Budget Analyst

Evidence Action
Washington, DC
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About the Role:

You will provide financial and operational support and analysis capacity for the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) & New Program Development portfolio. You will directly and independently implement finance and operations activities that are mission-critical to our work, especially for our Syphilis-Free Start programs.

You might be a strong fit for this role if you are excited and passionate about engaging in an environment focused on the twin goals of “Evidence” and “Action.” Here, you will create and interpret financial analyses to inform program strategy & planning, play an integral role in developing and actioning operational development goals, and standardize department systems while reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance & Operations, Programs.

Some of the activities that you will take on are:

Manage program financials, relevant systems, and maintain up-to-date analyses:
– Project manage the annual and quarterly budgeting process in collaboration with Senior Program Leaders.
– Assist project managers and program directors in creating project budgets that align with Evidence Action’s budgeting process and serve the needs of each program.
– Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for dissemination to program leadership, automating when possible.
– Help develop new tools to facilitate accurate, useful financial management for the team’s portfolio.
– Prepare quarterly LOE analysis and recommend adjustments based on staffing needs and funding commitments.
– Support Finance teams in DC and Africa during annual auditing processes.
– Review invoices from contractors for compliance with contract provisions and budgets, ensuring that payments are made promptly.

Support donor and programmatic budgeting activities:
– Create financial and financial narrative reports for grants and grant proposals ready for review by program teams for MNCH & New Program Development programs.
– Support program teams in developing budgets for grant proposals.
– Collaborate with the grants department to ensure that programs are in compliance with all active MNCH agreements while serving as a resource to staff, providing post-award guidance to program leads.
– In partnership with the Senior Manager, Finance & Operations, serve as the primary point of contact for program teams during the organizational budget process, leading the initial collection and review of all budget inputs, and project managing timelines for all Accelerator budget reviews.
– Steward donor financial close-outs for MNCH programs.

– Identify additional processes or tools to increase the efficiency of day-to-day business.
– Maintain Program’s workforce planner — a tool used to estimate where and how we plan to bill all staff time across secured and imminent funding.
– Manage and document program bidding processes, documenting the selection of vendors/consultants, and ensuring compliance with Global and/or Regional procurement procedures.

Location: This role will be based in Washington DC, but remote work is possible for the right fit candidate. In this role you will have the opportunity to travel up to 10%.

– Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years’ experience as a professional who has demonstrated excellence with financial analysis and budgeting.
– You can translate financial and technical data into informative, decision-oriented reports.
– You have strong professional experiences using Excel (i.e. developing and maintaining complex spreadsheets).
– You can manage competing and evolving project deadlines.
– You have project and upward management skills, including proactively flagging deadlines and progress towards them.
– You have experience working collaboratively in a multicultural professional environment.
– You can synthesize large volumes of complex information and distill and convey themes for decision making.

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.

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

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

Benefits: 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