About AGI's work

AGI is working for a future in which Africa’s development is led by Africans, with governments that are capable of setting and achieving priorities that reflect the rising aspirations and expectations of their citizens. To achieve this vision, we provide practical advice and support to help African leaders to bridge the gap between their vision for a better future and the capacity of their governments to achieve it. We work with countries – currently Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Senegal – that are at turning points and where we have had an invitation from the Head of Government to provide capacity development support.

Our model combines the experience of AGI’s founder and patron, Mr Blair, with on-the-ground teams of professionals permanently based in our partner countries, working shoulder-to-shoulder with senior leaders in the heart of government to develop capacity and put in place the skills, systems and structures needed to drive the delivery of results on the ground. AGI is a dynamic and fast-growing charity, celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2013.



We appreciate your interest in working with the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative. A list of our current vacancies is available below and you can apply for any of these or submit a speculative application at on our careers site.


AGI Graduate School Summer Internship Programme 2015

As in previous years, we are seeking a very small number of outstanding individuals with execellent professional and academic credentials and a proven track record of both leadership and sucessful delivery to join the team as summer interns. For all available roles, we would be particularly interested in hearing from candidates with substantial prior experience working at the heart of international development, policy development and implementation in government. In particular, experience of providing direct policy and communications advice and support to ministers or senior officials and strategic policy making and delivery skills.

Most roles will be shaped over time in collaboration with our partner governments, and thus we require candidates to be quite flexible in terms of their preference for country project and role. For more information and how to apply click here


Speculative Application  

AGI's Ebola Response - immediate short and long term roles

Throughout 2014, an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus has spread across West Africa, particularly impacting Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak has been extremely challenging for the governments of these countries who have never dealt with a medical emergency on this scale before.

AGI advisors have been embedded in these countries for a number of years, working side by side with their government colleagues to help them deliver their development agendas. Our strong relationships with the government and our track record for delivering excellent support means our teams have been asked by the governments to assist them in their management of the Ebola crisis. Since early August, our advisors have been supporting the governments to improve central coordination mechanisms, to design and run effective district control centres, to produce better and more reliable information to inform decisions that are critical to the success of the response, and to plan for the long term consequences and eventual reconstruction.

Above all, we look for candidates with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential. 

For more details and to apply, click here


Speculative applications for Governance Advisor and Leadership roles 

We are looking for outstanding individuals with a proven track record of leadership and delivery in the public or private sectors to become Governance Advisors and Country Heads. AGI team members generally have 5-15 years relevant professional experience. We seek to create international and multi-disciplinary teams and are looking for individuals with a background in: public/civil services worldwide; strategy consulting; relevant industry experience (power/energy, transport, infrastructure); private equity and finance; and international development.

Above all, we look for candidates with high levels of enthusiasm, resilience, and a can-do attitude. Experience of living and working in developing countries is desirable but not essential.


We are always looking for candidates that are fluent in French for Governance Advisors and Country Head positions in West Africa, particularly Senegal and Guinea. For more details and to apply, click here

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If you experience any difficulties sumitting your application, you can contact us on But please note that this email address is for enquiries only; we cannot accept applications by email.

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