Impact Measurement Manager

Organization
Social Capital Foundation
Location
Madrid or Barcelona
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
02/28/2021
How to Apply
CV & Cover Letter
Where to Apply
https://www.socialcapitalfoundation.org/
Tags
Full-time

The Organisation
Social Capital Foundation (SCF) and Blink C.V. (Blink) are sister organisations within the same single-family office which is focused on alleviating global poverty through the creation of sustainable economic opportunities. The group aims to promote market-based solutions to poverty through providing support and capital to high impact organisations, ranging from development grants to growth capital.
Our group geographical focus is primarily Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South & Southeast Asia, however, we also selectively invest in developed markets.

The Position
The group is looking for an ​Impact Measurement Manager​ with strong analytical and data skills. The Impact Manager will lead the implementation of the group’s impact measurement strategy across its portfolio of grantees and investments and provide relevant insights to support strategic decision-making. She or he will measure and monitor the social and environmental impact of the group’s portfolio of projects and investments. Candidates will have relevant experience in international development. The Impact Measurement Manager will work with both Social Capital Foundation and Blink ́s teams with regular travel to target geographies.

Main responsibilities
1. Impact Strategy: ​work with the SCF and Blink Team to develop portfolio-level impact objectives and theories of change.

2. Impact Measurement & Monitoring:​ lead the development and implementation of impact measurement and monitoring frameworks, using the SoPact platform, across the group portfolio
● Determine relevant impact indicators for existing grant projects and investments
● Liaise with portfolio organisations to establish monitoring processes and reporting
lines and processes for regular data entry onto the SoPact platform and agree on
measurable KPIs to determine impact performance
● Analyse the data to generate portfolio-level insight
● Identify partners’ gaps in monitoring and build actions and guidelines to support
them
● Support portfolio and investment managers in identifying high-performance areas
at partner/investee level, providing insight into what works well and why and
preparing material to share with other (partner) organisations
● Work with external evaluation professionals to provide relevant in-depth insights
on select portfolio projects

3. Internal / External Communication and Reporting: develop reports of portfolio impact
● Create in-depth case studies on portfolio organisations’ impact
● Lead the production of quarterly and annual impact reports, including
preparation of data and narrative sections
● Be a thought-leader in the impact measurement space producing relevant
insight pieces and discussing both organisations’ approaches to impact measurement at industry events
4. Project/Investment Appraisals: ​support both teams in assessing the impact potential of new investment/grant opportunities and preparing the impact sections of investment/grant agreements

Requirements

Essential
● Minimum 7 years of professional experience, 2+ of them with demonstrable experience in social impact measurement and monitoring (preferably applied in emerging markets or development work)
● Strong economic development, social impact, monitoring and evaluation experience
● Experience working in emerging markets, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, or Southern Asia
● A relevant university degree (Master’s preferable)
● Excellent quantitative and qualitative data gathering plus analysis skills and ability
to work with large data sets in Excel
● Excellent written, presentation and communication skills; ability to present
arguments and analysis in a structured and succinct manner
● Excellent command of English and Spanish is a prerequisite, native or bilingual
proficiency is highly valued

Desirable
● Experience with Human Centred Design or participatory techniques
● Experience with some of the following topics: income generation including rural
development, micro and small enterprise development, microfinance and social finance, social and youth entrepreneurship, value chain development, inclusive business and impact investing.
● Complementary specialized education in development/impact or research

Personal Characteristics
● Passionate and committed to poverty alleviationAbility to work independently; self-starter and highly motivated
● Data-driven, great attention to detail
● Pragmatic and solution-oriented
● Excellent analytical skills and a learning mindset
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills (particularly writing)
● Is discreet and of the utmost integrity, adheres to the highest ethical standards
and has a strong moral compass

A competitive package including a market rate base salary. The group offers flexible working conditions.

Interested?
Please send your CV & cover letter to ​vacancies@socialcapitalfoundation.org​ before the 28th of February 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.