Monitoring & Evaluation Associate

Website Public Health Institute

Position Summary

Sehat Initiative (SI), a program of Public Health Institute (PHI), was established in response to the humanitarian and healthcare needs of refugee and immigrant populations and focuses on improving the health and well-being of refugee and immigrant populations in California and throughout the United States. Sehat Initiative’s newest project will coordinate services to newly arrived refugee children, youth, and families from Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Among other responsibilities, the Monitoring & Evaluation Associate will develop and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, plans, and tools; oversee data collection and management; monitor and evaluate project performance; and collaborate with staff, stakeholders, and external partners to develop and implement strategies, plans, and objectives; working towards a shared mission of promoting educational equity and fostering the academic success of refugee students in the state of California. This position will report to the Division Director and the Program Director.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, plans, and tools, ensuring alignment with the
  • California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and Afghan Refugee School Impact-Support to Schools (ARSI S2S) and Ukraine Refugee School Impact (URSI) goals and priorities.
  • Collaborate with grantee project teams, school districts and community-based organizations (CBOs) to define project objectives, indicators, data sources, and data collection methods.
  • Oversee the collection, management, and analysis of data, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate project performance, using data and analytics to assess progress, outcomes, and impact against established objectives and indicators.
  • Prepare and present clear, concise, and evidence-based reports, highlighting key findings, trends, and recommendations for grantees, PHI and CDSS, including senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with staff, stakeholders, and external partners to develop and implement strategies, plans, and objectives that align with the ARSI-S2S and URSI goals and priorities.
  • Ensure that school districts and CBOs are onboarded on how to use data management and reporting systems.
  • Travel within California for in-person meetings and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of experience in research, data analysis, or related field, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Health, International Development, or related field; or substitute with four additional years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience in program evaluation, project management, or a similar role, preferably within the nonprofit or education sector.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects with multiple grantees and external stakeholders.
  • Research and/or evaluation experience at an academic institution preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and generate meaningful insights and recommendations.
  • Experience in public health and/or community health promotion is desirable.
  • School health background desired.
  • Proficiency in data collection, management, and analysis tools, such as Excel, SPSS, Stata, or R.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with school districts, County Offices of Education, State Office of Education, resettlement agencies, community-based organizations (CBOs), and partners,
  • A commitment to promoting educational equity and supporting the success of refugee students within the state of California.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Culturally & linguistically responsive skills such as the ability to speak or understand Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Ukrainian and/or Russian is desirable.
  • Must be able to travel within Central and Southern California for in-person meetings and events.
  • Travel to occasional meetings in Sacramento may be required for the position.

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