The DoD initiative offers pathways to substantial social impact, as it enables both governments and NGOs to get rapid-turnaround, high-quality, and representative data to answer critical questions that inform policies and programs with significant impacts on economic and social well-being. DoD is a nimble initiative, well suited for both routine uses in major government programs and for rapid-turnaround decision-making on unanticipated issues. For example, DoD is already being integrated with administrative data to track socio-economic outcomes in 27 Indian districts, soon expanding to 112 districts. At the same time, during the first wave of COVID-19, DoD conducted seven rapid phone survey rounds to inform the Government of India’s response strategy. The time from request to results delivery for the first round was just 13 days and was representative of 80 million of India’s residents living in poverty.
Building on systems developed over the last four years to generate rapid-turnaround, and representative survey data in India, DoD is now expanding to the Philippines and several African countries.
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 a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.
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 250 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world. Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.
The Field Manager will manage survey teams in the field and will translate for and facilitate communication between the field team and English and Hindi-speaking IDinsight staff. Candidates must be experienced in survey protocol, spoken Hindi and English, and must be willing to spend extended periods of time in rural areas around India. Further, as we expand our operations in Southern India, especially in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala states we are also looking for candidates from the southern region.
IDinsight is looking to hire 2 field managers. In addition to the above-mentioned qualifications and skills, additional qualifications for each of the role respectively are as follows -
The Field Manager's responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:
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 are given considerable autonomy when ready. They 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 structure enables maximum professional growth. Additionally, teammates have access to an annual professional development stipend that they are encouraged to utilize to explore their career interests and develop their skills.
This position is based in IDinsight’s India office(s). Preference will be given to those with pre-existing work authorization in these countries; however, IDInsight will seek work permits where possible for exceptional candidates.
The start date of this position is flexible, with a preference for candidates that can start immediately. We expect a 2 year minimum commitment, with regular professional development conversations and the potential for a long-term career at IDinsight.
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.
Please please send your updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the subject as “Application for Field Manager”. Please include information on language(s) proficiency in your resume.
The last date for the submission of the application is February 12, 2023.
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, headshot photographs, parental details, 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 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 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.