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Program Analyst

The Ford Foundation

The Analyst supports a Unit Director and team of Program Officers in the execution of initiative strategies of the Foundation. More specifically, the Analyst (a) performs reference and research assistance; (b) supports the Foundation's knowledge management function; (c) helps to facilitate the planning and execution of meetings of grantees and other key stakeholders; and (d) facilitates information gathering from among program staff, grantee and consultant reports, and other sources to inform the Foundation's results monitoring process for its grant making initiatives.

The analyst works as part of a team to support the daily operations of the program unit. The precise duties of a Program Analyst may vary somewhat from unit to unit.

There are positions available in the following program units:

Metropolitan Opportunity Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Quality Employment Democratic Participation Financial Assets Gender Rights and Equality Freedom of Expression Rights and Governance Education and Scholarship Equality and Justice

This is a two-year position eligible for a benefits package which includes healthcare benefits and time off (vacation, holiday, personal days, and sick leave/disability).


• Detailed knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of office computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; technology certification (such as Microsoft Office Specialist) or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing on-line information resources and data tools for information retrieval and data entry. Capacity to undertake Internet-based research
• Effective oral and written communications skills and the ability to handle communications tactfully and professionally with a high attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize work assignments, handle multiple tasks and function independently
• Ability to work in diverse teams with shared responsibility and accountability
• Ability to perform both research and analytical work as well as assist in administrative and logistical aspects of the program unit
• BA or higher and exemplary record of academic achievement


• Work experience in philanthropic or social sector
• Experience in using Microsoft SharePoint or other on-line document and information management systems

To apply, please visit to submit your cover letter indicating your program unit(s) of interest (if any), and resume.

About Organization:
The FORD FOUNDATION is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 75 years it has worked with visionary people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has ten regional offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.



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