About the Role
Our mission is to catalyze innovations that solve global problems and improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. We do this by incubating products, advocating for important causes, engaging with global organizations, and managing venture investments.
Exemplars in Global Health (“EGH”) identifies positive global health outliers, studies successes, and shares findings so that lessons can be adapted in comparable settings to improve health across the world. Our goals are to produce high quality research to drive improvements in how policymakers and funders deal with the most pressing global health challenges.
Gates Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The Women’s Health (WH) manager will be responsible for supporting a portfolio of work focused on studying positive outliers and drivers of progress on three topics: Family Planning, Women’s Health and Well-Being across the life course, and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
This role will work to (1) support execution of ongoing research we are initiating with leading academic researchers across multiple geographies, (2) guide the process of translating research outputs into impact, helping to set vision and goals and shaping our approach to engaging external stakeholders, prioritizing team time accordingly and (3) support the translation and publication process, defining and designing narratives and leading a team of writers, researchers, and developers to create compelling products that will add to global conversations, and support policy makers, funders, advocates, and researchers to improve the quality of global health decisions.
You are the ideal candidate if you are:
• A strong problem solver: You can clearly recommend and/or make wise, reasoned, and sound decisions based on available information.
• Flexible: You can juggle multiple tasks and priorities and thrive in environments with ambiguity and rapid change. You are just as comfortable engaging with high-level stakeholders as you are scheduling meetings and analyzing data sets.
• An influential communicator and facilitator: You can quickly and effectively communicate your ideas or explain your thinking to bring others along and influence strategy and decisions, and assertively and respectfully facilitate meetings to achieve objectives.
• Able to work with diverse stakeholders: You’re able to understand working styles and needs in order to build trust and collaborate adaptively with a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g., academics, executives, creative designers), nurturing and maintaining complex relationships.
• Data-driven and analytical: You believe that anything worth doing is worth measuring, and love using data to drive insights. You are driven by intellectual curiosity.
• Strategic management and coordination (35%): Work closely with the EGH team, research partners, content experts, and foundation partners to drive conceptual and strategic project alignment, overall workplan execution in alignment with goals, and deep dives on specific policy or content bodies of work. May manage one direct report.
• Plan, execute, and track external partner engagements (30%): Orienting to a EGH Women’s Health impact framework, prioritize and guide development of communications and materials for key external engagement and meetings, as well as supporting partnership development processes and overseeing communication tracking.
• Editorial process management (15%): Work closely with communications, platform, and editorial team members to drive content translation process, as well as tailored formats for different audiences.
• Special projects and initiatives (10%): Support leadership in new, high-priority efforts as opportunities arise.
• Data and analytics (10%): Oversee and guide analysts and/or fellows analyzing data in partnership with leading academics to answer policy and strategy questions for internal and external decision-makers.
• 3-5 years in an analytically and programmatically rigorous environment – management consulting, data and analytics, or health research; masters degree preferred
• Progressively increasing experience driving and leading complex projects, including setting goals, establishing collective ownership of goals, and helping to prioritize team work accordingly
• Experience in global public health; experience in global women’s health a bonus
• Strong communications, including strong facilitation, writing, presentations, and ability to efficiently synthesize materials for and influence different audiences
• Track record of increasing responsibility and cultivating strong relationships with partner organizations
• Strong analytical capability, including experience analyzing large data sets in Excel, Stata, R, or similar software