Associate, Cost-Effectiveness

Evidence Action

About the organization

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.


About the Cost-Effectiveness team

In this role you will report to the Senior Manager of Cost-effectiveness who leads our team. Our team helps inform organizational priorities, programmatic decision-making, and resource mobilization as we pursue high-impact programs. We estimate the cost-effectiveness of our full portfolio of programs, ranging in interventions from early stage programmatic activities, programs operating at scale, and those expanding to new geographies.

Key Responsibilities:

- Support development of cost effectiveness analysis, including detailed costing, incorporating evidence on intervention effectiveness.
- Conduct literature reviews, 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 analyze program financial and cost data.
- Periodically update models with revised inputs and revised assumptions when the team is presented with relevant new evidence.
- Support the development of internal and external communication products (such as blog posts and presentations) to engage with various audiences on the cost-effectiveness of various interventions.


Required Qualification:

- You have a bachelor's degree in international development, public health, public finance, public policy, economics, statistics, or related field.
- You have up to 3 years of professional work experience.
- Basic competencies in Excel; a working understanding of and comfort with core functions and formulas.
- Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis in professional or academic settings, and interest in developing quantitative modeling skills to understand program impact and costing.
- Detail-oriented and comfortable in engaging with datasets, literature, and evidence.
- Ability to analyze and communicate about data to form narratives with easily understood language.
- You are a team player with the ability to collaborate within and between teams.
- Alignment with core Evidence Action values.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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