CAMRIS International 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.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Market Access Advisor
USAID, Office of the Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health/Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (USAID/AA/GH/CII)
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
In 2012, the White House announced that USAID would establish a center of excellence in the Global Health Bureau to accelerate the development, introduction and scale up of priority global health interventions. This new Center – the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII)– promotes and reinforces innovative, business-minded approaches to address the key bottlenecks in development, introduction and scale-up. CII applies business and marketplace principles to accelerate impact against some of the world’s most important health challenges.
Despite the existence of hundreds of technologies to improve global health, relatively few are available to save lives in the developing world, where morbidity and mortality burdens are greatest. An antiseptic that costs less than 10 cents could reduce neonatal infection across South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. A rapid diagnostic test that costs about a dollar could ensure a feverish child receives the treatment she needs. A new treatment with far fewer side effects and commonly used to treat HIV in the US could be introduced in sub-Saharan Africa. All of these technologies exist, yet none reaches more than a tiny fraction of the lives they could save. Those technologies that do eventually reach the hardest to reach populations often take far too long to get there.
To address these and other challenges, CII:
USAID/CII is seeking a Market Access Advisor to help bring life-savers like these to the people who need them most. The Market Access Advisor will be part of a dynamic start-up team that will help shape the direction of the CII, building partnerships with key thought leaders globally and pioneering new approaches in this critically important area of development.
The Market Access Advisor will be expected to have substantial experience in market introduction or uptake and leverage this background 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. He/she will possess, or will be expected to rapidly develop, deep knowledge and strategic perspectives of select product markets, and will be held accountable for showing substantial results in terms of increased access and utilization for improved health outcomes on relatively short timelines.
Specific activities may include analyzing bottlenecks to uptake, developing product introduction strategies, designing market shaping opportunities, structuring innovative financing options, encouraging entry of new suppliers, ensuring affordable pricing, supporting user research and segmentation, and maximizing efficiency in product development, manufacturing and procurement practices. To do so, he/she will develop strategic and analytical tools to address introduction and uptake challenges, apply them to product-specific challenges, and disseminate the approach and learnings for broader application across product categories and health sectors.
The Market Access Advisor will represent USAID on access issues and build and guide strong relationships internally with technical and mission staff and 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. He/she will also be responsible for actively contributing to CII’s Market Access Team, helping to set priorities for CII, seize opportunities to maximize impact, and effectively support the Global Health Bureau priorities.
We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and fun individual with outstanding problem-solving, analytical, communication and collaboration skills. The candidate must be able to function well independently and on teams, and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. CII places great value on the following personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and positive attitude.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. 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 law.