Senior Program Manager

Public Health Institute
Oakland, California
Mar 01, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
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Program Manager II

Public Health Institute


Posting Number: #033-19

Position Title: Senior Program Manager

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Rise Up, a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI), is seeking a dynamic, innovative public health professional to fill the role of Senior Program Manager. This individual will focus on managing our growing programs team and our programmatic monitoring and evaluation. This is an exciting new position that blends significant experience with international programs with knowledge and a passion for monitoring and evaluation.


PHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search. To learn more about our meaningful work visit


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation

•Lead Rise Up team in the implementation of an M&E system and oversee routine program monitoring activities. Ensure the quality and relevance of the monitoring and evaluation design.

•Contribute to the design and planning of an M&E framework that can be referenced throughout the program cycle.

•Contribute to overall programmatic impact strategy.

•Manage the integration of Salesforce to ensure complete and accurate collection of M&E data.

•Ensure the quality of M&E related data collected throughout programmatic implementation aligns directly with Rise Up indicators and deliverables across all programs.

•Document results of the M & E system and produce periodic reports required by Rise Up and funders.

•Manage outside evaluation firms and consultants to document impact.

•Train in-country consultants in data collection methodology and in the M & E system.


Staff Supervision

•Manage the program team and provide supervision for Oakland based program managers in support of overall Rise Up program strategy.

•Advise Program Director regularly on work assignments, staff issues, and opportunities.

•Continually assess project progress and inform and input on project management decision-making.

•Manage performance evaluation process in collaboration with Rise Up Senior Management.

•Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree.

•7 years of related experience, with a minimum of 5 years of management experience responsible for supervising at least 2-3 direct reports.

•3 years professional experience in a senior M&E position, implementing M&E activities of international development projects.

•Experience working in similar programs, particularly in Rise Up’s geographic areas.

•Strong ability to think strategically across Rise Up programs in different geographies, particularly in relation to advancing policy affecting women and girls and corresponding programmatic tactics that result in desired changes.

•Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems across organizational activities.

•Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans.

•Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies. Experience in planning and managing surveys, developing and refining data collection tools, and conducting data quality assessments and oversight in low-resource settings.

•Experience evaluating advocacy programs and strategies.

•Experience managing and providing ongoing training to supporting staff on M&E locally and internationally.


Desired Qualifications

•Master’s degree in related field preferred.

•Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.


Important Information

•This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position based in Oakland, CA.

•This position is eligible for PHI’s full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and generous time off.


How to Apply

•To apply for this opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume via the application link listed at the top of this advertisement.

•In your cover letter, please describe why you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and why you think you are a good fit for the position.


The Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. We recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, disability and sexual-orientation. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly support applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we seek to serve.


Thank you for your interest in working with us at PHI. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our career site. Given the high volume of responses we receive from a combination of job boards, please allow up to one week for a reply.

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