Market Access Advisor
Washington D.C. (United States of America)
CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
Title:Senior Innovative Financing Advisor
Location: Washington DC
GS: 14 Equivalency
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.
USAID created the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) in 2012 to use a business-minded approach to accelerate the development, introduction and scale up of priority global health interventions. Sitting within the Global Health Bureau, CII invests seed capital in the most promising ideas and applies rigorous, market-oriented approaches to cut the time it takes to transform discoveries in the lab to impact on the ground.
To achieve its goals, CII:
* Serves as a catalyst, driving innovation and partnerships;
* Works with internal and external partners to help prioritize and scale innovations and existing interventions that align with the Agency’s priorities in global health;
* Supports rapid introduction of and/or access to these priority interventions;
* Leverages a human-centered design approach to ensure that populations in need and end-users are always the focus of our work; and
* Seeks not only to develop best practices in innovation, introduction and uptake across sectors, but also to push the boundaries of current thinking to improve the health and efficiency of the marketplace.
At CII, we strive to live up to our values, which emphasize pushing through ambiguity and risks, driving innovation, crowding in new voices, leading with empathy and through collaboration, staying humble, and bringing our authentic selves to work every day. We put under-served populations at the center of our work, always seeking to bring new voices to the table and to work with diverse partners. We welcome applications from a broad range of candidates, including whose personal or professional backgrounds bring a nontraditional perspective to global health, business, and development.
USAID/CII is seeking a Market Access Advisor to play a key role identifying and building innovative financing mechanisms and market shaping interventions necessary to bring life-saving products and services to the people who need them most. The Market Access Advisor will be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that will continue to help shape the direction of CII, building partnerships with thought leaders globally and pushing new boundaries in this critically important area of development.
The Market Access Advisor will be expected to apply critical thinking and strategic planning and project management skills to market introduction and uptake, and to develop and execute strategies on priority supply- and demand-side issues to accelerate introduction and utilization of priority interventions, working in close partnership with Global Health technical staff and USAID mission staff.
Specific activities may include supporting the development of innovative partnerships across sectors, analyzing market barriers and inefficiencies, supporting the development of new product introduction strategies to ensure products reach those most in need, supporting the design of market shaping opportunities, advising on innovative financing options, supporting efforts to encourage the entry of new suppliers to increase market competition, advising on affordable pricing, supporting user research and segmentation, and maximizing efficiency in product development, manufacturing and procurement practices. To do so, the Advisor will develop strategic and analytical tools to address introduction and uptake challenges, apply them to product-specific challenges, and advise on the dissemination of the approach and learnings for broader application across product categories and health sectors.
The Market Access Advisor will advise USAID on access issues and build and guide strong relationships internally with technical and mission staff and support relationship building externally with key stakeholders, including senior executives at manufacturers, product developers and other implementing organizations as well as senior officials from foundations and governmental, multilateral and nongovernmental organizations.
* Work within CII’s Market Access team, helping to set priorities for CII, live CII’s team values, seize opportunities, and effectively support the Global Health Bureau priorities.
* Advise on the development and implementation of market access activities, including but not limited to strategic planning, market shaping, innovative financing, and human-centered design, to accelerate rapid deployment and sustainable uptake of priority global health products and interventions.
* Provide advice to technical offices and missions, ensuring they have the tools needed to support the development and implementation of strategic planning, market shaping, and innovative financing.
* Advise CII in building key relationships with private sector partners, foundations, donors, and other stakeholders to advance USAID’s global health priorities.
* Present at relevant meetings with external parties and conferences.
* Possess, or rapidly develop, deep knowledge of and strategic perspectives on the range of existing innovative financing mechanisms, market incentives, and market shaping interventions that exist, including the ability to think creatively about the development and application of new tools for specific product markets.
* Identify and support opportunities and new initiatives as priorities within CII evolve.
* Prepare briefers, talking points, reports, project plans, and templates as needed.
* Contribute to bureaucratic responsibilities such as supporting Agreement Officer’s Representatives/Contracting Officer’s Representatives (A/CORs) for USAID mechanisms as necessary.
* Master's degree and nine (9) years of relevant work experience or equivalent years of education and relevant work experience.
* Be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and fun individual with outstanding problem solving, analytical, project management, communication, and collaboration skills.
* Function well independently and on teams, and have a commitment to excellence and producing results; the Center places great value on the following personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, sense of humor, and a positive attitude.
* Exceptional analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills.
* Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
* Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to think strategically, operate independently, self-motivate, be flexible, and set and achieve ambitious targets.
* Ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve in a fast-paced environment, and set priorities.
* Ability to understand incentive structures and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other stakeholders.
* Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including financial, regulatory, clinical, demographic and scientific information.
* Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills.
* High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
* Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
* US Citizenship or permanent residency and ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Facilities Access clearance.
* Significant professional experience in strategy/management consulting, business, marketing, corporate development, or other fields that require understanding of marketplace dynamics, product introduction and uptake, or analysis
* Experience working in, or directly with, the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device industry
* Demonstrated knowledge of or keen interest in global health
* MBA degree
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
CAMRIS International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.