Deputy Director, Health, Nutrition and Eradication at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation pride ourselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Our vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Deputy Director, Health, Nutrition and Eradication, Nigeria Country OfficeJob Id: B011165Location: AbujaSummaryThe primary purpose of the Deputy Director, Health, Nutrition and Eradication, Nigeria is to oversee a team to conceive, develop and manage a complex portfolio of grants at federal level and in selected states involving multiple foundation global health and linked global development and global growth and opportunity strategies in collaboration with Seattle-based teams to achieve results.The focus of the foundation’s work will involve development, testing and scale-up of high impact and cost-effective solutions in selected health and nutrition areas to drive results and influence scale across Nigeria and potentially other similar contexts within the region and Africa.  This role reports to the Nigeria Country Director.Core ResponsibilitiesFacilitate development of annual investment plans and budgets, develop, modify and implement strategy under the leadership of the Director and in partnership with Program Strategy Teams (PSTs) and Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA). Work with foundation leadership as requested to address cross-cutting issues and improve functions and performance.Develop strategies, programs investments, and an influencing agenda that will lead to improvements in key health and development indicators across RMNCH-N continuum and related development areas, in support to foundation PST strategies in Nigeria.In partnership with other Deputy Directors and relevant program officers in charge of country impact at the foundation, design and oversee the implementation of integrated strategies to accelerate the achievements of joint (foundation and others) health and nutrition goals in Nigeria.Position the country office to support the Seattle-based teams managing and implementing mixed health system (public, NGO, and private sector) primary care systems strengthening strategies. Identify, negotiate, execute and conduct and/or manage complex, performance-based contracts/grants to accelerate increase in RMNCH-N outcomes. This includes development and review of MoUs, letters of interest and grant proposals and summaries of progress.Represent the foundation to the National Council on Health (the highest policy decision making body in the health sector in Nigeria) and other key selected government health and nutrition related comities, platforms and working groups.Support and advise colleagues within the foundation and their grantees in the design, enhancement, and execution of project, initiatives and engagements to maximize impact in Nigeria.Manage partnerships and grantee relationships to ensure learning and impact, for example, by conducting site visits, convening meetings of key stakeholders, monitoring and evaluating components of grants.Serve as a senior member of the Nigeria Country Office, overseeing performance management, teamwork, internal communications and contribution towards foundation-wide priorities.Manage people and be responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve foundation goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, supporting employee development, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.Ensure high quality interactions and clear and consistent communications with government officials, foundation staff, and leadership, grantees and partners.Leadership and Culture:We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.

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