Senior Manager (Deworm the World Initiative)
About Evidence Action:
Evidence Action aims to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty in the some of the poorest places. Our large-scale, evidence-based programs are rigorously evaluated to ensure they reach the greatest amount of people in the most cost-effective ways. No matter what the position, each member of our team can be confident that the hard work we do does make its intended impact. Collectively, our at-scale initiatives measurably reach over 280 million people annually, and we continuously seek dedicated and mission-driven people to help advance this rare, and large-scale, global impact.
Are you are passionate about data and evidence? Do you want to ensure your talents and skills are directly applied to programs that generate meaningful and long-lasting impact? Then Evidence Action is the place for you.
This position will manage our support to the deworming programs in Africa and complete agreed technical assistance milestones and deliverables. As a member of the global deworming team and reporting to the Director, Deworm the World Initiative, the Senior Manager also has an important role in supporting program strategy and delivery. Working closely with others on the globally dispersed team, they coordinate Evidence Action’s representation in relevant international forums and contribute to the program’s overall approaches to providing implementing governments with high quality technical assistance.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical direction and support to country programs focused on strategic planning, high-quality implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of NTD programs, primarily school-based deworming.
- Nonexhaustively, this will include regular check-ins with country teams, ensuring work plans are aligned with the DtWI Strategy, tracking progress against work plans, assisting in review and completion of deliverables as necessary, overseeing budget monitoring and financial review for programs, ensuring high-quality internal and external program reporting, and providing relevant updates to Evidence Action leadership.
- Advise and contribute to productive government and partner relationships, including strategies for regular touchpoints and relationship maintenance, as well as developing higher level or issue-based engagement tactics.
- Build and maintain strategic relationships with partners in the Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) space; attend relevant conferences and meetings to engage and influence the deworming landscape.
- Contribute to internal or external working groups or initiatives which may focus on key areas of program delivery, to both provide, and benefit from, lessons generated across geographies and organizations.
- Contribute to global team projects, activities and deliverables as needed, including but not limited to assisting with our knowledge management agenda, development of global tools and resources, etc.
Washington, D.C is the preferred location for this role with consideration for candidates located in, and have legal authorization to work, in Nairobi, Kenya. As we monitor the effect COVID-19 is having on travel, there is opportunity for this position to be temporarily remote.
We are seeking candidates who are passionate about evidence-based results, have strong project management skills, and excel in relationship building with government partners and in the NTD space. You should have:
- Six or more years of experience in the implementation of Neglected Tropical Disease programs
- Experience working in developing countries and with government officials, Africa preferred
- A strong track record of managing programs, particularly in a matrixed environment
- Experience in writing or publishing materials related to the technical area (e.g. journal articles, policy documents, training materials, toolkits, etc.)
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, with preference for a degree in global health
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to travel 20% of the time
Evidence Action does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.