Poa Internet – Impact Director.

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Mission Statement for the Role:

To own the end-to-end technical and operational aspects of the company’s impact. Impact is at the core of Poa’s ability to scale, as it is fully integrated with our core offering. Impact will assist in both improving the lives of the communities we serve, as well as create the framework for the same towards other stakeholders and as such, drive the narrative.

Overall Responsibility:

Impact (‘for good’), ESG


Headcount, Project CAPEX/OPEX


Team to be hired, 1-2 staff initially. Grow as and when needed

Key SMART Results for A-Player Success

1. Understand how Poa drives impact in the communities and countries where we operate (both the positives and opportunity areas); articulate into a Theory of Change.

2. Develop roadmap to improve/increase impact. Get buy-in of company/management/board.

3. Implement roadmap across company.

4. Communicate impact to stakeholders. Develop narrative, build momentum; tell Poa’s impact story internally and externally.

5. Foster a culture of impact in company; build internal understanding around how solution design in all departments fits into the Theory of Change.

6. Ensure we meet ESG roadmap.

7. Balance all impact with the company’s strategy and commercial objectives.

8. Measure and report on /quantify ESG and its impact to management, board, and shareholders.

Level of Management Experience required (Mandatory & Nice to Have)

Mandatory – Senior experience in impact development and managing diverse teams.

Department stage of development where this role sits (starting, preparing for scale, scaling, mature)

Prepare for Scale / Systemisation / Team Building / Growth.

Key Competencies Criticality (H,M,L)

1. Build High Performing impact team that can collaborate and work together and work across functions -H

2. Ability to facilitate the process of turning impact data into meaningful stories for the organization -H

3. Worked with large funding organizations such as USAID, DFID and The Gates Foundation as well as other entities in the impact investment community and is comfortable speaking their language -H

4. Experience working in international development and a deep understanding of the sector -H

5. Possess strong analytical, evaluation design, and methodological skills, and utilizes “right-fit” methods for a broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches to communicate a rigorous, yet compelling story about poa’s impact – H

6. Strong network in the ‘for good’ development space -M

7. Held budgetary responsibility for end to end impact function -M

8. Ability to facilitate the process of turning impact data into meaningful stories for the organization -M

9. Owned and delivered impact and ESG plan in high tech/fast moving environment -M

Mandatory Criteria if Any (e.g. must have directly managed at least ten people) with no exceptions to hire.

1. Must have operated in a business with similar Values and DNA to Poa to ensure cultural alignment.

2. Must have built and supported rapid large scale growth organisation including countries in East Africa.

3. Must have worked with multi cultural leadership team.

4. Excellent communication and writing skills, with a keen ability to synthesize and present complex data in a simple, compelling, meaningful way (ability to produce beautiful and top-notch data visualization is a plus).

5. Experience in survey methodology and monitoring social or environmental outcomes in a development context.

6. Experience in owning impact and ESG domain.

7. Role is Africa-based and requires field trips.

How to apply:

Go to https://poa.co.ke/job-openings/ to apply.





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