INDIA REGIONAL DIRECTOR, IDINSIGHT
Location: New Delhi
Indian Nationals and OCIs are encouraged to apply.
IDinsight India is at an important juncture in its evolution. We have built a substantial and impactful body of work across sectors and states in India. We have an experienced and well-qualified team of 115 individuals in India and are poised for growth well into the future. We are a values-based organisation and each one of us is passionate about using data to foster a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world. We believe in staying at the cutting edge and continuously adding and innovating new evidence tools to amplify our partners’ impact.
Building on this strong foundation, we are poised to mobilize our unique approach and expertise toward social impact with greater depth and scale. To convert the range of exciting opportunities before us into actual impact, we stand ready to welcome the development sector’s best leaders and invest them with autonomy and resources to ambitiously pursue social impact. In particular, we are searching for an exceptional and entrepreneurial leader to lead and represent IDinsight India in its next phase of growth.
We invite you to apply for the India Regional Director (IRD) position at IDinsight. The IRD will, with the support of dedicated and talented teams, be responsible for driving IDinsight India’s strategy, projects, growth, and operations in India, in addition to being an ambassador for IDinsight’s mission and values both within and outside the organisation. The IRD’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Detailed descriptions of the list above, and the support systems for the IRD, are available in the following pages in this document. We are aware that the best leaders develop unique careers that hone their strengths in one or a few of the areas listed above, so we welcome applicants who demonstrate significant ability in their chosen domains but also have a sufficient track record and interest in the other listed areas.
We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.
IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organisation that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We tailor a wide range of data and evidence tools, including randomized evaluations and machine learning, to help decision-makers design effective programs and rigorously test what works to support communities. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organisations in Asia and Africa. Our work, primarily executed within a client services, project-based model, spans a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas. While IDinsight is designed as a global organisation, each of the entities, including the India regional office, has significant levels of autonomy within a decentralized structure.
We have expertise in a variety of rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:
Our diverse, growing team of roughly 180 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world. Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.
The India Regional Director (IRD) role will be supported by the CEO and IDinsight India’s Directors and will assume critical responsibility for driving large pieces of IDinsight’s work and strategy in India. Further, the IRD will be supported by high-quality research teams, an excellent operations team that ensures a well-functioning organisation, and a communications team. A portion of the IRD’s time will be safeguarded for research, thought leadership, professional development, and optional leadership coaching. The IRD will also work closely with a 1-2 member executive team to execute their responsibilities. Finally, the IRD will be provided with bi-annual performance reviews (including feedback from peers and direct reports) to help them continuously grow and learn as professionals.
The IRD will be provided significant autonomy to leverage IDinsight as a platform to drive social impact (in consonance with our mission and strategy), while also being held accountable to clear goals that they will set for themselves in consultation with the CEO and other leaders at IDinsight India.
The IRD’s role will be unique and tailored to her or his strengths and interests. However, at a high level, the role will include the following:
This position is based in New Delhi with offices in Hauz Khas Village and will likely include domestic and international travel to fulfill the responsibilities mentioned above. While IDinsight recognizes the value of liberal “work from home” policies, significant in-office presence is desired.
We are looking for leaders who demonstrate:
We understand that no candidate will excel in all these attributes. Instead, we are looking for leaders who have a significant strength in certain attributes, while meeting a minimum threshold in all attributes.
IDinsight is growing and evolving quickly. We may suggest other suitable roles to candidates who apply, based on the overlap between IDinsight’s needs and candidates’ experience and qualifications.
Dependent on relevant experience and background. Competitive with similar roles in the social impact sector. Benefits include two round-trip flights to home city per year, provident fund and retirement plan, generous leave, relocation allowance, comprehensive health insurance, technology and professional development stipends. We expect a minimum commitment of two years, but are hopeful that suitable candidates will seek to build a longer career at IDinsight. Start date is ASAP.
Please apply online through our website: www.idinsight.org/careers. You will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letter should include a compelling explanation of your interest and fit for this role. Please also include your preferred start date or range. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please direct any questions to careers@IDinsight.org.
For this role, selected candidates will go through 2-3 rounds of interviews by our Senior. Leadership, a panel presentation and discussion with a group of teammates across different roles at the organisation, followed by reference checks.
We encourage Indian citizens and Overseas Citizens of India to apply, and will accept and equally consider applications from citizens of all nationalities (and will support successful candidates to secure work authorization in India). IDinsight recognizes the negative impact of inequity and exclusion, not only in the countries and communities where we work, but within organisations. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to organisational success, and therefore are committed to building a diverse team and creating an equitable and inclusive professional experience for each of our team members. IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, religion/creed, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, HIV status, disability, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
IDinsight is committed to reducing power asymmetries in the social sector. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects our understanding of the need for the sector to abandon unhealthy practices of the past. We wish to be part of a new generation of international NGOs who are honest about this history and transparent about our role in the present. Our commitment is also aligned with the impact of our work.
We seek a workforce that is inclusive of a variety of perspectives that will help us refine and improve our methods and relationships, and strengthen the services we provide our clients and their communities or constituencies. The following commitments represent our vision for the IDinsight team:
IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a diverse and supportive workplace.