Senior Associate, Analysis & Operations, Deworm The World - Evidence Action

Organization:
Evidence Action
Location:
  • United States of America
Education:
  • Bachelor's
Start Date (Earliest):
Start Date (Latest):
Length of Commitment:
None

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 Deworm The World team

Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative is an incredibly high impact program, helping to deliver over 1.4 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 nine years in a row as one of their Top Charities worldwide.

The Deworm the World team is seeking a highly motivated, financially savvy, and well organized individual who is passionate about international development. This dynamic role works across program, finance, and operation teams to help ensure strong systems are in place to manage financial resources and to support efficient program operations at scale.

Key Responsibilities:

   Manage program financials and relevant systems:

  • Review all monthly expenditure reports in collaboration with country teams to ensure accuracy.
    • Liaise with the finance department on the development of financial reports and ensure the needs of the program are reflected.
    • Lead monthly Budget Monitoring Report conversations with relevant Country Team members on budget variances.
    • Generate quarterly Salesforce reports to track upcoming deadlines, deliverables and payments including preparing invoices 

  Maintain up to date financial analyses to:

  • Compile initial costing input for CE Team’s costing analysis.
    • Track budget versus actuals, incoming funds, and commitments, and grant balance transfers
    • Inform program expansion and areas for cost savings.
    • Manage and maintain monthly Financial Dashboard with variance comments on programmatic budget versus actuals.
    • Prepare initial inputs for donor reporting and provide ad-hoc research to support implementation of DtWI strategy.  

  Support donor and programmatic budgeting activities: 

  • Lead initial collection and review of all budget inputs to ensure all costs are correctly integrated.
    • Ensure programmatic assumptions are documented for retention.
    • Develop, maintain and track budget timelines for all reviews.
    • Oversee process flow and timelines for donor reports, agreement development, proposals, sub-contracts.
  • Collaborate with the grants department to ensure the program is in compliance with all active agreements.

   Operations:

  • Serve as point of contact with the finance and administration department on matters related to program operations.
    • Support knowledge sharing on program finance and budgeting topics and stay up to date on developments in the NTD community.
    • Document operations systems and processes.
    • Develop and track procurement timelines and provide programmatic input during the development of contracts and subcontracts.

Location

This position is located in the Washington D.C. office. Remote work can be considered for the right candidate.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years’ of relevant work experience OR Master’s degree with 1-2 years’ of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated strong financial analytics and critical thinking skills.
  • High level of computer literacy; mastery in Microsoft Excel.
  • Quick learner and problem solver who can grasp program and financial information, and identify and act on opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Self-directed/self-motivating personality, able to manage multiple competing deadlines and priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on other relevant projects, as needed.
  • Passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs.
  • Experience working internationally or with internally diverse teams. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Sense of humor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience preferably in business, finance, economics or other related field.
  • Experience working in an international non-profit.