Associate Director – Market Shaping – United States of America – ReliefWeb

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.
We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.
About the Market Shaping Practice:
How do we increase access to a cheap drug that could save millions of children’s lives yet remains widely unavailable in certain markets? This is among the unique and powerful questions R4D’s Market Shaping practice answers on a daily basis. Using practical and business-driven approaches — from increasing market transparency to increase manufacturers’ engagement, to improving demand forecasting to prevent stockouts, to increasing competition to lower prices, to developing purchasing and value chain strategies, and to crafting cost-effectiveness and financing gap analyses — our work ensures that millions of lives are saved and improved in a sustainable manner through more efficient markets essential health, nutrition and education products.
If our work ignites your imagination, we’d love to tell you more and explore how we can work together!
MSP projects include:
• Transforming markets for maternal, newborn, and child health medicines and devices
• Identifying underlying market challenges and opportunities to address severe acute malnutrition
• Co-creating advocacy and market shaping roadmaps to scale up multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS) for improved maternal nutrition and reduced risks of adverse birth outcomes.
• Institutionalizing market shaping capacity in Ethiopia through a novel systemic approach identifying and addressing market inefficiencies and working to promote improved access to essential health and nutrition products
• Increasing access to pneumonia treatments in high-burden countries by addressing the underlying causes of the lack of effective access to amox DT
A successful Associate Director will be a strategically minded, highly motivated, and creative problem solver; have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. You are keen to play a key role in shaping the strategic and operational direction of the Market Shaping practice and new business development. We are a team that is resourceful, responsible, tenacious, high-energy, and always has a positive attitude. We hope you that you value these personality traits as much as we do!
This position is based in Washington, D.C., and will report to the Market Shaping Senior Director.
As an Associate Director on this high-impact team, in close partnership with the Senior Director, you will:
Provide strategic thought leadership, technical direction and effective management of a portion of the current MSP portfolio of projects and new areas of impact
Lead internal and external partner engagement
Oversee MSP finance and operations
Please click here to apply.
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