Associate, Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

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Associate, Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

The ACT-Accelerator, announced by the WHO Director General and world leaders on the 24th of April, seeks to raise $8bn across diagnostics, vaccines and treatment for COVID as part of the global response to the pandemic. These funds will be used to address gaps in the availability of vital COVID tools. The Diagnostics Pillar of ACT-A is jointly co-convened by FIND and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. It brings together partners in a shared agenda to ensure the right diagnostic test is available to all who need it by spurring innovation in new diagnostic tests and digital solutions, creating effective and efficient markets, ensuring supply and expanding capacity to deliver tests to communities.

Under the leadership of the ACT-A Senior Program Manager the Associate will work as a key team member within the Secretariat of the ACT-A Diagnostics Pillar. They will be embedded within Pillar working groups and expected to work closely with leaders within FIND and ACT-A as well as a wide range of stakeholders from partners engaged in the Pillar.

FIND’s ACT-Accelerator team essentially functions as a ‘start-up’ within FIND, and consequently requires a team with an entrepreneurial ‘roll your sleeves up’ attitude to engage in this high-profile work in a fast-moving environment. This position will entail the identification, structuring, monitoring, and execution of key initiatives aimed at driving effectiveness and efficiency across the Secretariat and Pillar. The Associate will support operational aspects of the Pillar and delivery of strategic initiatives.

Your Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of this positions are to support the coordination, strategic direction, and deliverables of the ACT-A Diagnostics pillar working group through:

- Work with the Senior Program Manager to effectively identify, structure, monitor, execute (and in some instances independently manage) key initiatives and deliverables related to the Diagnostics Pillar

- Plan and execute relevant quantitative analyses in support of the Pillar’s objectives

- Synthesize multiple inputs and opinions to generate insights and strategic direction

- Interact with initiative owners to manage interdependencies and effectively address implementation challenges, including within and across working groups

- Prepare materials for presentation to senior leaders within FIND and ACT-A including the WHO Hub and ACT-A Principals

- Support communication within ACT-A Dx working groups, co-convening organizations, and the wider partnership

- Seek feedback from team members and external stakeholders to share ideas and best practices and continuously improve the Pillar’s shared agenda and delivery process

- Support monitoring of programmatic budgets, risks and reporting in partnership with FIND and ACT-A grant team

Education, knowledge, and skill requirements:

- At least 2 years’ professional experience in a related field

- Experience supporting the development and execution of strategy projects with complex stakeholder networks (experience in LMIC desirable, but not essential)

- Strength and independence in executing analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills

- A background in management consulting with a top-tier consulting firm may be beneficial

- Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives

- English fluent

- Educational requirements: University degree in a related field such as public health, development or business administration.

To apply

Please mail your motivation letter and CV to before 15th November 2020

(But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)

Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted.

Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered