E-DRUG: MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director! Application
deadline: April 18, 2018
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director.
Please forward this information to any interested candidates - thank you.
Deadline for applications: 18th April 2018
Location: Preferably Geneva, but open to other MSF offices
Contract: Long Term contract - Full time position
Reporting to: Executive Director - MSF Access Campaign
Starting date: May 2018
About the MSF Access Campaign
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical
humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by
armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF
offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race,
religion, gender or political affiliation.
Created in 1999, the Access Campaign (AC) is an MSF advocacy entity guided by
MSF's charter, and dedicated to serve MSF's social mission. Deeply rooted in
MSF's medical operations, the AC works to tackle barriers to people's access to
medical care, ensuring that quality products such as medicines, vaccines and
diagnostics are available, affordable and adapted to people in MSF projects and
beyond, now and for the future. The AC is hosted by MSF International, the
legal entity that binds MSF's 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices
together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information
and support to the MSF movement, and implements international projects and
initiatives as requested.
The Access Campaign's multidisciplinary team addresses the underlying
technical, legal and political barriers to developing the needed biomedical
innovation and accessing existing products. While engaging in upstream systemic
obstacles to access, the AC remains driven by MSF's operational and medical
priorities, balancing disease/product work and global international health
policy work to ensure achievements of the AC translate into tangible benefits
to MSF field interventions and beyond.
Research and policy analysis, and strategic advocacy (including lobbying,
communications and creative campaigning) are the various means by which the AC
intends to challenge (or preserve) the status quo or to create an enabling
environment for change. The expertise garnered by the AC serves to influence
external policy making and to guide MSF's internal thinking.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The Access Campaign is an MSF transversal advocacy entity accountable to the
ExCom platform of the Executive directors of all MSF sections, administratively
housed by MSF International. While a significant part of the team is currently
based in Geneva, others members are spread over a number of different MSF
offices globally. The AC team consists currently of some 45 people including
medical doctors, pharmacists, lab technicians, lawyers, campaigners,
communication experts and support staff. The Deputy Director directly supports
the AC Executive Director in the overall management of the AC, while
specifically overseeing the AC's strategic advocacy activities. The Deputy
Director line manages the head of regional advocacy, the head of
communications, and as needed other positions. She/he is a member of the
Management Team, which is led by the Executive Director and currently consists
of 8 persons.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The Deputy Director supports the AC Executive Director in the overall
management and leads the Advocacy and Communications activities of the Access
Campaign, in particular developing and implementing strategic advocacy towards
achieving the AC's overall objectives based on its analysis of the medical
needs and policy and political opportunities. The current medical priorities of
the AC are tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance (including diagnostics), and
vaccines, with continued attention for a range of medical and policy topics
including neglected tropical diseases, emerging infectious diseases, viral
hepatitis, medical innovation and intellectual property.
As a member of the Management Team of the AC, the Deputy Director contributes
to the strategic management and orientation of the Access Campaign and builds
support for the Access Campaign's objectives and activities in the wider MSF
movement. The Deputy Director as required represents MSF and the Access
Campaign externally at high-level meetings with government, other political or
medical actors, and in the media.
Full job description:
Apply here: https://msf.recruitee.com/o/deputy-director
Michelle French <Michelle.French@newyork.msf.org>