| Advertised Summary Job Description: Grant funded.|
OPTIMIZE is a consortium of five organizations with highly diverse and complementary technical skills aiming to optimize ART combinations and formulation 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 Product Introduction Technical Advisor, the Market Access Officer, OPTIMIZE is responsible for the technical aspects of the project related to market access for optimized ARV drug regimens and new ARV formulations.
- Lead the design, planning, and implementation of ICAP market access activities under project OPTIMIZE
- Coordinate with consortium partners and other key stakeholders, including ICAP country teams, to develop and implement an overall market shaping strategy for small and large ARV markets as needed, including potential interventions such as advance market commitment, volume guarantees, pooled procurement, coordinated ordering, demand forecasting, simplified registration, and more
- Manage market and user understanding activities in multiple countries in collaboration with global stakeholders to facilitate the introduction of new ARVs in order to improve processes related to registration, distribution, and uptake of new products at country-level
- Liaise between global and country-level stakeholders, including generic manufacturers, to determine the cost, feasibility, and potential impact of selected manufacturing and distribution interventions to enhance availability, uptake, and ease of use of new product; develop and implement subsequent interventions as appropriate
- Ensure up-to-date knowledge of market access issues for adult and pediatric ARV drug optimization among key partners
- Develop material such as but not limited to case studies, landscape mapping and analysis, and other materials to disseminate information to promote healthy markets
- Develop and disseminate compelling evidence for policy change at global, regional, and country-levels including journal articles, communication materials, policy briefs, presentations, workshops, 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 fora, including global ARV optimization working groups
- Contribute to grant management and reporting processes
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Regular (up to 40%) domestic and international travel
General Minimum Qualifications: - Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in training and experience, with at least four years of directly related experience.
- The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.
- To be considered for this position, please complete the master application in its entirety, including all work history and education.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - 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
- Relevant experience in HIV or other health-related programming and implementing in resource-limited settings
- Excellent understanding of issues related to access to medicines in resource-limited settings from both public health and industry perspectives
- 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: - Master's degree in public health, pharmaceuticals, public administration, business administration or related field
- Experience in strategy or public sector consulting, health commodity market intelligence or related field
- Experience working with US Government donors
- Experience working with UN agencies and The Global Fund or others related organizations
- French or Portuguese language skills
- Focus on HIV and ARV drugs
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