[Ip-health] Health Impact Fund Project Manager Search

Surjeet Ahluwalia surjeet.ahluwalia at healthimpactfund.org
Mon Nov 22 08:43:26 PST 2010

*Health Impact Fund Project Manager Search*

Incentives for Global Health is seeking a Project Manager or Senior Project
Manager to help build support for the Health Impact Fund proposal.  This
position will be a contract position at least through June 2011.

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*About the Health Impact Fund:*

The Health Impact Fund (HIF), the flagship proposal of Incentives for Global
Health, is a new way of stimulating research and development of life-saving
pharmaceuticals. To provide wide access to the most effective
pharmaceuticals, prices need to be affordable — but low prices do not create
strong incentives for innovators to invest in research and development. The
proposed HIF would offer pharmaceutical companies the option to be rewarded
according to a new drug’s health impact, if they agree to sell the drug at

Pharmaceutical innovators holding valid patents can elect to register their
products with the HIF and sell those products globally at cost. The HIF will
evaluate the health impact of registered drugs annually, and will distribute
payments to companies based on each drug’s health impact.

The HIF would foster the development of new high-impact medicines —
especially medicines targeting diseases concentrated among the poor.
Diseases that are neglected because companies are not able to recover their
R&D costs from sales and because companies lack the incentive to enter
developing world markets will be particularly suited for the HIF. The
structure of the HIF will also encourage local capacity building, health
data collection and overall health systems development.

Incentives for Global Health aims to pilot the proposed HIF mechanism by
rewarding a pharmaceutical company on the basis of measured health impact in
a region. This will allow the pay-for-performance approach to be
field-tested and refined before it is implemented on a wider scale.

*About the Project Manager Role:*

Incentives for Global Health is seeking a Project Manager or Senior Project
Manager for a 7-month contract beginning in early December.  Depending on
funding, this position may be extended.   The consultant rate is
commensurate with experience and the location is flexible.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing multiple pieces of the
work required to advance the Health Impact Fund.  Specific responsibilities

Project Management

·         Organize, lead, and summarize weekly calls with Directors and

·         Identify, develop, and track pilot leads to establish partnerships
with a company, country, and funder to conduct a pilot with a particular

·         Prepare for meetings and presentations of the Health Impact Fund
including developing PowerPoint presentations, 1-pagers, and other materials

·         Plan for two upcoming conferences in Europe – including
identifying and inviting participants, helping to establish the program
agenda, and overseeing logistics


·         Track all fundraising leads across possible funders – government,
foundations, corporations, and individual donors

·         Identify and apply for relevant government, foundation, and
corporate grants

·         Develop and cultivate relationships with potential funders


·         Develop, edit, and distribute the quarterly newsletter to HIF

·         Ensure regular updates to the website to include recent papers and

·         Develop and execute a social media strategy

Stakeholder Outreach & Management

·         Attend global health meetings and events to track the latest
issues and reach out to new contacts in government, industry, and NGOs

·         Cultivate relationships with supporters

·         Manage the work of volunteers helping with pilot leads,
fundraising, etc.

*Skills & Experience:*

·         Minimum 2 years project management experience

·         Demonstrated experience fundraising through individuals,
government, and/or foundations

·         Experience cultivating relationships with potential funders,
partners, and government leaders

·         Experience in global health preferred

·         Must have a high degree of comfort in a start-up environment and
be flexible on areas of work and work parameters

·         Must be a self-starter –  proactive and productive in an
independent working environment

·         Ability to communicate well in writing and verbally

·         Ability to work in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GoogleDocs, and

*To Apply:*
Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Thomas Pogge and Surjeet
Ahluwalia (thomas.pogge at healthimpactfund.org and
surjeet.ahluwalia at healthimpactfund.org) by November 30th

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