IDinsight helps global leaders combat poverty by designing, deploying and promoting evidence-generating tools. With operations in nearly two dozen countries, IDinsight works with Governments, non-governmental organisations, foundations, and social businesses across Africa and Asia, to translate data into actionable insights. They provide rigorous evidence, helping clients better understand how to use data to inform decisions and improve social sector programs across health, education, agriculture, sanitation, finance, energy and governance. IDinsight is on track to improve millions of lives by transforming the way the global social sector innovates, learns and improves, utilising the following approaches:
IDinsight's West Africa operations are led by teams based in Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal. The West Africa team has grown rapidly in recent years and West Africa is pivotal to IDinsight’s global strategy. IDinsight’s West Africa team is seeking an exceptional, entrepreneurial leader to manage its Ghana office and drive socially impactful, evidence-driven projects in the region.
As the new Associate Director, Ghana, you will drive the Accra office's growth and strategy; lead IDinsight’s flagship partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation - Office of the President; whilst developing and overseeing a portfolio of other client engagements in Ghana and West Africa. You will assume critical responsibility for driving large pieces of IDinsight’s work and strategy in West Africa with support from IDinsight’s Africa Director team and CEO. You will be given the autonomy to develop an independent portfolio of projects, as you become more experienced and develop an understanding of the organisation’s portfolio selection strategy. In addition, you may be expected to manage three to five IDinsight Managers and their respective teams totalling 12-15 people, from Day One and as they grow over time. You will also oversee the local operations team including an Administrative Assistant, and be supported by IDinsight’s African Operations team, and Global Operations, Legal and Finance teams.
Please note that IDinsight require a cover letter to be included within your application. Your cover letter should address your interest in this role and IDinsight as an organisation, as well as your earliest possible start date. You cover letter should also demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of IDinsight's work.
IDinsight’s mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide. IDinsight designs, deploys and promotes evidence-generating tools that help people improve lives worldwide. They work with governments, non-governmental organisations, foundations, and social businesses across many sectors throughout Africa and Asia. ID insight aims to improve millions of lives by transforming the ways in which the social sector innovates, learns, and improves. The team are driven by a set of common values which direct their actions: Impact, Ownership, Systems Perspective, Honesty, Service, Community of Leaders, Humility, Professionalism. These values are a statement of each individual’s commitment to their teammates, clients, and partners.
Since their launch in 2012 IDinsight has advanced the idea of decision-focused evaluations, which are rigorous impact evaluations designed to answer their clients’ highest priority questions within the real-world constraints and timelines that they face. To date, they have conducted over 50 impact evaluations across 13 countries.
2018 was an exciting year of impact, innovation, and growth at IDinsight. The team launched new embedded learning partnerships with governments across Asia and Africa and strengthened existing ones with the Governments of Ghana, India, Malawi, and Zambia. In addition to conducting rigorous “decision-focused” impact evaluations for leaders, ID insight launched innovative data and evidence tools to help their partner organisations solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and also expanded into new geographies.
The team are growing fast and IDinsight have expanded their global presence, opening four new offices in Bangalore, Dakar, Johannesburg, and Washington, DC, and placed new embedded teams in Lilongwe and Accra in 2018.