AMI Director of Data & Impact Jobs in Kenya

AMI Director of Data & Impact Jobs in Kenya


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  • The Director of Data and Impact must be a seasoned professional with significant experience in data-based decision making in an impact context, and/or monitoring and evaluation, who is passionate about building business as a way to transform Africa, and is familiar with Africa’s SME support ecosystem.

  • You will be the custodian of AMI’s impact story and evidence base, responsible for translating our programme data into clear impact metrics and narratives for stakeholders.
  • Reporting to the CEO, you will be part of a Nairobi-based senior leadership team, working particularly closely with our learning and partnership teams.

  • You will be the first hire in your team with opportunity to build out the team gradually in line with strategic priorities.

  • The Director of Data and Impact will be responsible, with support from the leadership team, for sharpening and maintaining AMI’s own impact strategy.

  • Your team will also lead impact reporting for large client-funded programmes from designing logframes, through to managing reporting schedules.

  • Working with our Communication and Partnerships teams, you will ensure our impact is communicated powerfully both to specific partners and broader stakeholders.

  • You will also work with AMI’s research, data and product teams to support large research projects,including a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) currently underway with researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to rigorously test and refine AMI’s learning model.

  • Beyond reporting, your team will be constantly mining our impact data to capture insights that help us continuously learn and improve our model.

  • Your responsibilities with therefore include overseeing the structuring of AMI’s central data warehouse, and how it is used to provide business intelligence and support decision making.

    Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to develop and manage a complex M&E, impact and data strategy

  • Ability to oversee reporting and impact measurement to multiple stakeholders

  • Sophisticated understanding of Africa’s SME support ecosystem

  • Ability to lead a
    team of analytical professionals

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, and to execute methodically.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.

  • Excellent proposal writing and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, tell powerful stories and develop strategic recommendations.

  • Ability to structure data storage and reporting requirements (does not need to build systems,but to oversee technical experts)

  • Ability to synthesize insights from multiple data sources

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Works well under pressure.

  • Enthusiasm and commitment for AMI’s vision of transformation through skills and enterprise development.

  • Work well with people. Culturally adept.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across different levels, with local and international teams and stakeholders

  • Willingness to engage in robust debate alongside deep respect for others

  • Rock-solid integrity

  • Experience with and interest in academic research methods, such as RCTs and others (preferred but not essential)

    Qualifications & Experience

  • At least 8 years work experience, with at least 5 in M&E/international development

  • Experience managing teams

  • Experience with organisational data storage/ reporting systems

  • Robust experience managing reporting for large international funders and institutions

  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment, ideally within Africa’s SME/entrepreneur support ecosystem

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience
    AMI will consider candidates from any country, but preference will be given to African nationals.

  • Candidates must be willing to live in Nairobi and free to travel across Africa.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; AMI Director of Data & Impact Jobs in Kenya

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