Development Policy & Finance (DPAF) is the Gates Foundation’s international and Domestic economic policy team. It supports ideas and innovations in economic policymaking-at the global and national levels-to advance human development and address extreme poverty. DPAF conducts and funds research and policy innovation, and also supports ideas in action.
The Senior Program Officer, Development Banking Solutions (SPO-DBS) is a key member of the Development Policy & Finance team (DPAF) and serves as a foundation leader on development financing products and mechanisms to maximize the impact of the foundation in priority areas and geographies.
This position works closely with the foundation’s program and functional teams to advance our strategic priorities.
This role may manage people and thus, be responsible for hiring the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful employee onboarding, communicating performance expectations, and creating goal alignment.
The SPO-DBS combines the technical knowledge of a policy analyst, the operational skills of an experienced project manager, and a good dose of entrepreneurship. Some proxy indicators are: