Program Learning Associate

Organization Name: Planned Parenthood Global
Location: New York, NY, United States
Eligible Citizenship: Malawi, Other, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
Role Code: US15-Int

Role Overview

The Program Learning Associate will be placed in the Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), focusing on exploring and implementing innovative ways to share data and stories from PP Global’s programs. This role will provide support to the team in data analysis, management, and dissemination. Additionally, the Associate will support the creation of an annual report and other presentations and fact-sheets to demonstrate PP Global’s impact. The fellow will have the opportunity to complete short- and long-term projects to be determined. Examples of potential projects include:

  • Manage data entry process into DHIS2 and analyze data from 130 partner organizations
  • Use DHIS2 to review and share program data, helping HQ and regional colleagues analyze data for better decision making around programming
  • Prepare fact sheets and data visualizer graphics to demonstrate impact
  • Help partners design and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks (including reporting and delivery) to track impact of set goals, objectives, and indicators for programs and projects
  • Identify gaps in M&E capacity and create tailored training programs and resources to support professional growth and development among program staff 
  • Evaluate and streamline existing monitoring and evaluation systems   
  • Plan and attend the Program Learning Team’s annual meeting
  • Provide assistance to ongoing research projects


  • Provide support on program design, implementation, evaluation, and/or management of selected projects
  • Coordinate input, analysis, and dissemination of quarterly data from partner organizations
  • Assist in developing a data-for-decision-making culture at PP Global, including data use, dissemination, and other activities as needed
  • Work in coordination with a globally located team, including colleagues in Africa and Latin America; participate in weekly calls and an annual team meeting

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in international relations, public policy/law, public health, gender studies, sociology, other science, or related field
  • Ability to interpret and analyze qualitative and/or quantitative data*
  • Excellent written communication ability, with experience producing materials for external audiences like quarterly and annual reports, grant proposals and reports, and/or presentations*
  • Strong project management experience, with the ability to manage and collaborate on multi-faceted projects and keep numerous channels of communication going at once*
  • Working proficiency in French or Spanish (oral and written)*
  • Passion for international health service delivery and advocacy*
  • Knowledge of diverse groups and the ability to work with a multicultural workforce*
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software (including MS Word and Excel spreadsheets), Gmail email program, and Google Drive applications*
  • A positive attitude when doing projects and task both large and small, especially when in support of others*
  • Exemplary professional etiquette*
  • Experience working with database management, especially DHIS2
  • Experience in international reproductive health or other related health or human rights field
  • Experience in drafting or analyzing policy and/or designing or evaluating programs
  • Experience with service delivery systems or capacity building/quality improvement approaches
  • At least four months of experience living/working in the developing world
  • Knowledge of PPFA and our work
  • The ability to work independently on projects and to deliver work on-time
  • A sense of urgency necessary to drive change within an advocacy organization paired with the patience to understand that not all demands are equal
  • A team player with exceptional communication skills along with interpersonal savvy
  • Passion for the role of health provision and advocacy that translates into a commitment to an exceptional work product

Note: Applicants who do not have legal visitor status in the U.S. and will need to be sponsored for a J-1 visa are required to have about 2 years of cumulative work, volunteering, or internship experience.

About the Organization

For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has advanced its mission to provide comprehensive reproductive health care services, to advocate for public policies which guarantee essential rights of each individual and ensure access to such services, to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of human sexuality, and to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care. And for over 45 years, PPFA has helped bolster nascent and growing sexual and reproductive health and rights movements in developing countries. PPFA’s international arm, Planned Parenthood Global, provides partners on the ground with technical and financial support and shares lessons learned from the organization’s storied history working to provide care and empower women to plan their families.

Planned Parenthood Global currently supports over 135 partners in Africa and Latin America to advocate for and provide sexual and reproductive health services. Last year, with Planned Parenthood Global support, these partner organizations provided sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to 1.9 million people and SRH information and education to almost 300,000 people. Recognizing that reducing barriers to sexual and reproductive health services also requires supportive laws and policies, Planned Parenthood Global helps partner organizations develop the advocacy skills they need to educate policymakers and the general public, in addition to monitoring and countering the tactics of opposition groups.

Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Healthcare Access, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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Note: these vary depending on placement country and citizenship.

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