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Impact Advisor

Website Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

NGO

About PIDG

At the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), we get infrastructure finance moving and multiplying – accelerating climate action and sustainable development where most urgently needed. We work with public and private partners to bridge financing gaps, directing capital and expertise into projects that promote climate resilience and sustainable growth. Working throughout the project lifecycle, we reduce financial risk, transform markets, and build local capacity, creating a deep and lasting impact.

We are a group of companies that work together to improve lives throughout south and south-east Asia and Africa. Active since 2002, over 70% of our investments have been either in countries classified as Least Developed Countries or Fragile and Conflict Affected States. These are the countries where infrastructure gaps are the largest and most urgent and where the population is youngest and growing fastest. These are also the countries that contributed the least to climate change and yet are suffering the worse impacts, in some of the regions with the richest biodiversity left on the planet, which is quickly being depleted.

Building on a pioneering track record of integrating climate and inclusion considerations in infrastructure investment, we launched a new 2030 strategy which makes action on climate and nature, together with sustainable development through new and improved infrastructure, the central purpose of all we do.

About the Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to provide input into the regular impact review of prospective PIDG investments and the monitoring of the impact performance of existing PIDG investments. The role will take primary responsibility for deals generated by PIDG project development arm (InfraCo) in Asia, although they will also be involved in other deals and develop specific thematic expertise in line with the priorities of PIDG Impact function.

Main Responsibilities:

Sustainable Impact Review of prospective investments

  • Provide quality input to the regular ex ante review of prospective deals as part of PIDG Impact review
    and sign off process of new investments, by identifying and reviewing (positive) sustainable
    development impact claims for new investments.
  • For selected investments, liaise with the investment team, project stakeholders and clients under the supervision of senior colleagues.
  • For selected investments, draft the relevant analysis and documentation for the impact clinic for review by the lead impact expert associated to the deal.

Results update

  • For selected investments – primarily those in the portfolio of PIDG project development arm (InfraCo) in Asia, or others as assigned by the Sustainable Impact Director, ensure timely update of project results in PIDG Compass (PIDG database) under the supervision of the impact expert responsible for the
    investment.
  • Contribute to the impact component of project self-evaluations and end-users’ surveys as directed by
    the Sustainable Impact Director and Impact Manger.
  • Occasionally conduct monitoring visits of PIDG investments.

Thematic focus

  • Progressively take responsibility to develop PIDG applied expertise on specific themes relevant to PIDG Impact function.
  • Contribution to PIDG Impact team.
  • Contribute to continuous development of PIDG Impact team as a centre of excellence in infrastructure investment.

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Degree in a relevant economics, finance, statistics, social science, international development or other
    relevant discipline.
  • Advanced degree in one of the relevant disciplines (desirable).

Application deadline: 28 April 2023

PIDG is an equal opportunities employer and values the diversity of all its employees, associates, owners, service providers and customers.