We seek a Deputy Director, Women in Leadership to the play a leadership role shaping and executing the foundation’s new investment portfolio aiming to improve women’s representation and influence in the fields of health, law, and economics in our priority geographies. Building on learnings from the private sector, the ingoing hypothesis of this ten-year learning initiative is that more women with power and influence in these sectors will lead to better development outcomes, in particular for women and girls. This includes increasing the:
As the Deputy Director you shape the strategic direction and investment planning and execution and shape a team through creative resourcing with full-time, part-time, and outsourced team members. You will guide team members in the management of the Women in Leadership portfolio of foundation investments (grants and contracts), and work with external partners to drive impact and generate learnings and evidence. As part of this responsibility, this role will manage relationships with grantees, contractors, and key partners to achieve the foundation's desired impact, provide project briefings and updates to foundation leadership, and represent the foundation in meetings with external stakeholders, as well as at conferences and workshops. lead activities related to portfolio management, division design, launch, and execution, and enablement of an effective division. This is a new role with people management responsibilities and needs an entrepreneurial-minded individual to establish the role.
You will be expected to partner with GE team members in establishing division direction, identifying interdependencies, communicating program requirements, tracking progress, making decisions, identifying, and mitigating risks and resolving conflicts and/or issues. You will also partner with the Gender Equality program policy advocacy and communications team to turn programming insights into advocacy and communications opportunities to achieve our Women in Leadership goals. This role builds strong relationships with internal partners, external partners, resource providers and effectively interacts with senior-level audiences.
You are a creative, thoughtful, and curious leader who has an excellent track record of achievement in roles of increasing responsibility. You should be prepared to work across a diverse set of disciplines, bridging a wide range of expertise, with a demonstrated ability to work with agility, efficiency, and diplomacy in a dynamic environment. Additionally, we seek: