Officer, Finance at Evidence Action

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

Evidence Action


About 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.


Job Summary:

Evidence Action Zambia is seeking a dynamic and proactive Assistant Finance Officer to join our team. The Assistant Finance Officer will play a crucial role in supporting the Senior Associate – Finance in various financial activities, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the finance department. The ideal candidate will possess strong financial acumen, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This position requires immediate availability to start.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely financial reports, including monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Support budgeting and forecasting processes by gathering and analyzing financial data, and providing insights to inform decision-making.
  • Monitor budget utilization and expenditure, identifying variances and making recommendations for corrective action where necessary.
  • Process invoices, expense reimbursements, and other financial transactions promptly and accurately.
  • Verify payment schedules and details to ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures, while also ensuring accuracy of payment information.
  • Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date financial records, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Reconcile bank statements and other financial accounts on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial data.
  • Familiarity with payment platforms such as Airtel and MTN for facilitating transactions and managing mobile money accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of audit schedules and provide support during internal and external audits.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational financial policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with other departments to facilitate smooth financial operations and resolve any financial-related issues.
  • Provide support to the Senior Associate – Finance in ad hoc financial analysis, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Working conditions: The official working hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Position Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Role Reports to: Senior Associate, Finance



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a finance-related role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other financial software applications.
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as ACCA, or CIMA.
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector or international development context.
  • Familiarity with Zambian financial regulations and reporting requirements.

Note: This position requires immediate availability to start. The responsibilities and qualifications outlined above are not exhaustive and may be adjusted based on the needs of Evidence Action Zambia.