[Ip-health] General Counsel Position at the Medicines Patent Pool

Kaitlin Mara kmara at medicinespatentpool.org
Tue Jun 11 07:56:21 PDT 2013


Point of clarification on the below -- the email address to send
applications to is: recruitment at medicinespatentpool.org.


Best,
Kaitlin 

On 6/11/13 4:06 PM, "Kaitlin Mara" <kmara at medicinespatentpool.org> wrote:

>Dear all,
>
>Applications for the Medicines Patent Pool's General Counsel close at the
>end of this week. Please see details on the position and how to apply
>below.
>
>Best,
>Kaitlin 
>
>
>
>
>
>Position: General Counsel
>Location:  Geneva, Switzerland with extensive international travel
>
>The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is an independent public health foundation
>based in Geneva, Switzerland, established with the support of UNITAID. The
>mission of the MPP is to bring down the prices of HIV medicines and
>technologies and facilitate development of better-adapted HIV medicines
>and technologies, such as fixed-dose combinations and special formulations
>for children, by creating a pool of relevant patents for sub-licensing and
>product development.
>For more information, please see our website, www.medicinespatentpool.org
><http://www.medicinespatentpool.org>
>
>
>MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
>
>The General Counsel will oversee legal aspects of the MPP¹s work,
>reporting directly to the Executive Director. In particular, the General
>Counsel will form a core part of the licence negotiation team that
>conceptualises, negotiates and drafts public health-oriented licence
>agreements. The General Counsel will provide critical input into the
>strategic direction of the MPP, and manage the work of the legal team,
>legal consultants and outside counsel. Specific responsibilities include:
>
>* Working closely with the Business Development Director to devise
>negotiation strategies and engaging in negotiations with relevant patent
>Holders;
>* Drafting public health-oriented licence agreements;
>* Drafting public health-oriented sub-licence agreements;
>* Ongoing management of licences and sub-licences;
>* Along with MPP¹s Policy team, engaging in policy discussions and
>drafting policy briefs on topics relevant to the MPP¹s work;
>* Leading the MPP¹s consultations with its Expert Advisory Group;
>* Representing the MPP at relevant conferences, seminars and other
>high-profile fora;
>* Providing sound legal stewardship to the MPP, including its Governance
>Board and its Expert Advisory Group;
>* Managing and strengthening MPP¹s legal team, legal consultants and
>outside counsel;
>* Ensuring MPP compliance with local Swiss law and all of MPP¹s
>contractual obligations;
>* Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
>
>
>KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS:
>
>The General Counsel will be a recognised expert in the fields of
>intellectual property and licensing relevant to access to medicines in the
>developing world. The General Counsel will have a thorough knowledge of
>intellectual property law and practice, have experience negotiating and
>drafting complex legal instruments, in particular pharmaceutical patent
>licensing agreements, and sensitivity to the public health implications of
>intellectual property provisions in those agreements.
>
>The General Counsel will also have a demonstrated track record of relevant
>high-quality legal and policy analysis.
>
>
>PERSONAL QUALITIES:
>
>* Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP
>* Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles
>* Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork and people management
>
>
>EDUCATION AND SPECIAL TRAINING:
>
>Postgraduate ­ or equivalent ­ advanced university degree in law.
>
>
>EXPERIENCE (LENGTH AND NATURE):
>
>At least 10 years experience practicing law, with substantial intellectual
>property law experience related to public health in both the commercial
>and public-interest settings.
>
>
>USE OF LANGUAGES:
>Native-level fluency in English is required.
>Oral and written proficiency in a second language is strongly preferred.
>
>
>
>The MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity,
>sexual orientation, religion, HIV status or disability.
>
>Please send a cover letter and C.V. to gro.looptnetapsenicidem at tnemtiurcer
>by 15 June 2013.
>
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