Strategy & Innovation Analyst

FHI 360, United States

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th July, 2019

Job Description


  • Identifies, cultivates and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data in the external competitive market as well as in the internal organization to support business needs, particularly in social innovation.
  • Develops competitive landscape analyses for countries, regions, or sectors of interest by analyzing and forecasting funder, competitor and other market trends.
  • Identifies external and internal innovation opportunities that aligns with market trends and business need.
  • Collaborates across other functional teams to support integration of information into strategic planning recommendations.
  • Ability to manage key stakeholder and client relationships, internally and externally
  • Interprets and translates data into written text and meaningful formats, including production of data visualizations (graphs, charts, tables, maps), summaries, briefs, reports and presentations for executive leadership and functional teams.
  • Updates data from multiple sources within the database system on a regular basis to provide information to management to make strategic business decisions.
  • Leads project management and coordination/development of work plans, deliverables, and activities.
  • Maintains report forms, formats, information dashboards, data generators, reports and other resources.
  • Manages internal relationships and cultivates new relationships to support strategy and innovation priorities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of strategic analysis, social entrepreneurship (or intrapreneurship), social impact investing, design thinking and/or social innovation.
  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identifies errors, and prepares reports.
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and collaborate with others.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on problems that are diverse and require analysis of data and evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in reframing problems and selecting methods and techniques to obtain results and solutions.
  • Networks with internal and external personnel in area of expertise.
  • Decisions and actions may affect a work unit or area within a department.


  • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent
  • Business Administration, Social Innovation, Finance, or Related Field.


  • Typically requires 2-5 years of experience with market research, entrepreneurship, business analysis, finance and/or project management.
  • Prior experience as a social entrepreneur or working with a management consulting, social impact and/or non-governmental organization (NGO) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in client management and business/partnerships development
  • Demonstrated experience with analyzing data and creating specifications for reports based on business needs/requests.
  • Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with international and domestic funders across multiple sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguity and has an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Design thinking skills preferred

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Manages/supports team projects and ensures quality deliverables.
  • Leads/supports project planning and management of data collection and reporting.
  • Makes recommendations to management by presenting data summaries, briefs, reports, and presentations.
  • Serves as a resource for management to make informed business decisions.
  • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.


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