The Associate will coordinate CHAI’s pediatric antiretroviral (ARV) marketplace engagements (pediatric ARVs = HIV drugs for children). This will include building and managing relationships with a broad set of external stakeholders: pediatric ARV funders, procurement agents, implementing partners and treatment thought leaders; liaison with internal CHAI teams to ensure alignment of pediatric activities to meet broad objectives across the demand (country teams and partner governments) and supply side (pharmaceutical manufacturers). In addition, this individual will serve an important strategic function, coordinating the gathering and synthesis of information about pediatric market dynamics.
This position has high growth potential and over time the pediatric indication associate will develop deep knowledge of pediatric ARVs to serve as a leading market place thinker within CHAI. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Manage execution of pediatric ARV forecast including information gathering, analysis and development of market report
- Provide expertise in pediatric market and product volume analysis to support all CHAI pediatric work streams
- Serve as a resource to country teams and governments on pediatric ARV product issues including new product uptake and formulary consolidation.
- Manage relationships with external partners and coordinate engagement with key stakeholders and opinion leaders on specific pediatric topics including pediatric ARV supply risks, procurement coordination, and product optimization
- Develop various documents/communication materials including memos, powerpoints and case studies to support marketplace objectives.
- Serve as a thought leader on important pediatric marketplace issues
- Bachelor’s degree plus at least 5 years of experience (combination work experience/graduate training)
- Strong written and oral communication skills including exceptional presentation skills; fluency in English
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with senior government and NGO representatives
- Strong analytical capabilities
- Ability to think strategically handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
- Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
- High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, Powerpoint and Word
- Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
- Experience working with procurement and/or supply chain management issues
- Experience working in management consulting, business strategy groups, or similar environments
- Experience living and/or working in developing countries
- Familiarity with global health issues
- MBA, MPP or equivalent degree