Enterprise Architect Consultant at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Lusaka, Full Time
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Consulting Jobs in Zambia
Focus of the Role
Are you excited by the prospect of transforming developing and emerging nations in Africa through the application of technology and innovations across public services, agriculture and health? Do you have experience consulting or working in the tech field and delivering projects that drive systemic and transformative change in an emerging or developing country?
Our main objective in this strategically important role is to rapidly deploy a tech for development initiative in Zambia, which has been enabled by a dynamic external partner across existing and new operations in our Government Advisory and Tech & Public Policy divisions. This landmark initiative will be delivered in multiple countries, with activity in Zambia starting imminently.
An exciting opportunity exists to work with relevant ministries to support the governments ambitious plans in its use of technology to deliver transformative outcomes for its citizens. Reporting to the Head of Tech, Zambia, the post holder will collaborate with the T4D team on several priority initiatives to assess the current enterprise landscape, identify key stakeholders and support efforts to build interoperability across the Government of Zambia.
With the ability to consolidate business (functional requirements) with technologies (technical requirements), the postholder will create an executable enterprise architecture blueprint for the relevant ministries and support broader interoperability work for the Government of Zambia. The postholder will stay on top of the latest trends and technologies and identify potential software, services or hardware solutions that could support improved service delivery.
This consultancy role requires an exceptional candidate with relevant expertise and deep subject matter knowledge.
Key outcomes of the role
Develop Enterprise Architecture and infrastructure plans considering existing platforms and systems, with regard to Zambias digital transformation strategy, to design and plan for the migration to a unified platform.
Deliver an analysis of the systems architecture for more comprehensive digital government services, supporting efforts to increase interoperability across government.
Develop an Interoperability framework, facilitating an all-of-government approach to integration, building on ongoing work led by the Government of Zambia in the healthcare ecosystem.
In line with proposed architecture and system changes, support the delivery of a change management framework, including the migration of existing data sets onto government cloud infrastructure, as well as principles for application migration planning (to support government engagement with independent software vendors).
Contribute to developing a framework for data exchange between government and the private sector, addressing current impediments and facilitating improved data transfer.
Strategy and Planning: (i) Design Enterprise Architecture plans; (ii) integrate plans with the overall relevant client strategy; and (iii) integrate the blueprints with existing solution sets to create a harmonious data-guided view of the client place within the government framework
Government Relations: Establish effective and trusted relationships with key stakeholders across the government of Zambia.
Execution and Monitoring: Establish, review and maintain project goals and plans. Serve as the focal point for the Enterprise Architecture development. Report and engage with the Head of Technology for Development, the Country Head, and technology transformation specialist to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot and manage initiatives. Audit compliance within the Enterprise Architecture standards.
External Relations (non-governmental): Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as tech hubs/incubators, investors, other not for profit organisations, Govt. Ministries and agencies
One TBI: The post holder will formally report to the Head of Tech, Zambia and form part of the wider team and country programme, working with colleagues in Zambia and across the organisation to realise the stated obj