People Associate



People & HR, Operations
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Monday, July 31, 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 part of the People Team, the People Associate will report to the People Director and will play an instrumental role in ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness by supporting the design and execution of initiatives, programs, and processes related to Instiglio’s employee life cycle and HR operations. You will support global people operations efforts and directly contribute to sustainable people engagement with our culture, mission, strategy, and organizational change initiatives. This position offers a career path, filled with growth and development opportunities, within the organisation. Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • People Analytics
    • Collect and compile human resource metrics and data from a variety of sources including the human resource information system (HRIS), management thermostat and employee pulse surveys, exit interviews, employment records, competitors practices, and other sources.
    • Analyze data and statistics for trends and patterns with attention to people priorities, special projects, motivation, attrition, turnover, and compliance with employment laws and regulations.
    • Prepare reports of data results, presenting and explaining findings to management.
    • Identify and recommend reasonable short- and long-term goals, milestones, and benchmarks for key performance metrics.
  • People Development & Engagement
    • Execute the performance management processes.
    • Support develop and execute well-being programs to foster employee engagement and build the organizational culture.
    • Execute the off-boarding plans.
    • Analyze the results of internal measurement tools to inform the development of people management strategies, programs, initiatives, and activities.
  • Organizational Development
    • Support the design and implementation of staffing systems to maximize learning opportunities, team productivity and provide foresight in skill hiring needs.
    • Build, improve and ensure the maintenance of organizational and operational systems to maximize cross-office interaction and collaboration.
    • Support the Global People team as required.

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:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Psychology, or related fields.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of relevant work experience as a human resources generalist. Experience in consulting or international development organizations is desirable.
  • Knowledge and specific experience:
    • Human resources in the role of a HRBP.
    • Experience in performance management.
    • Experience in well-being.
    • Experience in learning and development.
    • Experience in talent acquisition and onboarding.
  • Knowledge in software: Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel and Word), Applicant Tracking System and a HRIS. Experience using Google Workspace (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.), Greenhouse ATS and Bamboo HR would be a plus.
  • Languages: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English (C1).

How you can grow with us

Every day, your work will aim for impact, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. You will get to support teams managing impactful projects, be exposed to a wide range of methods, the international environment, room for taking responsibility and a chance to collaborate with our diverse teams.

Associates at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills, own or support initiatives, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receive proper support in their professional development.

Working model and benefits

The incumbent will be based in our Bogotá office and the opportunity is only open to individuals with a right to work in Colombia. 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.