| Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation - by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with decentralised management. Our Global Support Unit (70 staff) backstops our teams around the world.
For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
The Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Programme is a four year (September 2016 – August 2020), SEK 70.6 million project implemented in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia. IAP is funded by Sida and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with Inclusive Business Sweden and BoP Innovation Center.
IAP challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models in agriculture, energy, water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), and ICT that fight poverty and climate change. IAP is a specialized fund developed to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business (IB) ideas that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for low income people, while advancing the inclusion and economic empowerment of women. The support provided by IAP includes i. financial support through grant-financing for selected innovations, and ii. advisory support including the provision of training and coaching on inclusive business development and innovations.
The IB Senior Advisor will:
•design and supervise the delivery of advisory support provided to the IAP companies, including inclusive innovation, inclusive business (including gender) and matchmaking.
•design and supervise the IAP’s monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) work, including the development and continuous enhancement of the framework, systems and tools.
•ensure quality control and timeliness of advisory services and MLE deliverables
The position reports to the IAP Programme Manager.
• Continuously enhance the approach and tools applied for the IAP advisory support at the country/sector/investee-level
• Quality assurance and steering in the delivery of the advisory work, including of IB Officers in conducting the M&E including baselines, milestone surveys, etc.
• Support in building collaborations/alliances and/or the procurement of business development service providers for the required advisory work, with a focus on service providers at the international-level
• Continuously enhance the framework, systems and tools applied for IAP’s Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation at both the program and investee levels
• Initiate/contribute to feedback processes, coaching and evaluation of achieved results, leading to collective learning
• Coordinate the mid-term, outcome and impact evaluations at IAP program-level
• Ensure the data quality across program activities
• Maintain the monitoring and evaluation database and the program dashboard
• Lead the implementation of the knowledge development/learning plan, activity implementation and product development.
•Academic qualifications (Master’s degree or higher preferred) in relevant field required; preferably related to innovations and business management/international development;
•Minimum of 5 years (preferably two years of international experience) of work experience in providing advisory on inclusive business development, gender and social inclusion, inclusive innovation preferred;
•Experience working in at least one of the following sectors and understanding of the others: agriculture, renewable energy, WASH, and ICT;
•Experience working in/managing projects in Africa or Asia required (experience in Africa and Asia preferred);
•Ability to inspire and energise project teams;
•Ability to effectively engage with the private sector and civil society;
•Highly-motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills;
•Strong strategic decision-making and excellent communication skills (written and oral), including reporting and presentation skills;
•Fluency in both written and spoken English;
•Willingness and ability to travel to project locations.
Contract Duration: 1 year full -time national employment contract, with strong possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: July, 2019
Duty Station: To be defined
Working at SNV
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the above profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your CV that in English with a cover letter before June 3, 2019.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted