Manager

MANAGER
Locations: Offices in Asia (India and Philippines) and Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, South
Africa and Zambia)

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 Manager Position
Managers are dynamic, diverse leaders who are passionate about making a difference, possess exceptional analytical skills, and thrive in an entrepreneurial, developing country setting. IDinsight invests heavily in our employees’ professional development and expects them to think critically and creatively about how to maximize our clients’ social impact.

Managers oversee all aspects of client engagements (with support from an IDinsight Partner) in order to produce high-quality reports, but more importantly, to drive each client to achieve its social impact goals.  Towards this end, Managers are expected to develop a diverse skill set, including establishing trusted advisor relationships with clients, mentoring high-performing early
career professionals (Associates), and developing expertise in a broad range of econometric, data, and field experiment tools.

•    Client Liaising- Managers establish themselves as experts and trusted advisors to IDinsight clients. Managers use this position to provide high quality counsel and support based on rigorous evidence for senior leaders in governments, foundations, NGOs, and socially impactful businesses.
•    Technical Skills- Managers harness and direct the intellectual horsepower fueling IDinsight project teams.  Managers lead all elements of IDinsight evaluation and advisory projects, including evaluation design, project management, oversight of analytical processes, engagement of internal
and external experts, and construction of high-quality communication materials including policy briefs, technical reports, and presentation materials. Managers need not be Stata wizards, but must be able to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of how econometric, data, and field experiment tools can be tailored to client needs.
•    Mentorship of Junior Staff- Managers have the opportunity to professionally develop IDinsight Associates in order to help them achieve their long-term career goals. Associates have exceptional raw talent, and are very energetic to learn from Managers in order to hone various skills.
•    IDinsight growth- When ready, Managers are encouraged to contribute to IDinsight’s organizational development  by helping to improve and refine the IDinsight approach, develop new client engagements, oversee country offices, and the potential to help open new IDinsight offices or start new services.

Career Development Skill  and  career  development  for  Managers  is  essential  for  IDinsight’s  long-term  impact.  With  support  from IDinsight  leadership,  Managers  maintain  self-directed  professional development  plans  and  are  given  “stretch” opportunities  designed  to  strengthen  their professional  skills.  Real-time  feedback  and  structured  reviews  are regularly  provided  to  
maximize  each  Manager’s  expertise.  IDinsight’s  entrepreneurial  culture  allows  roles  and career progression to be tailored to individual strengths, interests, and goals.  Due to IDinsight’s expansion, all Manager positions are considered “Partner-track” and career growth is expected for high performers.

Qualifications
Ideal qualifications include:

•    Deep passion to improve lives around the world
•    Demonstrated interest in the use of evidence, rigorous impact measurement, and data to improve international development policies and programs
•    Advanced degree, preferably in public policy, economics, public administration, business, or public health
•    4-8 years relevant work experience, including managerial experience in a developing country
•    Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with senior officials
•    Proven ability to lead and motivate other staff in a dynamic, multicultural environment
•    Outstanding quantitative and critical thinking skills, with nuanced understanding of econometric, data, and field experiment tools, including but not limited to statistical software (Stata wizards welcome, but not mandatory)
•    Self-starter who will thrive in a start-up setting by taking ownership and initiative
•    Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor

Manager/Senior Manager title will depend on qualifications.

Locations
Manager positions will be based in India (Delhi or other cities), the Philippines (Manila), Ghana (Accra), Kenya (Nairobi), Malawi (Lilongwe), Senegal (Dakar), South Africa (Johannesburg), and Zambia (Lusaka) with possible significant regional travel dependent on project needs and possibilities to move as we open new offices.

Compensation and Start Dates
Compensation is commensurate with relevant experience and background, and competitive within the social sector. Rolling start dates (start dates range from immediate to flexible) and minimum two-year commitment, with regular professional development conversations and potential for a long-term career at IDinsight.

References
Applications should include three references, including email, phone, and title. Briefly state in what capacity you worked with each reference.

To Apply
Please apply online using the IDinsight Manager Application. You will be asked to fill in information (including standardized  test  scores,  relevant  coursework,  and  geographic preferences)  and  submit  relevant  documents (resume and brief cover letter). More information, including spotlights of current and past employees, can be found online at IDinsight Careers. Any questions should be directed to careers@IDinsight.org.

IDinsight reviews applications on a regular basis. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Organization: 
IDinsight
Job Location: 
Multiple overseas locations
Job Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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