Associate, Beta Team

Evidence Action
Washington, DC
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Evidence Action is now accepting applications for a full-time Associate, Beta position.

The Position:

We are looking for a motivated, well-organized and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about international development and interested in being a part of scaling promising evidence-based interventions to measurably improve hundreds of millions of lives. This position will offer an opportunity to perform administrative, operational and financial duties on the Beta team.

The ideal candidate will be touted for their wide-ranging skill-set: from multi-tasking and coordinating activities across geographies to identifying innovative solutions to unique challenges. You will be joining the Beta department’s motivated team of research and implementation experts, and will support Beta’s goal of finding the next scalable, cost-effective programs.

Responsibilities will include:

Administrative Support

Provide the Beta Department with effective administrative support; including coordinating and scheduling meetings, events, staff and partner travel and other logistical support

Serve as a resource to assist overseas staff in working effectively with other departments in the Washington, DC office

Financial Support

Process Beta Department invoice payment requests in coordination with project managers

Support Beta Department project leads with monthly financial reconciliation of expense accounts

Human Resources Support

Coordinate hiring and other HR related processes; including screening candidates, scheduling the hiring process, and scheduling onboarding for new Beta staff

Prepare contractual agreements with interns and consultants

Knowledge Management Support

Maintain Beta program files and support systems and create knowledge management processes

As Evidence Action is a dynamic organization, perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree with 2+ years’ work experience required.

Organized hard worker who can complete tasks effectively with minimal supervision.

Quick learner and entrepreneurial problem solver who can identify areas for improvement to make critical systems run more smoothly.

Able to clearly communicate and juggle team priorities and competing deadlines.

Willing to begin work as early as 7 am Eastern Time to accommodate East Africa staff.

Tech-savvy and experienced in using a broad range of cloud-based tools and systems.

Experience working across time zones or in an international organization/company.

Adaptable and team player who is interested in being part of a fast-paced, growing and diverse team with a start-up atmosphere.

Demonstrated ability to have discretion when managing confidential information

Proven experience working with Salesforce strongly preferred.

Working conditions

This job may require travel to and work based in developing countries.


Evidence Action offers competitive compensation packages for the nonprofit field, including comprehensive health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching, four weeks of vacation, and more.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants need to apply online in the link provided. Please provide your resume and a cover letter clearly addressing the stated qualifications.

Please note that applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. Evidence Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), adhering to the laws that prohibit discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment. The Evidence Action EOE policy provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, veteran status, disability (including HIV/AIDS), or any other status protected by applicable law.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world.  We fill the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.  Our two flagship programs reached over 300 million people this year. And one of them was again selected by GiveWell as one of only four Top Charities worldwide.

Evidence Action Beta explores what interventions with initial evidence of impact might be suitable for massive scale up and become our next flagship programs. Similar to beta testing for software, we pressure-test interventions to ensure that they deliver cost-effective impact at scale without unintended consequences. To effectively scale interventions that pass our pressure-testing, Beta seeks to understand the mechanisms at work behind compelling results, runs fit-for-purpose experiments to find appropriate models for scaling, and builds service delivery and financing models suitable for the contexts where there is demand.

We invite you to learn more about Evidence Action at