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  • Posted: Mar 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • We are a group of passionate individuals working together under one shared goal: to ensure that every cent spent to alleviate poverty has the greatest possible impact on the lives of the 2.4 billion men, women, and children afflicted by it. Our mission is to empower leaders in the social, public, and private sectors to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by tying funding to results. You can read more about what each of us contributes to our mission here.
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    Senior Associate, Nairobi

    Instiglio has successfully launched RBF projects in over 25 Latin American, African, and South Asian countries, totaling over $500 million tied to results. Particularly important milestones include the world’s first Development Impact Bond (education, India); the first Social Impact Bond launched in a middle-income country (workforce development, Colombia); the first Outcomes Fund (poverty graduation, Kenya and Uganda); and the launch of performance-based contracts with governments in Africa (employability, Morocco). Instiglio has also advised pioneer RBF transactions in the areas of agriculture and rural development in Colombia and Peru with the Canadian (GAC) and Swiss (SECO) development aid agencies, respectively. Furthermore, Instiglio has increasingly supported governments in strengthening their systems of delivery through multi-year reform processes. We are a diverse team of 50+ people, representing 10+ nationalities, with offices in Colombia (HQ), Kenya, Morocco, Peru, and the USA. Our team of practitioners has extensive development and government experience, including previous roles in impact evaluation (e.g., J-PAL), development banks (e.g., World Bank), country governments (e.g., Rwanda Ministry of Finance, Colombia’s National Planning Department, Congress of Colombia), and research (e.g., Harvard’s Center for International Development).

    THE ROLE

    You will gain expertise in developing components of RBF instruments while playing a leading role in our projects, building a thorough understanding of different design choices, independently assessing tradeoffs, and making recommendations for our technical designs. You will guide stakeholders and clients through difficult yet important adaptations of their practices, translating complex concepts into easy-to-understand insights. You will build rapport with clients by understanding their needs and adding value to their mission. Within the team, you will work directly with our project managers and leads to deliver high-quality services and will eventually have the opportunity to lead teams. The tasks may include:

    • Leading and overseeing the development of technical components of RBF instruments from scratch, with a command of all dimensions of RBF, including economic concepts.
    • Leading the creation of proposals and client deliverables, articulating technical concepts in an eloquent and accessible manner.
    • Managing project budgets and contracts with clients and subcontractors, anticipating issues, and proactively addressing them.
    • Planning, delegating and overseeing tasks to effectively and efficiently achieve the best results within the team.
    • Proposing, structuring, and overseeing data analyses to draw actionable insights/hypotheses.
    • Preparing and delivering clear and effective presentations to stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
    • Actively improving our RBF services and our delivery systems.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFITS

    Senior Associates at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills, take on client-facing roles on projects, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving quarterly formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receives proper support in their professional development. Instiglio offers generous benefits, which include personal days, remote work days, travel and health insurance, a company holiday additional to vacation, and parental leave, among others.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience: At least 6 years of experience, including 4 years of relevant work experience in international development and/or in the public sector.

    Education:

    Master degree or equivalent in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business, or related fields.

    Language skills:

    Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English – C2.

    Skills

    • Proven track record in team, project, and stakeholders management.
    • Ability to work well with people from different backgrounds and build trust.
    • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and structured thinking skills.
    • Ability to develop complex analytical frameworks and have exceptional working proficiency of the most common analytical principles to give structure to the analysis.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience:

    • Demonstrated experience in RBF and/or Performance Management.
    • Working with governments and government agencies.
    • Work experience in consultancy.
    • Knowledge: Results-Based financing mechanisms and/or experience related to the field
    • Language skills: Professional working proficiency in French – C1.

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    Manager, Nairobi

    THE ROLE

    As a Manager, you will be responsible for expanding our services and strengthening our project pipeline in Nairobi, advising clients and managing RBF, performance management, and other projects from beginning to end. You will coach clients through difficult, yet important, adaptations of their practices, coordinate the project team to deliver high-quality, socially impactful work, establish and monitor work-plans, and be accountable for the results of projects. You will be challenged to balance and strategize around the triple constraints of quality, time, and budget in our project work. You will be an integral part of Instiglio’s Management, advising clients on important decisions and helping Instiglio as an organization to make smart and effective decisions on growth, strategy, and sustainability. With the high-level support of the partners and implementation support of the project teams, you will be strategizing the vision to reach short- and long-term project goals. As a Manager, you will also be an ambassador for Instiglio’s mission and work globally. Tasks may include:Project Management and delivery

