The duration of the LTE assignment is targeted for 12 months starting in September. However, the start and end dates may change.
Position Title: LTE Program Officer, Global Policy & Multilateral Relations
Division: Global Policy & Advocacy
Group: North America
Location: Washington, D.C.
The North America Team develops and executes policy, advocacy, communications and government relations strategies to build political support and advance domestic and global programmatic priorities that are funded by, or executed within, the United States, Canada, and the United Nations. Management of cross-cutting assets, tools and engagements that are utilized across all teams and sub-teams, using these assets to craft strategies across teams.
Leadership & Culture
Our culture shapes our choices about what we do and how we do it. We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment can do extraordinary things. We expect foundation employees to intentionally and consistently embody our four agreements; show respect, offer trust, be transparent, and create energy.
The Program Officer (PO), Global Policy and Multilateral Relations, will be responsible for analyzing and developing global health, and development policy solutions to advance our work in the United States, Canada, and with multilateral institutions like the United Nations. To achieve this goal, the PO monitor policy developments, undertake policy research, analysis, and development work to advance the priorities of the North America Team. They will develop and cultivate relationships with key policy influencers who are involved directly in making policies aligned with our priorities. The PO will also support the development and management of grants, and or contract to support the work of the team.
The PO will bring a depth and breadth of knowledge about the global health and international development landscape. They will also possess at least 5years of experience working in a policy role within government, civil society, a think-tank, or similar organization aligned with foundation priorities.
This will be a 12 month contract position.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and track global health & development policy issues.
Establish and sustain relationships with policy influencers that support solutions aligned with foundation priorities.
Identify potential partners; assess their alignment with foundation priorities; evaluate their capacity to advocate; handle resulting policy, advocacy, and communications grants; and then assess their performance over time
Collaborate with internal foundation partners on the development of program, and advocacy priorities.
Give to the development of North American policy positions.
Update North America Team leadership about policy trends affecting North American markets.
Represent the foundation to key external constituencies, attending conferences and other formal/informal meetings as vital
Core Knowledge and Skills
Strong critical, interdisciplinary, and structured thinking ability
Strong written and verbal communication abilities
Proven track record of undertaking policy research and analysis in a global health, and or international development organization
Knowledge of policy making processes in a North American, or Multilateral context
Ability to navigate sophisticated relationships optimally, show respect, nurture trust, maintain transparency, and build energy
Operate optimally in a highly dynamic and matrixed environment;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate
The ability to adapt rapidly to changing conditions
Position Reports to the Global Policy, Canadian and Multilateral Relations Lead within Global Policy and Advocacy’s North America Team.
Education and Experience
Advanced degree related to public policy, international development, or equivalent experience
At least 5+ years of progressive policy analysis and development related to the foundation’s priorities
*Must be able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.
The foundation requires a COVID-19 vaccination for in-person business in the United States. Therefore, all U.S. employees are required to present proof of vaccination status upon hire unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.
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
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