Program Officer, Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation

New York, NY

Overview of AJWS

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS advances the health and rights of women, girls and LGBT people; promotes recovery from conflict, disasters and oppression; and defends access to food, land and livelihoods. AJWS pursues lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing supporters in the U.S. to advocate for global justice. Working together, the AJWS community strives to build a more just and equitable world.

About the Department

The Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation (SLRE) division is responsible for driving a robust, meaningful, and innovative learning agenda that will increase AJWS’s capacity for understanding and refining its impact and becoming a leader in the field of human rights learning and evaluation.

Position Summary

The Program Officer will collaborate with staff and other key stakeholders to support the strategic learning, research and evaluation framework for AJWS by assisting with qualitative and quantitative data collection, cleaning and analysis, data visualization, and other analytical work.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection, cleaning, coding and analysis
  • Internal and external research
  • Systems development and implementation to enable more efficient processes both within the SLRE Division and in its work across divisions
  • Literature reviews
  • Project management
  • Review and/or preparation of monitoring & evaluation (M&E) reports
  • Translating research and M&E data into easily accessible findings for non-technical audiences


  • Master’s degree in social sciences or related discipline
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated technical monitoring and evaluation skills, including qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in human rights, social movements, advocacy, gender and development
  • Proven project management skills, and the ability to take a project from conception to completion and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Advanced Excel skills including the ability to clean large data sets, create pivot tables and use formulas
  • Prior experience with statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA, R), qualitative data analysis software (e.g. Atlas.ti, NVivo), and GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS) preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to problem solve in real time
  • Passion for the mission of AJWS

Additional Considerations:
People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Authorization to work in the US is required.

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, click on the link to apply below. Applications submitted without a resume and personalized cover letter will not be considered.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.