Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning and Management, Global Health

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There is an exciting opportunity at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning and Management, Global Health. The role is based in Seattle, Washington. The DDSPM provides the link between a team’s strategy and the team’s business operations. You will be responsible for leading the strategic, financial, operational and human resource aspects of an integrated program or functional area, bringing to bear senior business, investment, and management expertise on portfolio, initiative, and investment-level decision-making. You will also lead the planning for the team’s annual strategy reviews with the Co-Chairs, annual planning and reporting cycle processes, including framing and analysis on issues and investments central to strategy and execution, ongoing investment pipeline and portfolio management, business analysis and the coordination of business strategies across the Foundation. The DDSPM will lead a team of business and operations professionals.

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About Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation prides themselves in being ‘impatient optimists’ whose purpose is to work to reduce inequity. Their vision is to ensure a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. Their four missions are to:

  • Ensure more children and young people survive and thrive;
  • Empower the poorest, especially women and girls, to transform their lives;
  • Combat infectious diseases that particularly affect the poorest; and
  • Inspire people to take action to change the world.

Key to enabling these missions is commitment to science and innovation, collaboration and partnership, measurement and rigor, as well as optimism and risk taking. Based in Seattle, the foundation has a worldwide staff of 1,500 people and is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. They have offices in the United States, Europe, India, China and Africa. Visit for more.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning and Management, Global Health


Wednesday 27th February 2019


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