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Project Manager position open for vector control Innovation to Impact

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email jobs@lstmed.ac.uk with the name of the position, your resume, and a cover letter by November 6th, 2015, but we encourage you to apply earlier.

I2I Project Manager

Full-time position

Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience

Flexible working location considered

Travel required

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Innovation to Impact (I2I) is a major partnership to transform the value chain for developing and delivering life-saving vector control products for diseases caused by vector borne pathogens. I2I started in the fall of 2013 and more than 80 stakeholders across the community – including industry, global evaluation and regulatory bodies, procurers, local and national representatives, and donors – have engaged in developing the I2I vision. They have planned activities that ensure implementation during multiple meetings on an individual and group basis. The goal of I2I is to create a development ecosystem for vector control products that supports innovation, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality assurance.

The I2I vision is, as currently expressed:

  • Innovation: Increased partnership, prioritization and investments in the development of new vector control tools and active ingredients (AIs) driven by an improved vector control evaluation, registration and procurement system
  • Evaluation: Fair, predictable and efficient global evaluation system based on manufacturers’ owned data, systematic quality controls and clear pathways for novel public health AIs
  • Registration: Harmonized and streamlined registration processes further relying on efficient evaluation system
  • Procurement: Value based purchasing enabled by global standards, testing of product attributes and normative guidance
  • Impact: High quality, broadly and effectively used innovative products in the field to support global and national strategies

You may learn more about Innovation to Impact at http://www.innovationtoimpact.org.

The I2I Project Manager will be a thought-partner who will facilitate communication and collaboration across a broad range of stakeholders from relevant institutions (e.g., the World Health Organization, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) of the US Agency for International Development, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNITAID, manufacturers, academia, national regulatory agencies). S/he will be ultimately responsible for ensuring that the I2I workstreams are progressing towards the implementation of the I2I vision. The I2I Project Manager will report to the I2I Director and supervise the work of an I2I analyst (if decided to be required). The I2I Leadership Team (I2I Director, I2I Project Manager and potentially the I2I analyst/administrator) would have the authority to make most decisions independently, with consultation available from the IVCC Board and the I2I Advisory Board, which will include senior representatives from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, IVCC, WHO, PMI, The Global Fund, African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), a rotating industry representative, and potentially an additional funder. The I2I Project Manager will be able to access additional support and resources from IVCC as required. Specifically, the I2I Project Manager’s responsibilities will be:

  • Develop effective working relationships with all key stakeholders engaged in the I2I partnership
  • Engage in a result-oriented manner with all stakeholders to deliver positive impact for malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Work closely with the I2I Director and stakeholders in the vector control community to help identify issues and develop a path forward by facilitating discussions and workshops
  • Ensure progress of all I2I activities, including maintaining a comprehensive view of progress across all I2I activities and stakeholder working groups, identifying options to resolve issues which impede progress and implementing solutions to drive progress
  • Ensure the execution of the I2I governance and necessary meetings and calls among stakeholders
  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure clear alignment on timelines, activities, outcomes, costs, and risks
  • Track progress of stakeholder working groups against strategic objectives and report results to I2I Director and relevant key stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication between stakeholders, the I2I Director, IVCC Board, and the I2I Advisory Board
  • Organize stakeholder convenings and necessary preparation with working groups
  • Prepare necessary materials for convenings, board meetings and other key meetings
  • Support the hiring of a full time analyst/administrative role, and managing their work
  • Keep informed of developments in the vector control, malaria, and NTD communities


  • Advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MD, Masters or PhD)
  • 5+ years of work experience, including at least 2 years in a project management role
  • Background in healthcare, science, and/or public policy considered an advantage
  • Business experience and/or understanding of vector control and/or regulatory affairs would be an advantage

Experience and Skills

  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management experience in leading large and complex efforts
  • Inter-personal skills to build relationships with all key stakeholders engaged
  • Ability to lead and influence individuals and teams from various background and cultures
  • A keen interest in working at the interface of science, product development and innovation delivery in an international setting
  • Working experience from a management consulting firm an advantage
  • Experience in the agricultural, biotech, pharmaceutical industries or a product development-related industry

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