Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, Management

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

Special projects: help implement special projects that improve strategic programmatic and organizational priorities based on emerging risks, opportunities, and/or gaps. This includes:
40% Project management of strategic decision-making processes and subsequent change management, such as the adoption of new strategies, restructuring, or portfolio realignment
-You might support strategic recruitment efforts, including sourcing of candidates, interviewing, and onboarding
-You will support geographic office needs as they rise (most likely in Delhi or Nairobi)
-As needed you might manage organization-wide and cross-functional initiatives that enable strategic “leaps” in organizational performance and readiness for growth, such as investments in new systems and processes. When necessary, this will include managing relationships with consultants.
10% Executive-level presentations: create proposals and other materials for Evidence Action internal leadership meetings, team-wide strategic processes, and donor- and partner-facing engagements, pulling in information from across the organization.
50% Support our growing Safe Water Now portfolio across the Africa Region and India with strategy and project management support, particularly for cross-geography, cross-delivery mechanism, or new initiatives. This may include:
-Strategic planning to chart our direction and prioritize resources
-Quantitative analysis to inform program decisions
-Fundraising and recruitment support

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- You have 2-4 years of management consulting experience in fields including working with nonprofits, international partners, in international development, or public health.
- You have 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 can develop strategic recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative analysis.
- You have advanced executive-level writing skills and excel at developing presentations using PowerPoint/Google Slides.
- You can develop executive-level materials tailored to donors and other internal and external stakeholders.
- You enjoy building collaborative relationships, and planning for future needs while incorporating multiple perspectives.
- You enjoy getting your hands-dirty and taking on priority tasks.
- You have a passion for the mission of Evidence Action and for creating value in international development.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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