Vector Control, Saving Lives

Market Launch Manager

A unique opportunity for an experienced Launch Manager to join a rapidly growing business and make a significant contribution to saving lives in resource-poor countries

IVCC is a Product Development Partnership (PDP) of industry, academia and other public health stakeholders that facilitates the development, delivery and impact of novel and improved tools to control insects that transmit malaria and other vector borne diseases. Vector control, through insecticide treated nets and the use of indoor sprays has been instrumental in cutting global malaria mortality rates by half since 2000.

The performance of older insecticides repurposed from agriculture is compromised by insecticide resistance, and the impact is reaching a tipping point. Lack of market incentive for independent commercial development, coupled with the risks associated with public health product development, means that the role of the wider public health community in sustaining the development process is essential. Although primarily focused on malaria eradication, IVCC is also working on vector control solutions for neglected tropical diseases such as Zika and dengue.

IVCC is supported by funding partners, including The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, USAID, The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and UNITAID.

We are seeking a Market Launch Manager to provide long and short-term planning coordination, oversight and management of the launch and establishment of innovative vector control products within the IVCC Access portfolio.

This is a key role within the IVCC Access team providing planning and coordination with IVCC partners from manufacturers to global health funders and country implementation teams to develop and oversee launch plans reaching from the late stages of product development to established implementation and optimal impact.

The position will support the Project Director(s) in decision making, planning and reporting as well as coordination across a diverse set of partners and stakeholders for projects that include  New Nets Project, Next Generation IRS (Ngen IRS),  Vector Link Project  and other products emerging from the IVCC product development pipeline.

Experience and Skills

  • Substantial experience of planning and launching new and innovative products onto international markets, ideally including a formal project management qualification
  • In-depth experience managing operational aspects of large international projects where the impactis in resource-poor settings
  • Experience in working collaboratively with external partners from diverse backgrounds
  • An ability to work with cross-functional teams in a complex international business environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Closing Date: 2nd December 2018

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