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Senior Associate, Cost-Effectiveness

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.


Key Responsibilities: - You will help develop cost-effectiveness analyses using cost and impact/monitoring data, assessing data needs and quality of existing data for use in those analyses, reviewing literature to identify other relevant inputs, and working with program teams to translate programmatic questions into analyses for use in decision-making and reporting. - Develop all components of cost effectiveness analysis, including detailed costing, incorporating evidence on intervention effectiveness, etc. Review literature, interpret findings to extract relevant impact estimates, and engage with colleagues and external experts to identify the highest-quality inputs to use. - Collaborate with global and country finance and program colleagues to gather and understand program financial and cost data. - Periodically update models with revised inputs and revised assumptions in the event of relevant new evidence. - Lead the development of internal and external communication products (such as blog posts and presentations) about specific analyses to enable several audiences to absorb information about the cost-effectiveness of different interventions.


Required Qualifications: - You have 3-5 years or professional experience with a bachelor's degree in international development, public health, public finance, public policy, economics, statistics, or related field; - You enjoy using quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to help with decision-making; - You are comfortable using excel to manage complex spreadsheets and perform complex functions; - You are comfortable in engaging with datasets, literature, and evidence; - You are a team player with the ability to collaborate within and between teams in a multicultural environment; - Alignment with core Evidence Action values. 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.

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***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!

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