Analytics Director (Climate Change)

Global Innovation Fund

  • Salary: £65,000-75,000 depending on experience plus excellent benefits
  • Location: London, Washington DC or Nairobi
  • Closing: 11:00pm, 27th May 2022 BST

Job Description



The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is a non-profit, social-first investment vehicle established to find, fund, and scale-up cost-effective, evidence-based innovations that have the potential to measurably improve the lives of millions of people living on $5 a day or less. GIF was founded to invest in innovations in the public or private sector that will inspire fresh thinking and create better solutions in developing countries.

GIF’s unique hybrid model, as both a UK registered charity/US 501(c)3 and an investor, reflects our dual mission: to invest in innovations that improve the lives of the poor, and to demonstrate how bringing evidence and the power of the private sector to bear can create new solutions to persistent development problems.

GIF offers grants, loans and equity-type investments ranging from $230,000 USD to $15 million USD to support a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. We support innovators at different phases of development, ranging from early start-up and pilot-testing to rigorous experiments and larger scale implementation. The innovations GIF supports can be located in any developing country and may focus on any sector relevant to international development.  GIF works with the private sector, NGOs, academic groups, and governments.

Analytics underpins GIF’s evidence-based operations. GIF is pioneering a new approach to development finance, in which monitoring, evaluation and learning are integral to the project cycle. The analytics team ensures that GIF has the evidence base to take smart risks in its investment decisions; that investees use information and feedback to improve their effectiveness; and that the development community benefits from learning about what works, what doesn’t, and why.


We are looking for someone who has solid experience in economic and social development in low and middle income countries, brings expertise in climate analysis and impact measurement, and the ability to participate in fluid task teams. You have a passion for development, exemplary skills in critical thinking, and a seemingly boundless capacity to assimilate and process information from diverse sources. Your on-the-ground life and work experience gives you insight into the challenges facing the developing world. Above all, you display a rare ability to combine a devotion to rigorous analysis and attention to detail with the ability to formulate sensible ‘back of envelope’ analyses when the information base is weak.

You have excellent skills in mathematics and in written and verbal communication.  Your expertise and interpersonal skills win the respect and cooperation of internal and external clients.

At GIF, analytics specialists work integrally as part of deal teams to do diligence on the economic and social impacts of prospective investments.  To do this, you will draw on your own expertise, investee data external consultants, and commercial and open-source databases and literature. Applying GIF’s Practical Impact framework, you will:

·       Assess an innovation’s potential pathways of impact;

·       Critically assess existing evidence on those pathways and their magnitudes;

·       Identify an innovation’s measurable outcomes;

·       Assess the innovation’s addressable market;

·       Identify risks to the innovation’s achievement of scale.

You will also help to define strategies and methods for measuring the innovation’s impact and to define project objectives and indicators for reporting. Other duties may include:

·       Advising internal and external clients on impact evaluation methodology and monitoring and evaluation systems;

·       Ex-post assessment of investment performance and impact;

·       Assisting in the corporate-level monitoring and evaluation of GIF, including assessment of internal efficiency and external influence;

·       Research and development in improving GIF’s impact assessment methodology and platform

·       Contribute impact insights by writing blogs, attending and presenting at conferences; identifying opportunities to share GIF’s Practical Impact methodology, and deepening GIF’s learning around impact measurement;

·       Developing and applying tools for market intelligence on innovations;


GIF is a dynamic organization; the Director, Analytics will be expected to adapt quickly to the needs of the organization and could have a range of other duties as assigned.



·       Master’s degree in economics, climate, environmental sciences, public administration, or a related field

·       A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of international development, with experience living or working in low and middle-income countries

·       Demonstrated experience in the design,  implementation, or assessment  of actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation

·       Experience conducting economic analysis of projects via benefit-cost analysis

·       Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and outstanding organization skills

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to synthesize complex ideas and clearly present recommendations

·       A good command of Excel, and experience in using R, Stata, or a similar statistical programming language for cross-tabulations and other basic analyses

·       Self-initiator, with ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, small-entity environment

·       A strong commitment to GIF’s mission and evidence of engagement in the areas of social innovation and international development

·       Ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with others

·       A commitment and passion to learn and develop

·       Passion, humility, integrity, ability to work well in a team, and a spirited sense of humor


·       Fluency in a language of South and Southeast Asia or Sub-Saharan Africa

·       Authorship/co-authorship of peer-reviewed papers in evaluation, economics, or development.

·       Experience in applying a gender lens to assessment of projects, programs, or investments

·       Experience in impact measurement

·       Experience using common GIS programmes / tools



The evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and will be followed by a competency-based interview.



A competitive salary, hybrid working and excellent benefits are offered with this role. You will report to the Senior Vice President, Impact whilst working in a cross-functional team.  This is a non-managerial position that can be based in our London, Nairobi or Washington DC offices.  Candidates must have the authorization to work in either the United Kingdom, Kenya or the United States of America prior to commencing work.  You may be required to travel internationally as part of your role.


The applicants are urged to follow the instructions available on The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application and in accordance to the evaluation criteria of the job opening. The application process will close at 23:59 pm BST, 27th May 2022.

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