Impact Lead, Kumwe Hub at Save the Children

1 Impact Lead, Kumwe Hub at Save the Children
Impact Lead, Kumwe Hub

Save the Children | Type: Job
Published: 2024-06-14 | Deadline: 2024-06-28



Kumwe Hub is an African-based innovative finance and impact investment arm of Save the Children which was set up in 2021. Kumwe Hub was initiated by a team working within the Save the Children Rwanda office to catalyze innovative and scalable market-based solutions for impact-driven businesses, improving the lives of children and families in Rwanda and across Africa. 

The formation of Kumwe Hub revolutionized the way that the NGO sector works. We are innovatively putting power back into local hands by amplifying impact for children, families, and communities through the local private sector in the areas of education, nutrition, health, climate, inclusion and protection. 

By 2026, Kumwe Hub will impact 1M children across Africa through innovative finance and impact investing. 

We are in search of a passionate Impact Lead deeply committed to children's rights and well-being to drive our impact strategy. Are you a catalyst for progress? We would like to hear from you!

Join us in shaping a brighter future for children and communities across Africa and beyond. Together, we can create lasting change that reverberates through generations. Apply now and be part of our journey towards a more equitable and sustainable world.


The Impact Lead will have responsibility for delivering on the following:

Impact Strategy Development: 

  • Work closely with the management team to build on and refine our impact strategy for all relevant country programs, with a laser focus on locally-led solutions that benefit children, families and youth. 
  • Identify key social, developmental, and environmental metrics to holistically measure the impact of our sustainable child-focused investments. 

Impact Measurement and Reporting: 

  • Design and implement robust impact measurement frameworks tailored to capture the multifaceted benefits for children, communities, and ecosystems. 
  • Utilize innovative data collection and analysis methods to assess the outcomes of initiatives such as ECD & Health Financing and child-impact driven MSMEs, leveraging both technology and community partners to ensure accuracy and insights. 
  • Ensure accurate, real-time data is available for internal decision making and external reporting. 
  • Prepare compelling impact reports – weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual as needed - showcasing the transformative changes achieved through our investments, aligning closely with the mission of Kumwe Hub. 
  • Partner with the Communications team to highlight trends, ensuring that communications accurately represent learnings. 

 Stakeholder Engagement: 

  • Forge partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including local communities, investors, and Kumwe Hub affiliates, to ensure alignment with their needs and priorities. 
  • Actively involve children and youth in the design and evaluation of initiatives, amplifying their voices and agency in decision-making processes. 

 Research and Innovation: 

  • Stay at the forefront of emerging trends and best practices in child-centric impact measurement, innovative finance, and sustainable development. 
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and experimentation, leveraging new technologies and methodologies to drive even greater social, environmental, and ecosystem impact. 
  • Deepen Kumwe Hub's evidence base through research, sharing it with a wider network in contribution to thought leadership and understanding of what works. 

Capacity Building, Administration & Management: 

  • Provide mentorship and support to internal teams, empowering them to integrate child-centric impact considerations into investment decisions and project implementation. 
  • Lead workshops and training sessions to enhance understanding and adoption of sustainable finance principles among staff and partners. 
  • Build Kumwe Hub Impact team and regularly build their skills and strategies to meet global standards of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and excellent performance management. 
  • Set and manage the Impact budget, seeking value for money. 
  • Participate as an active contributor to company-wide initiatives and management. 


  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field (e.g., statistics, economics, sustainable development, etc), with a deep commitment to children's rights and well-being. 
  • We are committed to equal employment opportunities, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, caring or parental responsibilities, age, or beliefs and religion. Qualified women who originate and reside in the African continent are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • 7+ years of experience in impact measurement, sustainable finance, or related fields, with a track record in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). 
  • Expertise in developing and implementing impact measurement frameworks that capture social, environmental, and ecosystem outcomes. 
  • Strong analytical skills, coupled with a passion for translating data into actionable insights that drive decision-making. 
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement, with a focus on building collaborative partnerships and amplifying marginalized voices. 
  • Familiarity with innovative finance instruments and strategies, particularly those that support locally-led solutions and community empowerment. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and mobilize teams towards a shared vision of sustainable impact. 
  • Experience working in a multicultural workplace in East Africa, where justice, equity, and inclusion are core in our workplace. 

Application Link: Click here to apply

Deadline: June 28th, 2024


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work. 

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.