Associate Director - Southern AfricaIDinsight
IDinsight uses rigorous evidence to help leaders improve lives. They 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. IDinsight works with governments, multilaterals, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. They work across a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, and financial inclusion. Their team is made up of exceptional economists, data scientists, policy experts, and development professionals.
They’ve worked in 21 African countries on around 80 projects, and they’re continuing to grow. IDinsight Africa is a critical contributor to national and state level policy decisions, and pivotal to IDinsight’s presence on the continent.
To learn more about them, please visit our website: www.IDinsight.org.
About the role
The Associate Director (AD) role will be supported by other directors in the region and IDinsight’s CEO and will assume critical responsibility for driving large pieces of IDinsight’s work and strategy in the Southern Africa Region. The AD will be supported by high quality research teams, an excellent operations team that ensures a well-functioning organization, and a communications team to help amplify the Director’s voice in policy circles. They will also be provided with bi-annual performance reviews (including feedback from peers and direct reports) to help them grow continuously and learn as professionals.
The AD role will be provided with significant autonomy to leverage IDinsight as a platform to drive social impact (in consonance with our mission and strategy), whilst also being held accountable to clear goals that they will set for themselves in consultation with the Head of Africa and other leaders at IDinsight.
The AD role will be unique and tailored to individual strengths and interests. However, at a high level, these roles will include the following:
This position is based in Lusaka, Zambia and will likely include a good amount of domestic and international travel (around 30%, dependent on exact role and subject to adjustments due to the COVID-19) in order to fulfill the responsibilities mentioned above.
Additionally, due to the COVID-19 crisis, they are currently working remotely until it is possible to safely and responsibly resume work from office.
Does this sound like you?
They understand that no one candidate will be able to excel in all these attributes. Instead, they are looking for leaders who significantly peak in certain attributes, while meeting a minimum threshold in all attributes.
IDinsight helps leaders combat poverty worldwide by designing, deploying and promoting evidence-generating tools. It tailors 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 diverse, growing team of over 320 outstanding colleagues operate in nearly two dozen countries around the world.
Learn more about the organization's impact at www.IDinsight.org.