Associate, Deworm the World Initiative - Evidence Action

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  • United States of America
Education:
  • Bachelor's
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About Evidence Action

Evidence Action was founded in 2013 to address a gap in the fight against global poverty by building programs that would scale evidence-based and cost-effective interventions, leading to significant improvements in quality of life for hundreds of millions of people. In less than a decade, our two flagship programs, the Deworm the World Initiative and Dispensers for Safe Water, have grown to measurably impact over 280 million people each year. This success is achieved through the dedication and talent of our staff, the hard work of our partners, and the commitment of our supporters. 

By 2024, we seek to double our impact by strengthening and expanding our existing programs, and working to identify a new generation of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions that we can scale to reach millions more! We are seeking dedicated and mission-driven people to help advance this rare and large-scale, global impact. Are you up for a challenge? 

About the Position

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing 'what works' and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency, impact, and value for money. We invite you to learn more about Evidence Action at www.evidenceaction.org.

Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative is an incredibly high impact program, helping to deliver over 1.3 billion treatments to children for intestinal worms since 2014. Deworm the World Initiative provides technical assistance to governments to implement high quality, cost effective, and sustainable programming. Our program has been selected by GiveWell six years in a row as one of their Top Charities worldwide.

This position has a key role in supporting the global team and several partner countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, India, and Pakistan, to collectively provide high quality technical assistance to government deworming programs and to achieve and complete milestones and deliverables in a timely fashion. The Associate will own and drive the Deworm the World Initiative's knowledge management strategy and annual agenda; connecting staff with learning opportunities, new policies, research, etc. The Associate will have an important supportive role on the team and will be heavily involved in program management of global team activities, and providing general day-to-day program support. Reporting to the Associate Director, s/he will be a highly motivated and flexible individual who is a detail oriented problem solver. S/he will have strong interpersonal skills, working well both collaboratively and individually, and can effectively communicate with team members across the organization. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management (50%) 

  • Participate in check-in calls across program geographies to provide program management support to country and global deworming teams, particularly related to operational work plans, content creation, research and conferences 
  • Coordinate the annual DtWI global work planning process
  • Draft and edit global and country program materials to ensure quality control, e.g., government policy and advocacy documents, PMCV reports
  • Oversee process for Nigeria internal programmatic reporting; manage timelines, draft report, coordinate review for finalization
  • Draft portions of donor reports (i.e., the Effective Altruism annual report and Noorda Foundation annual report program narrative)
  • Manage and regularly update databases; such as the treatment database and global data resources, e.g., storing prevalence survey reports, PMCV reports  
  • Maintain and update critical team resources (e.g., conference tracker, onboarding processes and resources) and the DtWI team calendar for global team members 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity using statistical software like Stata, R, and Excel; experience analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data

Knowledge management (50%) 

  • Implement and iterate the knowledge management multi-year strategic plan which will guide knowledge management efforts across DtWI programs and align with the DtWI Strategic Plan 2020-2025, as well as broader organizational priorities. Finalization of the KM multi-year strategic plan done in close coordination with line manager and DtW Associate Director.   
  • Develop and drive the annual KM global work plan and priorities for Evidence Action’s deworming teams
  • Manage the DtWI bi-monthly newsletter; manage timelines, coordinate and edit program updates, compile/summarize technical resources and facilitate review for finalization
  • Produce and share resources (e.g., webinars/lessons sharing) that address key challenges faced by program teams (i.e., strategies for increasing coverage of hard-to-reach groups) 
  • Support critical analysis and application of knowledge to inform decisions through revising data outputs such as reports and presentations for easier use in decision-making processes.

Location

This position will be located in Washington, DC.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years' experience as a high-performing professional 
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Extensive experience drafting and finalizing documents for external use, e.g. case studies, reports, concept notes, articles/blog posts, and/or speeches and talking points
  • Experience conducting research, analysis, and/or literature reviews
  • Organized and self-motivated individual with demonstrated knowledge and project management skills, who is dedicated to excellence
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple competing deadlines and priorities with minimal supervision
  • High level of computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office and Excel, Box, Asana, Instagantt, Slack 
  • Passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs
  • Eager to be part of a fast-paced program and organization  
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% of the time
  • Experience working internationally or with internally diverse teams
  • Preferred; previous work or study in a developing country context