Senior Manager, 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.


About the Role:
Reporting to senior department leadership, you will work with program leadership and the External Relations and Grants teams to bring funding to our programs. You will help build compelling narratives about programs like our Safe Water Now and Syphilis-Free Start programs and map out approaches that can be tailored to a variety of audiences while working with our teams, donors, and other partners in our work.

Key Responsibilities:
- Conduct sector landscape analyses to identify program and funding trends, partners, high-potential donors, and other relevant partners.
- Develop compelling proposal materials that are tailored for different audiences, both technical and non-technical
- Manage proposal processes from start to finish, including working with program teams to identify targets, converting concept notes into full program pitches, and providing input into the grant agreement and reporting structures
- Cultivate relationships with donors for target sectors, especially Safe Water and Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health, and track engagement via Salesforce
- Assess the fundability of early-stage programs to secure funding from governments, donors, and partners before the program enters field activities to help decide which programs we should bring to scale
- Assess and prioritize potential funding and relevant strategic communications opportunities, in collaboration with the External Relations team


- 6+ years work experience with a background in the international development space with experience working with large funders like foundations and bilaterals, along with a Bachelor's Degree
- You have an established network of contacts in the International Development space, particularly with donors in the Safe Water, Maternal and Neonatal Health, and Nutrition sectors
- You enjoy building collaborative relationships with the ability to find common ground among internal and external stakeholders
- You have experience with fundraising techniques and strategies, including grant writing, donor prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
- You can manage projects through their life cycles to coordinate fundraising activities, manage donors and priorities, and the submission of proposals and reports
- You have knowledge of the donor landscape; including trends, priorities, and funding opportunities within the nonprofit sector
- You have experience working in global matrixed organization
- You have experience developing and delivering compelling written materials and presentations
- You can iterate in real time and absorb/synthesize a broad range of technical information
- You share our passion for the mission of Evidence Action and for creating value in international development.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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