Life at IDinsight

IDinsight seeks dynamic leaders who are passionate about having large-scale social impact. Our people are driven to work with low-income and marginalized communities, demonstrate exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills, and thrive in developing country settings. Almost all positions are based in the developing countries where our clients are, and require a two-year minimum commitment.

Why IDinsight

A Desire for Impact
We have a deeply ingrained mission to generate and use rigorous evidence. We think critically about our allocation of time and resources to have the greatest possible influence; when choosing projects, impact is our first criterion.

Amazing People
IDinsighters live our values both in client settings and in how we interact with one another. We support each other through highs and lows and push each other to grow into the best versions of ourselves. We are like-minded in our curiosity about the world. We hire highly capable individuals who are driven to improve the world around them.

Constant Learning and Challenge
We invest deeply in each teammate's professional development. Each employee maintains a detailed professional development plan, and can pursue “stretch” opportunities designed to build on their strengths and gain exposure. Mentorship, real-time feedback, and structured 360-degree performance reviews are regularly provided to maximize growth.

Ownership and Autonomy
Through our fast growth and constant process of learning, staff members at all levels have the opportunity to shape IDinsight’s future and strategic impact. Teammates regularly take ownership of big, important decisions, whether in the field, in the client boardroom, or in internal initiatives to build our organization.


Exposure to Cutting Edge Impact Measurement
In partnering with our clients, IDinsight teams are exposed to key challenges that can affect millions of lives. These call for the most cutting edge, creative approaches to impact measurement. Our teams utilize a toolkit to tailor the right analysis and data/evidence generation to support our clients’ most critical decisions.

Local Context
Nearly all of our staff members are located in the countries where we have active projects. We believe that local context understanding is critical to our ability to serve. We work closely with local partners in order to support and develop nuanced solutions that can improve the lives of those in need.

Commitment to Best-In-Class Operations
As a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial organization, we invest in great systems and processes to help people do their jobs well. We bring best-in-class practices from the private and social sectors into our work. We use data to inform our internal procedures (just as we advise our clients to do!), and invest in systems and structures to help our teams focus on impact.


Openings — Join Our Team!

Please review this guide for an insight into our office locations. If you’re invited to a first round client-facing interview, these resources will help you prepare. For additional inquiries regarding careers at IDinsight, please contact

Team Spotlight



IDinsight is very proud of its alumni and where they’re headed next in their professional careers. You can find IDinsight alumni across the world including:

Academic Programs

  • Duke University, Public Policy Program (PhD)

  • Harvard Business School (MBA)

  • Harvard Kennedy School (MPA/ID)

  • Harvard Law School (JD)

  • London School of Economics

  • MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA)

  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School (MD)

  • University of California, San Francisco, (MD)

  • Yale Law School (JD)



  • Bain & Company, South Africa

  • BURN Stoves, Kenya

  • Gulu Agricultural Development Company, Uganda

  • International Growth Centre, Rwanda

  • Latitude Trade Company, Uganda

  • Lyft, USA

  • McKinsey Ethiopia, Nigeria

  • Microsoft Research

  • One Acre Fund, Kenya

  • SocialCops, India

Banner Photo: The IDinsight team strikes a pose at our 2016 global summit. Credit: idinsight

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