The Gender Equality Division’s mission it to ensure women and girls in Africa and South Asia can enjoy good health, make their own choices, earn their own money, and be leaders in their societies. When women and girls have an equal chance to thrive and lead, everyone benefits. We know that women and girls are not a monolith. A woman’s experience and the barriers she faces are different depending on factors like where she lives, how old she is, and how much money her family has—alongside other factors including her race, caste, and education level. We seek to address these compounding barriers through deep partnership with our grantees. As a philanthropy, our role is to listen to and learn from these experts. We take risks in new areas, prove concepts, and bring these ideas to governments, partner organizations, and private sector companies to scale. The Gender Equality Division builds off our existing strengths as a foundation in areas like global health and data, partnering closely with all of our global divisions.
As Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning and Management (DDSPM), you will be dedicated to strategic portfolios across the Gender Equality Division and will work across the foundation to enable these teams to achieve their impact goals. You will do this by leading the strategic, financial, and operational aspects of the program work. The Gender Equality Division is in an exciting growth phase, and initially you will partner with the Gender Impact Accelerators (Data & Insights and Digital Connectivity) and Gender Integration teams to achieve our ambitious impact goals. Overtime, and as the division continues to grow, you may also partner with and support additional portfolio areas.
In this role you will bring complimentary strategic and investment acumen to the technical expertise of these teams to assist in defining their programmatic strategy, portfolio planning and trade-offs, initiative and investment-level decision making including the development of strategy execution plans. This is an exciting and unique role as it works across new portfolios that are built up in a collaborative and functional way.
This is a role that will report to the Director, Gender Impact Accelerators.
We are looking for someone who enjoys the opportunity of working on complex problems and building solutions that have the potential for transformational change in the lives of low-income women and girls around the world. We seek a creative, dedicated professional who has an outstanding portfolio of accomplishments in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Additionally, you’ll bring: