Impact and Learning Lead Job in Kenya

Impact and Learning Lead

Key Accountabilities

Thought leadership

Support Hub and Save the Children to define and operational concepts such as ‘transformational’ and ‘value add’ partnerships and ESG in its strategy. Socialise these concepts with teams across departments and divisions within SCUK and the Save the Children movement.

Identify promising opportunities to partner with businesses to drive forward these priorities, particularly around ESG and innovative financing models.

Lead the development of business benefits measurements, including contribution towards ESG ratings.

Work across SCUK departments and divisions, and the wider Save the Children movement, to understand and connect what the Hub and others are doing in the space of business partnerships. Socialise and create buy-in for key concepts and strategies.

Effectively convey and translate complex technical research and evaluation concepts in an easy-to-understand way to a wide range of stakeholders.

Technical leadership for new and existing business partnership impact and learning, particularly during the programme design/development stage

During the programme design stage, ensure programmes are designed for impact by facilitating in-person and online theory of change processes/workshops with multiple stakeholders, to identify outcomes at multiple levels and assumptions, that draw on existing research and learning.

During the programme design stage, support staff to identify an appropriate methodology for evaluating impact, embedding these in programme design and budget and ensuring impact measurements are aligned to the partner’s needs.

For new and existing partnerships, provide strategic leadership (within SCUK and the Save movement) on the design of robust impact and learning frameworks that reflect the programme theory of change

Ensure that implementation of these frameworks is harmonised and consistently applied across countries and programmes.

Commission and manage independent evaluations as needed which assess the overall impact, value for money and/or added value of business partnerships.

Lead the design and support of the implementation of process evaluations for adaptive project management and prototyping processes in innovative programmes.

Lead effective lesson learning and knowledge transfer workshops during the programme life-cycle, ensuring evidence emerging from our partnerships is being used to strengthen implementation and increase impact for children.

Ongoing technical leadership for (GSK and Sanofi specific) impact, learning and research.

Work with programme managers and country teams to measure, document and articulate impact of the partnership. This includes leading regular KPI reporting and repackaging this information for different audiences.

Develop new research, commission evaluations, and ensure that the learning generated is effectively disseminated and integrated into the design of current and future programmes.

Manage relationships with academic partners, ensuring effective stakeholder engagement and the quality of research outputs.

Lead the design and implementation of effective global impact and learning systems for new GSK and Sanofi programmes

Line manage and build the capacity of colleagues to design and implement impact and learning best practice

Responsible for line-managing 1-2 MEAL/Impact colleagues, supporting them in their work and nurturing their professional development.

Identify and address capacity gaps within Hub and SCUK, by providing bespoke training and ongoing mentoring and support, and developing job aids.

About you

This role is ideal for a person with substantial expertise in research and evaluation within a development context, who is interested in leading global research studies, and in creating strategic impact and learning systems. You should be able to think outside the box, comfortable taking initiative and working flexibly. You must also be adept at navigating complex relationships across large global organisations and thrive working in a collaborative environment.


Experience working in or with businesses to develop innovative private-public partnerships, including shared value partnerships, strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnerships, and/or multi-sector collaboratives (e.g., between businesses, foundations, institutional donors, and/or specialized funding institutions).

A deep understanding of corporate societal engagement and business motivating factors to partner with NGOs, including an advanced understanding of shared value and CSR.

Direct experience in designing and implementing research and programme evaluations as well as partnership impact frameworks, including strong analytical skills and a deep understanding and experience applying a range of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods.

Significant experience in designing and managing the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans and tools in complex NGO/Private sector type programmes specifically.

Knowledge of the methodological challenges involved in producing and assuring the quality of data and application of innovative methods and approaches to meet internal and external client needs.

Ability to assimilate complex data and technical research and evaluation reports synthesising key strategic insights in a way which is accessible and actionable for partners as well as SCUK and CO colleagues.

Substantial practical experience in monitoring and evaluation capacity building and training and distance technical support.

Strong proven ability to support and build the capacity of staff and effectively lead teams.

Excellent at facilitating workshops and bringing together a variety of expertise around a common problem.

Excellent leadership and collaborative skills with a proven ability to work with colleagues to set a strategic vision, inspire others to support and deliver the vision and secure cross-team engagement for delivery.

Outstanding influencing skills, with a proven ability to influence peers and senior colleagues through the building of cross-organisational relationships and mobilisation of support for key issues. Demonstration of an ability to influence beyond authority will be an asset.

Master’s degree or higher in international development, health, business, or related field.

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Closing Date: 12th November 2023