Job: Director, Africa Region, Evidence Action

Director, Africa Region

General Management – Nairobi, Kenya

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action scales proven development solutions to benefit millions of people around the world. We fill the gap between knowing ‘what works’ and having impact at scale. We implement cost-effective interventions whose efficacy is backed by substantial rigorous evidence. We identify innovative, appropriate financing mechanisms and build best-practice operational models. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling with a commitment to transparency on progress, impact, and value for money.  Our two flagship programs reached over 200 million people this year. One of them, the Deworm the World Initiative, was again selected by GiveWell as one of only seven Top Charities on the planet.

About the position

Evidence Action’s Director, Africa region will be overall in-charge of Evidence Action’s program delivery, at-scale monitoring and evaluation, compliance, people management, budget management, government and donor relations, and back-end operations in Africa. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The Director, Africa region will lead a team culture characterized by high achievement and strong professional development through living and inculcating Evidence Action’s values.

The Director, Africa region will be a seasoned professional with at least eight years’ work experience, including five or more years of program leadership and management experience and an interest in expanding their horizons within a mission-driven organization committed to impact at scale. The ideal candidate has experience leading program implementation in developing countries, particularly within Africa…

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Job: Senior Manager, Programs, Evidence Action

Senior Manager, Programs

Programs – Nairobi, Kenya

About the position

Evidence Action seeks a highly motivated professional to work across programs in extensive collaboration with teams across at-scale and emerging programs.  The senior manager’s work will be underpinned by rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis, simultaneous management of various projects and extensive engagement across diverse stakeholders. S/he will be inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, and will have enormous opportunity to contribute to improved lives for millions of people around the world.

The senior manager will work on strategy and growth for current programs and incubation / modeling for new programs as they develop.  The ideal candidate will have outstanding credentials, project management capabilities, analytical skills, and presentation skills. The senior manager must be able to function flexibly and independently and have a strong commitment to excellence and high quality of outputs.

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Job: Program Director, No Lean Season, Evidence Action

Program Director, No Lean Season

Beta – Nairobi, Nairobi


The Program Director, No Lean Season will lead the growth of what may be the “next big thing” in evidence-based development. The groundbreaking research behind No Lean Season has pointed towards an incredible opportunity to positively and substantially improve the lives of millions of poor, rural families, making this program one of the most promising interventions to emerge from the field of randomized evaluations in the development sector in recent years.

No Lean Season provides a small travel subsidy to poor, rural households so they can send a family member to a nearby city or town to find a temporary job during the period between planting and harvesting. This is the time in many rural areas when jobs are scarce, food is expensive, and people are likely to miss meals. In studies, the induced migration resulted in significant improvements in household welfare (including consumption and nutrition) during the lean season. Evidence Action Beta is now investigating several critical questions — local price effects, impacts on household well-being, and impacts on non-participating households — to pressure-test the hypothesis that this is a cost-effective means of providing seasonal income support in Bangladesh and elsewhere. If successful, No Lean Season has the potential to improve the lives of millions of the world’s poorest rural families.

The Director will execute the global strategy and management of the No Lean Season program and its partnerships; oversee advocacy and communication efforts; coordinate technical inputs and quality controls; ensure quality service delivery of the program itself; and lead the  expansion of the No Lean Season program should it continue to show promise and evidence of impact. The Director will join Evidence Action’s Beta team, which is tasked with identifying and cultivating Evidence Action’s next flagship programs.

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Writer & Knowledge Manager, Evidence Action

Evidence Action:

Do you love words and language — and are proud to call yourself a geek? Do you believe that data can sing and that science is sexy? Do you adore Ezra Klein and Nate Silver? Are you smiling right now? Well, then we may have the job for you.

We are looking for a skilled journalist and writer to join our Evidence Action Beta team as a reporter and communicator par excellence. As a part of the Beta team, you will write for a variety of audiences about our portfolio of programs, and how we pressure-test and develop promising evidence-based interventions for impact at scale. If you love to write, are skilled at expressing complex, technical concepts in clear, compelling language, and are passionate about improving the lives of millions of people living in poverty, we are interested in you. Apply now!

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Various Jobs in Kisumu & Nairobi (Evidence Action)

Evidence Action – a quickly growing, reputable NGO providing evidence-based services to address poverty and innovating for the next solution.


Associate, Monitoring Learning & Information Systems–Data Coordination

Data Entry and Transcription Consultants


Senior Manager, Policy

Senior Associate, Accountability and Learning