About Evidence Action:
Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty for hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places. Our two flagship programs, Deworm the World and Dispensers for Safe Water, reached over 280 million people in 2017. These same programs, alongside our No Lean Season program, have been named “Top” or “Standout” charities by GiveWell in 2017, with Deworm the World being named a Top Charity for the fifth year in a row. In parallel to these scaled programs, Evidence Action also leverages its unique Beta incubator to explore what interventions with initial evidence of impact might be suitable for massive scale up to become our next flagship programs. Evidence Action has a presence across 10 countries, with major offices in Washington, DC, Nairobi, Kenya, and Delhi, India.
The Director, Deworm the World Initiative is a unique opportunity to contribute to the further growth and development of a globally acknowledged success in scaling evidence-based, cost-effective development interventions. Deworm the World works closely with governments and key partners, bringing technical expertise and critical resources to support delivery of government-led school-based deworming programs. The Director will be responsible for management of the Deworm the World portfolio globally, including strategy implementation, program quality, technical inputs, donor reporting and management, and public data sharing. Reporting to the Global Deworming Lead, the Director will lead a team of direct reports across Deworm the World-supported geographies and collaborate closely with regional staff to achieve high program quality and cost-effectiveness. The Director will be driven by impact, able to focus on the big picture and translate that into relevant programmatic details, and able to deliver high quality outputs in a cost-effective manner. The Director will have a highly sophisticated understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in delivery of technical assistance to support government program implementation, and be creative and solution-oriented in his/her approach. The Director will espouse Evidence Action’s commitment to evidence-based decision making, cost-effectiveness, and transparency to internal and external stakeholders.
What You'd Do:
Program Management and Planning
Technical and Program Quality
Donor and Partner Relationships
People Management and Human Resource Development
What You Bring:
Evidence Action places strong value on relevant personal qualities: entrepreneurialism, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results in quickly changing circumstances. You should be able to work independently and effectively in a high-pressure, unstructured environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently. The ideal candidate will also possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.
International travel estimated at 25%, across Evidence Action geographies and others as relevant for program and organizational needs.
This position requires regular interactions with team members across multiple time zones, sometimes outside normal working hours.