Senior Specialist, Development Impact (Re-advertisement)

The Senior Specialist, Development Impact (SSDI) is responsible for the design and implementation of development impact (DI) management frameworks for FSD Africa’s programmes and projects; aiming to achieve the joint objectives of a) optimising achievement of results and b) demonstrating FSD Africa’s Value for Money as a development partner. The role is responsible for ensuring that FSD Africa’s projects/investments are adequately resourced with DI expertise at all stages from conceptualisation, through design, to successful implementation. DI managers are each deployed to support a portfolio of projects and investments and therefore act as the key point-of-contact for Programme/Investment staff with the DI Pillar.  The SSDI leads this team of staff (and any contracted consultants) to support project design through the provision of relevant insights and predictive analytics.  Thereafter, developing effective DI management frameworks, and supporting teams in the adaptive management of their projects.  The Senior Specialist Development Impact, in consultation with other DI team members, ensures that a schedule of project/investment reviews, DI management touchpoints, and visits to implementing partners is developed and implemented; and that learning reviews with project teams facilitate them to take appropriate action based on the results.