Social Scientist/ Economist/ Researcher - Senegal, Kenya, MalawiIDinsight
IDinsight helps leaders combat poverty worldwide by designing, deploying and promoting evidence-generating tools. They tailor the best methodologies to partner needs and constraints to fuse evidence with action. IDinsight serves governments, NGOs, foundations and social businesses across Africa and Asia in all major program areas including health, education, agriculture, livelihoods, finance, energy and governance.
IDinsight’s approach rests on four pillars:
Their diverse, growing team of over 140 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world. Learn more at www.IDinsight.org.
About the role
IDinsight Social Scientists (hereafter “Researcher”) are experts in quantitative and qualitative research tools who support a large portfolio of projects across diverse geographies, sectors, and methodologies. This position may allow for specialization along any or all of these dimensions.
The Researcher will be required to think critically about how to maximize methodological rigor given their clients’ time, operational, political and budget constraints. The ideal candidate should love having many different types of problems thrown at them, be able to quickly digest and understand the program and evidence objectives, and provide advice and guidance on how best to proceed.
The Researcher will be an important member of IDinsight’s Technical Team. The Technical Team is responsible for ensuring that the services they provide to clients are statistically and methodologically sound.
Location: Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; Lusaka, Zambia; Rabat, Morocco
The role holder will be expected to fulfill these responsibilities and others with professionalism and on strict deadlines. He or she will also be expected to propose, design and implement new initiatives for supporting project teams and increasing the technical rigor of IDinsight’s work.
Professional development for Researchers is essential for IDinsight’s long-term impact. With support from IDinsight leadership, Researchers maintain self-directed professional development plans and are given ‘’stretch’’ opportunities designed to strengthen their professional skills. Real-time feedback and structured reviews are regularly provided to maximize each Researcher’s expertise. IDinsight’s entrepreneurial culture allows roles and career progression to be tailored to individual strengths, interests, and goals. Researchers have the opportunity to increase responsibilities, and high performers will have the opportunity to move up in the organization along technical, managerial, or client-facing paths.
Opportunities to protect a small portion of time for the candidate to work on their own research agenda may be possible.
Does this sound like you?
Persons of all gender, race, sex, orientation, age, and identity are encouraged to apply.
IDinsight helps leaders combat poverty worldwide by designing, deploying and promoting evidence-generating tools. We tailor the best methodologies to partner needs and constraints to fuse evidence with action. We serve governments, NGOs, foundations and social businesses across Africa and Asia in all major program areas including health, education, agriculture, livelihoods, finance, energy and governance.
Our diverse, growing team of over 150 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world.
Learn more at www.IDinsight.org.