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Monday, October 7, 2013

Program Officer - Learning, Evaluation & Impact, Global Fund for Women, San Francisco, CA

Program Officer - Learning, Evaluation & Impact

Posted on: September 26, 2013
Posted by: Global Fund for Women


The Global Fund for Women is an international grant making foundation that supports groups working to advance the human rights of women and girls. We work in partnership with groups addressing issues that include but are not limited to: Building Peace & Ending Gender-Based Violence; Advancing Health and Sexual & Reproductive Rights; Expanding Civic & Political Participation; Ensuring Economic & Environmental Justice; Increasing Access to Education; and Fostering Social Change Philanthropy. Since 1988, the Global Fund has granted over $100 million to more than 4,400 women's groups in 174 countries.


The Program Officer, Learning, Evaluation, & Impact works closely with the Director of Learning, Evaluation, & Impact to advance the Global Fund for Women's (GFW) understanding of its impact, to promote ongoing learning and response, and to support efforts to communicate results externally. This position supports the development and implementation of an organization-wide learning, evaluation, and impact framework for the Global Fund including designing data collection plans and tools, analyzing and producing findings, assisting grantee partners to strengthen their evaluation capacity and sharing findings with Global Fund staff, grantees, advisors and other key audiences. The Program Officer, Learning, Evaluation, & Impact also assists in designing and implementing evaluations of specific portfolios of grantees and participates in cross-team projects to provide research and evaluation support.


This position will be located in either San Francisco or New York City. Candidates must be eligible to work legally in the US and willing to relocate.


Development and implementation of an organization-wide LEI framework
  • Assist in developing and implementing an LEI framework for the Global Fund for Women that includes detailed theories of change for the key program focus areas, priority learning and evaluation questions, indicators for progress and outcomes and data collection plans and tools
  • Work with Program, Grants Operation, and Information Management teams to refine application and reporting forms and processes
  • Compile and analyze quantitative and qualitative data from various sources
  • Prepare reports for internal and external audiences, including using data visualization to illustrate findings
  • Provide support to grantees in their efforts to evaluate their work
Evaluations of specific portfolios
  • Assist in the design and implementation of evaluation plans for specific portfolios of grantees. This including portfolios focusing on women's economic and political empowerment, sexual and reproductive health and rights, ending gender based violence and women's and girls' leadership development, among others.
  • Coordinate with Program and Grants Operations staff to conduct non-standard data collection from grantees, including mid-term reporting, surveys, site visits, etc.
  • Compile and analyze data, and prepare reports for specific portfolios and other major grants, on request
  • Participate in grantee partner and advisor convenings as required
Research & Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Support research and writing of progress and impact reports
  • Coordinate with, and provide, in-house research and data analysis support to external evaluation consultants
  • Organize learning meetings to share findings with GFW staff, grantees, advisors, and other key audiences
  • Provide evaluation support to Program staff, as well as other teams, as appropriate
  • Assist in preparation of briefing papers, presentation in conferences, workshops and/or webinars on evaluation and learning related topics

  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation/research design and methodology
  • Experience in designing evaluation plans and systems with not-for-profit organizations and foundations, including developing theories of change or logic models
  • Proven skills in developing quantitative and qualitative research tools for data collection
  • Proven skills in data collection, including administering surveys, conducting and documenting interviews and focus groups
  • Proven skills in analyzing quantitative (via SPSS) and qualitative data, and writing evaluation reports and final products
  • Excellent skills in using data visualization to present research findings
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, databases
  • Experience in facilitating use of data to inform decision-making
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Gender awareness and sensibility
  • Ability to use technology effectively
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to establish strong, collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit operations and capacity building
  • Knowledge of development issues with emphasis on rights, partnership, participation, and sustainability
  • Knowledge of social justice movements
  • Spanish, Arabic and/or French language skills
  • Master's degree, in a discipline that includes an emphasis on research analysis and methodology
  • Minimum of three years' experience in evaluation or applied research capacity
  • Experience working with, or within, a feminist organization or knowledge of key values and approaches guiding the work of a feminist organization

The projected start date for this position will be October/November. This position can be located in San Francisco or New York. Candidates must be eligible to work legally in the US and willing to relocate. The Program Officer, Learning, Evaluation, & Impact is a full time, exempt position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Global Fund for Women offers 100% employer paid premium health benefits, an excellent paid leave package, a generous retirement plan, a professional development stipend, and other benefits.


Applications and all supporting documents will be received until position is filled. To submit your application materials, please visit our website: All pages of the application should be typed and should include the following:
  • Cover letter, with the applicant's current contact information
  • Resume, including references with contact information
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Please note: due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not process incomplete applications.
The Global Fund for Women is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to the mission and vision of the Global Fund.

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