Programme Manager, TBI-AGRA Partnership

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Company: Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Category: NGO / International Agencies
  • Location: Accra
  • Job expires: 19 Jul-2021

Key Responsibilities

Grant Management (~40%)

• Provide strategic and technical support to advisors under the programme, as well as to country heads, ensuring the implementation of the workplan
• Provide support on fixing bottlenecks and serve as the main communication channel between advisors and AGRA Headquarters
• Based on regular inputs from country teams, prepare and manage a comprehensive overview of partnership implementation and impact including quarterly reports, annual reports, weekly check-in calls, etc
• MEL: work with advisors to monitor and analyse data, discuss findings in regular meetings, and collate into regular reporting

• Participate in quarterly reflection and learning sessions of each country team to incorporate learnings from monitoring data into programme adaptation and theory of change
• Manage the programme budget and operations, working with AGRA grants team as well as with TBI support functions
• Ensure compliance with AGRA frameworks and regulations including but not limited to invoices, expenses, flights, contracts and timesheet management
• Ensure programmatic coherence at all levels

Relationship management and fundraising (~35%)

• Design and successfully roll out TBI’s strategy with AGRA and key partners (eg. USAID Bureau of Resilience and Food Security) in the next two years
• Ensure regular reporting to AGRA, including quarterly and annual project implementation reports, and ad-hoc reporting requests
• Work with AGRA and TBI’s fundraising team to mobilise resources for the partnership, furthering discussions on extension and expansion of the grant
• Produce funding proposals with TBI’s fundraising team and AGRA, as well as additional documents as required by partners

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• Use the thought leadership products to further conversations with partners and position AGRA and TBI as trusted actors in this space
• Provide advisory support to AGRA’s Policy and State Capability Department, supporting AGRA in its new strategy
• Ensure a healthy working relationship and provision of results to key partners, particularly USAID
• Manage the wider relationship with AGRA, including with the partnerships team, the President, Vice Presidents, and other relevant stakeholders, to ensure extension, expansion and deepening of the partnership
• Support TBI country teams to liaise with AGRA country teams

Qualification Required & Experience

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be a pro-active and dynamic Programme Manager who thrives in an environment where the importance of personal initiative coupled with teamwork and driving impact is critical. Above all they will be strong at coordination, communication, problem solving, creating effective relationships, win trust, and help shape and influence change.

• Minimum of 8 years’ of experience in an international fast paced environment:
o Including at least 3 years’ of programme implementation experience
o Experience working with an agriculture or market systems development partner-funded program
o Strong understanding of market systems and the role of government in markets
o Experience in MEL and adaptive monitoring approaches (e.g. outcome harvesting) would be an asset
o Experience in institutional capacity development, private sector development, communications, economics, value chain analysis, consultancy, investment promotion is desirable
• Exceptional listening, oral and written communication skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail needed. Experience of identifying and resolving project implementation bottlenecks
• Excellent strategic relationship skills
• Ability to work under pressure and to lead and coordinate across various people based in different countries:
o Ability to manage shifting priorities with flexibility and accuracy
o Ability to build and manage effective relationships with other organisations and key stakeholders on behalf of TBI
o Hands on approach to work, with the ability to deliver on deadlines in a fast-paced and fast-changing environment, with minimal or no supervision

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o Ability to use own initiative and actively look for opportunities to have an impact rather than simply be reactive
o Language skills in Portuguese would be an advantage
• Excellent administrative and organization skills, commitment, attention to detail and strong forward planning skills
• High degree of professionalism to handle sensitive and confidential information and absolute discretion and adherence to confidentiality
• Strong MS Office skills and ability to produce documents to a good presentational level e.g. reports
• An understanding of the needs of senior officials both while office based and travelling
• Willingness to travel, sometimes at short notice
• Experience working in Africa is preferred
• Strong sense of ethics, discretion and perseverance required

Location: Accra

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Closing Date: 19 July, 2021

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