Recognized expert in managing projects with a demonstrated record of success on highly complex and risky, business critical programs. Responsible for leading these programs from initiation through closure to achieve the program’s strategic objectives. Expected to help align and shape organizational and strategic decisions at the senior management level that affect program goals, and must regularly coordinate and manage program activities at the senior leadership level.
Responsible for all of the program activities related to program definition, program benefits delivery, and program closure - incorporating change management throughout. May include management of program-related work that is part of ongoing operations. Includes integrated project scheduling, budgeting and forecasting, resource planning, contracting, risk and issue management, integrated change control and release management.
Responsible for the program/function team management; assesses staffing capacity and capability needed to support strategic priorities; monitors staff deployment and workload across the program/function team.
Establishes processes and procedures for maintaining program oversight and decision-making support for policies and practices throughout the course of the program.
Accountable for ensuring program complies with established enterprise portfolio management governance and processes including intake, quarterly reviews, and annual planning.
This role manages people and is responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.
Drive operational excellence and productivity in team.
Manage external partners and vendors who deliver services to ensure performance.
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
Demonstrated complex program management skills and a successful track record of leading or managing multiple projects simultaneously. Includes measuring project results, and creating dashboards / scorecards. including project definition, planning / scoping the work, establishing governance and stakeholders, organizing work meaningfully, designing appropriate solutions, implementing the solutions, managing change, communicating, and monitoring for ultimate impact/effectiveness.
Demonstrated excellence in influence and leadership, ability to build trust, is a team leader and player who motivates and educates other team members and understands the value of interpersonal relationship building.
Strong leadership skills, initiative, persistence, diplomacy, pragmatism, and flexibility.
Strong management skills, balanced strategic and tactical focus, and initiative.
Ability to reconcile multiple competing viewpoints and often to negotiate across stakeholders.
Experience managing individuals and leading teams.
Project management methods.
Excellent ability to communicate to all levels of non-technical staff, including Sr. Leadership.
Customer focused mindset.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or other advanced degree with 7+ years of experience, or equivalent experience.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:
From poverty to health, to education, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation focuses on improving the lives of billions of people worldwide. There are four problem areas the organization focuses on; the Global Development Division, Global Health Division, United States Division, and Global Policy & Advocacy Division. In developing countries the foundation focuses on improving the health and welln...ess of people as well as helping children and families escape from extreme hunger and poverty. In the United States, the foundation focuses on low-income families and makes sure that everyone has opportunities to receive an education that will help them succeed. The foundation works with numerous organizations around the world to tackle critical problems and addresses challenging inequalities. The headquarters of this organization is based in Seattle, Washington, one of the most proactive global health and non-profit cities in the world.