Senior Market Access Advisor

Posting Number: #054-23

Position Title: Senior Market Access Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Summary Statement:

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory, and administrative professionals.


B. Position Summary:

USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) takes strategic risks to incubate new ideas, put them into practice, and scale effective approaches for critical health issues. CII applies expertise in innovation, market-based solutions, and digital health to work in partnership and through institutional change.

The Senior Market Access Advisor provides advisory services to USAID as an institutional support contractor under the GHTASC contract.

The Senior Market Access Advisor works within the Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) in the Bureau for Global Health to support the Bureau’s technical offices on market access interventions that align directly with the Agency’s priorities in global health; support rapid introduction of and/or access to these priority interventions; promote innovation and development of local solutions; and seek not only to develop best practices, introduction and uptake across sectors, but to push the boundaries of current thinking to improve the health and efficiency of the marketplace.

The Senior Market Access Advisor plays a leading role in supporting teams across USAID to introduce, expand or optimize access to existing and new health products or services by applying analytical, strategic planning, project and stakeholder management skills. The Senior Advisor will bring specialized technical expertise in market research, strategy, and market shaping analysis, as well as core capabilities in private sector engagement, data analytics and be able to serve as a thought leader. The Senior Advisor should be familiar with the full range of market access challenges from upstream (research and development incentives) to downstream (what it takes to get commodities from ports to people). The Senior Advisor should also be equipped to adopt and build on CII’s thought leadership, as articulated in reports, articles and other written market access content, in close partnership with Global Health technical and USAID mission staff.

Employment Type: Full Time

Full salary range for this position is $133,380 to $200,720 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


C. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Market Access

  • Lead CII’s work in market access activities in collaboration with internal and external USAID stakeholders, including but not limited to strategic planning, stakeholder mapping, human-centered design, and market shaping to accelerate rapid deployment and sustainable uptake of priority global health products and interventions.
  • Where needed and appropriate, identify and support development of market incentives to accelerate rapid deployment and sustainable uptake of priority global health products and interventions.
  • Provide support to USAID’s leadership and technical offices in the Global Health Bureau and across USAID Missions, ensuring they have the tools needed to support the development and implementation of strategic planning, market shaping, and innovative financing initiatives.
  • Landscape and identify potential key relationships with private sector partners, foundations, donors, and other stakeholders to advance USAID’s global health priorities.
  • Possess or rapidly develop deep knowledge of and strategic perspectives on the range of market incentives and market shaping interventions that exist for a given health product/intervention, including the ability to think creatively about the development and application of new tools and financing interventions.
  • Bring expertise in demand-side considerations of market access including approaches to source end-user feedback on preferences, willingness-to-pay and other considerations; application of techniques from behavioral economics/human-centered design and/or marketing preferred.


  • Develop, synthesize, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned and promote new approaches to market barriers, both within USAID and to external audiences, including developing internal and public resources and participating in and presenting at international and domestic meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Contribute to bureaucratic responsibilities such as supporting Agreement Officer’s Representatives/Contracting Officer’s Representatives (A/CORs) overseeing USAID awards.
  • Work collaboratively within CII’s integrated team-building and supportive culture, including troubleshooting across specialization areas and projects.
  • Prepare briefers, talking points, reports, project plans, and templates.
  • Serve on working groups and other convenings in support of broader Global Health Bureau priorities.
  • Travel 15% of the time domestically and/or internationally as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


D. Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience, bachelor’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 14 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 16 years of relevant experience

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience with product introduction and scaling activities in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Strong understanding of global health market dynamics, trends and stakeholders.
  • Experience leading or contributing to market shaping deals or transactions.
  • 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, set ambitious targets, and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to understand market incentive structures across actors, and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other stakeholders.
  • Experience executing impact-focused transactions or partnerships with the private sector in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with staff of USAID missions, other USG agencies, LMIC governments and organizations, and other international organizations.
  • Experience sourcing end-user feedback on products or services.
  • LMIC-based experience with product introduction and scale.
  • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and to drive conversations from ambiguity to results.
  • Excellent problem solving and project management skills.
  • Passionate about questioning the status quo to confront stubborn access challenges.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to travel internationally and/or domestically for 15% of the time, as required.
  • US citizen or US permanent resident with the ability to obtain and maintain facility access clearance.


E. Competencies

  • Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.




Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. Please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.


New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.


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



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