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[e-drug] MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director! Application deadline: April 18, 2018

E-DRUG: MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director!  Application 
deadline: April 18, 2018
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Dear Colleagues,

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign is recruiting a Deputy Director. 
 Please forward this information to any interested candidates - thank you.

Position information:
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.

POSITION BACKGROUND
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: 
https://msfaccess.org/sites/default/files/MSF_assets/Jobs/2018%20Deputy%20Director%20AC.pdf

Apply here: https://msf.recruitee.com/o/deputy-director

Michelle French <Michelle.French@newyork.msf.org>

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