Looking to help drive Google.org‘s Global Poverty & Sustainable Development efforts?
Google is looking for several candidates for this position, based in Mountain View, California. This team works to innovate, establish and support sustainable models for global development. “Our mission is to accelerate growth and positive social impact using market-based, entrepreneurial approaches that promote sustainable economic growth and empowerment. We are exploring several potential approaches and creative interventions, including the following: creating jobs, fostering entrepreneurial support, discovering and advancing market-based solutions for basic socio-economic needs, bolstering girls’ and women’s education, providing access to financial services, clean energy and BOP innovations. These Program Directors will help lead program activities, assist in the development of Google.org’s poverty alleviation strategy and manage the portfolio of grants and investments.”
Take a further look at the Responsibilities and Requirements.

• Strategically develop the poverty alleviation program with internal team, ensure alignment with mission and goals of Google.org in a consensus-building and outcomes-oriented manner, and integrate scalable entrepreneurial and innovative approaches when appropriate while adhering to a strict measurement mindset.
• Help direct various operations across the sustainable development domain to achieve program goals and support Google.org’s overall mission.
• Work with team to develop and utilize a network of key advisors and thought leaders in poverty alleviation and cultivate partnerships with other organizations to develop vision and execute program strategy. Communicate with key stakeholders on progress and impact.
• Explore and leverage the inter-linkages across the domains of Google.org: poverty, public health and climate change.
• Manage grants or investments to ensure progress is made toward the objectives and desired impact, including: define expected results, develop an effective evaluation framework, conduct impact analysis and analyze and report on the results of each grant or investment.
• Drive programs to implement strategy, identify new opportunities and areas for improvement by responding to feedback, monitor and evaluate results while clearly outlining the desired outcomes and critical measurement indicators.
• Prepare and manage the operating budget and forecasts for the poverty alleviation program, track expenditures, create and analyze statistical and financial reports.
• Build and develop strong teams and encourage an environment of collaboration, risk taking, flexibility and non-hierarchical leadership.
• Advanced degree in economics, public policy, development finance, education, international relations, or related field required. Strong quantitative background in economics, statistics, or mathematics preferred as well.
• A minimum of 15 years of experience and strong organizational and management skills in sustainable development.
• Extensive experience working on poverty alleviation programs in developing countries required.
• Background in or demonstrated understanding of policy issues substantiated by significant research experience and/or a deep understanding of the field of development economics required.
• Private sector experience, ideally in an entrepreneurial context, preferred, including experience with diverse business models and application of these models in development, such as franchises, innovation networks, and distribution channels.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required to interface effectively with policy makers, to articulate the complex issues related to poverty, and to speak persuasively in the public arena.
• Experience successfully managing programs and teams required, with a proven track record of being a collaborative team player.
• Openness and transparency. Open communicator with the ability to seek and receive input form all types of people and resources.
• Flexible and comfortable working in ambiguous situations and fast-paced, changing environments.
• An ability to inspire trust and work well with people from different backgrounds, countries and cultures a must.
• Languages: English required. Multiple languages strongly preferred.
• Willingness to travel as necessary for program implementation and management.


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