Associate/Analyst, Global



Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Who we are

Instiglio’s mission is to unlock the full impact potential of governments to deliver meaningful outcomes for their citizens. We support our partners to integrate results-based approaches into delivery systems and practices, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of public and development finance. Over the last 10 years, we have influenced practices, capabilities, and policy frameworks of governments and aid institutions; delivering over 100 projects in 30 low- and middle-income countries aimed at improving the outcomes of development programs. This work has covered sectors including education, livelihoods, workforce development, health, gender, and climate, shaping the deployment of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Some of our important milestones include advising the design and implementation of the world’s first Outcomes Fund (poverty graduation, Kenya and Uganda); the launch of performance-based contracts with governments in Africa (employability, Morocco); structuring a $60 million results-based transfer system for local school districts (education, Peru), and facilitating MCC’s effective use of RBF through a four-year strategic partnership. Please visit our website for more information on our projects and impact.

Our team

A core contributing factor to the influence Instiglio has had thus far includes our collaborative, highly skilled and diverse team. We are a team of 60+ people, representing 15+ nationalities, with offices in Colombia, Kenya, Morocco and the USA. Our team of practitioners has extensive development and government experience, including previous roles in international development banks, national governments, multilateral agencies, INGOs and academia.

How you will make an impact

As an Analyst at Instiglio, you will gain expertise by contributing to the development of RBF instruments while playing a crucial role in execution of projects. 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:

  • Contributing to the execution of change management plans for clients and stakeholders across sectors, and in the creation of proposals for clients, using clear communication.
  • Conducting literature reviews and synthesis of the findings.
  • Executing qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Describing and interpreting graphs, analyzing data, and applying statistical concepts (e.g. mean, SD, regressions) to draw actionable insights/hypotheses.
  • Supporting the team in preparing deliverables and high-quality presentations for clients.
  • Analyzing and understanding all the dimensions of RBF including economic and complex technical concepts.
  • Contributing to the development and improvement of our RBF and Performance Management services.

Who you are

We are growing a team of resourceful go-getters that are driven by our mission, curious about the world, and dedicated to a life of learning. An ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience:
    • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in international development, strategy/management consulting and/or in the public sector.
    • Experience in data analysis and management.
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Education: Bachelor in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, or related areas.
  • Language: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English. Professional working proficiency in Spanish and/or French is an added advantage.
  • Skills:
    • Ability to synthesize technical information into simple concepts and analyze information critically.
    • Exceptional problem-solving and structured thinking skills.
    • Working proficiency of the most common analytical principals (e.g. MECE) to give structure to the analysis.
    • Good level of proficiency working with Microsoft suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
    • Passion for social work and the mission of Instiglio.

How you will grow with us

Joining Instiglio as an Analyst will enable you to accelerate your career in international development, consulting and public service, playing a critical role in shaping and delivering impactful projects with leading development actors. Analysts at Instiglio develop a variety of skills and support 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 receive proper support in their professional development. Analysts also benefit from various knowledge exchange sessions (brown bags) where teams from other countries share their experiences from ongoing and/or completed engagements.

Working model and benefits

This opportunity is open to both local and international candidates. A preference is for the successful candidate to be based in Bogota, Colombia; however, successful candidates can also be based in our Kenya or Morocco offices. Instiglio has adopted a hybrid working model i.e., a minimum of two (2) days a week at the office for face-to-face connections. 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.

Interested? Join our team!

Submit your application by attaching an English version of your CV and cover letter. 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? We will review applications on a rolling-basis.

Instiglio is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a diverse team and creating an equitable and inclusive experience for every team member.