Program Officer, HIV Discovery, Global Health

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 28

Position description

Position Summary and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing a discrete grant portfolio and/or providing research and analysis work in support of grant-making, strategy development, coordination, communications and advocacy. Contribute to the continued development of the team’s strategic vision, partnering closely with team leadership to manage toward strategy and goals for the team.
  • Plans, manages and executes a wide range of activities in support of strategic planning, prospect and develop complex investment opportunities, grant management and external relationship management.
  • Review letters of inquiry and grant proposals; provide clear, concise and insightful written analyses and recommendations for funding, including drafting and editing proposal summaries and progress reports for existing grants for review by foundation leadership.
  • Consult with grantees and other partners to maximize impact of projects and ensure grants are meeting strategy goals. This may include: site visits, providing operational guidance and convening meetings of key stakeholders.
  • Develop, manage, resource, and implement a program that aligns with foundation strategy and is operationally integrated with other foundation programs. Contribute to the design of new strategies, collaborations and implementation plans to ensure long-term sustainability and impact.
  • Represent the foundation to key program-related external constituencies, as appropriate, on committees related to area of expertise and responsibilities of the position.
  • Manage internal processes and portfolio progress while ensuring appropriate documentation, grant budgeting and reporting. Improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Prepare and write briefs and synthesize existing literature. Provide written analysis of key topics for foundation management. Fulfill data requests from leadership.

Leadership and Culture

  • We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.

Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong knowledge across relevant technical area/expertise, especially in the fields of immunology, HIV biology, and/or translational research.
  • Leadership abilities to work with multiple stakeholders, including government, other donors, grantees to create a common vision and visualize simple and effective but implementable solutions to complex problems.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence others in a constructive manner and to build and sustain collaborative relationships.
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
  • Strong understanding of shaping and managing sustainable and scalable ventures.
  • Understanding of strategies for automating the process of data collection in a variety of settings and sites.
  • Experience with research methodologies and deployment of data strategies.
  • Strong analytical, writing and verbal skills for communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
  • Effective as a collaborator in complex internal and external orgs.
  • Extensive project contribution and management experience.
  • Works with efficiency and diplomacy.

Education and Experience

  • PhD or other advanced degree with 4+ years of post-doctoral, or equivalent (e.g., industry) experience preferred, ideally in the fields of immunology, HIV biology, and/or translational research.

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