Program Manager, Nutrition - Evidence Action

  • United States of America
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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.

About the Role

Our team sits under the nutrition pillar at Evidence Action. We collaborate with country teams, country governments, and cross functional teams to collaboratively design and scale high-impact programs . We foster a team culture that emphasizes growth and embraces new challenges as learning experiences.

You will be the main contact between the global team and India team for the Deworm The World (DTW) and Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (IFA) programs, by providing strategy, technical, and project management support so that we achieve our collective goals. You will report to our Nutrition team leaders and be directly responsible for a senior associate.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Technical Support

  • Ensure program strategies are aligned with the latest global guidance and evidence for the interventions we’re supporting
  • Contribute to the iteration of DTW and IFA’s program strategies to address programmatic bottlenecks and achieve long-term goals
  • Support data-driven decision-making by analyzing data to make recommendations, inform program strategies and cost-effectiveness, and report development
  • Lead processes to guide decision-making on the expansion of the programs to additional states and target populations in India Program Management
  • Collaborate with global and India teams using program management tools and trackers to coordinate, design, execute, and monitor program activities
  • Define and refine program milestones, targets and activities
  • Monitor progress by creating and updating work plans (both annual and project-specific), budgets, risk assessments, and roles and responsibility matrices
  • Work with cost-effectiveness and MLE team members to design, develop, and refine cost-effectiveness models, theories of change, monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks, survey and evaluation tools, and methodologies. External Engagement
  • Develop decks and reports that summarize our program strategies and results for different audiences, including donors and government partners, and develop plans for their dissemination
  • Engage with diverse stakeholders, including government departments, implementing partners, and donors

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and 5-7 years of work experience in designing and implementing global health or international development programs.
  • Project management experience, including making and managing budgets and work plans.
  • People management experience, having at least 1 year of experience supervising direct reports.
  • Experience collaborating with and managing a variety of stakeholders in multicultural settings.
  • Adept at developing decks and documents for external use (e.g. case studies, reports, concept notes, articles/blog posts).
  • Experience in data analysis. High level proficiency in developing and maintaining complex spreadsheets on Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience working internationally or at an international organization. Evidence Action supports programs in Africa and in South Asia.
  • Passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs.


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.

Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. *Benefits may differ based on country-specific regulations.

How to Apply

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