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About Evidence Action

Evidence Action is a global non-profit organization with an approach distinctive to 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 280 million people annually. 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 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 4 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 eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ 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. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, 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.

Job purpose

The program consultant will provide project implementation support for the Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation Pilot project in Oyo state, collaborating with the Associate, Program Management, Associate, Manager South West, Country Director and MLE Associate Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

Program Management Support
• Support the day-to-day planning, implementation, and coordination of the MMS pilot state-level program activities cutting across different programmes.
• Conduct routine facility-based supervision and monitoring of the MMS pilot program activities in collaboration with the Associate Program Management, Associate Manager MLE Associate, Country Director and MLE Associate Manager.
• Maintain a good working relationship with key stakeholders relevant to the MMS pilot program and other implementing partners in the state.
• Provide training support and draft key program implementation materials including activity budgets, meeting reports, meeting agendas etc. for the MMS pilot program related activities.
• Engage in coordination and networking with other Evidence Action units, project partners and with other relevant stakeholders.

Operational management support
• Provide key support to submission and tracking of ethical approvals, state-level partnership agreements, communications, MoUs, and/ or contracts.
• Provide support to MLE field operations including planning, supervision and reporting.
• Liaise with operations department on all procurement needs for MMS Pilot program team travel arrangement for staff, partners, and guests as needed.

Communications support
• Coordinate with the team to gather communications material including photos, data points, consent forms, etc.
• As Evidence Action is a dynamic organization, must be willing to provide additional support to country teams as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
• Document and share knowledge management materials such as success stories, case studies, program photographs and consent forms, and other relevant program documentation.
• Contribute and participate in Deworm the World related activities to leverage experiences and learnings within the state and across the zone.
• Provide support to other delegated tasks.

Key performance Indicators

MMS Pilot Program activities completed and workplan milestones met on time.

Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree or Masters in Public Health, or a related field e.g., Nutrition, Community Development, International Development with 2+ years’ work experience in the management of program work with community or social enterprises/NGOs.
• Organized and a self-motivated individual who is dedicated to excellence and can complete tasks with minimal supervision.
• A fast learner and problem solver who can quickly grasp program information, and identify & act on opportunities for improvement.
• Good attention to detail.
• Able to juggle competing priorities and deadlines, and to communicate clearly and proactively when plans change.
• Demonstrated strong writing skills and project management skills.
• Team player who is eager to join a fast-paced, growing and diverse team with a start-up atmosphere.
• Experience working internationally or with internationally diverse teams.
• Alignment with Evidence Action values.

Working conditions

This position will require frequent field visits to the implementation sites within LGAs in the state.

NOTE: Please combine your CV and cover letter into a single document when submitting and clearly indicate the role you are applying for in the cover letter i.e, Program Consultant- Multiple Micronutrient Supplemenation in the cover letter.

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