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Impact Measurement and Reporting Manager

at Missio Invest in Nairobi, Kenya; Lusaka, Zambia; or Lilongwe, Malawi

About the Job

About the Job
Introduction:
We are looking for an impact measurement professional with best practice experience in the design and implementation of an impact reporting framework, preferably with a responsible investment firm. The position will be based in one of our existing country offices (Nairobi, Lilongwe, Lusaka) and will include frequent travel across current portfolio countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia).
Established in 2014, Missio Invest is a social impact investor with an initial focus on agricultural projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Launched by the Vatican’s Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States (MISSIO USA), Missio Invest seeks to facilitate the path to self-sustainability for the communities in the developing world. Inspired by Pope Francis’s call to address food insecurity, MISSIO Invest identifies under-utilized Church-owned farmland, which can become a source of food, jobs, and income for the surrounding communities. We help these farms to realize their full potential through low-interest loans, as well as training and technical support.
To date, Missio Invest has made loans totaling over $1.7 million to 16 projects in four countries (Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and Zambia) with new countries (Nigeria and Tanzania) coming online in 2019. Our pipeline includes over 200 potential loan candidates across 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Role:
The Impact Reporting Manager’s primary function is to leverage best practice impact measurement and reporting methods while working with Missio Invest’s portfolio enterprises to assist them to capture the significant impact produced locally at each investment site. Furthermore, the Impact Reporting Manager will lead the process to produce an Annual Impact Report across the entire Missio Invest portfolio. Key responsibilities and required skills are detailed below:

(1) Refinement of Existing Impact Capture Processes:
• Lead the development and refresh of Missio Invest’s Theory of Change case
• Develop a dual system of impact measurement indicators that feed into internal indicators and the SDGs
• Engage with external experts to refine our best practice measurement and reporting protocols

(2) Work with and Coach Portfolio Enterprises and Internal Teams on Best Practice Impact Measurement and Reporting:
• Work directly with portfolio enterprises to coach them on the capture and reporting of on the ground impact
• Work directly with internal staff in each country to facilitate an integrated approach to designing investments for broader impact and self-reporting of impact metrics
• Design reporting templates that can be utilized by loan recipients
• Develop procedures for monthly and quarterly reporting of impact metrics

(3) Produce an Annual Impact Report:
• Working across businesses and internal teams, create a system for producing an evidence-based impact report for both internal and external publication.

Reporting:
The Impact Measurement and Reporting Manager reports to the Vice President of Lending, with matrixed reporting across the Missio Invest global team, including Country Investment Managers, Finance Managers, and Managing Director/Chief Lending Officer.

Qualifications

Qualifications
• 5-7 years’ experience working on impact measurement and reporting, preferably within the context of responsible agricultural investments in Africa
• Familiarity with IRIS, GRI, and/or other globally recognized impact reporting standards
• Ability to work in one of the stated Missio Invest countries
• Preferable to have certifications in statistics, data management, and/or accounting
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field
• Critical thinking and judgement – ability to make independent decisions
• Willingness to travel to rural areas to support portfolio enterprises’ management teams
• Strong written and oral communication skills; Written and oral proficiency in English
• Attention to detail
• Commitment to the core mission and values of Missio Invest

To apply

Email CV and cover letter to Missiohr@missio.org

Missio Invest

Established in 2014, Missio Invest is a social impact investor with an initial focus on agricultural projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Launched by the Vatican’s Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States, Missio Invest seeks to facilitate the path to self-sustainability for communities in the developing world. Inspired by Pope Francis’s call to address food insecurity, MISSIO Invest identifies under-utilized Church-owned farmland, which can become a source of food, jobs, and income for the surrounding communities. We help these farms to realize their full potential through low-interest loans, as well as training and technical support. Missio Invest has made loans totaling over $1.6 million to 18 projects in three countries and has a pipeline of over 200 loan candidates across 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.