Manager, Safe Water Expansion

There is some flexibility on location, though the preference is for these roles to be based in sub-saharan Africa, particularly in existing Evidence Action geographies: Abuja, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya; Lilongwe, Malawi; or Kampala, Uganda. Washington, DC would also be acceptable, though of lower preference. All candidates should expect extensive travel (25% or more).


Key Responsibilities:

Design operating plans for highly complex and resource intensive safe water program, including nuances such as at-scale procurement, fleet management, asset control, and talent planning.
Manage logistics for meetings with executive-level partners.
Identify and propose mitigants for organizational risk, in line with Evidence Action’s organizational policies.
Manage in-country scoping operations, including external consultants, stakeholders, and survey firms as necessary.
Work closely with members of Global Operations team.
Navigate dynamic circumstances and ambiguity while achieving timely results.
Day-to-day management of scoping budget and support drafting of programmatic budget for new safe water interventions.

Required Qualifications:

5-7 years experience in diverse, global contexts; Bachelor’s Degree required.
Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Strong strategic and operational thinking skills.
Experience working with local and global supply chain management.
Ability to collaborate across teams and  navigate complex organizational systems and relationships.
Adapts quickly to new and dynamic contexts.
Strong alignment with core values of Evidence Action.
Eager to join a growing team and organization in a role requiring extensive (25%) travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Builds strong and effective external relationships.
Familiarity with the global WASH sector.
French fluency preferred.


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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. We voraciously self-evaluate, learn, and improve our models for scaling effective interventions with a commitment to transparency, impact, and value for money.