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Telecommunications & Social Impact

Impact Director

We have a current opportunity for an Impact Director on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. For further information about this position please apply.

The Role

Poa! Internet is a multiple award winning, Kenyan based internet service provider at the forefront of providing internet connectivity into under served communities throughout Africa. Founded in 2015 and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Poa! Internet has seen rapid growth, recently joining the Financial Times’ list of Africa’s fastest growing companies.

  • End-to-end ownership of all the aspects of the impact Poa is having, fully integrated with, and complementing the company’s core offering.
  • Development of a framework with which to assess how Poa drives positive impact, and to determine opportunities for further impact (articulated as a Theory of Change).
  • Development and implementation of clear roadmaps to improve/increase impact, obtaining buy-in from Management / Board.
  • Quantitative analysis of current and future impact, ultimately crafting the narrative of Poa’s impact story, and effectively presenting that story internally and externally.
  • Fostering of a culture of impact in the company; building of an internal understanding around how solution design in all departments fits into the Theory of Change.
  • Effective building, management, and development of a team that complements the candidate’s own skill set.
  • Ensuring ESG roadmap targets are consistently hit and tracked through effective measurement and reporting.
  • Balancing impact with the strategic and commercial objectives of Poa.
To apply for this role, please ensure that you have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience working in/with a high growth/ scale up organisation in (East) Africa.
  • Experience in owning impact and ESG domains, including budgetary responsibility.
  • Experience in survey methodology and monitoring of social or environmental outcomes in a development context.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, with a keen ability to synthesize and present complex data in a simple, compelling, meaningful way.
  • Strong analytical, evaluation design, and methodological skills, utilising “right-fit” methods for a broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches to communicate a rigorous, yet compelling story about Poa’s impact.
  • A good understanding of the international development sector, having worked with large funding organizations such as USAID, DFID and The Gates Foundation as well as other entities in the impact investment community.
  • A strong network in the ‘for good’ development space would be great.
  • Experience building and developing a high performing team that can collaborate and work together across functions.
  • An eagerness and ability to go beyond frameworks and reporting, getting heavily involved to drive impact at all levels.
  • Willingness to travel and complete field trips.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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