Job Opportunity for Manager – Data on Demand at IDinsight in New Delhi

Website IDinsight

About IDinsight

We amplify social impact by partnering with leaders to develop tailored solutions. Our mission is to use data and evidence to help leaders combat poverty worldwide.

IDinsight is a mission-driven global advisory, data analytics, and research organization that helps global development leaders maximize their social impact. We 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. We work with governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, and innovative non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. Our work spans various sectors, including agriculture, education, health, governance, sanitation, financial inclusion, and other areas.

We have expertise in various rigorous approaches and methodologies, which we tailor to each client depending on their needs and constraints. To achieve a positive social impact we:

  • Support clients’ use of data and evidence for routine and major decision-making.
  • Inform funding decisions – toward high-impact initiatives and away from less effective programs or approaches.
  • Create and share tools, knowledge, and ideas that expand the use of data and evidence for social good.

IDinsight is committed to non-discrimination in our recruitment, employment practices, and organizational culture, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Our diverse, growing team of roughly 200 outstanding colleagues operates in nearly two dozen countries worldwide.  Learn more about our mission and values at  

About DOD

Data on Demand (DoD) intends to amplify social sector impact worldwide by making accurate data on hard-to-reach, low-income populations an order of magnitude faster and cheaper. DoD works via:

  • A network of hyper-local surveyors that execute data collection tasks near their homes
  • Representative, mobile-enabled household panels for rapid phone surveys
  • Custom software to efficiently manage the productivity and quality of remote staff

DoD provides representative data for 140 million people in India and we are rapidly expanding within and beyond India.

About the DOD Manager Position

A DoD Manager is a dynamic leader who is passionate about making a difference, possesses exceptional analytical skills, harnesses innovation, and thrives in an entrepreneurial setting. DoD invests heavily in our employees’ professional development. 

A DoD Manager leads work in multiple areas: 

Client Management:

  • Establishing themselves as experts and trusted advisors to DoD clients
  • Providing high quality counsel and support based on rigorous evidence for senior leaders in governments, foundations, NGOs, and socially impactful businesses 

Client Development:

  • Independently developing new client engagements and pursuing fundraising opportunities
  • Leading the client development process from the development stage to final budgeting and contracting 

Project and Team Management:

  • Managing large central and field teams to execute state and national level data collection projects
  • Supporting junior staff in their professional development in order to help them achieve their short and long term career goals 

Research and Development:

  • Designing and testing innovations to rapidly improve data quality, speed, and cost of Data on Demand surveys, as well as improving data use
  • Deploying field-tested innovations on ongoing projects and tracking performance

DoD Organization Building:

  • Leading through example to help set organizational culture
  • Defining DoD operational policies, financial systems, and legal guidelines
  • Supporting DoD brand building and communications efforts


  • Deep passion to improve lives around the world
  • Strong interest in being a part of an early stage social impact venture
  • Demonstrated interest in the use of evidence and data to improve international development policies and programs
  • Passionate about leveraging technological innovation to improve lives
  • Strong operations and financial management skills
  • Advanced degree, preferably in public policy, economics, public administration, business
  • 4-8 years relevant work experience, including managerial experience in India
  • Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills with a range of senior clients
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate other staff in a dynamic, multicultural environment
  • Outstanding quantitative and critical thinking skills, with nuanced understanding of econometrics and data, including statistical software
  • Self-starter who will thrive in a start-up setting by taking ownership and initiative
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor
  • Professional development

Skill and career development are core to IDinsight’s values and long-term impact strategy and have been noted highlights of teammates’ experiences. IDinsighters receive significant mentorship from IDinsight leadership, support from talented peers, and considerable autonomy when ready. They maintain professional development plans and are provided “stretch” opportunities designed to strengthen various skills. Real-time feedback is embedded in our culture, and a formal structure enables maximum professional growth. Additionally, teammates have access to an annual professional development stipend that they are encouraged to explore their career interests and develop their skills.

Skill and career development for Managers is essential for IDinsight’s long-term impact. With support from IDinsight leadership, Managers maintain self-directed professional development plans and are given “stretch” opportunities designed to strengthen their professional skills. Real-time feedback and structured reviews are regularly provided to maximize each Manager’s expertise. IDinsight’s entrepreneurial culture allows roles and career progression to be tailored to individual strengths, interests, and goals. We tailor gold-standard methodologies to practitioner needs and enable continuous improvement by using the right tools at the right time. We serve governments, foundations, NGOs, and socially-impactful businesses across many sectors including health, education, agriculture, governance, financial inclusion, energy, and sanitation. IDinsight is a pioneer in using rigorous data to drive development decisions, with recognition from Forbes, Foreign Policy Magazine, PopTech, and Echoing Green, among others. Manager positions are considered “Partner-track” and career growth is expected for high performers.

Nuts & bolts


This position is based out of IDinsight’s New Delhi office in India. Preference will be given to those with pre-existing work authorization; however, IDInsight will seek work permits where possible for exceptional candidates.

Start date

There is a preference for candidates that can start immediately. 

Work authorization

IDinsight can sponsor employment visas for all nationalities in these locations; however, we will prioritize candidates who do not require IDinsight to sponsor work authorization in the aforementioned countries. All candidates not currently located in our country offices listed above will be expected to relocate to their office locations at the onset of their employment.


Compensation and benefits are commensurate with the qualifications and experiences IDinsight is hiring for and competitive within the global development sector. We are especially proud of the people-focused benefits we offer, including comprehensive international health insurance, including mental health coverage; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; relocation benefits; a travel stipend; technology and work from home stipends; a professional development budget; and more.

Please note, as a non-profit, we are unable to provide compensation similar to leading private sector organizations.

How to apply

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