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The position: Deputy director for maternal, neonatal and child health for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job duties: Works closely with the director of the Family Health division to help guide the foundation's strategy in the global area of maternal, neonatal and child health. Oversees the shaping and execution of the department's grant portfolio. Identifies promising areas of research and programming to fill gaps in global knowledge in the area of maternal and child health. Provides leadership and guidance to the department team.
The company: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a global charity that funds a wide range of programs that focus on addressing poverty and health issues. The foundation employs almost 900 people and supports work in 100 countries.
Requirements: Requires an MD or Ph.D. in a field related to maternal or child health. Must have at least 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of field projects, operations research or clinical research projects. Requires demonstrated experience with team management and a proven ability to lead and influence data-driven strategy planning.
Extra perks: The foundation offers child care and elder care. Employees also get at least three weeks of vacation each year. Plus, there's a matching gift program with a 3 to 1 match.
Interesting info: This position involves 30% travel, both domestic and international.
Other opportunities: The foundation also needs senior program officers and deputy directors for numerous health programs.