Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation


New York, New York

Date Posted

December 20, 2022

Job Category

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer consultant will be responsible for the management of the monitoring and evaluation mechanisms across all portfolios within the BMS Foundation. This role will directly liaise with BMS Foundation staff and funded partners to ensure project management, data collection, and reporting. The consultant will directly support and report to Ornesha Watson, Program Manager and, as applicable, provide reports to the BMS Foundation President and BMS Foundation Senior Directors.

Annual compensation $110,000 – $115,000 (USD)
This contractor role anticipates 100% time allocation (8 hrs/day).


Measurement and Evaluation

  • Contributes to the development of the Foundation reporting system by ensuring that relevant qualitative and quantitative data is captured appropriately and feeds into the M&E dashboards to inform decision making, improve practice, and advance learning.
  • Leads the design and execution of impact measures used for periodic assessment, implementation, continuous development, and analysis of progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Foundation’s strategy.
  • Provide guidance on the development of appropriate measurement standards that can be used to review grant opportunities.
  • Work with team members to create reasonable reporting standards for grantees.
  • Exercise quality assurance to ensure evaluation standards are met (for example: appropriate design, evidence-based, data credibility).

Internal Learning

  • Support Program Managers in clarifying outcomes, theories of change, and learning agendas within strategic grantmaking areas.
  • Maintain and update internal monitoring and evaluation platforms used by the Foundation, including Cybergrants, Qualtrics, and Tableau Dashboard
  • Strengthen the Foundation’s internal learning culture by building the team’s capacity in M&E to enhance the Foundation’s overall strategy.
  • Provide timely findings and results of M&E to the staff and Board of Trustees that identify lessons learned and recommendations to increase program impact.
  • Assist in the revision of potential grantee proposals to assess alignment with BMS Foundation’s theory of change, with particular focus on:
    • The quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
    • Performance indicators, logic models, and proposed measurement frameworks

Partner Engagement and Learning

  • Support the Foundation in developing its reputation as a knowledge leader and as a partner to other foundations and stakeholders in advancing areas of mutual interest.
  • Support grantee capacity-building in M&E, as appropriate, and bring technical assistance when needed.
  • Identifies and oversees opportunities to disseminate M&E findings and to interpret and present results to diverse audiences in various formats.
  • Transition the base of knowledge and power from the Foundation to the community via inclusive processes, convenings and co-learning sessions
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of projects. Advise supervisors/project leads on improving project performance using M&E findings.


Outstanding interpersonal skills are key. Candidates should demonstrate good judgment and discretion; skillful handling of multiple relationships is critical. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative, collegial, and team-oriented environment.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience conducting complex monitoring and evaluation of programs including use of results-oriented M&E and the use of theory of change in M&E in social-sector environments such as philanthropic organizations, community-based organizations, government agencies, or consultancies.
  • Advanced degree in social sciences, public policy, applied research, or related field, with specific education or training in evaluation.
  • Focused on building a continuous improvement and learning culture through assessment of outcomes and promoting organizational change.
  • Skilled in a range of quantitative and qualitative research and data methods.
  • Proven ability to turn data into actionable insight and develop recommendations for strategic shifts.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to create original content and deliver presentations in multiple settings with multiple audiences and diverse stakeholders.
  • Fosters trusting relationships with multiple stakeholders including community members, grantees, internal staff and consultants.

This description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities but constitutes a general definition of position scope.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to with the position’s title in the subject line.

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About the Organization

At Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation the mission is to promote health equity and improve the health of vulnerable communities burdened by serious diseases. Our grant making empowers partners to build innovative community-based solutions to improve access to quality healthcare.

The Foundation engages partners to develop, execute, evaluate, and promote innovative programs to help patients under two umbrella programs: The Global Cancer Disparities Initiative which is active in the US, Brazil, China and 9 countries within Africa, and the US Cardiovascular Diseases and Immunology Disparities Initiative.


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