Senior Program Officer Opening at the Gates Foundation

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Position Title
Senior Program Officer – Neonatal Health

Global Health Program

Family Health


Foundation Overview
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

Group Summary
The mission of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program (GHP) is to help ensure that lifesaving advances in health are created and shared with those who need them most. To date, we have committed nearly $10 billion in global health grants to organizations worldwide. The focus of our grants is to:

  • Discover new insights to fight serious diseases and other health problems affecting developing countries.
  • Develop effective and affordable vaccines, medicines, and other health tools.
  • Deliver proven health solutions in developing countries.
  • Advocate for more and better resources and policies to support the introduction and uptake of new and existing health technologies.

The SPO Neonatal Health will be the lead senior program officer heading up neonatal health components of the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) strategy. As part of the MNCH strategy team, he/she will be a member of a team accountable for achieving results under this strategy.

The SPO Neonatal Health will be responsible for collaborating with multiple other Global Health teams, including Discovery, Policy and Advocacy, Vaccine Delivery and infectious diseases and HIV to achieve MNCH outcomes as outlined in the MNCH strategy. He/she may also be asked to participate as a member contributing to other Strategy Program Teams. In addition, the SPO Neonatal Health will facilitate collaborations with Global Development teams as appropriate. This position is based in Seattle, Washington.

For more information on the position and how to apply, visit the Gates Foundation website and search for Requisition Number: 2513BR.