Governance Advisor (Private Sector Development) at Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)

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 support effective government in Africa - to make government work for the world’s poorest people.

Job Title: Governance Advisor (Private Sector Development)

Job Description

  • We will be recruiting a Governance Advisor position 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. This include:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 skills.
  • 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 independent.
  • 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


  • Candidates who speak fluent French and/or Portuguese, will be prioritized for roles in our Francophone and Lusophone countries. For this role, experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.  
  • 7+ years relevant professional experience within public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development.

Salary Details: £45,000

Closing Date: 31st December, 2017.



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