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About Evidence Action
Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development - we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.
We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 4 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.
We drive innovation: Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.
We are global. Across eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background - with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.
We have big ambitions. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action - because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.
We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.
What We’re looking for
The Senior Associate, Monitoring, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) Strategy is an important member of the Global MLE team who supports the design and development of program M&E frameworks and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) plans; coordinates M&E implementation and reporting with in-country teams; designs and supports research and evaluation projects according to program objectives;; conducts rigorous analysis of program and M&E data; conducts desk research into MLE best practices for the purposes of development or innovation; and effectively communicates MLE designs, KPIs, and results to programs and partners. The Senior Associate is also responsible for ensuring there are quality MLE processes to meet program deadlines and MLE standards in the team’s deliverables. As such, the Senior Associate must be highly motivated and flexible to adapt to MLE and program team needs.
Responsibilities will include:
The Senior Associate, MLE Strategy is responsible for providing high quality MLE design, analysis, and communication support to ensure program objectives and goals are met. This support may include the following duties, but the exact responsibilities will ultimately be determined based on program needs.
Design program monitoring frameworks and plans for new and existing programs
Support technical projects including research and evaluation
Effectively communicate and engage with program teams on MLE work
Support administrative and coordination tasks for the MLE Strategy team
This position will be based in Washington, D.C. or Nairobi, Kenya (Remote flexibility for up to 1 year).