This is an interim backfill role to cover for an employee who will be out on parental leave. The duration of the assignment is targeted for 9 months starting in ~January 2022. However, the start and end dates may change.
Job Title: Interim Senior Program Officer, Integrated Portfolio Management
Division: Global Health Program
Department: Strategy, Planning & Management
Our Global Health Program (GHP) harnesses advances in science and technology to save lives in poor countries. We focus on the health problems that have a major impact in developing countries but get too little attention and funding. Where proven tools exist, we support sustainable ways to improve their delivery. Where they don’t, we invest in research and development of new interventions, such as vaccines, drugs, 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. These strategies are supported by functional teams that focus on Discovery and Translational Sciences, Vaccine Development, Integrated Development, Innovative Technology Solutions and Strategy, Planning &Management (SPM).
The SPM group is looking to hire an interim Senior Program Officer (SPO) for its Integrated Portfolio Management efforts. The SPO will ensure that the foundation has ongoing transparency on the status and performance of its global health product pipeline. You will be a thought partner with Program Strategy Teams, Functional Teams and Global Health Leadership to frame key strategic questions in order to support investment decisions, identify and generate the vital data to address issues related to impact, cost effectiveness and risk, assist with the prioritization of product development and other interventions.
By executing health impact and cost effectiveness analyses, this role enables Program Strategy Teams, Functional Teams, and Global Health Leadership to have the right information at the right time to make decisions about individual product investments, a portfolio of investments, as well as tradeoffs within and across portfolios. In addition to improving the way that the foundation makes prioritization and performance management decisions, this role will drive adoption of improved portfolio management practices. This role will collaborate with PSTs, Functions, and external researchers to gather and continuously improve critical data and inputs needed to execute health impact and cost effectiveness modeling of interventions.
Additional responsibilities include:
The employee transfer policy applies to internal backfill positions. An employee may apply for an open position after at least 12 months in their current position. If you meet this requirement and wish to pursue a backfill opportunity, you are required to have a conversation with your manager to confirm their support before you apply. In rare cases, the requirement of a minimum of 12 months in a position may be waived if a transfer is critical to the foundation’s goals and is approved by the current manager and their HR Consultant (HR Business Partner or Generalist).
All backfill positions are posted as LTE roles. With current manager support, if selected for the role, FTEs will retain their FTE status during the backfill assignment. Managers will have the option of backfilling for the individual moving to the interim position for a similar duration via the same hiring channels and options as this position. However, current managers may be unwilling or unable to hold headcount for the duration of an interim assignment and may deny the employee’s request. In such cases, the employee may apply for the open LTE position, but if selected, would effectively be resigning as an FTE and would be hired as an LTE for the duration of the interim assignment. As an LTE, employment with the foundation is expected to end at the end of the assignment, and the employee would not be eligible for severance.
As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & 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:
* Sexual Orientation
* Gender Identity
* Gender Expression
* National Origin
* Genetic Information
* Veteran Status
* Marital Status
* Prior Protected Activity