Director of Data and Impact

AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, through practical tools and training. We equip entrepreneurs with tools to build their business, help companies train their teams and run work readiness programmes for young people. Our programmes combine online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice and support. We’ve directly trained over 27,000 people in 15 countries through more than 80 programmes across Africa through clients and partners like the MasterCard Foundation, KLM, Unga, Shell Foundation and more. We have offices in Nairobi, Kigali, and Johannesburg.

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.

Use this link to apply: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis so kindly submit your application as soon as possible, explaining why you would be suitable for this role.