Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Posting Number: #1699

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: California (Remote)

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The Public Health Institute (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.


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.

This is a regular full-time (40 hours/week, 100% FTE) position. This position is primarily remote but is required to travel occasionally within California for in-person meetings and events. Candidates based in California are preferred.

This position is contingent upon project award to PHI.

Full salary range for this position: $61,372 to $87,882 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is from $61,372 (minimum) to $74,627 (midpoint), based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

Employment Type: Full Time


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 project teams, school districts and 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 PHI and CDSS, including senior management, and school districts.
  • 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, within the refugee education sector.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably within the relevant refugee children and youth education sector.
  • Research evaluation experience at an academic institution preferred.
  • Experience in public health and/or community health promotion is desirable.
  • School health background desired.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and generate meaningful insights and recommendations.
  • 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 in a team environment.
  • Solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Culturally & linguistically responsive skills such as the ability to speak or understand Pashto, Farsi, or Ukrainian are highly desirable.
  • Must be able to travel within California for in-person meetings and events.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


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