Associate

ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
Locations: Bangalore, India; Dakar, Senegal; Delhi, India; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia; Manila, Philippines; and Nairobi, Kenya

About IDinsight
IDinsight  helps  leaders  combat  poverty  worldwide  by  designing,  deploying  and  promoting evidence- generating tools. We tailor the best methodologies to partner needs and constraints to fuse evidence with action. We serve governments, NGOs, foundations and social businesses across Africa and Asia in all major program areas including health, education, agriculture, livelihoods,
finance, energy and governance.

Our approach rests on four pillars:

●    Rigorous:  We  develop  and  use  a  wide-range  of  cutting  edge  data  and  evidence  
tools,  including experimental evaluations, monitoring systems, data analytics and visualization, process evaluations, machine learning and more.
●    Cost-effective: Every dollar spent is justified by expected impact. If funds could be better used in another way, we say so.
●    Timely: Actionable information is delivered in time for client decision-making deadlines.
●    Demand-driven: We deploy solutions tailored to partner contexts and needs with no competing agendas.

Our diverse, growing team of over 150 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world.  Learn more at www.IDinsight.org.

About the Associate Program
IDinsight Associates are high-performing early-career professionals passionate to experience the front-line realities  of  evidence-based policymaking.   The Associate program provides  a rich, varied experience with responsibilities  ranging  from  partner  interactions,  in-depth statistical/econometric  analysis,  field  team management, remote project work, and internal team building.   We seek smart, resilient and team-oriented individuals who – in addition to developing
professional and technical skills – are highly motivated to grapple with the difficulties and unpredictability of trying to improve lives at scale.

Examples of recent Associate workstreams include:
•    Embedding in African and Indian governments to enhance evidence-based decision-making capabilities
•    Building data visualization tools for the flagship anti-poverty programs of India’s national government
•    Helping design and coordinate a randomized trial for an income enhancement program in East Africa for one of the world’s first development impact bond
•    Building data dashboards to manage IDinsight’s global enterprise
•    Coordinating the writing of a white paper on how impact measurement projects can most effectively improve international development programs
•    Managing a survey of 10,000 households in rural Nigeria for a randomized controlled trial designed to improve infant immunization uptake
•    Analyzing data from IDinsight’s recruitment processes for our Global Operations team
•    Building a monitoring system for a maternal and infant health non-profit in southern India
•    Supporting implementation of evidence-based agricultural intervention in rural Zambia
•    Designing and leading training for new measurement guidelines for a major international foundation
•    Coordinating impact evaluations with agribusinesses in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda
•    Helping establish a new regional office and develop IDinsight’s Southeast Asia regional strategy.

Associates learn professional, technical and life skills while working on some of the world’s most critical problems. No two Associate experiences are the same.   Some work deeply on one project for their entire program commitment, while others work across a variety of projects.  Workstreams can immerse Associates in remote, front-line program contexts, deep statistical analyses, and/or
high-level, strategic interactions.  The Associate role is not a typical “9-5” job, but one that yields rich professional and personal rewards.  Beyond the two-year Associate program, many IDinsighters are invited and choose to progress to more senior levels with IDinsight.

Professional Development
Skill and career development are core to IDinsight’s values and long-term impact strategy, and have been noted  highlights  of  the  Associate  experience.  Associates  receive  significant mentorship  from  IDinsight leadership,  support  from  talented  peers,  and  are  given considerable  autonomy  when  ready.  Associates maintain  professional  development  plans  and  are  given  “stretch”  opportunities  designed  to  strengthen  a variety  of  skills.  Real-time  
feedback  is  embedded  in  our  culture  and  formal,  structured  enable  maximum professional growth.

Alumni Placement
The Associate program has prepared alums for outstanding educational and professional paths. Associates have progressed to IDinsight leadership roles, and joined leading private and non-profit institutions, such as Bain & Company, Burn, Lyft, McKinsey and Company, and One Acre Fund.  Alumni have also enrolled in graduate programs including Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Doctoral
program, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, London School of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, UCSF Medical School, and Yale Law School.

Qualifications

●    Deeply passionate about global development and improving lives in disadvantaged populations
●    Open-minded self-starter who will thrive while tackling new, unusual and unpredictable
challenges
●    Exceptional analytical/quantitative skills – can quickly build skills with statistical software like Stata
●    Excellent interpersonal skills – can effectively engage with stakeholders ranging from school children to senior government officials
●    0-4 years work experience, preferably in developing country settings
●    Dedication to organization and culture building
●    A true team player eager to contribute to organization and culture building
●    Willingness to travel for extended periods of time, including to remote and rural areas
●    Leadership or entrepreneurial experience
●    Intellectual curiosity and a sense of humor
●    Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree

Candidates may be considered for other available roles based on experience and qualifications.

Locations
Associate positions will be based in India (Delhi, Bangalore or other cities), Kenya (Nairobi), the Philippines (Manila),  Senegal  (Dakar),  South  Africa  (Johannesburg),  and  Zambia  (Lusaka)  with  possible  significant regional travel depending on project needs and organizational
expansion.

IDinsight sponsors employment visas for all nationalities in our non-U.S. offices in Africa and Asia, but at this time we do not sponsor international employment visas in the U.S. for most roles.

Compensation
Salary and benefits competitive with comparable roles.

Start Dates
Various start dates in 2019. Minimum two-year commitment, with potential long-term career options.
To Apply
Applicants should apply based on their most recent academic affiliation. Questions on each application reflect different academic systems.
•     If most recent academic affiliation is an Indian institution, please apply via the India application. Application deadline is 11:59 PM IST, 14 October 2018.
•     If most recent academic affiliation is an African institution, please apply via the Africa application. Application deadline is 11:59 PM EST, 14 October 2018.
•     If your most recent academic affiliation is not an African and not an Indian institution, please apply via the Global application. Application deadline is 11:59 PM EST, 14 October 2018.
More information, including spotlights of current and past Associates, can be found online at IDinsight Careers. Any questions should be directed to careers@IDinsight.org.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a diverse and supportive workplace.
 

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