Director – Strategy, Dat...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Director Strategy, Data and Analytics is a new role that will focus on strengthening the use of data and analytics to inform decision making within Global Development(GD), the application of new data technologies, the development of standards and platforms to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our data investments, support the President, Global Development to manage the GD portfolio, and is a key member of the GD Leadership Team.

GD Data and Analytics

Infuse rigor and innovative thinking in the use of data and analytics to support sound strategy development and management in Global Development, and the foundation more broadly; push and challenge the teams to examine strategic choices through new frameworks; bring new ideas to annual strategy review and planning processes

Provide leadership and oversight of the data and analytics function to support data driven decisions for program and function strategies on behalf of the Global Development division

Develop and adapt vision for unit; manage and develop the Data and Analytics staff. Develop an approach for using Big Data to support Global Development efforts.

Build on two focal areas for Data and Analytics: cost effectiveness and geospatial data and analysis.

Establish and maintain external partnerships and resources in order to facilitate deeper analysis in support of program

Cross-Foundation Integration and Collaboration on Data and Analytics

Manage relationship with other Directors engaged in Data and Analytics including GH SPM, GPA SPM, DPAF and GH Quantitative Sciences

Ensure efficient use of team’s financial and human resources to meet data & analytical needs including an investment strategy inclusive of key grants and contracts

Leadership support for the President, Global Development

Develop approaches to support GD portfolio level trade-offs and strategy

Work closely with the GD Chief of Staff, GD PCFO and GD HRBP to support GD operations and planning

Serve as the liaison to the Foundation-wide Strategy Team Qualifications

A minimum of 15 years with deep engagement in development of analytical techniques for impact estimation, cost effectiveness, geospatial analytics and big data

Advanced degree (at least a Masters, preferably PhD) in data science, computational modeling, geospatial analysis or a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Demonstrated experience in growing a team and designing the vision for a service unit to respond to needs of various business units within a complex organization

Demonstrated success in leadership roles developing and managing complex and highly dynamic organizations to work collaboratively towards a common vision

Experience in managing and developing staff in a complex environment with technical members

Proven strength in structured problem solving and strategic business planning, with the ability to synthesize disparate information and critically analyze any situation

Strong quantitative and financial knowledge to understand, explain, and conceptualize analyses using global development/health statistical information to inform strategic planning

Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships and alliances inside and outside of the organization and work in a politically demanding environment

Experience working for a global health or development organization desired

Excellent oral and written communicator, always seeking information pertinent to the issues being dealt with in the strategy, on the team or across the foundation

Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort

A deep commitment to the overall mission of the foundation, its programs, and an approach consistent with the foundation’s guiding principles. Committed to delivering results against the mission and holds self to the highest ethical standards

Effective listener

Ability to travel up to 10%

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