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 515 million people globally with our interventions. 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 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 10 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 nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ 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. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally 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.

Apr 30, 2024  
About the External Relations team The External Relations team leads fundraising and communications, positioning Evidence Action to donors, partners, governments, and media. We develop and execute strategic approaches to strengthen our resource mobilization and brand; prospect and secure grants and donations from a variety of institutional and individual donors and donor networks; and coordinate internally to create and take advantage of opportunities for funding and dissemination of our impact. Our team works across multiple time zones, so a candidate with a willingness to work asynchronously and iterate quickly is advantageous. We value collaboration,  foster accountability, encourage constructive feedback, and provide growth opportunities - all while innovating and adapting to maximize our contribution to impact. About the role In our first decade, Evidence Action’s groundbreaking approach enabled us to reach over half a billion people globally with lifesaving and...
Evidence Action Hybrid (Washington, DC, USA) Full-Time
Apr 22, 2024  
About the role We’re seeking a Head of Philanthropy excited to supercharge our individual giving capabilities by building and shaping a strategy, team, and operational plan to grow high net worth and major donor giving. You are passionate about enabling high-impact, cost-effective programs to save lives and reduce global poverty.  You recognize that new funding drives outsized impact, and deeply enjoy deploying creative approaches to learn about and engage donors in our work.  You’ll manage a large portfolio of high value donors and external stakeholders, and thoughtfully deploy senior leadership including our CEO and Chief Engagement Officer to broaden and deepen donor relationships. You’ll also expand a high-caliber team responsible for individual fundraising, inclusive of retail giving and development operations. This role reports directly to the Chief Engagement Officer and supervises donor engagement and development operations staff. This role will either be hybrid in...
Evidence Action Hybrid (Washington, DC, USA) Full-Time