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Impact Coordinator

African Leadership University

African Leadership University

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Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Do you enjoy thinking about how to track impact, designing systems to track progress, and rigorously assessing programs to glean key insights? Do you love transforming complex data into beautiful, insightful visuals that have the power to influence decisions about organizational strategy, direction, and impact? Are you a high-performing, early career professional passionate about education and evidence-based decision making? The Impact Team at the African Leadership Group is looking for intellectually curious, passionate individuals who know how to identify, analyse, and interpret trends in complex data sets, and who are excited about finding new ways to evaluate our impact across our diverse array of educational programs and network. Your skills will be a key asset in providing crucial insights for the Impact team to report on key learnings to internal and external stakeholders, continuously improve programs, and ultimately expand our impact.


The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions which share a common vision: transforming Africa and the world by developing and connecting a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders. The institutions in the AL Group were founded by Fred Swaniker, a serial entrepreneur who started off with the vision of transforming Africa. In 2019, Fast Company recognized us as the most innovative company in Africa for “remaking education for a new era.”


The Impact Team is tasked with designing and implementing impact measurement frameworks across AL institutions, overseeing short and long-term studies to assess our progress in developing three million ethical, entrepreneurial, leaders, in Africa, coordinating the collection of impact data from teams at African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and the Room, and analyzing results to produce key insights to share across the Group and with our partners.


You will be responsible for:

  • Data collection and management:
    • Designing survey instruments, interview guides, and other data collection tools
    • Supporting the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems
    • Maintaining large datasets, including implementing quality checks
  • Research:
    • Researching evaluation techniques, new measurement frameworks, data collection and analysis techniques
    • Conducting ad-hoc literature reviews

  • Data cleaning and analysis:
    • Cleaning and analyzing results using advanced statistical techniques
  • Reporting:
    • Assisting in the development of written reports of different forms (briefs, memos, reports, blog posts) and presentations to illustrate our impact story
    • Developing impactful and visually appealing visuals, leveraging infographics to share results with a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences


  • A bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or related fields, with experience in econometrics and inferential statistics.
  • At least 1 year of work experience, in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, sampling, surveying
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, clean and analyze data, and disseminate results with accuracy
  • Proven experience with developing impactful data visualizations
  • Very good knowledge of R/STATA or Python
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-directed, motivated, energetic, creative, and a problem solver
  • The ability to manage multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines
  • Phenomenal attention to detail


  • Knowledge and interest in data science and machine learning

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