Impact Portfolio Officer (6 months maternity cover)

The Role

The Impact Portfolio Officer is part of the Investments Portfolio Team and is responsible for supporting the team in impact measurement and reporting.

The role holder will take the lead in analyzing and leveraging the data collected from portfolio companies, updating performance on all impact metrics, and documenting progress and lessons learned from AECF’s portfolio for use in supporting program development, efficient program management, and communications. The Impact Portfolio Officer will also play a larger organizational role in supporting the development and implementation of AECF’s overall results measurement system and ensuring the reporting requirements of the various donor partners.

The role will report to the Director – Partnerships, Knowledge, and Impact.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing Result Management Plans (RMPs) for up to 15 gender-inclusive SMEs.
  • Develop Impact measurement tools for the 3rd party implementing partners.
  • Develop Impact reporting tools for partners (WROs, Financial Service Providers, and Investees).
  • Document lessons learned and best practices during the contracting period.
  • Verification of progress reports data and population of the data into the database.
  • Develop baseline assessments as per the Performance measurement Frameworks.
  • Develop a results-based monitoring plan and tools for use to track grantee performance toward achieving their business and project impact.
  • Support in competition for grant financing to micro-small women and young women-owned enterprises.
  • Support in reviewing bids and selecting the financial service provider with the most suitable women-focused products.
  • Conduct analysis on the potential investee submissions for the programs and provide insights on the businesses that applied.
  • Update the reporting monitoring plan.

The Candidate

Suitable candidates should have:

  • At least 7 years of experience in data analysis and research in agriculture in a development context in Africa.
  • Strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, including analytical software tools.
  • Knowledge of data visualization software is an advantage.
  • The ability to generate strategic insights from the data analysis process that inform AECF’s operations and strategy in both thematic areas and in managing for impact.
  • Excellent understanding of private sector agribusiness value chain analysis.
  • A Master’s degree in an appropriate technical field, including a substantial component of statistics, is required.

How to Apply

The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

AECF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, register and apply at:

The application deadline is June 5, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About AECF

AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) is a leading non-profit development organisation that supports innovative enterprises in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient communities and creating jobs.

We catalyze the private sector by surfacing and commercializing new ideas, business models and technologies designed to increase agricultural productivity, improve farmer incomes, expand clean energy access, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience to the effects of climate change. We finance high risk businesses that struggle to access commercial funding; we are committed to working in frontier markets, fragile contexts, and high-risk economies where few mainstream financing institutions dare to go.

Over the course of 13 years, we have supported over 375 businesses in 26 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, impacted more than 30 million lives, created over 27,000 direct jobs, and leveraged US $771 million in matching funds.