People & Operations Associate

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Bogota, Bogota, Colombia


Instiglio is a non-profit consulting firm whose goal is to reshape expectations, raise performance standards, and maximize the impact of the development community. To do so, since our founding in 2012, we have been pioneering novel Results-Based Financing (RBF) and Performance Management approaches in developing countries to ensure that every dollar invested in solutions to poverty has the greatest possible impact. Instiglio is helping to build a global results movement in major social sectors, including livelihoods, agriculture, education, health, employment, and governance. 

During our journey, we have worked with a range of actors; including governments (e.g., Governments of Colombia, Peru, Morocco, and Egypt), multilateral development banks (e.g., World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank), development aid agencies (e.g., USAID, MCC, DFID, GAC, SECO), service providers (e.g., Educate Girls, Mercy Corps, World Vision), and private foundations (e.g., IKEA Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation, Fundación Corona, Fundación Bancolombia).

Instiglio has successfully launched RBF projects in over 25 Latin American, African, and South Asian countries, totaling over US $500 million tied to results. Particularly important milestones include the world’s first Development Impact Bond (education, India); the first Social Impact Bond launched in a middle-income country (workforce development, Colombia); the first Outcomes Fund (poverty graduation, Kenya and Uganda); and the launch of performance-based contracts with governments in Africa (employability, Morocco). Instiglio has also advised pioneer RBF transactions in the areas of agriculture and rural development in Colombia and Peru with the Canadian (GAC) and Swiss (SECO) development aid agencies, respectively. In addition, Instiglio has increasingly supported governments in strengthening their own systems of delivery through multi-year reform processes. 

We are a diverse team of 50+ people, representing 10+ nationalities, with offices in Kenya, Morocco, Colombia, 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)

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As part of the Global People Team, the People & Operations Associate will play an instrumental role to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness by supporting the design and execution of initiatives, programs, and processes related to Instiglio’s Employee Lifecycle and internal operations.

The People & Operations Associate will support global talent acquisition efforts, and directly contribute to sustainable people engagement with our culture, mission, strategy, and organizational change initiatives. This position offers a career path, filled with growth and development opportunities, within the organization. The key responsibilities of the People & Operation Associate will include, but are not limited to:

WHERE WOULD YOU BE LOCATED? Our global headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia.


Talent Acquisition

  • Support the management of our applicant tracking system 
  • Support the outreach and recruitment process for local and international hires
  • Support the implementation of onboarding plans to introduce new team members to our work and culture

People Development & Engagement

  • Execute the Performance Management processes
  • Execute wellbeing programs to foster employee engagement and build the organizational culture 
  • Execute the offboarding plans 
  • Analyse of the results of internal measurement tools to inform the development of people management strategies, programs, initiatives, and activities

Organizational development

  • Support the design and implementation of staffing systems to maximize learning opportunities, team productivity and provide foresight in skill hiring needs
  • Build, improve and ensure the maintenance of organizational and operational systems to maximize cross-office interaction and collaboration
  • Support the Global People team as required


Required qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, industrial engineering, psychology or related fields.
  • Experience: At least 3 year of relevant work experience as a human resources generalist.
  • Knowledge and specific experience: Human resources in the fields of talent acquisition, wellbeing, and/or learning and development.  
  • Knowledge in software: Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). Intermediate skills in Google SpreadSheets.
  • Languages: Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English (C1) and Spanish (C1).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s degree in human resources management, business management, or related fields.
  • Experience: Experience in consulting or international development organizations.
  • Languages: Professional working proficiency in french.

Required skills:

  • Teamwork skills with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong execution and process management with impeccable attention to detail and accurate data entry skills.
  • Strong structured thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work comfortably and communicate effectively in a multinational, culturally diverse, and virtual environment.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Resilience and good self-management skills (emotional regulation, self-awareness, self-actualization).
  • Ability to manage competing, high-priority demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn and grow.


  • Remote work: Sometimes home makes us feel and work better
  • Personal days: Life is more than work, you are able to take personal days to handle minor medical, personal, academic or administrative matters
  • Corporate vacations: Keep calm and breath, the last week of the year is a company-wide holiday
  • Bonus days: If you travel or work on a weekend, the company award you an additional vacation day


Please apply here, submitting your CV and cover letter (in English). In your cover letter answer the following questions: (1) Why are you a good fit for this role? (2) What is your motivation to apply to Instiglio?

Please note, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Instiglio is a non-profit consulting firm whose goal is to reshape expectations, raise performance standards, and maximize the impact of the development community. To do so, since our founding in 2012, we have been…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English (C1) and Spanish (C1).

Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English (C1) and Spanish (C1).


Bogota, Bogota, CO

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