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Packard Foundation Program Analyst (Sub-Saharan Africa), Haas Core Programs (7397U) -
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2019
Title Packard Foundation Program Analyst (Sub-Saharan Africa), Haas Core Programs (7397U) -
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Packard Foundation Program Analyst (Sub-Saharan Africa), Haas Core Programs (7397U) -

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 10, 2019. Final Submissions for this job are required by August 12, 2019 at 5pm PST

Departmental Overview
The Haas School of Business develops path bending leaders - individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, Development and Alumni Relations.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learnand a place to work. To learn more about the Haas School visit:

About The Packard Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard who helped found one of the world's leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. It works on the issues the founders cared about most, which are improving the lives of children; enabling the creative pursuit of science; advancing reproductive health; conserving and restoring the earth's natural systems; and supporting and strengthening an array of local nonprofit organizations.

About the Population and Reproductive Health Program
The Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is committed to promoting reproductive health and rights, with a focus on high quality information and services. It places a special emphasis on engaging and serving youth, and believe that young people have the best potential for building and sustaining a movement of change. The PRH program aims to: improve the quality of comprehensive sexuality education, voluntary contraception, and abortion care; strengthen service delivery, build leadership and advocacy capacity, and shift social and cultural norms to allow women and youth to make their own reproductive health care decisions; and forge partnerships with global research advocacy organizations, especially networks led by youth, and to create positive and effective messages about reproductive health and rights at the regional and global levels.

About the Fellowship
The Program Analyst will be a UC Berkeley employee placed on site at the Foundation. The Program Analyst will assist with strategic initiatives of the PRH Program. The role of the Program Analyst is to provide research, strategic analysis and synthesis, and review of projects pertaining to Sub-Saharan Africa (specifically in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo) in the PRH Program. This work will likely involve analyzing the field and current needs and efforts, synthesizing best practices, working with a mix of global and country-level experts and stakeholders, analyzing investments, evaluating grant proposals and reports, and identifying key learnings and assessing progress toward goals in the Sub-Saharan Africa portfolio. The Analyst's work will complement the knowledge and information of the Program Officers and staff in the PRH program. The Analyst will work with PRH Program Officers to identify and design specific projects and activities that further the foundation's work and the analyst's skill development. Understanding that the goals of the Foundation's PRH Program are inclusive, often reflecting the interests of diverse social, ethnic, and socio-economic communities, the Analyst will gain exposure to grantmaking with a broad lens of diverse issues and populations.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the Program Officer there, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business' Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision for the fellow. Since the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget for the fellow to attend conferences, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the fellow's next career goal.

The fellowship begins October 1, 2019 and ends September 30, 2021.

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  • Applies professional concepts to perform analysis of data and systems pertaining to moderately complex projects, policies and/or processes and functions pertaining to reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Work with the Foundation's PRH team on a range of activities supporting the grant making process, including conducting research and analysis on topics pertaining to reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa that can inform grant making and strategy development, and contributing to assessments of grantee organizations

  • Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues pertaining to reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents. In doing so, interacts with Foundation staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects. Provide support to the program officers, including preparation of materials and agendas for program meetings, grantee meetings, and field convenings; participation in grantee meetings and site visits pertaining to reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa, preparation of meeting summaries, and management of follow-up actions stemming from those meetings
  • Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals and presents them to Foundation staff, grantees, and/or funding partners. Contribute to grant portfolio reviews on a quarterly basis, compiling information across grantees to create consumable documents.
  • Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents. Interact with the Foundation's program and evaluation staff, grantees, funding partners, government agencies, and content experts as needed to complete assigned projects and gain exposure to strategic philanthropy in practice; travel to meet with new and existing partners, and attend relevant conferences
  • On a project basis, performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, programs and issues pertaining to population and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Availability to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa, potentially for long periods. Assist with the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities associated with the PRH strategies, such as Theory of Change development, compilation of grantee outcomes and indicators, and creating program dashboards
  • Provides a variety of analytical duties in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit.
  • Participates in administrative policy and program planning and development. Engage in both university and foundation communities and professional development opportunities related to the Program Analyst's work

Required Qualifications
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Outstanding written communication skills and experience with public presentations
  • Solid ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across virtual teams and international time zones
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
  • Solid integrity and convictions
  • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
  • Deeply capable as a strategic thinker, and creative and analytical problem solver
  • Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Intellectual agility and an ability to analyze, conduct research, think critically, and understand scientific studies
  • Ability to structure analysis, perform synthesis, and provide written reports which meet project objectives and timelines
  • Demonstrated strong initiative, self-motivation, and ability to efficiently manage multiple simultaneous projects in diverse subprogram areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team player
  • Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit issues
  • Extensive experience and/or graduate level education in health, the social sciences, public policy, business; or extensive experience in a related social justice field in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows software including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Professional and responsive demeanor: efficient, knowledgeable, tactful, and confidential
  • Demonstrated ability to apply judgment in ambiguous situations and make sound decisions with limited information
  • Availability to travel, potentially for an extended period of time in the region
  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • French or Amharic language skills preferred

  • Graduate level education in business, social science, public policy, public health, social work, social science, education, economics, law, medicine, or related fields preferred.

Salary & Benefits
This is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay will be commensurate with experience up to $36.15 per hour.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
This is a temporary, Contract Appointment through September 30, 2021. The work-site location for this role will not be on the UC Berkeley Campus. This position is located at the Packard Foundation HQ, in Los Altos, CA.

This position is eligible for full benefits, including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, vacation accrual, sick time accrual and participation in UC Retirement Plan.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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