Poa Internet Impact Director Job

Impact Director Job, Current Administration Jobs In Kenya,

About Poa:

Poa Internet is a multiple award winning, Kenyan based internet service provider at the forefront of providing internet connectivity into underserved 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. In 2022, they completed a Series C financing round with investors including Africa50, Novastar Ventures, DFC and BIO. Ultimately, Poa’s goal is to facilitate high quality, affordable internet services into every home in Africa, and as such they have developed a proprietary platform that revolutionizes internet delivery to provide reliable, pre-paid, home, and public internet services at an incredibly affordable price.

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


  • 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
  • Develop roadmap to improve/increase impact. Get buy-in of company/management/board
  • Implement roadmap across company 
  • Communicate impact to stakeholders. Develop narrative, build momentum; tell Poa’s impact story internally and externally
  • Foster a culture of impact in company; build internal understanding around how solution design in all departments fits into the Theory of Change
  • Ensure we meet ESG roadmap
  • Balance all impact with the company’s strategy and commercial objectives
  • 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)


Key Competencies Criticality

  • Build High Performing impact team that can collaborate and work together and work across functions
  • Ability to facilitate the process of turning impact data into meaningful stories for the organization
  • 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 
  • Experience working in international development and a deep understanding of the sector 
  • 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
  • Strong network in the ‘for good’ development space
  • Held budgetary responsibility for end to end impact function
  • Ability to facilitate the process of turning impact data into meaningful stories for the organization
  • Owned and delivered impact and ESG plan in high tech/fast moving environment


  • 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)
  • Must have worked in/with rapid large scale growth organization preferably in East Africa
  • Experience in survey methodology and monitoring social or environmental outcomes in a development context
  • Experience in owning impact and ESG domain
  • Role is preferably Nairobi based and requires field trips

How To Apply

Click Here To Apply