Graduate Student Intern, New Program Development

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.

Duties

Key Responsibilities:

- Assist in the development of Evidence Action’s next programs through detailed desk-based research to assess the evidence base, total addressable market, cost-effectiveness, implementation feasibility, and strategic fit of promising interventions. For example:
- Evaluating results of various randomized controlled trials to determine how the impact of a nutrition intervention should be estimated
- Conducting cost-effectiveness analysis on interventions to prevent postpartum hemorrhage
- Analyzing different data sources to determine the most accurate way to estimate infection related maternal morbidity and mortality
- Work with cost-effectiveness and MLE staff to design, and refine cost-effectiveness models, monitoring frameworks, theories of change, and program evaluations

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- Currently pursuing an advanced degree in international development, public policy, public health, economics, business, or related field
- Strong alignment with Evidence Action values; committed to evidence-based programming in the development field.
- Excellent work planning, task management, and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects simultaneously
- Experience synthesizing data, background research, and stakeholder perspectives to inform program design and decision-making

Application instructions

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

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