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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Project Apollo is a Founders Factory Africa venture that democratises access to lifesaving medical devices by removing the burden of ownership. Currently, Africa’s average per capita spend on medical equipment is just under $10, a fraction of the global average of $77. In Nigeria, it’s just $0.90. Project Apollo is built on the belief that eve...
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    Impact and Research Director

    Key responsibilities:

    • Develop an impact strategy that articulates  the organisation’s impact objectives, ensuring that these are aligned with the organisation’s broader mission and strategy

    • Design and deploy an end-to-end impact measurement and management approach embedded within the entire investment process (  deal sourcing, selection/investment decisions, post-investment support, and reporting), with consideration of industry best practices and standards

    • Manage relationships with investors, corporate partners, portfolio companies, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment with FFA’s impact strategy

    • Build and manage a solid team to deliver on the impact strategy and IMM approach. 

    • Empower and build the capacity of the wider FFA team and Founders to implement/embed the impact strategy across the organisation, through technical guidance and support to management teams, training, and sharing of best practices

    • Develop and execute the FFA impact, research, and learning agenda

    Specific activities include:

    • Identify, assess and evaluate impact potential and risks across the investments and grants process life-cycle; from pre-investment due diligence through to investment

    • Participating in sourcing calls and analysing potential investments to understand their potential impact contribution and alignment with FFA impact themes (Impact due diligence)

    • Monitoring the performance of FFA’s portfolio against selected KPIs and initial development/impact goals

    • Provide support to  portfolio companies  to  define and measure impact

    • Manage and coordinate the collection of impact data from other teams and FFA portfolio companies, providing support for timely, accurate, and consistent reporting

    • Synthesise impact data/results into practical insights that inform decision making

    • Produce impact reports for  FFA stakeholders including investors, exco, board of directors, and subcommittees of the board

    • Coordinate with the Communications team within FFA to develop and disseminate impact stories and learning, using creative channels to reach different audiences/stakeholders

    • Continuously monitor trends in the impact domain to ensure the company's recognition and visibility as a leader in designing, delivering, and capturing impact

    • Regularly producing research and thought leadership on impact as it relates to the business and its portfolio companies

    • Develop a fit-for-purpose data management strategy, and identify/design and deploy tools and technology required to facilitate data collection, analysis and visualisation

    Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

    • At least 10 years of relevant experience in impact and/or responsible investing, impact strategy, and implementation related to incubators, accelerators, and early-stage investments

    • Undergraduate or honours graduate degree in a related discipline

    • Knowledge and understanding of key frameworks and methodologies in impact measurement and management (i.e. IMM, GIIN, 5 Dimensions of Impact, UNPRI, etc.)

    • Understanding of venture building, accelerators and investments in early-stage startups in Africa 

    • Ability to deploy a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods and tools

    • Appetite for collecting and analysing data to produce meaningful reports to various stakeholders

    • Experience in data visualisation tools like Power BI, google studio, QlikView, or Tableau is a plus

    • Adept in developing and implementing  cross-functional projects

    • Strong collaboration and project management skills are a must.

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