Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health Director

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 December 2013
  • Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Closing on 5 December 2013

Job Description

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (Gates Institute) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Institute Director.

Established in 1999, the Gates Institute’s mission is to build individual and institutional capacity in the developing world by strengthening the effectiveness of population, family planning and reproductive health policies and programs. The Institute works across the academic, public and private sectors, collaborating with reproductive health researchers and leaders of reproductive health programs to establish enduring training programs and new leaders, transfer international best practices, conduct collaborative research and translate findings into actionable programs and policies. The Gates Institute is housed in Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health (PFRH), but collaborates with faculty across the University. With 20 staff and 14 affiliated faculty, the Institute focuses on the developing world, especially Africa. It has projects in over 15 countries and now has active collaborations with universities in Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. It is playing an instrumental role in training the next generation of public health leaders as evidenced by the caliber and successes of its graduates and current students.

Founded over 130 years ago, the Johns Hopkins University is a world leader in both teaching and research. As one of the University’s nine academic divisions, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the largest school of public health in the world and the first institution of its kind worldwide. The Bloomberg School has ongoing research projects in more than 130 countries and a total annual budget of more than $500 million. The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health is committed to excellence in education, research and public health practice to advance population, family, reproductive health and women’s health both domestically and internationally. The Department has more than 40 faculty and nearly 150 Master’s and Doctoral students. Over the years, the Gates Institute has offered scores of students the opportunity to gain hands-on research, training and advocacy experience.

Depending on the selected candidate’s strengths, she/he will have an academic rank of Professor or Senior Scientist. The successful applicant will be an established leader in international population and reproductive health. She/he will have a history of academic service, and demonstrated administrative, fund raising and research skills. A strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals is desirable. The Director will provide intellectual leadership in the promotion of population and reproductive health, represent the Institute within and outside the University and participate fully in the PFRH.

Applicants should submit their CVs electronically (.doc or .pdf format preferred) to:

Mirah A. Horowitz Consultant to the Search Committee Russell Reynolds Associates

The Johns Hopkins University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants sharing this goal are encouraged to apply. The University is a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.


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