The Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and health technology to save lives in low and middle income countries. We focus on the health problems that have major impact in these countries but get too little attention and funding to overcome their challenges. Where proven tools exist to address these problems, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery to people in need. Where they don’t, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics. Our work in infectious diseases focuses on strategies to fight and prevent HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, enteric and diarrheal diseases, and pneumonia.
The Integrated Development (IDev) organization within the Global Health division comprises three teams focused on Quantitative Sciences, Regulatory Affairs, and Chemistry and Manufacturing and Controls. IDev plays a lead role in advancing the development of products and interventions that support our infectious disease team strategies across Global Health.
The IDev division is recruiting a new member for Quantitative Sciences (QS). This person will serve as a Senior Advisor to the Knowledge Integration function of QS. Working with internal Program Strategy Teams and external grantee partners, this position will be responsible for providing expert guidance on all forms of model-based analyses to inform program strategy decisions with emphasis across the Global Health portfolio. The Senior Advisor will work closely with the Deputy Director of QS, the Director of IDev and senior leadership in Maternal and Child Health Research to identify new methods of analysis and new source of data and information that the Foundation can use to guide our investments in the development of new interventions for the areas they serve.
As part of the QS team - the Senior Advisor will contribute to the continued development of the team’s strategic vision and engaging at the Global Health Program level. Specifically, the Senior Advisor will be responsible for the following domains of activity:
Knowledge Integration Contribution to Internal Program Teams:
• Implementation and impact assessment of quantitative analysis solutions towards Foundation Global Health strategic objectives with specific initial emphasis in Maternal and Child Health research.
• Conceptualize, articulate, and implement strategies for making significant and sustainable impacts on Global Health projects and decision making through the application of quantitative data analysis and knowledge integration of insights from previous foundation investments in this areas and general insights from the maternal and child health field at large. This includes looking for synergies across program strategy work streams and translating new knowledge into effective interventions and decisions.
• Provide rigorous reviews of GH programs that incorporate contributions from both internal & external stakeholders and anticipate mid-course corrections, project impact and propose appropriate changes.
Engagement with External Partners:
· Identify & cultivate partners to build coalitions and achieve objectives; manage partnerships to achieve impact.
· Serve as a leader and resource to grantees to achieve strategic objectives.
· Attend internal meetings to represent Quantitative Science as well as being a representative of the foundation at external meetings.
· Actively search for and create opportunities for partners and solutions to leverage available resources.
We are looking for a global expert in the field of Quantitative Science and Data Analytics with recognized medical, scientific, management and strategic planning skills. Ideal candidate will have lived and worked in various regions of the world for a period giving him/her an appreciation for the complexities of implementing field-based research and translating research findings into knowledge to guide decision making. The candidate should have:
A PhD, MD or Pharm D in a scientific or mathematical field
20 years of experience preferred in the design and implementation of Quantitative Analysis solutions for a broad range of health care questions in the private sector.
Demonstrated excellence in clinical research, scientific writing and data analysis, strong written and oral communication skills, and experience advocating and communicating results particularly to a non-modeling audience.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize technical information towards strategic decisions; along with the ability to articulate the value propositions from both a business and technology perspective.
Strong diplomacy and partnership skills, with the ability to successfully influence senior level stakeholders in pharma/industry/global health roles.
Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, and flexibility particularly as part of a team effort.
Ability to prioritize, focus and achieve results in a fast paced and complex environment.
Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally
A sense of humor
A work history which demonstrates:
Success supporting a highly skilled and driven client base with diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to lead and build relationships to gain the respect and trust of others.
Intellectual quickness, curiosity, discipline, resourcefulness and resilience.
Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team.
Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results against the Foundation’s mission.
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 wellness 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.