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E-drug: Results for Development (R4D) Program Director - R&D Policy
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Results for Development (R4D) is a dynamic, young, and internationally
reputed organization started in 2007 and based in Washington DC. It has an
ambitious mandate to transform "business as usual" in the field of
international development.   R4D focuses on innovative solutions, including
a growing focus on the role of the private sector and markets in
international development. R4D achieves its objectives by working with
leaders, globally and at country level, to design, test, and scale solutions
to some of the world’s biggest development challenges.

*R4D is recruiting a Program Director to lead and coordinate the Center for
Global Health R&D Policy Assessment*. R4D has been awarded a multi-year
grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct independent
assessments of new policy ideas aimed at accelerating the development of
drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other health technologies for neglected
diseases.

Please visit our website at www.healthresearchpolicy.org for more
information about this project.

*Main Responsibilities:*

The Program Director for the Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment
will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project, including
the work of R4D staff and partners who are engaged to carry out specific
pieces of policy analysis.  His/her accountabilities will include:

   - Developing, implementing, and monitoring project work plans, budgets,
   and related planning documents
   - Formulating and implementing a strategic direction for the program
   - Hiring, supervising and mentoring project staff and consultants
   - Fostering collaborative relationships with other policy research
   organizations and global health R&D funding organizations
   - Carrying out pieces of analysis on important, complex R&D policy topics
   - Producing and/or commissioning other studies as required
   - Overseeing and providing input to the writing and preparation of slide
   decks, draft reports, and other outputs from the project
   - Organizing consultations with key stakeholders, in larger public and
   smaller confidential settings
   - Monitoring and facilitating the execution of deliverables by
   collaborating partner institutions, as stipulated in the contracts between
   R4D and the partners
   - Presenting preliminary and final results and recommendations to
   internal and external audiences
   - Supervising project expenditures and the development and submission of
   progress reports to the project funder(s)

 Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following
qualifications:

· An advanced degree in business, public policy, life science, or
economics plus 7 to 10 years of experience in a demanding professional
environment.

· Experience in working in global health; specific knowledge of
R&D challenges for global health technologies or health product development
is preferred.

· Recognized and proven high performing project manager with a
commitment to excellence and a strong sense of responsibility.

· Highly skilled at juggling multiple balls, developing and
meeting milestones, and creatively solving problems.

· Thrives in a fast paced environment and loves the challenge of
inventing new paths forward.

· Excellent communicator – both written and oral – with a high
degree of self-confidence.

· Team-oriented and collaborative yet comfortable working
independently.

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