IRIS+/IMM Summer Associate

The Global Impact Investing Network
New York City, New York
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Deadline for Applications
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Internship, Remote

The GIIN’s Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) team is currently developing standardized impact metrics for two themes, i. Climate Adaptation and Resilience and ii. Marine Resources Conservation and Management. For each theme, there is a rigorous process through which working groups of experts and impact investors are formed, engaged and inspired to co-create and test the metrics before they are published on IRIS+ platform.

The GIIN’s IMM team is currently looking for a Summer Associate to contribute to the research and development of the two impact themes for IRIS+. The Summer Associate will review existing literature and interview impact investors to develop internal databases and inform strategies for stakeholder engagement.

The Summer Associate will be able to learn how impact measurement and management tools/standards are perceived, developed and used by impact investors globally. This role will also be a great opportunity to interview global experts, impact investors, enterprises, implementing organizations as well as GIIN colleagues to learn about challenges and best practices in IMM.

– Hold interview conversations with impact investors, and experts to document their existing perspective, priorities and practices around two ongoing IRIS+ themes: i. Climate Resilience and Adaptation (Including but not limited to Climate tech, smart agriculture, flooding resilience, increasing adaptivity community) and ii. Marine Resources Conservation and Management (Including but not limited to: Blue economy, oceans, sustainable fisheries and livelihoods, Marine Resources).
– Create an internal database of short case studies/investment examples relevant to the two ongoing themes.
– Create an internal database of impact frameworks, standards and indicators (heat map).
– Choose your adventure: Identify gaps and test solutions to address them. – Support other ongoing IMM projects as needed.

Candidate Profile:
– Strong background in developing, prototyping or deploying impact measurement frameworks, tools and metrics.
– Experience in creating business process and tools to support co-creation of high-quality deliverables.
– Experience with testing innovative, human-centered approaches to collect difficult insights on impact practices and gaps.
– Proficiency in data analysis and visualization tools.
– Curiosity to learn existing behaviors in measuring and managing impact. Background in
climate finance and/or blue economy is a plus.
– Ability to hold engaging brainstorming workshops and conversations with experts.
– Familiarity with impact metrics and it’s applicability in diverse contexts
– Commitment to equity and justice. Successful candidates will be aware that race, income, age, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, and other identities can play, and have historically played, a role in equity disparities, including within organizations.
– Successful candidates will be committed to continuous learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how to manifest these principles in the workplace.

To apply:
Email cover letter and CV to Human Resources at State “IRIS=/IMM Summer Associate_ First Name Last Name” in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw the job posting in your cover letter. No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. The GIIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: Candidates should be aware that all NYC-based staff must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by GIIN Human Resources.

Additional Information

Location: Summer position (July to August); flexible, entrepreneurial culture. This position will be remote, although the Summer Associate will have the option to work out of the GIIN’s New York office. Candidates must possess valid authorization to work in the United States that does not require employment visa sponsorship.

Compensation: $20.00 per hour; 35 hours per week.