Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, External Relations

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 the Chief Engagement Officer, you will play a key role in preparing the CEO, Chief Engagement Officer, and executive leadership to engage with diverse external stakeholders and potential donors; manage strategic, high-value workstreams across the External Relations department; and guide increased team efficiency. You are entrepreneurial, accustomed to a rapid pace of work, and enjoy using analysis and data to develop new and better ways of working.

This role will either be hybrid in our DC office location, or remote for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

- You will support the CEO, Chief Engagement Officer, and other executive leadership to prepare for external engagements, including preparation of background materials, emails, and pitches
- You will help develop executive-level presentations and related materials, working closely with teams from across the organization
- You will lead in the planning, management, and metrics tracking for strategic work streams across the External Relations department, and in collaboration with cross-functional teams
- You will conduct in-depth quantitative and qualitative analyses, including the development of recommendations, to inform revenue generation strategies and resource needs
- You will develop processes and tools to “uplevel” efficiencies of our External Relations department, including oversight of important systems and workflows.


- You have 2-4 years of experience in management consulting, special projects roles, or chief of staff-type roles with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Public Policy or related degree
- You can manage projects through their life cycles, and multiple projects simultaneously, taking into account moving priorities across a matrixed environment
- You have advanced executive-level writing skills and excel at developing presentations using PowerPoint/Google Slides
- You can develop strategic recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative analysis
- You strive for efficiency and embody a process mindset, combined with experience in change management
- You enjoy building collaborative relationships, and planning to future needs while incorporating multiple perspectives
- You have experience in real-time iteration and can use an analytical approach to trade risks with rewards and support innovation
- You have experience managing with, presenting to, and managing a variety of stakeholders
- You’re a team player, willing to jump in, take on priority tasks, and support others
- You’re passionate for the mission of Evidence Action and for creating value in international development.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]*** If you are applying for a role at Evidence Action, please note we do not accept emailed applications. Please apply directly on Evidence Action's careers page through the link provided. Thank you!

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