#SustyJob: Development Impact Consultant

InfraCredit is hiring for the role of Development Impact Senior Consultant to work with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver high quality research on the social, environmental and economic effects of InfraCredit’s operations, transactions and supported projects.

The role is a Lagos-based 6-12 month consultancy agreement that will involve delivering research and evaluations while working with commissioned agencies and InfraCredit project partners (including investors and infrastructure project developers). This research will inform InfraCredit strategy and operational management, provide accountability to shareholders and the public, and contribute towards InfraCredit’s demonstration and learning effects in the wider market for infrastructure finance.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications and experience

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

Preferred Skills

  • An understanding of financial products, development banking, and commercial drivers for infrastructure projects
  • 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
  • Strong analytical skills: convert data into compelling evidence
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral English
  • Able to work in small teams across geographies
  • Drive to achieve objectives/results
  • Personal Effectiveness: Organizing self/teams to meet agreed deadlines and drive

How to Apply

Kindly submit applications to hr@infracredit.ng on or before Friday 30th August, 2019.

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