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Senior Associate, New Program Development at Evidence Action

Senior Associate, New Program Development at Evidence Action.

Senior Associate, New Program Development at Evidence Action

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Evidence Action scales proven interventions that improve the lives of millions. We only implement cost-effective programs whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models.

Senior Associate, New Program Development

This role sits in the Accelerator’s New Program Development team. This team is responsible for the early stages of researching and testing the next generation of Evidence Action programs, from evaluating the evidence and modeling cost-effectiveness, to program design and piloting, to preparation for at-scale program launch.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct desk-based research to rapidly assess the potential of new programs by estimating the total addressable market, cost-effectiveness, evidence-base, strategic fit, and funding opportunities of promising interventions.
  • Stay abreast of research trends and recent publications in the sector; interpret large quantities of evidence to inform program decision-making.
  • Work with cost-effectiveness and MLE staff to design, develop, and continuously refine cost-effectiveness models, monitoring frameworks, theories of change, and program evaluations.
  • Design and consult on early stage field activities, program scoping, and piloting of new programs in select countries. Use the results from these activities to inform the design of program implementation.
  • Conduct stakeholder outreach (study authors, implementing organizations, donors) to solicit feedback on new programs, their design, key gaps, and whether there is interest in collaborating with Evidence Action.
  • Develop and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with partner organizations (e.g., implementing organizations, government officials, academic researchers).
  • Independently lead high-stakes meetings with donors and government officials; present the business case for potential new programs.


  • 2 – 4 years of work experience in addition to a Master’s or PhD in a related field such as public health, international development, economics, or statistics.
  • Highly knowledgeable in analyzing and interpreting research; experience with reviewing academic literature, performing cost-effectiveness analyses, and synthesizing large quantities of data and evidence for decision making in program design and implementation.
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; experience using large data sets and quantitative analysis to drive decision making.
  • Strong task management and organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in effectively communicating and negotiating with, presenting to, and managing a variety of stakeholders in multicultural settings, including researchers, implementing partners, donors, and government officials.
  • Advanced verbal, writing, and presentation skills in English; ability to communicate complex research methodologies and findings to a non-technical audience clearly and succinctly.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace; familiarity with Stata, R, SPSS, or other statistical packages is a bonus.
  • Ability to travel internationally, up to 25%.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Evidence Action on to apply

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