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Technical Project Manager
Scientifically minded Project Manager required to support delivery of Attractive Targeted Sugar Baits (ATSB) as a new Product Class for Vector Control


Ref:347-18Salary:     Salary negotiable, depending on skills and experience   Contract type:   Fixed Term for 4 years      

Closing date:    5 August 2018, 23:45



Founded in 2005 with a $50.7 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), IVCC is a Product Development Partnership (PDP) established as a not-for-profit company and registered United Kingdom charity.  It aims to overcome the barriers to innovation in the development of new public health insecticides, and the development of new paradigms for more effective and efficient vector control.This is achieved through investing donor funds in research and development.

Vector control interventions are under threat from the emergence and spread of insecticide resistance, changes in disease transmission dynamics and limitations in the ways that insecticides are currently used. IVCC demonstrates that the PDP business model is effective in bringing together partners in the global chemical and consumer industries and academic research institutions for the development of new public health products. As a result, new products have already been developed and the robust pipeline of new product development programs is growing and diversifying.

IVCC has worked closely with stakeholders since 2005 to create successful partnerships to bring novel active ingredients, formulations and product combinations to market to improve the performance of LLINs and IRS and combat the growing problem of insecticide resistance. In partnership with industry, donors and other stakeholders, we are on track to deliver novel vector control interventions to the market, underpinning a global malaria eradication programme and providing additional tools to fight an array of neglected tropical diseases, saving lives, improving health and increasing the prosperity of some of the poorest communities in the world.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Malaria eradication will require vector control tools that address both indoor and outdoor transmission. To this end, IVCC is embarking on a number of parallel project activities with the aim of supporting the delivery of ATSBs (Attractive Targeted Sugar Baits) as a new Product Class for Vector Control.

IVCC is seeking a highly motivated scientist with strong technical knowledge and experience of managing projects across a number of different disciplines that are taking place in diverse geographic locations. The successful candidate must understand the importance of timely delivery to market of high impact products and will be the technical expert on ATSB development and other assigned projects within IVCC. With a remit of establishing and maintaining a network of internal and external experts in vector control, you will also represent IVCC in a technical capacity, maintaining engagement with peers from relevant stakeholders/funders.   

Candidates will need to have a PhD or Masters, or equivalent work experience in entomology or a related Life Science as well as be able to demonstrate a capacity to work at the interface of science, product development and innovation delivery in an international setting. You must be able to evidence a proven track record of driving projects to a successful conclusion, coupled with experience of establishing collaborations with 3rd parties across diverse cultural settings. The ideal candidate will be analytical and innovative in thought aswell as be able to demonstrate a data driven approach to their decision making.      

If you feel you have the necessary skills and qualifications and a real interest in joining a highly motivated team that cares passionately about making a global impact, please click on the link below to apply.

Closing Date: 5 August 2018


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