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Project Lead, Nairobi at Instiglio

We are a group of passionate individuals working together under one shared goal: to ensure that every cent spent to alleviate poverty has the greatest possible impact on the lives of the 2.4 billion men, women, and children afflicted by it. Our mission is to empower leaders in the social, public, and private sectors to improve the impact of social programs in developing countries by tying funding to results.

We are a diverse team of 50+ people, representing 10+ nationalities, with offices in Colombia (HQ), Kenya, Morocco, Peru, and the USA. Our team of practitioners has extensive development and government experience, including previous roles in impact evaluation (e.g., J-PAL), development banks (e.g., World Bank), country governments (e.g., Rwanda Ministry of Finance, Colombia’s National Planning Department, Congress of Colombia), and research (e.g., Harvard’s Center for International Development).

As a Project Lead, you will be responsible for expanding our services and strengthening our project pipeline in Nairobi, advising clients and managing Results-Based Financing, Performance Management, and other projects from beginning to end. You will coach clients through difficult, yet important, adaptations of their practices, coordinate the project team to deliver high-quality, socially impactful work, establish and monitor work-plans, and be accountable for the results of projects. You will be challenged to balance and strategize around the triple constraints of quality, time, and budget in our project work.
You will be an integral part of Instiglio’s Management, advising clients on important decisions and helping Instiglio as an organization to make smart and effective decisions on growth, strategy, and sustainability. With the high-level support of the partners and implementation support of the project teams, you will be strategizing the vision to reach short- and long-term project goals. As a Project Lead,, you will also be an ambassador for Instiglio’s mission and work globally. Tasks may include:
Project Management and Delivery

  • Mastering all elements of Results-Based Financing and Performance Management advisory work to effectively advise technical decisions in projects.
  • Actively improving our Results-Based Financing and Performance Management services and our delivery approaches.
  • Developing from scratch technical components of Results-Based Financing and Performance Management instruments, assessing the considerations and trade-offs unique to each design.
  • Developing and managing project scope and budget, and adjusting and course-correcting to meet execution needs.
  • Leading the day-to-day work plan, overseeing the project team to ensure that we reach short- and long-term targets.
  • Monitoring and understanding all project details, including complex technical concepts.
  • Designing and delegating activities and tasks to achieve the most effective results within the team.
  • Coordinating and motivating project teams and assigning tasks and responsibilities based on individual strengths.

Business Development

  • Building strong relationships and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Engaging in Business Development activities to build Instiglio’s pipeline.

Client Management and Advisory

  • Communicating Results-Based Financing and Performance Management in an eloquent and approachable manner for diverse stakeholders.
  • Actively improving our Results-Based Financing and Performance Management services and our delivery approaches.


  • Experience: At least 8 years of experience, including 6 years of relevant work experience in International Development, Consultancy and/or in the Public Sector
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Development Economics, Statistics, or related fields. Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, or related fields.
  • Language skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English C2.
  • Skills
    • Proven track record in client management (multiple stakeholders in complex settings).
    • Experience growing and managing teams.
    • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem solving, and structured thinking.
    • Exceptional people skills: Ability to relate well with people from different backgrounds, build trust, and solve problems.


  • Experience:
    • Demonstrated experience in Results Based
    • Financing and/or Performance Management.
    • Working with Governments and GovernmentAgencies.
  • Knowledge: Results-Based Financing Mechanisms and/or experience related to the field.
  • Language skills: Professional working proficiency in French – C1.


Project Leads at Instiglio have a chance to develop a variety of skills, take on client-facing roles on projects, with the guidance of more experienced senior staff. Instiglio has a strong feedback culture, with all staff receiving quarterly formal, structured reviews, in addition to real-time feedback. Additionally, a mentorship system and development plans are in place to ensure that staff receives proper support in their professional development. 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.

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