    • Mastering all elements of Results-Based Financing and Performance Management advisory work to effectively advise technical decisions in projects.
    • Actively improving our Results-Based Financing and Performance Management services and our delivery approaches.
    • Developing from scratch technical components of Results-Based Financing and Performance Management instruments, assessing the considerations and trade-offs unique to each design.
    • Developing and managing project scope and budget, and adjusting and course-correcting to meet execution needs.
    • Leading the day-to-day work plan, overseeing the project team to ensure that we reach short- and long-term targets.
    • Monitoring and understanding all project details, including complex technical concepts.
    • Designing and delegating activities and tasks to achieve the most effective results within the team.
    • Coordinating and motivating project teams and assigning tasks and responsibilities based on individual strengths. Business Development
    • Building strong relationships and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships.
    • Engaging in Business Development activities to build Instiglio’s pipeline. Client Management and advisory
    • Communicating Results-Based Financing and Performance Management in an eloquent and approachable manner for diverse stakeholders.
    • Actively improving our Results-Based Financing and Performance Management services and our delivery approaches.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    • Experience: At least 8 years of experience, including 6 years of relevant work experience in international development and/or in the public sector.
    • Education: BA degree in economics, development economics, statistics, or related fields. Master’s degree in economics, international development, or related fields.
    • Language skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English C2.

    Skills

    • Proven track record in client management (multiple stakeholders in complex settings).
    • Experience growing and managing teams.
    • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem solving, and structured thinking.
    • Exceptional people skills: Ability to relate well with people from different backgrounds, build trust, and solve problems.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience:
      • Demonstrated experience in RBF and/or Performance Management.
      • Working with governments and government agencies.
      • Work experience in consultancy.
    • Knowledge: Results-Based financing mechanisms and/or experience related to the field.
    • Language skills: Professional working proficiency in French – C1.

    PROFESSIONAL  & DEVELOPMENT & BENEFITS

    Managers at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills, take on client-facing roles on projects, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving quarterly formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receives proper support in their professional development. Instiglio offers generous benefits, which include personal days, remote work days, travel and health insurance, a company holiday additional to vacation, and parental leave, among others.

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    Analyst, Nairobi

    THE ROLE

    You will have an opportunity to engage with a fast-paced results-oriented environment, experience first-hand the fundamentals of a growing global business, and, in addition, contribute to the momentum of the results movement in international development. You will work directly with a team composed of a project lead, project manager(s), senior associates, and/or associates to deliver high quality services. The tasks may include:

    • Contribute to the development and improvement of our RBF and Performance Management services,
    • Conduct literature reviews and synthesis of the findings,
    • Support the team in preparing deliverables and high-quality presentations for clients,
    • Execute qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Instiglio, Inc. | http://www.i

    THE ROLE

    • You will have an opportunity to engage with a fast-paced results-oriented environment, experience first-hand the fundamentals of a growing global business, and, in addition, contribute to the momentum of the results movement in international development. You will work directly with a team composed of a project lead, project manager(s), senior associates, and/or associates to deliver high quality services. The tasks may include:
    • Contribute to the development and improvement of our RBF and Performance Management services,
    • Conduct literature reviews and synthesis of the findings,
    • Support the team in preparing deliverables and high-quality presentations for clients,
    • Execute qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Instiglio, Inc. | http://www.i

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Work experience:

    • Up to 2 years of work experience.
    • Experience in data analysis and management.
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, or related areas.
    • Language skills:
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English – C2.

    Skills:

    • Ability to synthesize technical information into simple concepts and analyze information critically.
    • Good level of proficiency working with Microsoft suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
    • Passion for social work and the mission of Instiglio.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Education: Master’s degree in economics or a related field is a strong plus.
    • Experience: Experience as a research assistant.
    • Skills: Teamwork skills with the ability to work autonomously.
    • Language: Professional working proficiency in French – C1.

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFITS

    Analysts at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills and support project teams with high quality research and analysis under the guidance of more experienced staff. Analysts, who demonstrate readiness to assume a greater level of responsibility, can expect to progress to the Associate level within a few years. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving quarterly formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receives proper support in their professional development. Instiglio offers generous benefits, which include personal days, remote work days, travel and health insurance, a company holiday additional to vacation, and parental leave, among others.

    Method of Application

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    Please click the links below to apply. by submitting your CV and cover letter (in English). In your cover letter answer the following questions:

    1. Why are you a good fit for this role?
    2. What is your motivation to apply to Instiglio?

    Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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