[Ip-health] MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director! APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 18, 2018
Michelle.French at newyork.msf.org
Thu Mar 29 13:39:17 PDT 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director. Please forward this information to any interested candidates!
Deadline for applications: 18th April 2018
Location: Preferably Geneva, but open to other MSF offices
Contract: Long Term contract - Full time position
Reporting to: Executive Director - MSF Access Campaign
Starting date: May 2018
About the MSF Access Campaign
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Created in 1999, the Access Campaign (AC) is an MSF advocacy entity guided by MSF's charter, and dedicated to serve MSF's social mission. Deeply rooted in MSF's medical operations, the AC works to tackle barriers to people's access to medical care, ensuring that quality products such as medicines, vaccines and diagnostics are available, affordable and adapted to people in MSF projects and beyond, now and for the future. The AC is hosted by MSF International, the legal entity that binds MSF's 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF movement, and implements international projects and initiatives as requested.
The Access Campaign's multidisciplinary team addresses the underlying technical, legal and political barriers to developing the needed biomedical innovation and accessing existing products. While engaging in upstream systemic obstacles to access, the AC remains driven by MSF's operational and medical priorities, balancing disease/product work and global international health policy work to ensure achievements of the AC translate into tangible benefits to MSF field interventions and beyond.
Research and policy analysis, and strategic advocacy (including lobbying, communications and creative campaigning) are the various means by which the AC intends to challenge (or preserve) the status quo or to create an enabling environment for change. The expertise garnered by the AC serves to influence external policy making and to guide MSF's internal thinking.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The Access Campaign is an MSF transversal advocacy entity accountable to the ExCom platform of the Executive directors of all MSF sections, administratively housed by MSF International. While a significant part of the team is currently based in Geneva, others members are spread over a number of different MSF offices globally. The AC team consists currently of some 45 people including medical doctors, pharmacists, lab technicians, lawyers, campaigners, communication experts and support staff. The Deputy Director directly supports the AC Executive Director in the overall management of the AC, while specifically overseeing the AC's strategic advocacy activities. The Deputy Director line manages the head of regional advocacy, the head of communications, and as needed other positions. She/he is a member of the Management Team, which is led by the Executive Director and currently consists of 8 persons.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The Deputy Director supports the AC Executive Director in the overall management and leads the Advocacy and Communications activities of the Access Campaign, in particular developing and implementing strategic advocacy towards achieving the AC's overall objectives based on its analysis of the medical needs and policy and political opportunities. The current medical priorities of the AC are tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance (including diagnostics), and vaccines, with continued attention for a range of medical and policy topics including neglected tropical diseases, emerging infectious diseases, viral hepatitis, medical innovation and intellectual property.
As a member of the Management Team of the AC, the Deputy Director contributes to the strategic management and orientation of the Access Campaign and builds support for the Access Campaign's objectives and activities in the wider MSF movement. The Deputy Director as required represents MSF and the Access Campaign externally at high-level meetings with government, other political or medical actors, and in the media.
Full job description: https://msfaccess.org/sites/default/files/MSF_assets/Jobs/2018%20Deputy%20Director%20AC.pdf
Apply here: https://msf.recruitee.com/o/deputy-director
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