We’re reviewing our Top Pick charities - apply to join our 2019 partner selection team now!

Do you want to learn about highly effective charities and how to evaluate their impact? Are you interested in helping to select One for the World’s Top Pick charities for 2019? If so, we’d love you to apply to join our partner selection committee! Apply before 11:59pm (Eastern time) on Sunday 16 December using the form at bit.ly/oftw2019.

Each year, we review which of our charities we recommend to our members as 'Top Picks'. As part of this process, our partner selection team will select ~5 charities to be One for the World ‘Top Picks’ from a long list of organizations. Our members have now collectively made annual pledges of more than $500,000, and the vast majority of donations through OFTW go to our Top Picks. We want you to help research and pick which effective charities we should recommend to our members.

More about the role of the partner selection committee

The committee is chaired by Dr. Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan, a Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford and Assistant Director of the Global Priorities Institute. Over a period of five weeks, the committee will evaluate how well charities score on our criteria for our Top Picks portfolio. We will work in two subteams, lead by Kennan McClung and Kevin Monogue:

  • The first subteam will focus on qualitative research, in particular reading reviews of charities and the interventions they carry out, and assessing the strength of evidence for their impact and how they perform on our key criteria

  • The second subteam will focus on quantitative research, in particular estimating the cost-effectiveness of each charity using a spreadsheet model, and helping to determine key inputs to this model.

The expected time commitment is 3 hours for 5 weeks. A rough outline of the process is as follows:

  1. Mid January: introductory group call to explain the criteria and process.

    • Qualitative team members will be paired up, assigned 2-3 charities to research how well they score on our 3 qualitative criteria.

    • Quantitative team members will take 2-3 charities each to understand and input key values for a cost-effectiveness analysis

  2. Feb 4-8: second group calls

    • Committee members report back on their findings and recommend which charities score highly on our Top Picks criteria. We will discuss remaining areas of uncertainty, and assign any remaining research tasks.

  3. Feb 11-22: third group calls:

    • Areas of uncertainty will be discussed, and final recommendations will be made (team members score relevant charities if decision is close).

  4. Feb 25-28

    • Create charity overview materials (e.g. website text, two-page overviews, marketing materials)

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the short form at bit.ly/oftw2019 explaining why you want to join the team, and send your CV to rossa@1fortheworld.org (note that submitting a CV is optional for undergraduates, so do not worry about sending one if you do not have an up to date CV). Applications must be received by 11:59pm (Eastern time) on Sunday 16 December.

About One for the World

We want to be the catalyst for a broad movement at undergraduate and graduate schools to get a large percentage of a graduating class to pledge 1% of their income to the most effective organizations that reduce preventable deaths and assist people living in abject poverty.

About Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan

Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan is a Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the effectiveness of development interventions and the methodologies used to measure this. He completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He joined One for the World when it was founded in 2014 and has more than 6 years of experience in impact evaluation research, including for GiveWell, the World Bank, Giving What We Can and Pump Aid Malawi. He is also the Assistant Director (Economics) at the Global Priorities Institute.