Senior Program Officer, Polio Non-Endemic Country Program Strategy & Implementation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 121950948
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This is an exciting time to join The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Polio team with the 2022-2026 global strategy announcement at the World Health Assembly. The Polio Team works with partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as well as with country governments, donors and other collaborators to build and implement the Polio eradication strategy. We do this by developing relationships and uplifting each other through our journey together. We believe that energized people, working well together, motivated by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things!
The Foundation's leadership team is invested in our success, as we continue to provide updates, identify key risks, and build engagement opportunities.
In partnership with the Deputy Director, Polio (Non-Endemics), the Senior Program Officer (SPO) will support the development, implementation, and monitoring of strategic interventions to accelerate cVPDV and WPV1 outbreak interruption in non-endemic polio countries. The SPO will coordinate with other members of the Non-Endemics team to prepare and regularly update an annual investment plan, participate in strategy development meetings with government counterparts and GPEI partners, and track progress in reaching program breakthroughs and objectives. The SPO will manage consultants and contractors to synthesis, analyze and report on polio program performance in non-endemic countries, and analyze and describe the impact of Foundation grant-making and other investments in non-endemic countries.
This position reports to the Deputy Director, Polio (Non-Endemics).
*Applications accepted until Noon PST, Friday, March 31, 2023.
What You'll Do
Manage a portfolio of grants and contracts to accelerate polio eradication in non-endemic countries. Engage the wider GPEI partnership in the non-endemic countries on programmatic improvements, structural change, and staff empowerment.
Works with Foundation, grantees and partners to analyze and interpret data from non-endemic countries and develop succinct analyses for internal (BMGF) and external (GPEI, government) partners as needed, to support advocacy needs and programmatic decision-making.
Coordinate across the Non-endemics team to consolidate and regularly update an annual investment plan that reflects the key activities and expected outcomes outlined in agreed Bodies of Work. Support tracking of progress through an internal / GPEI 'scorecard' for non-endemic countries and identify key achievements and program outputs on a bi-annual basis.
Manage team inputs and external consultant support in the preparation of regular reports for internal and external communication to key collaborators and partners, including briefing materials, PowerPoint presentations, reports, and letters; provides clear, concise, and insightful written analyses and insights for Foundation leadership and other key partners.
Solicit and review letters of inquiry & grant proposals; provide clear, concise & insightful written analyses & recommendations for funding, including drafting & editing proposal summaries & progress reports for existing grants for review by Foundation leadership.
Master's of Business Administrati or other advanced degree with 10+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.
Immunization program experience.
Proven ability to lead and influence others. Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, and flexibility particularly as part of a team. Experience working on teams with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
Advanced written and oral communication skills, and experience advocating and communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
Experience in a role requiring collaboration in a complex organization and working with external partners.
Strong record of engagement with donors, health partners, and country level familiarity with funding and planning processes, goal setting, implementation, and evaluation of activities.
Strong analytical thinking skills. Ability to discriminate between important and unimportant details, recognize inconsistencies between facts and/or data, and draw correct inferences from information (including differentiating, comparing, contrasting, linking, researching).
Experience developing and maintaining programmatic scorecards and / or other program measurement and evaluation tools.
Demonstrated management experience, working across a team, identifying and tracking tasks linked to specific outcomes and goals, and able to engage constructively with team members, contractors and consultants in a manner that encourages best performance.
Able to travel internationally up to 30% of the time.
â*Applications accepted until Noon PST, Friday, March 31, 2023.
The typical salary range for this role is $144,200 to $267,800 USD. The exact offer will be determined by a variety of factors such as the candidate's individual skills, qualifications, and experience relative to the requirements of the role.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Depending upon your work location, we may require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any recommended booster doses. All employees based in the United States are to provide proof of full vaccination upon hire and any recommended boosters, subject to applicable laws.
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