Senior Associate, Grants
- Evidence Action
- Washington, DC
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- apply through 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 Global Operations team
Evidence Action is seeking a proactive and highly motivated individual to support all aspects of grants management within the organization. The Senior Associate, Grants is responsible for overseeing and improving grants systems and procedures used across the organization to ensure Evidence Action’s entire portfolio of grants (~35) is managed efficiently and in compliance with grant agreements and Evidence Action’s policies. The Senior Associate, Grants will also directly manage the administrative aspects of a portfolio of grants that will grow with time, requiring a fast-learner, the ability to prioritize projects with competing deadlines, and superb communication skills.
This role is based in Washington, D.C.
Reporting to the Director, Grants and Contracts, the Senior Associate, Grants will work closely with program and finance teams to ensure the effective and compliant management of all grants by:
– B.A. or B.S. with 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience; 1+ year of grants management experience;