| Summary Description: This position is grant funded.POSITION SUMMARY:OPTIMIZE is a consortium of five organizations with highly diverse and complementary technical skills aiming to optimize ART combinations and formulations with the greatest potential impact on improving patient outcomes and reducing costs, and proposes an integrated and novel approach to ensuring accelerated use of ART regimens. ICAP leads a project within the consortium aiming to improve market access and streamline new product introduction by integrating best practices from global health and private sectors. Under this project ICAP provides technical assistance and leadership to plan for new product introduction in order to decrease the time from global guidelines inclusion to country adaptation and uptake to scale.Reporting to the Program Manager, OPTIMIZE, and working in close collaboration with the Market Access Coordinator, the Product Introduction Coordinator, OPTIMIZE is responsible for the technical aspects of product introduction related to optimized ARV drug regimens and new ARV formulationsMAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:- Lead the design, planning and implementation of ICAP product introduction related activities under project OPTIMIZE- In collaboration with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, coordinate overall country-level product introduction strategies and activities with ICAP country teams- Oversee or conduct country needs assessments and develop country launch plans for new ARV products- Support national task force/coordinating body on HIV guideline revisions, product introduction planning, implementation, and monitoring- Support the organization and lead advocacy activities such as trainings, meetings, sensitizations, and workshops with country-level partners and stakeholders- Develop or assist in the development of material such as but not limited to case studies, landscape mapping and analysis, generic guidance, training material, standard operational procedures - Develop and disseminate compelling evidence for policy change at global, regional, and country-levels including journal articles, communication materials, policy briefs, fact sheets, webinars, etc.- Foster strong communication and participate in meetings with consortium and other stakeholders on ARV drug optimization to effectively develop and implement project work plan.- Prepare and deliver presentations to represent ICAP and OPTIMIZE at technical for a- Contribute to grant management and reporting processes- Perform other duties as assigned- TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:- Regular (up to 50%) domestic and international travel|
Minimum Qualifications: - 8+ years of related work experience- 4+ years' experience working on international public health project either at the headquarters of an international or related-organizations, or in resource limited settings in the field of health service delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, or procurement, with focus on HIV and ARV drugs preferred- Relevant experience in HIV or other health-related programming and implementing in resource-limited settings- Experience in clinical management of HIV infection including ART- Experience working with national working groups in developing plans and/or national guidelines and tools- Excellent understanding of public health approach to scaling up antiretroviral therapy or other treatment- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and verbal communication skills- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, and other stakeholders- Demonstrated and successful experience working in multi-cultural environments- Demonstrated and successful experience working independently and as part of a team with strong problem-solving skills- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications: - MD or professional equivalent required- Masters' degree in Public Health (in addition to MD or equivalent) preferred - Understanding of issues related to access to medicines in resource-limited settings- Experience in national ART guidelines adaptation- Experience working with US Government donors- Experience working with UN agencies, The Global Fund or other related organizations- French or Portuguese language skills
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