Senior Associate, Nutrition

15 Sep, 2023


Senior Associate, Nutrition

Evidence Action
Washington, DC



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 IFA and Deworm the World team

Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative is an incredibly high impact program, helping to deliver over 1.8 billion treatments to children for intestinal worms since 2014. Deworm the World Initiative provides technical assistance to governments to implement evidence-based, cost effective, and sustainable deworming programs, with recent data showing dramatic reductions in the prevalence of worm infections in geographies we support. Our program was highlighted as one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities from 2013 to 2022, and continues to be a part of their All-Grants Fund for high-impact charities.

In 2019, given the strength of our technical support on school-based delivery of deworming in India, at the request of government, Evidence Action launched a technical assistance program to support the delivery of Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation for children and adolescents 6 months – 19 years of age in India. The program is in a “test at scale” phase – it is being implemented across five states in India with a robust external evaluation design to measure changes in coverage. In 2022, the program reached over 13 million children and adolescents with IFA supplementation; we are aiming to reach 20 million children by the end of 2024.

The Deworm the World (DTW) and IFA teams sit under the nutrition pillar at Evidence Action. The nutrition team works with country teams, country governments and cross-cutting function teams to collaboratively design and scale high impact programs. We are a team of passionate self-starters and aim to foster a team culture that values continuous growth and accepts failures as learning experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Associate who can provide strategy, technical, and project management support to the two programs in India. They will have strong strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities and be adept with remote management and working relationships. They will ideally bring superb interpersonal skills and work collaboratively and effectively with Evidence Action team members and government and partner stakeholders across both IFA and DtW.

Strategy and Technical Support

  • Support the development of program strategies for DtW and IFA in India, to address key programmatic bottlenecks and achieve long-term goals for both programs;
  • Support with evidence reviews and help ensure that program strategies and cost-effectiveness analyses reflect Evidence Action’s interpretation of findings;
  • Contribute to developing decks and reports that effectively summarize our program strategies and results for different technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Routinely collect and analyze cost data to feed into program cost-effectiveness analyses;
  • Review program process monitoring data and make recommendations on program pivots in response to findings to support data-driven decision making;
  • Review data and reports generated by the monitoring, learning and evaluation (MLE) teams, including supporting DtW impact assessment data analysis and drafting impact assessment reports.

Project Management & Coordination

  • Assist in developing and updating work plans ( both annual and project-specific) to monitor progress;
  • Coordinate with the India team and cross-cutting functional teams to advance program priorities and project tasks;
  • Coordinate check-in calls with the India team and cross-cutting teams;
  • Draft and review key program tools, templates, and documents;
  • Assist in the preparation or finalization of outputs for donors and donor reporting on a quarterly or biannual basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Background in public health, international development, consulting, or economics;
  • Experience developing decks and documents for external use, (e.g. case studies, reports, concept notes, articles/blog posts);
  • Strong analytical skills with experience in data analysis;
  • Experience conducting desk research and/or literature reviews;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated project management knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple competing deadlines and priorities with minimal supervision;
  • High level of computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel;
  • Passion for Evidence Action’s core values, mission, and programs;
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of the time;
  • Experience working internationally or at an international organization.

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.


Job posted: 2023-09-15