global challenges of our time requires engaged, incentivised, focused and motivated leaders.  When political leadership is relentlessly deployed, at the highest levels, incredible things can be achieved.

Using our distinctive expertise and global outlook and guided by the unique insights and perspective of our Executive Chairman Sir Tony Blair, our dedicated experts and embedded teams advise governments all over the world in strategy, policy and delivery, underpinned by technology.

Our Global Client Solutions team is at the heart of how we define “what we do” and then distribute the best of the Institute and our networks to global leaders through our country advisory teams.  As a centre of excellence, Global Client Solutions is comprised of our centrally situated global and regional experts – functional and sectoral.  Our experts provide valuable thought partnership, technical support, strategy and surge capacity, and lead the development and evolution of our solutions, methods and offers in the service of our partner governments. Through our country teams and embedded advisors working hand-in-hand with government, we assemble, tailor and distribute our offer to address specific and ever-evolving needs in the various contexts we operate across the world. 

Our functional offers include Strategy: supporting political leaders to identify the barriers to progress, Policy: finding the right solutions, Delivery: making change happen, and then harnessing the transformative power of Technology to support leaders to engage with forward-looking opportunities.  Sectorally, we work on the topics at the heart of senior political agendas from economic prosperity, climate change and energy, health and education, to peace and security. We also lead our internal communities of practice, bringing our expertise together regardless of “boxes and lines”.

Role Summary

To enable Global Client Solutions to successfully achieve its vision, we are looking for multiple (3-4) well-rounded Associates who can support the sectoral and functional experts to define our strategy and offers for governments; help to launch and execute new projects alongside our global country teams and partner governments; and develop key assets, collateral and thought leadership. Specifically, we are looking for new Associates to support us on: Tech & Digital Transformation, Peace, Security & Foreign Policy, and Strategy, Policy & Delivery.

These roles require candidates who are creative problem solvers, strategic thinkers, and passionate about politics and the opportunity to work across a global portfolio. The ideal candidate has experience developing strategies and methodologies, and the ability to interact with clients (both within and outside of TBI) with professionalism, confidentiality and integrity.

Example of the types of projects that the Associates may work on include: supporting the Director for Tech and Digital Transformation to outline their global offer and our positioning on key debates; providing hands-on support to get a new Delivery initiative up and running in one of our 30+ countries; developing central playbooks and a methodology for our work in Strategy & Policy; or conduct analysis to recommend what our offers in Peace, Security & Foreign Policy should be.

This role will report to the relevant Director or Sr Advisor, and has a close working relationship with the other sectoral and functional areas within Global Client Solutions, Country Teams, and other interfacing teams such as the Partnerships & Initiatives team.

Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in UK or Kenya to apply for this role. 


Key Responsibilities

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The key responsibilities of this role will include:

1) Developing and evolving the Global Client Solutions Strategies & Offers

Working directly with the Sector/Function Directors, Sr Advisors, and Country Teams to e.g.:

  • Outline our global/regional priorities and offers to governments for our Sectors & Functions

  • Conduct analysis to inform the strategic direction of our offers, and help to outline and launch new offers

  • Create government-facing pitch decks & explainers on our work

  • Extract best practice methods and approaches, and build centralised collateral to share with our global organisation

  • Come up with innovative ideas for and build new tools, solutions and assets to enable our work with governments, such as benchmarking solutions, playbooks and assessments

2) Providing hands-on country support and application of our offers

  • Enable in-country teams to access our centralised expertise and assets, including providing advice and training on how to leverage them for their country needs

  • Support in-country teams to develop their offers to government, by e.g. supporting Country and Regional Heads on strategy and initiative design, or creating government facing materials such as presidential briefings or proposals

  • Conducting analysis to inform country-specific proposals and client deliverables

  • Potential travel to countries to provide support on the ground – e.g. country workshops (as needed)

  • Capturing lessons learnt and best practices from country engagements to improve the quality of our work, and support the evolution of tools, templates, and guides

3) Enabling a culture of expertise and sharing across the Institute

  • Working with teams across the Institute and with our Communities of Practice to gather user needs for collateral and assets, as well as local, sectoral and functional knowledge to codify and incorporate in our offers

  • Working with interfacing teams to ensure distribution and uptake of products, and gather feedback from users

  • Support the management of our TBI Communities of Practice to encourage expertise exchange and identifying opportunities for collaboration across geographies

  • Provide inputs into internal Learning & Development materials to upskill & train colleagues on our offers and approaches

Person Specification

The successful candidate should demonstrate the majority of the following:

  • Experience similar to working as a business analyst, advisor or management/strategy consultant; for public sector or private sector organisations

  • Strong problem-solving, analysis and structuring skills, with experience in extracting common methodologies and approaches, and identifying opportunities for new solutions and assets

  • Experience in project management, working with clients from various backgrounds and seniority levels to successfully see through initiatives end-to-end

  • Experience in strategy design, built on strong analytical and research skills, and the ability to work with a diverse set of content experts to extract relevant insights

  • Excellent communication skills, with a track record of building effective collateral and assets that meet user needs, across multiple communication channels

  • Enjoys the opportunity of working across multiple projects within a global portfolio

  • A team player with high EQ and ability to navigate ambiguous and matrixed environments, and is comfortable at managing up and beyond hierarchy

  • Experience with international development, public sector, and the relevant core sector (Tech & Digital Transformation, Peace & Security, or Strategy, Policy & Delivery) highly beneficial

  • Direct experience working in LMICs is highly beneficial and strong cross-cultural communication skills required

  • Relevant language skills for TBIs regions of work highly desired (French, Arabic, Portuguese, Balkan languages, etc)

  • As needed, be willing to travel to all locations of TBI’s current and future work to provide surge support and programmatic growth

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Posted Date:

27 Jun 2024


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