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Job Title: Impact Creation Lead

Job Location: East Africa (Soroti Office (Uganda), Gulu Office (Uganda), or Kitale Office (Kenya)

Reports to: Vice President, Impact

Job description

The Impact Creation Lead guides organizational impact creation efforts. This position leads Village Enterprise staff in use of innovation to drive impact for business owners across Sub-Saharan Africa. Primary job duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:


Impact Creation Process

  • Manage pipeline of program activities and pilots designed to increase impact across the Village Enterprise Graduation program
  • Guide Impact Creation Unit adherence to standard operating procedures for impact creation programming
  • Advice Impact Creation Units on best practices, including but not limited to application of Human Centered Design and Lean Impact, necessary for successful impact creation programming
  • Inspire active Impact Creation Unit participation throughout an entire Design Challenge
  • Drive quality of Impact Creation programming throughout an entire Design Challenge
  • Coordinate with Africa field operation and cross-functional teams to ensure necessary support for impact creation programming
  • Supervise and build capacity of Impact Creation (IC) team to support Impact Creation Units, as relevant
  • Assist Impact Creation Unit presentation of Design Challenge results to decision makers
  • Facilitate successful handover of Impact Creation programming that is ready for scale
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with external stakeholders as needed to drive forward Impact Creation programming

Organizational Capacity Building

  • Train Business Mentors on Human Centered Design and Lean Impact
  • Offer periodic training (virtual and/or in-person) to staff on Human Centered Design and Lean Impact
  • Maintain Human Centered Design and Lean Impact training materials
  • Build institutional capacity to learn from Design Challenges, maximizing the utilization of resulting data

Communications & Fundraising

  • Create Impact Creation reports as needed for Village Enterprise’s communications efforts
  • Support Impact Creation Unit creation of Impact Creation reports
  • Represent Village Enterprise in partnership/fundraising/communication meetings and events when appropriate
  • Identify conferences and journals for submission of research papers, white papers, posters, or presentations to advance organizational dissemination of Impact Creation efforts and learning


  • Field office finance and support pertaining to Impact Creation activities
  • Support for Innovation Summit as needed
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Hold a degree in International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Economics, International Development, or a related field; preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree (completed)
  • Have at least 7 years of experience working in international social impact programming
  • Have at least 2 years of experience working at leadership level in international social impact programming
  • Have at least 2 years experience conducting monitoring, evaluation, and research for social impact programming
  • Demonstrated understanding of Human Centered Design, or demonstrated aptitude to learn Human Centered Design
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Impact, or demonstrated aptitude to learn Lean Impact
  • Experience collaborating digitally across staff and teams
  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout east Africa and beyond as requested
  • Strong interpersonal adaptive leadership skills
  • Ability to successfully lead Impact Creation Units comprised of diverse staff from all geographies and all levels of the organization
  • Ability to coordinate with Africa field operation and cross-functional teams to ensure quality of impact creation programming

How To Apply

Click here to apply.   Your cover letter should explain why your experience and background make you the ideal candidate for this position, and should be no more than one page.

Note: Please do not contact Village Enterprise to inquire as to the status of your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through April 05, 2020 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.