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Director of Advocacy and Communications, Accelerated Vaccine Introduction
Location: Ferney Voltaire PATH office until the team relocates to Geneva in late 2011
Last Date: August 28, 2011
of Advocacy and Communications, Accelerated Vaccine Introduction
Tracking Code: 4738
position will be temporarily located in the Ferney Voltaire PATH office until
the team relocates to Geneva in late 2011.
is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally
relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles
of poor health. PATH's mission is to improve the health of people around the
world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy
PATH's Vaccine Access and Delivery Global Program supports the integration of
vaccines for public health impact and disease control in developing countries by
focusing on activities that facilitate vaccine introduction and widespread use,
such as determining disease burden, conducting clinical trials, establishing the
health economics of vaccine use, raising awareness of disease burden and the
impact of vaccination, increasing the availability of technologies through
licensing and commercialization, and advocating for appropriate policies. In
addition, the Program implements activities that improve the accessibility of
high-quality immunization services, including training, supervision, health
information systems, immunization safety, logistics and communication.
Vaccine Access and Delivery is currently recruiting for a Director of Advocacy
and Communications to support the Accelerated Vaccine Introduction initiative (AVI),
AVI partners include the GAVI Secretariat, WHO, UNICEF and a consortium of
technical institutions led by PATH funded by the GAVI Alliance. The primary goal
of AVI is to support the accelerated introduction of vaccines against rotavirus
and pneumoccocal disease into the routine immunization practices of GAVI-eligible
countries. In addition, AVI is building a platform for the accelerated
introduction of future vaccines supported by GAVI, including those against human
papilloma virus, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, and rubella.
Specific responsibilities for this position include:
implement advocacy and communication strategies that create demand for new
vaccines at the country-level to achieve AVI project goals and objectives.
Design and implement.
Lead efforts to
create evidence-based, compelling materials and delivery approaches to enable
action by decision-makers at the regional and country levels.
partnership with colleagues at GAVI, UNICEF, WHO and partner institutions on
collaborative efforts to promote the value of vaccine introduction.
international team of staff, consultants, and vendors; develop and oversee
work plans and budgets; lead rigorous monitoring and evaluation of the
advocacy efforts; and ensure achievement of objectives.
advocacy and communications efforts remain aligned with overall project
implementation and adjust to changes in the landscape.
Experience in the
conception, design and management of advocacy strategies, initiatives, and
programs that have resulted in governments enacting major policy changes,
preferably for improved public health in the developing world.
leadership skills in the use of advocacy to drive policy.
achieve goals while working in a multi-party, consensus-driven environment.
experience leading advocacy and communications efforts related to the
introduction of new technologies in developing countries, preferably for new
effectiveness to communicate complex scientific and economic information to
many stakeholders through multiple channels.
identifying and working with key opinion leaders.
the ability to interact with diverse colleagues, and facilitate strong working
relationships between partners; adept at working closely with others over
and oral communication skills in English; diplomacy in communicating with a
broad and diverse audience.
Ability to travel
up to 25% time annually.
College degree (Master's level or higher preferred) in public policy,
international relations, communications, or a related field. Minimum of 15
years progressive leadership experience in international communications and
advocacy, including experience designing and directing multi-faceted,
multi-country campaigns. Experience living and working in at least one
developing country preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience managing staff in
Location: Ferney Voltaire, FRANCE
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
To apply: please visit our employment website,
click on the career site link, search for job code 4738, and apply online. PATH
is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
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