Human Resources Assistant

Evidence Action
Washington, DC
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Deadline for Applications
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Please apply directly on our website
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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 280 million people annually. 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 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 4 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 eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ 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. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, 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.

About the People & Culture team

The People & Culture team sets and implements the strategy to attract, support, and sustain the diverse and talented staff that make Evidence Action’s mission a reality. We align our people priorities to best serve organizational strategy, focusing on the areas of highest impact across the employee lifecycle to support our program teams and regional leaders. We champion the investment in Evidence Action’s strong culture, particularly as we scale, ensuring that our organization is unified in the goals we set to accomplish to serve our communities.

Key Responsibilities:

HR Administration & Coordination (70%)
– Update and maintain compliance of employee files in relevant systems (e.g, job descriptions, I-9 documentation)
– Help maintain HRIS systems with general employee updates and data entry, including monitoring employee details and adjusting leave balances
– Support with monthly benefits and payroll administration, and support PEO processing.

Employee Experience Support (20%)
– Support the onboarding and offboarding process for new hires in HRIS and benefits systems;
– Monitor and support Evidence Action’s staff with day-to-day employee questions and direct to appropriate resources or team members
– Work to create and update FAQs and other staff resources for general HR questions and company policies
– Assist in employee survey launches as needed (incl. Onboarding feedback survey)
– In coordination with the HR manager, support special projects to advance the HR function, including performance management and systematizing on-boarding/off-boarding

Team Engagement (10%)
– Support as needed with weekly breakfast, leadership conferences, social events, vendor management, and expense management in coordination with the Office Manager
– Facilitate/coordinate monthly learning series sessions, all-hands, leadership peer group, and People & Culture team meetings

– BA with 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of relevant work experience.
– Experience supporting an HR function with administrative tasks, data entry, payment processing, event coordination, etc.
– Familiarity with people systems (HRIS, benefits management, permanence management, etc).
– Strong attention to detail and interest in being a part of a fast paced and dynamic organizational function.
– Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines and priorities and complete tasks effectively with minimal supervision.
– Quick learner and problem solver; a critical, analytical, and process-oriented thinker who is able to identify areas for improvement and offer suggestions as to how to make systems run more smoothly.
– The ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
– Brings a customer-orientation to all interactions (even on internal issues).
– Ability to collaborate across teams and navigate complex organizational relationships.

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.