#SustyJob: Development Impact Consultant

Reporting to the CEO, the role involves delivering research and evaluations and working with commissioned agencies and client’s project partners (including investors and infrastructure project developers). S/he will inform client’s strategy and operational management, provide accountability to shareholders and the public, and contribute towards our client’s demonstration and learning effects in the wider market for infrastructure finance.

1. Design a strategy and framework for the identification, analysis and reporting of client’s portfolio of supported projects
2. Lead on and support a portfolio covering client’s supported projects and priority themes. This will include assessments of job creation and inclusive economic growth, carbon emissions reporting and capital market development
3. Support transaction team on impact measurement and management on relevant businesses
4. Provide both qualitative and quantitative metrics of Development Impact Analysis
5. Design Impact reporting methodology- monthly, quarterly and annual
6. Ensure reporting methodologies are in line with global standards of measurement and reporting tools e.g. IRIS
7. Categorization of Development Impact reporting by sector, theme and geography
8. Create, design and Implement client’s online Impact Measurement profile
9. Support the development of sector strategies by providing research and analytical inputs
10. Design a framework to maximize the impact of client’s supported projects and initiatives
11. Advise and support transaction teams on impact and measurement in all transactions- from initiation to evaluations and reporting
12. Ensure client compliance with IATI reporting standards
13. Provide quality assurance on studies produced by consultants
14. Support the implementation of frameworks and KPIs on client impact priorities, including on gender, affordability of services to low-income populations, financial and nonfinancial additionality
15. Design Capacity Building Framework for both internal and external needs and provide guidance
16. Conduct face-to-face and virtual impact measurement and management training sessions
17. Ensure capacity building of client Impact Officer
18. Build alliance with technical partners; local and international and engagement plan
19. Create a manual/handbook for Impact Analysis and client’s detailed activities in ESG
20. Identify communication tools and methods for relevant information to key stakeholders



Qualifications and experience
1. Degree or advanced degree in a relevant discipline, preferably in economics, development finance or development studies
2. 6-10 years work experience in ESG functions and activities
3. Experience in Development Impact reporting
4. Ability to design ESG methodologies and coach/mentor Development Impact Officers and others
5. Experience in facilitating training sessions in Development Impact/ESG
6. Ability to work without supervision
7. Must have worked in developing countries in West Africa, and any other in Sub-Saharan Africa
8. Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
9. A track record in delivering research and evaluations in the international development sector
10. Demonstrable and extensive work experience in a relevant field, preferably within investment, management consultancy or development industry

Preferred skills
1. An understanding of financial products, development banking, and commercial drivers for infrastructure projects
2. In-depth knowledge of one or more relevant impact and sustainability topics, including gender and inclusion; job creation and quality; inclusive economic growth; climate change; value chain development; market systems development; access to energy; water and sanitation
3. Strong analytical skills: convert data into compelling evidence
4. Excellent communication skills, including written and oral English
5. Able to work in small teams across geographies
6. Drive to achieve objectives/results
7. Personal Effectiveness: Organizing self/teams to meet agreed deadlines and drive.


INDUSTRY: Development Finance

DATE OF EXPIRATION: 26 February 2021

Please submit applications to: info@precisehireassociates.com

Author: MFON

Mfon Essien is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with cross-cultural & international experience (Middle East & Africa) in developing, coordinating and implementing environmental management systems and environmental sustainability initiatives that go beyond compliance. He has gained mastery in the areas of developing environmental sustainability strategies, implementing policies and procedures, and achieving best results for all stakeholders within mandatory legislative and voluntary best practice requirements. He oversees operations at sustainabilitysolutions.net

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