Associate, Analysis and Operations

Evidence Action
Washington, DC
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About the Safe Water Now Program

Limited access to Safe Water is one of the biggest public health problems in the world, affecting more than 2.2B people. Evidence Action brings Safe Water to more than 10 million people worldwide via our Dispensers for Safe Water and In-Line Chlorination programs. Recent evidence highlights that water treatment may be among the most cost-effective interventions available to save young children’s lives, reducing all-cause child mortality by about 25% The Dispensers program, based on research by Nobel-winning economists, utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable interventions. In-Line Chlorination is a next-generation technology that eliminates the need for behavior change and targets peri-urban communities. Over the past year, we’ve more than doubled our footprint in East Africa and are actively exploring opportunities for expansion into new countries.

In addition to its longstanding work in East Africa, Evidence Action, through its technical partner in India, EAII Advisors, is launching a major technical assistance program to help the government of India reach 17.5 million people across multiple states with safe water. This complements the Indian government’s effort to bring water access to every household in the country.

What we are looking for

We are seeking a highly motivated, well-organized, financially savvy, and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about international development and who is interested in being a part of scaling promising evidence-based interventions to support our Safe Water and Accelerator teams.

This individual should be excited and passionate about engaging in an environment focused on the twin goals of “Evidence” and “Action”. This position will offer an opportunity to provide high-caliber financial and operational support to senior staff and teams in dynamic, rapidly-growing units within the organization. These roles work across program, finance, and operations teams to help ensure strong systems are in place to manage financial resources and to support efficient program operations at scale.


Maintain Up to Date Financial Analyses
• In partnership with the team’s Finance & Operations lead, serve as the primary point of contact for program teams during the budget process, leading the initial collection and review of all budget inputs, and project manage timelines for all India Safe Water budget reviews.
• Track budget versus actuals, incoming funds, and commitments, and grant balance transfers.
• Prepare initial expense mappings for donor financial reports.
• Review invoices from contractors for compliance with contract provisions and budgets, ensuring that payments are made in a timely manner.

Cross Team Coordination
• Liaise with the Finance department on the development of monthly financial dashboards and reports, ensuring the needs of the Program Leads are reflected.
• Work closely with the Grants and Compliance team and program teams to ensure grant financial reporting is of high quality and is submitted on time.
• Compile initial expense input for Cost-effectiveness Team’s costing analysis.
• Support WMCH and Accelerator teams with execution of cross-departmental priorities

• Document operations systems and procedures.
• Track process flow and timelines for donor reports, budgets, sub-contracts, and agreements.
• Participate and support financial process improvements across the organization.


• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with 3-5 years of relevant work experience, or a Masters with 2-4 years of experience..
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
• Demonstrated strong financial analytics and budgeting with the ability to translate financial and technical data into informative, decision-oriented reports.
• Advanced literacy in Excel.
• Ability to multitask and track multiple projects and deadlines.
• Flexible approach and ability to dynamically reprioritize as program needs evolve and as resources required, communicating proactively about priorities and progress to them.
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate clearly with diverse audiences.
• Travel possible up to 10% of the time.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. for role to be based in the U.S. 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.

About Evidence Action

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. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 10 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.

We drive innovation: Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.

We are global. Across nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.

We have big ambitions. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.

We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.


Evidence Action provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees worldwide. Benefits include:

– comprehensive health insurance,
– retirement savings options,
– life insurance,
– generous leave,
– avenues for engagement and recognition.
*Benefits may differ based on country-specific regulations