2 months ago

Job Summary

This role sits within the Strategy & Partnerships (S&P) Department of TBI. S&P is one of three external facing business critical departments: Policy & Politics and Global Government Advisory. The S&P department leads and oversee the Institute’s strategic direction and growth, with specific responsibility for futureproofing growth, developing scalable partnerships, innovating in tech and securing financial resources to measurably advance the Institute’s operational goals and drive sustainable impact.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, the Strategic Advisor will:


  • Design and incubate special initiatives for senior leadership, drawing on inputs from across the organization and its network
  • Support the framing of strategic ideation and guide discussions from big ideas to actionable execution plans
  • Support path to institutionalize successful initiatives, including handover to Advisory, Politics or Political team
  • Conduct analysis and compile briefings for the Executive Director and senior leadership on market trends, partnership landscape, and new opportunities
  • Work closely with other teams across TBI to understand the needs, opportunity impact and delivery models. This will include some travel and interaction with our global team
  • Understand our partnership and client portfolio and contribute ideas for new opportunities to expand impact
  • Develop guides and tools for TBI teams to execute, evolve and scale strategic initiatives and partnerships
  • Work closely with TBI teams and partners to troubleshoot implementation challenges when they arise and lead teams toward solutions to deliver greater impact
  • Contribute to impact reporting for SPI
  • Other advisory support as requested by the ED and senior SPI leadership


Person Specification:

  • Comprehensive experience in a manager position in a consulting firm, public sector, or private sector organisation supervising and executing across multiple workstreams simultaneously
  • Demonstratable strength in structured problem solving, top-down communication and portfolio thinking
  • Experience in project design and management
  • Experience with international development, public sector, and/or tech and digital transformation projects is highly desired
  • The ability to operate in rapidly changing and growth business environment
  • An ability to understand and communicate between public and private sector audiences
  • A High EQ and excellent communication skills, from executive office level through to technical level, and who is adept at speaking to senior leadership, knows how to navigate ambiguous environments and is comfortable at managing up and beyond hierarchy
  • Experience in working in entrepreneurial and matrixed environments and who is comfortable across cultures and geographies
  • A natural networker and convener and can manage a multitude of relationships navigating a matrixed internal organisation
  • Direct experience working in Lower and Middle Income countries (LMIC’s) is highly desired
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Open to travel and curious to learn from colleagues across our global team (10% - 20%)
  • Keenly interested in the work of TBI and share in our mission and values

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