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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/TA86
Title: Manager (Market Dynamics Strategy)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 26 September 2013
Application Deadline: 11 October 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
UT/UTD UNITAID International drug purchase facility
UNITAID's mission is to conduct market interventions that promote access to products used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries. UNITAID aims to promote healthy, dynamic market conditions whereby manufacturers have incentives to invest and innovate, while at the same time supply quality public health products at affordable prices and in acceptable formulations that enable the maximum number of people to access them.
Description of duties:
In this role, the Manager will:
- lead and manage work to draft, update and use disease-specific landscape reports covering the disease, technology/product and market aspects of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria;
- identify disease, product and market information gaps that are common across all three diseases and then develop and execute approaches to fill the information gaps;
- identify new strategic opportunities for UNITAID to develop or implement new market-based approaches to improve public health;
- contribute to UNITAID's ongoing efforts to draft, assess, and revise UNITAID's market strategies in a manner that maximizes innovation and impact;
- oversee and manage all activities commissioned and/or conducted by this Market Dynamics Team;
- manage this Market Dynamics Team work plan and budget, including the contracting of consultants and hiring of staff, as needed;
- in collaboration with the other Manager, Market Dynamics, develop and implement processes to ensure activities within the Market Dynamics Unit are streamlined and coordinated;
- cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders representing donors, international organizations, industry, civil society, and multilateral and nongovernmental organizations;
- oversee the process to draft calls for letters of intent, screen letters of intent and support the development & evaluation of new proposals;
- manage linkages and collaboration with the Operations and Finance & Administration Units to ensure their input is incorporated into new proposal submissions and proposal evaluations;
- manage the development of Market Dynamics reports and presentations for delivery to UNITAID's Executive Board, the Board Sub-Committees and advisory groups;
- draft and edit reports, briefs, talking points, peer-reviewed publications, and oral presentations to a diverse, external audience, including: policy makers, academics, international organizations, partners, activists and the general public;
- in collaboration with the Communications Team, ensure the rapid and effective dissemination of messages to partners and stakeholders, other institutions and countries. Messages should illustrate a clear picture of disease, product/technology, and market trends as well as UNITAID's impact across the three disease areas;
- cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders representing donors, international organizations, industry, civil society and multilateral and nongovernmental organizations;
- at the request of the Coordinator of Market Dynamics, attend and participate in meetings and conferences and other events on behalf of UNITAID;
- perform any other activities as required by the Coordinator of Market Dynamics.
Advanced university degree in business, medicine, pharmacy, public health or related field.
Certificate in project management.
- Excellent analytic, planning and management skills.
- Ability to develop and communicate results in a clear and concise manner to a diverse audience.
- Strong knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria.
- General knowledge of key organizations working in the area of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
- Strong interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and mature judgment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proficiency in project management software.
WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Ensuring the effective use of resources
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least 10 years of management experience in the area of health, including supervision, project management and budgets, with some of this gained in an international context. At least 5 years of experience in development and implementation of global strategies. Experience in the collection, analysis and use of market information on pharmaceutical and diagnostic products. Experience in designing and developing multistakeholder initiatives in health.
Experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Experience working with WHO or other UN or international organizations. Experience in the private sector: pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, or consulting. Experience leading collaborative efforts across global public health professionals from a variety of organizations.
Expert knowledge of English is required. Intermediate knowledge of French would be an asset.
Additional Information:
A written test may be used for screening purposes. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. This vacancy is published in English only. As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support UNITAID, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside UNITAID either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position).
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80'629 at single rate
USD 86'791 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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