Senior Associate, Rabat



Rabat, Morocco
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 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

The Senior Associate will play a critical role in executing projects, guiding stakeholders through important processes, and building relationships with our partners by understanding their diverse needs and adding value. The Senior Associate will support our partner governments, donors, and service providers with research, analysis, and advice all focused on enhancing the effectiveness of their spending and programs. As the Senior Associate, you will gain expertise in developing RBF instruments, preparing research and knowledge products, and providing strategic donor advice, all entailing translating complex concepts into understandable insights. Within the team, the Senior Associate will work directly with our Managers, Partners, and Associate Partners to deliver high-quality products by overseeing and directing junior staff. The key responsibilities of the Senior Associate will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development of research, analysis, presentations and client engagements on diverse topics.
  • Leading the creation of proposals and client deliverables, articulating technical concepts in an eloquent and accessible manner.
  • Leading the design of technical components of RBF instruments, with a command of all dimensions of RBF, including economic concepts.
  • Managing project budgets and contracts with clients and subcontractors, anticipating issues and proactively addressing them.
  • Planning, delegating and overseeing tasks to achieve the most effective 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.

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: Masters degree or equivalent in Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Business, or related fields.
  • Experience:
    • At least 6 years of experience in international development, strategy/management consulting, the public sector or research.
    • Record of working with leading development actors, including aid agencies, multilateral organizations, think tanks or consultancies is an added advantage.
    • Results-Based Financing or Performance Management experience is desirable.
    • Record of academic, professional or popular publications is desirable.
  • Language skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English and French. Professional working proficiency in Arabic would be an added advantage.
  • Skills:
    • Highly analytical with excellent numerical accuracy.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Excel, Powerpoint and Word) and Google Workspace (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.).
    • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and structured thinking skills.
    • Ability to synthesize technical information into simple concepts and analyze information critically.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • A team player attitude and enthusiasm for relational work with clients.
    • Passion for International Development and Project Management.

How you will grow with us

Joining Instiglio as a Senior Associate 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. Senior Associates at Instiglio develop a variety of skills and take on client-facing roles on projects, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff. Senior Associates who demonstrate readiness to assume a greater level of responsibility, can expect to progress to the manager level within a few years. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving biannual 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.

Working model and benefits

The incumbent will be based in our Rabat office and the opportunity is open to both local and international candidates. 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. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.