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United States of America: Project Coordinator, OPTIMIZE

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POSITION SUMMARY:

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 Senior Research Director, the Project Coordinator, OPTIMIZE is responsible for the technical aspects of the project related to product introduction including optimized ARV drug regimen and new ARV formulation.

This position is grant funded.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead the design, planning and implementation of ICAP product introduction related activities under project OPTIMIZE

  • Coordinate with consortium partners and other key stakeholders on overall product introduction strategies and activities under marker user and understanding, manufacturing and distribution, policy and advocacy, and country level efforts components

  • 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.

  • In collaboration with partners, actively participate in the development of an advocacy strategy

  • Foster strong communication and participate in meetings with consortium and other stakeholders on ARV drug optimization to effectively develop and implement project work plan

  • Provide country-level assistance in partnership with the consortium to plan and implement for new product introduction of ARVs with key country stakeholders

  • Prepare and deliver presentations to represent ICAP and OPTIMIZE at technical fora

  • Contribute to grant management and reporting processes

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires regular (up to 40%) domestic and international travel

EDUCATION:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in training and experience plus at least 4 years of directly related experience. Master’s degree in Public Health, Pharmaceuticals, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field is desirable and may substitute in part for experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4+ years of 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

  • Excellent understanding of issues related to access to medicines in resource-limited settings

  • 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:

  • 4+ years of 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

  • Excellent understanding of issues related to access to medicines in resource-limited settings

  • 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.)

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