IDinsight is an international development consulting organization, that helps policymakers and managers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. IDinsight’s vision is to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns and improves. Their client portfolio includes the NITI Ayog, State Governments in India, National Ministries across Africa, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, International NGOs and Innovative Social Businesses. They work across a range of sectors, including governance, health, education, energy, agriculture, and sanitation.
About the Role
IDinsight is operating across India with projects in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi. Our primary India office is in Delhi, with plans to open another office in India (likely Mumbai or Bangalore) in 2018. The India region is poised to continue growing and is pivotal to IDinsight’s Asia presence. This role will be supported by IDinsight’s India Director, the CEO and the rest of the Partner team, and will assume responsibility for driving large pieces of IDinsight’s work and growth in India.
Managing a portfolio of projects (70%): The (Associate) Director will oversee projects, teams, and people in our dynamic India office. This includes driving projects toward achieving social impact and mentoring and supporting IDinsight’s high-performing staff.
Contribute to IDinsight strategy (10%): The (Associate) Director will be responsible for working closely with the CEO and IDinsight Partners to craft, refine and execute on realizing IDinsight’s strategy in India.
Client development (10%): Meaningful relationships with clients represent the foundation of IDinsight’s model. The (Associate) Director will establish him/herself as an expert and trusted advisor to development leaders to increase program effectiveness and shape evidence-based action in the region. S/he will help design and develop new client engagements in which the data and evidence we generate are used to improve the social impact of our clients’ programs.
Operational support (10%): As a senior leader in the office, the (Associate) Director will contribute to highly efficient IDinsight country operations. The (Associate) Director will be involved in recruitment and hiring as IDinsight India continues to grow, and work with our regional and global operations teams to ensure excellent systems, people, processes, and policies are developed and executed within IDinsight India.
The (Associate) Director will report to and will be supported by the India Regional Director & IDinsight’s CEO. This person can expect to directly manage 5 to 6 IDinsight Senior Managers and Managers (and their respective teams of around 25). IDinsight’s India Operations Director, Global Operations team, and India Senior Finance Manager will also support this role.
Advanced degree (Master’s or Doctoral) preferred, preferably in public policy, economics, public administration, business or public health
Relevant experience in international development, including managerial experience in a developing country (ideally in South Asia).
Deeply passionate about international development and social impact and strongly aligned with IDinsight vision and mission
Focus on using evidence to improve social impact - fluency in impact evaluation and latest evidence tools a plus
Proven ability to be an inspiring leader in a dynamic, multicultural environment
Record of driving organizational growth especially in building strong stakeholder and client relationships. Plus if experience includes Indian government.
Thrives in an entrepreneurial setting, and able to adapt to dynamic growth and change
Outstanding interpersonal skills and client management experience
Willingness to travel as needed and work with remote colleagues
Lifelong learner with keen intellectual curiosity and sense of humour
Highly competitive and dependent on relevant experience and background. Benefits include two round-trip flights to the home city per year, retirement plan, generous leave, relocation allowance, comprehensive health insurance, and technology stipend. Two-year commitment towards this role is required.
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