Social Impact Analyst

Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI)
Social Impact Analyst

Contract: 1 year, full-time, starting as soon as possible
Based: Cork or Dublin with some travel within Ireland
Salary: €27,000 – €30,000 per annum
Annual Leave: 23 days
Benefits: 8% employer pension contribution, following completion of probation.

ROLE PURPOSE
To develop and deliver the social impact of Social Innovation Fund Ireland, ensuring the maximisation of Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Awardees’ social impact, and its internal and external communication. Reporting to a Fund Manager, this role delivers social impact-led work by Social Innovation Fund Ireland, working closely with our agile team, and working in a high-growth environment. At its heart, this role is focused on ensuring that Social Innovation Fund Ireland and its awardees are crystal clear about the social impact metrics that drive their ultimate impact – identifying them, tracking them, analysing them and reporting them. It is a critical relationship manager with applicants and grantees/awardees, and will execute our Impact plans that will position Social Innovation Fund Ireland for exponential growth in impact. This role sits in the Impact Team and works closely with the Marketing Communications Team and the Business Development Team at Social Innovation Fund Ireland.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Work with the Impact team, taking a leadership role in some areas and an execution or support role in others, to developing strong awardee relationships and delivering maximum awardee performance 
  • Support the development and delivery of SIFI capacity building programmes including Accelerator, Gamechanger or others
  • Lead and support quarterly performance reviews of awardees
  • Support the development and selection process for applicants for new funds and lead on due diligence processes
  • Support the successful close-out of funds as assigned by your line manager, including completing donor reporting on time; delivering an excellent showcase event (working with the Marketing Communications Team).
  • Design, collect, analyse and verify SIFI impact data, identifying trends producing reports, both statistical and visual
  • Support the  implementation of social impact and portfolio management systems including financial reporting at SIFI. This includes apprenticing yourself to your line manager (or others as requested) to learn to track the social impact of SIFI, and contribute to the thinking and practice on social impact measurement and impact management at SIFI.
  • Deliver your tasks on budget
  • Support the work of the Impact Team as a whole
  • Support the marketing, communications and fundraising activities of SIFI
  • Contribute your ideas on the future development of SIFI to the team
  • Mentor and support Impact Assistants and interns, as agreed.
  • Be an excellent Ambassador for SIFI. Actively network in the social innovation / social enterprise space – attending a minimum of 2 events per month.
  • Undertake training and development as requested 
  • Other duties as assigned by your line manager from time to time.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Primary degree in a relevant area e.g. business, social sciences, humanities, journalism 
  • 2 year’s work experience that demonstrates your track record of using your analytical skills to analyse and distil complex information and reach a conclusion which is your opinion. 
  • The ability to be persuasive through your excellent written English as well as your ability to influence others in person
  • Experience of report writing and consistent excellence in verbal & written communications in English
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Computer literate in Google Suite and other cloud-based systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.

DESIRABLE 

  • Masters Degree in a relevant area
  • Understanding of the environment for social enterprises, social innovations, entrepreneurship or the non-profit sector

The Social Impact Analyst will meet programme targets, will track progress and prepare reports on social impact achieved and communications objectives.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Flexible, warm & friendly personality who can work well in a team environment
  • A commitment to excellence
  • A commitment to Social Innovation Fund Ireland’s vision and values
  • Ability to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and ethical fibre
  • Like all staff, be an Ambassador for Social Innovation Fund Ireland at all times.

SOCIAL INNOVATION FUND IRELAND VALUES

  • We work with our hearts and our heads – we value compassion, passion and fun.
  • We take smart risks and we allow permission to fail because we know that innovation and risk are two sides of the same coin.
  • We believe that social change is a team sport – we use influence and engagement to build trusted relationships, and we choose to collaborate to achieve our goals.
  • We demonstrate curiosity and a hunger to learn.
  • We value bold ideas and bold leadership, and we develop remarkable people.

HOW TO APPLY?

Please submit an online application with your CV and cover letter via this link by 9am on Monday, August 16th, 2019. 

ABOUT US

Our mission is to find and back the best social innovations in Ireland, and to enable them to scale and maximise their impact. Our vision is the world’s best ecosystem for supporting social innovations – right here in Ireland. SIFI was catalysed by the Irish Government to stimulate philanthropy and support the growth of Ireland’s best social innovations. To do this, the Government has set up a challenge fund – for every Euro, we raise in philanthropy it is matched by a Euro from Department of Rural and Community Development, through the Dormant Accounts Funds. Social Innovation Fund Ireland practices active philanthropy through providing growth capital in the form of grants, as well as Accelerator programmes targeting growth. These can include growth planning, mentoring & other inputs tailored to the organisation’s needs.

HOW WE WORK

There are four phases to the typical social impact work involved in our programmes:

  1. Finding the best social innovations – Prepare and run the call for applications, run the selection process, prepare recommendations on who should be selected for the awards.
  2. Investing in their social impact – A small number of awardees will receive a cash award plus a programme of non-financial supports that target growth. This role will manage the timing and targeting of the capacity building non-financial supports, to maximise the social impact by the Awardees, and will administer the financial supports.
  3. Communicating the power of the programme – There are several opportunities during the programme to communicate externally about this awards programme.
  4. Concluding the programme well – this requires capturing and communicating the social impact achieved by awardees during the programme, capturing lessons learned that can inform future programmes, and closing out relationships in a positive way.