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Market Access Advisor

Posting Number: #112-21

Position Title: Market Access Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Position Identification

Position Title: Market Access Advisor

Division: USAID/GH

Department: Center for Innovation and Impact (CII)

Work Location: 500 D street SW, Washington, DC 20547

Supervisor’s Title: GHTP Deputy Project Director

Work Status: Full-time

FLSA: Exempt

Classification: GS 13 Equivalent

Funding Sources: Cross Bureau

B. Summary Statement

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 ideas from the drawing board 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, , including to enable market access and digital health approaches;
  • Supports the 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, market access uptake, and digital health 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.

CII welcomes those with personal or professional backgrounds who bring a nontraditional perspective to global health, business, and development.

C. Job Requirements

USAID/CII is seeking a Market Access Advisor to play a key role in identifying and building strategic planning opportunities for product introduction, market shaping[1] interventions, and innovative financing[2] mechanisms 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.

[1] Market shaping is defined here as developing market-based incentives to create healthy, efficient markets that increase access to health products or services. For more information, reference USAID’s Market Shaping Primer.

[2] Innovative financing is defined here as leveraging non-traditional financing tools to crowd in new funding and utilize donor funds more effectively to increase access to quality care and help achieve health outcomes. For more information, reference USAID’s Investing for Impact.

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 help 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, analyzing innovative financing options, supporting efforts to encourage the entry of new suppliers to increase market competition, assessing 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 non-governmental organizations.

D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Support preparation of CII materials on 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.
  • Support CII in developing resources and 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.
  • Landscape and identify potential 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in professional continuing education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
  • Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.

 E. Minimum Qualification Requirements

  • Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree and nine (9) years of relevant work experience.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience engaging in two or more technical disciplines (such as, innovative finance, market access. Private equity investment, etc); job responsibilities related to PD requirements.
  • Be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial 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 the 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 up to 20%.
  • S. citizenship or permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain, Facility Access required.

Preferred:

  • Professional experience in strategy/management consulting, business, marketing, corporate development, or other fields that require an 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

 F. Clearance Required

  • Facility Access

Credence Management Solutions, LLC and Public Health Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with USAID, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions.  Specifically, TPs placed in USAID positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any employees other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government.

Please note: The Public Health Institute (PHI) and its partner, Credence Management Solutions, are both employers for the Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) project which provides expertise in support of USAID global health programs. The hiring of this position will be through the PHI and as such the selected person will become a PHI employee. Your applicant data will be shared with both organizations.


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