Associate, Global Operations

  • United States of America
Start Date (Earliest):

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 515 million people globally with our interventions. 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 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 10 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 nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ 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. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally 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.  

About the Global Operations team

We work on initiatives to promote efficiency, mitigate risks, and cultivate the infrastructure needed for a growing organization. We work collaboratively across teams throughout the organization to build resilience, increase scalability, and develop the processes that enable the growth of Evidence Action’s impact. As a team we are committed to a strong team culture of performance and connectedness. Through supportive leadership, we foster an adaptable mindset on our team, valuing diverse perspectives and continuous learning as we deliver across our organization.

As our Associate, Global Operations you will report to our Associate Director, Global Operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Knowledge Management, Learning, and Training (60%)

  • Develop and refine learning content to streamline and increase impact of training;
  • Serve as the primary administrator and first line of support of our in-house learning management system;
  • Maintain organizational Intranet to facilitate access to critical organizational information.

Travel, Safety, and Security (30%)

  • Help implement the incident response system in collaboration with Operations leads;
  • Coordinate and improve travel procedures, including authorizations, security briefings, and additional requirements.

Climate Action (10%)

  • Support Climate Action initiative through tracking emissions footprint with respect to GHG protocols

Required Qualifications:

  • You have up to 3 years of experience in a matrixed, professional environment with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as public health, economics, or business.
  • You enjoy building collaborative relationships across cross functional teams globally.
  • You have previously worked in an international organization or with diverse teams.
  • You can manage work plans and are familiar with prioritization and delegation.
  • You can align quickly to new and dynamic contextsYou are aligned with the core values of Evidence Action.
  • We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of a U.S. employment visa at this time. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. for roles based in the U.S.

Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Benefits: Evidence Action provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees worldwide. Benefits include:

  • comprehensive health insurance,
  • retirement savings options,
  • life insurance, 
  • generous leave, 
  • avenues for engagement and recognition.

*Benefits may differ based on country-specific regulations

How to Apply

***If you are applying for a position at Evidence Action, please note that we do NOT accept emailed applications. All positions are advertised here: and you must apply online there in order to be considered. Thank you!