Associate Program Officer (Climate)

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Program Officer (APO) to provide technical and strategic planning support to the development of a climate change adaptation plan by the end of 2020.

This position sits the Director’s Office under the management of the Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning, and Management (DDSPM).

In addition to providing support to the Climate Working Group to develop a cohesive plan on the foundation’s contributions to climate change adaptation goals, you will also be expected to:

  • Collect, analyze, and process data in ways that are responsive to leadership requests.
  • Integrate a solid base of data and associated analyses into climate change strategy development and operational plan implementation.
  • Assemble an inventory of AgDev historic investments related to climate change adaptation and assess their contribution to climate-related goals.
  • Support multiple portfolio teams, including regional teams in Africa and Asia, Crops Discovery, and Livestock to analyze their potential contributions to climate-related goals.
  • In support of the Director and DDSPM, help compile a cohesive and costed operational plan for climate change adaptation for presentation in Annual Planning at the end of 2020.
  • Aid in the development of a cohesive climate narrative across the foundation.
  • Support ongoing internal engagement with foundation leadership as it relates to climate partnerships.
  • In partnership with our Donor Government Relations team, extend our external engagement with relevant partners; including formalizing technical partnerships with key organizations and experts.
  • Assist the Strategy team to actively identify knowledge and data gaps and opportunities for focused research, including areas like water resource management.
  • Produce or assist in the production of reports and peer-reviewed research articles.
  • Provide ongoing research, background information, and analytical support for portfolio management; including the interpretation of relevant data from evaluations within agriculture and remain current on emerging evidence for impact.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Associate Program Officer (Climate), Strategy Planning & Management - Limited Term Employee


Tuesday 3rd December 2019


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