Strategy Manager, India Safe Water

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 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by, Give Well, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.


Lead forward planning, maintaining a focus on the three, six, and twelve month timeline to identify and plan against necessary actions to enable programmatic success. Areas of focus can include, but are not limited to recruiting, procurement, contracting, fundraising, finance, monitoring, learning, & evaluation, and cost effectiveness.

Establish transition plans to move applicable initiatives from strategy to the current operations lead. Ensure appropriate hand off within the Evidence Action team.

Lead strategic planning for transition from India Safe Water pilot phase to at-scale implementation in three Indian states.

Draft policy-relevant materials and advocacy initiatives either requested by Indian government, EA leadership, or external partners and academics.

Analyze and synthesize information from internal and external sources to inform work planning and products.

Oversee the Learning Management team, which will be responsible for capturing, synthesizing, and disseminating lessons learned across the pilot and program.

Serve as the primary point of contact with external academics, soliciting expert’s input as appropriate and incorporating into work products and planning.

Support fundraising efforts and engagements by helping to develop development, attending meetings, and consolidating takeaways.

Serve as the direct supervisor for US-based and India-based team members as applicable.


Bachelor's degree OR equivalent work experience (3-4 years);
5-7 years of professional experience of progressively increasing responsibility;
Strong project management and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously requiring inputs from various stakeholders;
Ability to synthesize information clearly and produce high-quality written documents keeping to deadlines, including executive-level materials tailored to donors and other internal and external stakeholders;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders within India and globally;
Ability to work with minimal supervision, while also proactively communicating relevant progress updates and bottlenecks requiring attention or support from leadership;
Ability to develop strategic recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative analysis;
Able to work within a matrixed, complex organizational structure;
Passion for the mission and values of Evidence Action;
Willing to travel to India to support government engagements, programs, and other requirements as necessary, up to 20% international travel.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. for the role to be based in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of a U.S. employment visa at this time.

Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

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