Governance Advisor (Finance and Investment)

Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)

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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.


Focus Of This Role

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:


Finance and Investment - individuals with experience of economic planning, project finance, innovative public finance models, donor and financier coordination, and/or securing access to finance for the private sector and farmers. We are also seeking individuals with experience of the ICT and innovation industry. 


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.


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 essentia


What We Look For in Our People

  • 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, AGI team generally have 7+ years relevant professional experience within public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience; private equity and finance; and international development.

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Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Outside Nigeria


Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years