Chief Impact Officer

IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation is now seeking a Chief Impact Officer (CIO) to strengthen our team. The CIO will lead the Foundation’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) efforts. They will work closely with the programmes team and our partners to use available data and evidence to inform grant-making strategies, continuously optimise programme impact, and advance organisational goals.

Reporting to the CEO, and as a key member of the Foundation’s leadership team, the CIO will champion cross-collaborations and lead the development and implementation of the IKEA Foundation’s impact framework, enhancing an evidence-based approach. The CIO will ensure appropriate performance reporting to keep executive leadership and the Board appraised of impact.

The ideal candidate will be an individual with the ability to inspire, motivate and guide multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. They will have proven success in the field of measurement and evaluation, both in a technical and leadership capacity. The successful candidate should have experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and experience working with data and evidence to inform strategy, policy and management decisions. You will bring a demonstrable current understanding of best practices of impact measurement, and the ability to identify patterns and trends, to draw meaningful conclusions.

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