[Ip-health] Vacancy - R&D Campaign Adviser - MSF Access Campaign

Mai DO Mai.DO at paris.msf.org
Tue Mar 22 08:08:27 PDT 2016


Dear all, 
MSF Access Cammpaign is recruiting a R&D Campaign Adviser. Please find 
below 
the Terms of Reference.
Kind regards,
Mai
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Title:              R&D Campaign Adviser -  Access Campaign (AC) 
Location:       Paris, London or Geneva
Contract:       Short Term 12 months - Full time position 
Reporting to:   Director, Policy & Analysis, Access Campaign 
MSF experience: Prior MSF experience a significant asset
Application closing date:       30 March 2016
First round phone interviews: Week of 4 April 2016

I- MSF ACCESS CAMPAIGN

The Access Campaign was started in 1999 and is a part of MSF 
International. It aims to improve access to, and stimulate the development 

of medicines, diagnostics and vaccines that could have a major impact on 
morbidity and mortality in contexts where MSF works. The Access Campaign 
challenges external medical-political and economic actors in order to 
overcome barriers identified by practitioners in MSF programmes and those 
practicing in similar environments. To this end, the Campaign aims to 
influence international policies relevant to improving access and 
stimulating innovation. The priorities of the Access Campaign are guided 
by the medical challenges faced by MSF?s operations.

II- POSITION BACKGROUND

In collaboration with the MSF movement, the Access Campaign is planning to 

launch a public-facing campaign on R&D.  The campaign will seek to build 
political and popular support to address the failures of our current 
system of R&D, and to advocate for solutions to overcome those failures.

The Campaign Adviser will be a core member of the campaign team, helping 
to support key advocacy elements through direct advocacy with stakeholders 

and engagement of the MSF movement to further the campaign?s objectives.

III- POSITION WITHIN ORGANISATION

The Campaign Adviser will report to the AC Director of Policy & Analysis. 
This position will work with the Access Campaign 
and the broader MSF movement to support the launch of the campaign and 
ongoing R&D advocacy work.

IV- OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION

The Campaign Adviser will have responsibility within the team for 
supporting the development, planning and implementation of the public 
campaign strategy on R&D. They will do this in close collaboration with 
the Access Campaign team and wider MSF movement. The Campaign Adviser will 

oversee implementation of advocacy strategies by supporting MSF partners 
in their advocacy activities with campaign targets, ensuring that key 
campaign advocacy milestones are met, and contributing to the team?s 
dynamic response to developments prompted by the campaign. S/he will be 
responsible for helping to support the advocacy elements in coordination 
with the core and extended campaign team. The Campaign Adviser will also 
work with a broader coalition of civil society groups to amplify the 
messages of the campaign and support the continuation of a longer term 
campaigning effort beyond this time-limited public campaign.

V- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In collaboration with the rest of the campaign team, the Campaign Adviser 
will support a range of advocacy and communications activities including:
?Campaign strategy ? lead the development of the campaign strategy 
including the consolidation of campaign ?asks?, ensuring buy in from 
relevant internal and external experts and stakeholders; ensure 
appropriate advocacy strategies are developed.
?Campaign  delivery  ?  ensure  the  strategy  is  implemented,  regularly 

 reviewed  and  adapted according to campaign developments; align internal 

resources to deliver the strategy and reach the agreed objectives
?Content creation ? support the communications team on content creation 
and development of key messages in line with policy and advocacy 
objectives, and with MSF field experience.
?Build relationships/network ? foster relationships with potential allies 
(civil society, government, NGOs, humanitarian actors, etc.) to advance 
the campaign goals and amplify the messages of the campaign.
?Advocacy support ? a) support MSF movement partners in designing and 
implementing their advocacy strategies with key targets through 
participation in meetings, providing back-up support, answering technical 
campaign questions, etc.; b) Once identified, work with designated 
priority targets, NGOs, and civil society stakeholders, to advance 
campaign objectives through advocacy implementation.
?Monitoring/reporting ? help monitor campaign advocacy progress against 
targets and campaign phases, and report to campaign team at agreed-upon 
schedule.

VI- PROFILE REQUIREMENTS

- Genuine interest in, understanding of, and commitment to the 
humanitarian 
principles and challenges of MSF
- A track record of building and managing successful 
relationships/awareness raising initiatives with internal and external 
stakeholders
- Knowledge of pharmaceutical research and development
- Experience liaising with members of governments, pharmaceutical 
companies, NGOs, and/or multi- lateral organizations
- Demonstrated track record of analytic problem-solving/seeking solutions 
to challenges
- Strong project management skills and ability to participate as part of 
an 
international team
- Experience with MSF?s operational mandate and structure is highly 
desirable
- Excellent presentation and communications skills
- Flexibility, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
and 
work independently
- Proficiency in English to mother-tongue standard (French, Spanish and/or 

another language will be a significant asset)
- Experience in the fields of health, medicine, or the pharmaceutical 
industry
- Ability to travel

Starting date: 1 May 2016
Contract: 12 months fixed-term contract, full time position
Location: Paris, London or Geneva
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2016
Please submit all applications only by email to: 
IO-recruitment.gva at msf.org stating  ?AC Campaign Adviser? in the title.
Please submit only your CV and cover letter in ONE file  and name the file 

with your last name.

- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted






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