About IDinsight


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, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Our diverse, growing team of 300+ outstanding colleagues operates in nearly two dozen countries worldwide. In India, we have a staff of more than 120 individuals who have deep expertise in working to answer the analytical and data needs of government partners and non-profits. Our government partners include the Capacity Building Commission of India, the NITI Aayog, and several state governments. Our non-profit partners include Indus Action, Educate Girls, and Milaan Foundation, among others.

Learn more about our mission and values at www.IDinsight.org.  

About the Role


Managers are dynamic, diverse leaders who are passionate about making a difference, possess exceptional analytical skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial 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 Director) in order to produce high-quality outputs, but more importantly, to drive each client to maximize its social impact. Towards this end, Managers are expected to develop a diverse skill set, including establishing trusted advisor relationships with clients, mentoring high-performing early professionals (Associates), developing expertise in a broad range of data and evidence tools and overseeing all project and/or office-related safety & security risk management for their team members.

  • Client relationship management- 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.

  • Project management, technical & communication skills- Managers lead all elements of IDinsight advisory and evaluation projects, including project management, oversight of analytical processes, engagement of internal and external experts, evaluation design and development of high-quality materials including policy briefs, technical reports, and presentation materials. As part of project management, managers are expected to support and improve existing administrative systems to ensure project administration tasks such as staffing requests, timesheet submission and approvals, staff leave management, change management etc. are executed properly. Managers need not be experts in specific analytical tools and methods, but must be able to develop a deep and nuanced understanding of how data and evidence tools can be used to help answer the clients’ questions. Managers are also responsible for cross-functional collaboration with the technical teams at IDinsight, to maintain rigour of the work.

  • Mentorship of junior staff- Managers have the responsibility for professionally developing IDinsight Associates in order to help them become better professionals in the development sector and to achieve their long-term goals, which include public policy masters degrees, PhDs, different roles at IDinsight, and roles in non-profits and grant-making organisations.

  • Financial management- Managers lead project budget design and management, and are responsible for identifying any financial risks to different stakeholders as early as possible. Managers lead all funder compliances for the project, and support the Director in managing funder relationships.

  • IDinsight growth- As required, Managers are encouraged to contribute to IDinsight's organizational development by helping to improve and refine the IDinsight approach, develop new client engagements, establish and improve internal processes and culture, and potentially help open new IDinsight offices or start new services.

Candidates will be evaluated for a Manager vs. Senior Manager role based on their qualifications, previous experiences, and performance during the hiring processes.


  • Deep passion for improving lives around the world
  • Demonstrated interest in the use of evidence, rigorous impact measurement, and data to improve development policies and programs 
  • Advanced degree, preferably in public policy, economics, public administration, business
  • 4-8 years of relevant work experience, including managerial experience in similar settings as IDinsight 
  • Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with senior decision-makers
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate other staff in a dynamic and diverse environment
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills, with a nuanced understanding of data and evidence tools, including but not limited to statistical software 
  • Self-starter who will thrive in a start-up setting by taking ownership and initiative
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humour

Professional Development

Skill and career development are core to IDinsight's values and long-term impact strategy and have been noted as 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 use to explore their career interests and develop their skills.

Nuts & Bolts




Although, you will be reporting to the office of IDinsight based in Delhi, India, you may be required to work from or travel to different IDinsight offices in India or locations abroad, as required in the sole discretion of the Company. You may also be requested to relocate to or work in any other location where the Company has operations or conducts its business.

Preference will be given to those with pre-existing work authorization; however, IDInsight will seek work permits where possible for exceptional candidates.


Start Date


The start date can be decided mutually between the successful candidate and IDinsight.


Work Authorization

IDinsight can sponsor employment visas for all nationalities in these locations; however, we will prioritize candidates who do not require IDinsight to sponsor work authorization in the aforementioned countries. All candidates not currently located in our country offices listed above will be expected to relocate to their office locations at the onset of their employment.




Compensation and benefits are commensurate with the qualifications and experiences IDinsight is hiring for. We are especially proud of the people-focused benefits we offer, including comprehensive 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, that while we aim to be competitive within the global development sector, we are non-profit, and as such  are usually unable to meet compensation brackets similar to leading private sector organizations.


How to Apply

Please click the "Apply for this job online" button at the top right. Applications will 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.

More information, including details on IDinsight’s hiring process and frequently asked questions, can be found online at IDinsight Careers. Any queries should be directed to careers@IDinsight.org


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:

  1. IDinsight will have greater representation from the populations with whom we work and the clients we serve.
  2. IDinsight will have greater representation from the countries in which we work.
  3. Across all countries in which we recruit, we will seek greater representation from historically excluded communities.
  4. 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.

Interested candidates are requested to apply directly on the <iCIMS job link>


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