Sector Specialists at Instiglio – March 2024

Sector Specialists

As a Sector Specialist, you will play a critical role in the execution of Instiglio’s projects and our impact on the ground, supporting teams in developing rigorous and context-driven assessments, strategies, and designs for our clients. Reporting directly to either a Project Lead or Manager, you will deploy your deep technical expertise and experience to provide sector-specific guidance and advisory to the project team, engage directly with our clients and partners, and input into critical project deliverables and strategic recommendations. Responsibilities will vary from project to project but some key roles may entail the following:

  • Summarizing the basics of the sector in project countries, including main actors, policies, initiatives, and basics of service delivery and the beneficiary market (where applicable).
  • Assessing the sector for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, with a particularly strong focus on the implications for RBF or other results-based approaches.
  • Providing sector-specific technical analysis for the design of RBF mechanisms or other results-based programs (e.g., analysis of suitable indicators to tie payments to)
  • Preparing reports (both long- and short-form) and presentations summarizing findings, insights, and recommendations for all work undertaken.
  • Providing technical assistance of other capacity building support on technical matters of the sector to project partners.
  • Leading or participating in engagements with project stakeholders to gather information and/or share findings and recommendations.

Consultant Roster and consultancy logistics
Shortlisted consultants will be incorporated into our Consultant Roster database and will be contacted on an as-needed basis over the next 24 months when project opportunities match their experience and skillset. Inclusion in the Consultant Roster does not represent a guarantee of a consultancy assignment with Instiglio, and consultancy assignments do not carry any expectation of further assignments or conversion to another type of contract with Instiglio. The specific terms of consultancy assignments will be dictated by the needs of a given Instiglio project, but key aspects of the arrangement include:

  • Contract type: Consultants engaged for a specific assignment will be contracted on a fixed-term basis
  • Location: The work location will be determined based on the specific project needs, particularly the project’s location and the location of the Instiglio team, with the potential for remote consultancy engagements on most of Instiglio’s projects.
  • Effort and duration: The effort and duration of the engagement will be determined based on the specific project needs with most projects ranging between 3-9 months and requiring consultants to be engaged anywhere from 1 – 3 days a week throughout the assignment.
  • Remuneration: Consultants’ remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills as well as the nature of the assignment in terms of the responsibilities and complexities of the assignment and the degree of expertise required. Payment will be based on completion of the hours and/or deliverables in the specific contract, subject to the approval of the Project Lead or Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields specific to the sector being applied for. A Master’s degree, professional certification(s), and/ or completed training(s) relevant to the sector of expertise are desirable, but not a requirement.
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing technical advisory for development projects in Latin America, Africa, and/ or MENA in the sector being applied for (projects with a duration of at least 3 months).
  • Experience on projects that deployed RBF, performance management, or other results-based approaches is desirable, but not a requirement.
  • Experience managing or leading complex stakeholder relationships, including with donors, implementing entities, and governments. Experience in the delivery of capacity building, change management, or performance management support for sector actors, is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Experience in managing or participating in field work/ in-country missions associated with development consultancy projects.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proven track-record of delivering high quality outputs for clients in short timeframes.
  • Ability to excel in both team-based and independent work using a collaborative and proactive approach.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications (Sharepoint, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word) and Google Workspace (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.).
  • Professional working proficiency (C1) in English, French, and/or Spanish is required. Most consultancy assignments will require English as a minimum, however, certain projects may be primarily Spanish or French.

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