ASSOCIATE - INDIA
Location: New Delhi
Duration: Minimum of 1 year
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 organization 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 organizations in Asia and Africa. Our work spans various sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.
We have expertise in various rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:
Support clients’ use of data and evidence for routine and major decision-making.
Inform funding decisions – toward high-impact initiatives and away from less effective programs or approaches.
Create and share tools, knowledge, and ideas that expand the use of data and evidence for social good.
IDinsight is committed to non-discrimination in our recruitment, employment practices, and organizational culture, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.
Our diverse, growing team of roughly 200 outstanding colleagues operates in nearly two dozen countries worldwide. Learn more about our mission and values 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 an 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.
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.
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.
Skill and career development are core to IDinsight's values and long-term impact strategy and have been noted highlights of teammates’ experiences. IDinsighters receive significant mentorship from IDinsight leadership, support from talented peers, and considerable autonomy when ready. They maintain professional development plans and are provided "stretch" opportunities designed to strengthen various skills. Real-time feedback is embedded in our culture, and a formal structure enables maximum professional growth. Additionally, teammates have access to an annual professional development stipend that they are encouraged to explore their career interests and develop their skills.
Nuts & bolts
This position is based out of IDinsight's New Delhi office in India. Preference will be given to those with pre-existing work authorization; however, IDInsight will seek work permits where possible for exceptional candidates.
Please note that the start date for this position is between February-March 2023 with a minimum one-year commitment, with potential long-term career options. We are seeking candidates who have graduated in 2022 or prior. Candidates who are currently enrolled as students are also eligible for this role.
IDinsight can sponsor employment visas for all nationalities; however, we will prioritize candidates who do not require IDinsight to sponsor work authorization in the aforementioned country. All candidates not currently located in our country office listed above will be expected to relocate to the office location at the onset of their employment.
Compensation and benefits are commensurate with the qualifications and experiences IDinsight is hiring for and competitive within the global development sector. We are especially proud of the people-focused benefits we offer, including comprehensive international health insurance, including mental health coverage; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; relocation benefits; a travel stipend; technology and work from home stipends; a professional development budget; and more. Please note, as a non-profit, we are unable to provide compensation similar to leading private sector organizations.
How to apply
Please click the "Apply for this job online" button at the top right. Applications wiil be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application asks various questions for us to get to know you and requires a CV and cover letter.
Please ensure that your CV includes relevant professional and personal experience and details on academic qualifications. CVs can range from one to two pages. Please note that headshot photographs, parental information, birth dates, marital status, and other personal information not relevant to the application do not need to be included in your CV. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to use your cover letter to highlight why you want to work for IDinsight specifically and what has prepared you to succeed in the role you’re applying for. A customized cover letter is an important part of IDinsight’s recruiting process as it allows us to understand your motivations for the position, relevant skills, and clarity of writing.
IDinsight’s commitment to reducing power asymmetries
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 will have greater representation from the populations with whom we work and clients we serve.
IDinsight will have greater representation from the countries in which we work.
Across all countries in which we recruit, we will seek greater representation from historically excluded communities.
IDinsight will foster an inclusive work culture that empowers a diverse team to do their best work.
IDinsight is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a diverse and supportive workplace.
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