Results Measurement Specialist (U163)

Closing Date

Mar 16, 2018


FSD Africa (FSDA) is a regional financial sector development programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which aims to increase prosperity, create jobs and reduce poverty by bringing about a transformation in financial markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and in the economies they serve. It acts as a “market catalyst”, providing technical know-how and capital to champions of change whose ideas, influence and actions will make finance more useful to Africans businesses and households. It uses research, technical expertise, grant funding and development capital to identify market failures and strengthens the capacity of its partners to improve access to financial services and drive economic growth. It is FSDA’s belief that strong and responsive financial markets will be central to Africa’s emerging growth story.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Measurement and Results Management (MRM), the successful candidate will support the implementation of FSD Africa’s MRM system. Specific objectives and activities will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Support FSD Africa’s project due diligence initiatives. This task will involve assessing potential implementing partners’ data management and results measurement capacity, and defining the technical support that FSDA may need to provide to enhance the effectiveness with which project performance is measured
  • Participate in the design and implementation of an outcome monitoring strategy. The Results Measurement Specialist in close consultation with the Head of MRM will design an innovative outcome monitoring strategy and participate in its implementation
  • Support Value for Money (VfM) and ESG risk monitoring initiatives. VfM and ESG risk management are integral components of FSDA’s programming
  • Work with partners to establish and implement MRM plans. The Results Measurement Specialist, in close consultation with relevant FSDA staff, will provide technical support to partners in the development of practical MRM plans that are aligned to FSDA’s procedures
  • Facilitate both internal and external learning. The Results Measurement Specialist will actively participate in the dissemination of such knowledge, and support utilisation of the same by FSDA, its implementing partners, and other financial sector development actors
  • Contribute to the review and refinement of FSDA’s MRM approach. FSDA’s MRM approach must be sufficiently versatile to respond to the information needs of its complex financial sector development work. The Results Measurement Specialist will participate in reviewing FSDA’s results measurement approach and contribute to its refinement. Therefore, the Results Measurement Specialist’s job description will continue to evolve to meet emerging needs

Job Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Economics, Development Studies, Operations Research, or other relevant field
  • Professional training in Impact Evaluation, Impact Mapping, and/or Impact Harvesting from a recognised institution
  • At least three years’ experience in designing and implementing rigorous quasi-experimental studies in complex development programmes, preferably those with a financial sector development mandate
  • At least 2 years’ experience in supporting the design and management of results measurement frameworks, and supporting its implementation particularly amongst implementing partners
  • Experience conducting ESG risk audits, developing mitigation plans, and implementing the same
  • Good understanding of the financial sector in sub-Saharan Africa

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