Program Analyst, Latin America Program

Open Society Foundations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Oct 03

Position description

Program Analyst, Latin America Program. New York. Posting Date: 10/01/2020. Deadline: 11/02/2020

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your qualitative and quantitative data-analysis skills? We are seeking a Program Analyst to work with our Latin America Program in one of our five offices: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City, Mexico; New York City, New York; or Washington, D.C. The Program Analyst will develop systems to collect and analyze data to make recommendations and improve the program's knowledge management, strategic planning, and grant making decisions.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Open Society Foundations' Latin America Program (LAP) addresses rights and governance issues in Latin America and the Caribbean primarily through grant making, advocacy, and network-building. We focus on supporting Latin American and Caribbean efforts to reform democratic institutions in ways that make them more open and responsive to citizens, while supporting human rights, expediting climate action, and reducing homicides in a region with extremely high levels of violence. For more information click here .

As a Program Analyst at Open Society, you will:

  • Conduct data analysis of thematic, portfolio, geographic, and operational information to identify possible impacts on grant making strategies, priorities, and designs;
  • Implement data-gathering and analysis projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Contribute to the development of a knowledge-management system; generate, capture, and organize information using established templates and methods, as well as develop new models;
  • Coordinate and participate in working groups focusing of a variety of issues, geographies, and strategic priorities in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Produce materials in English for use at the portfolio, division, and programmatic level.


What we are looking for:

  • Five to seven years of experience with data analysis for strategic decision-making;
  • Proven track record of navigating systems, processes, and communications while collaborating within a complex organization;
  • Familiarity with knowledge-management practices, approaches, methods, and software; previous experience applying these methods professionally a strong plus;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Open Society values and a desire to advance our values in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • A self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to connect details to larger needs, trends, and ideas;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.


Desirable, but not required:

  • Prior experience grant making with Salesforce (or similar systems) a strong plus;
  • Experience working in Central America on issues of climate and democracy a strong plus;
  • Portuguese language skills are helpful.


What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perksdesigned for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance (20 vacation days, flexible work arrangements, 100 percent employer-paid health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, six months paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more .
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.
  • If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV (both must be in English); we look forward to learning more about you.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.