Human Capital Development Specialist - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Job Introduction
The Government of Burkina Faso (GoBF) is committed to seeding, translating and scaling sustainable innovations at a national level leveraging on existing technologies and partnerships.
Its Human Capital Development (HCD) is one of the priorities of the National Development Plan.
This role will work shoulder-to-shoulder with counterparts in the HCD Project Team and across the Office of the President to drive the delivery of the HCD agenda, specifically in areas related to existing human capital development. A key prioirity of our work and this role is to support and ensure the effective functioning of collaborative cross-functional teams to achieve the desired human capital outcomes, working closely with counterparts across the several line ministries and agencies who are accountable for delivering results.
The Specialist will support the development of good delivery practices through adaptive management processes that support prioritisation, planning and... performance management, the development of skills and systems for the wider Government HCD Team, as well as coordination mechanisms and structures needed with implementing ministries, agencies and partners.
To be successful, the Specialist will need to apply a combination of political savvy, management consulting approaches, strong relationship building, and sectoral expertise. There will be a strong focus on the utilisation of innovation and technology to improve service delivery, as well as to ensure improved data is available for informed decision-making.
The Specialist will be a member of an established team in Burkina Faso and will supervise a team of 1-2 Analysts who are supporting the HCD priority. S/he will be responsible for building and maintaining good relations with potential partners and funders for TBIs support to the GoBF on Human Capital Development. The Specialist will report to the Lead Advisor and will be expected to actively contribute to the Institutes Practices on Centre of Government and Education.
Support Burkina Faso HCD Project Team to : Innovatively accompany the progress of Burkina Faso towards universal health coverage, demographic transition and food & nutritional security; Identify and roll out innovations that will improve teachers qualifications, teaching quality, and children and youths learning outcomes starting from pre-school to higher education with emphasis in primary and secondary schools together with vocational training Support the design and roll-out of a cross-functional teams approach to coordination, implementation, problem-solving and reporting across the key Government Ministries, Agencies and partners responsible for delivery Advise the Government on the design and utilisation of data systems for informed decision-making, including supporting the development and ongoing utilisation of automated dashboards and data tools Support the development and implementation of an effective system for tracking implementation progress and managing performance of those accountable for delivery Support the HCD Project Team in its efforts to increase investment in HCD and to build fruitful partnerships Support strong working relationships between the Centre of Government, Ministries & Agencies, and partners in the HCD space Apply practical communications, teamwork and interpersonal approaches and routines in the execution of all duties Contribute to the development of TBI's workstreams in Burkina Faso, including strategy development, monitoring & evaluation, reporting, coordination and organization-wide engagement Work closely with TBIs international network of expert strategy and delivery advisors and contribute to TBIs practice areas Build strong collaboration with relevant TBI colleagues and GoBF departments/agencies to track and report on project targets and indicators Develop a deep understanding of knowledge landscape, and proactively propose solutions to address the delivery unit opportunities and challenges Develop and implement internal protocols and processes together with relevant cross-functional team members Propose improvements in existing workflows, internal processes and external cooperation for better efficiency and scalability Actively identify new projects opportunities and share them with the Burkina Faso Management Team Identify cross project trends in order to enable effective strategic decision making Proactively identify workstream risks and work with relevant colleagues across the Institute and externally to mitigate them.
Other duties and/or tasks may be assigned by the Lead Advisor in line with project goals and/or in response to crisis or emergency situations Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Human Capital Development Specialist - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso TONY BLAIR INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL CHANGE Ouagadougou