Global Access Manager

Closing date

Location: New York, NY

Reports To: Senior Director, Global Access

Position Summary:

IAVI is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as the Global Access Manager who will play an important project management role in accelerating IAVI’s global access efforts. The position will support the Global Access team to implement IAVI’s plans and strategies to help ensure timely and broad access to innovative products in IAVI’s evolving portfolio including antibodies (HIV, COVID-19, Snakebite, and Shigella), and vaccines (HIV, TB, COVID-19) for populations who need them the most. The Global Access Manager will have the opportunity to work with wide variety of colleagues, including product development teams, Africa and India based staff, Finance and Legal staff, external stakeholders and executive leadership to ensure the timely, high-quality and budget-compliant execution of workplans, proposals, background research, reports, data analytics, competitive intelligence, and compelling access communications.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Management

· Manage development of workplans for access projects including mapping of key activities, deliverables, milestones, performance metrics and budgets.

· Provide overall support to the team in executing a range of project deliverables including landscape analysis and research, data compilation, report development, and meeting planning.

· Track progress in workplans and deliverables, follow up as needed and flag any persistent deviations for remedial action.

· Coordinate contracting process and documentation for Access projects with the Legal Department.

· Manage departmental budget submission and prepare forecasts as requested by Finance and Administration.

· Represent department in drafting and monitoring departmental contributions in organizational scorecard and other organizational efforts.

· Liaise with product development teams, regional teams, consultants and contractors to support successful execution of project deadlines and commitments.

Proposal Development

· Contribute to Expressions of interest and Funding proposals.

· Develop budgets and Level of Effort (LOE) requirements for access related budget items.**

Data Analytics

· Compile secondary data to generate evidence base for key access objectives.

· Conduct research and literature reviews and synthesize results in key content areas.

· Manage centralized repository of access related publications, project documents, budgets and other key information, particularly in collaboration with IAVI’s Information Specialist.

· Prepare external landscape analyses and present key insights for management decision making.

· Complete data analysis and synthesis of key findings.

· Manage review processes to finalize project documents, archive final versions for future reference.

Competitive Intelligence

· Develop and update systems to monitor and analyze access related information for competitive products, particularly in collaboration with IAVI’s Information Specialist.

· Oversee centralized repository of competitive information.

· Synthesize competitive information into clear and concise summaries for decision making.

Stakeholder Engagement

· Support planning and execution of internal and external stakeholder meetings, including drafting agendas, coordinating outreach, supporting development of pre-read materials and summary presentations, and preparing meeting minutes for key meetings, as needed.

· Assist in the planning and coordination of key stakeholders’ consultations, meetings, and workshops to identify access needs and facilitate solutions.

· Develop PowerPoint presentations, for internal and external use.

· Manage feedback and approval processes for key materials shared externally.

· Contribute to communications plans, key messages and communication materials, as needed, in collaboration with Communications department.

· Champion IAVI’s mission, scientific strategy, network, value as a partner and positions on access internally and externally.

Education and Work Experience

· MPH/MA/MBA in a global public health, socio-behavioral research or a related field is required.

· Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in global public health, project management, access or related work is required.

Qualifications and Skills

· Proven track record in managing complex, cross functional and multi-country projects utilizing structured project management tools and approaches is required.

· Direct experience working for, or engaging with, leading global organizations such as USAID/PEPFAR, WHO, the Global Fund, GAVI, CDC and other USG agencies or philanthropic organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome is required.

· Strong research and writing skills are essential. Ability to quickly research, analyze, and provide synthesized summaries of relevant data and information is required.

· Demonstrated knowledge of global public health, access & delivery considerations for vaccines, HIV or TB prevention is required.

· Detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines is required.

· Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely is required.

· Self-motivated and willingness to take on a variety of roles and tasks is required.

· Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to facilitate team interactions is required.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Project) is required.

· PMP certification or comparable Project Management certification is desirable.

· Product development experience is desirable.

Organizational Overview:

IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis. Our mission is to translate scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions. Through scientific and clinical research in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is pioneering the development of biomedical innovations designed for broad global access. We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for the developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in low-income countries. IAVI programs and partnerships are grounded in the regions of the world where the disease burden is the greatest, and our approach emphasizes sustainability. Our network of clinical research center partners in Africa and India helps strengthen in-country research capacity and supports the training and education of the next generation of scientists. The global impact of our science includes fundamental contributions to understanding the biology of HIV infection, which IAVI and others are applying toward advancing vaccine science and immunology. IAVI accelerates scientific discovery and development by fostering unique collaborations among academia, industry, local communities, governments, and funders to explore new and better ways to address public health threats that disproportionately affect people living in poverty. Our global reach, including a clinical research network in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and in India, has allowed us to make fundamental contributions to understanding the epidemiology, transmission, virology, and immunology of HIV. This work played a key role in facilitating the design of promising HIV vaccine candidates, as well as the discovery of broadly neutralizing antibodies that are now being advanced as promising approaches for HIV prevention. Our integrated capabilities in vaccine and antibody discovery, development, and clinical research take advantage of bio-pharmaceutical industry expertise to accelerate the development and testing of prevention methods for HIV and other diseases. Through the Product Development Center, we support external researchers with technical and scientific expertise to accelerate the development of their own products.


  • Dedication to the Mission: We are committed to the translation of scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions.
  • Innovative Evolution: We are committed to solving complex problems in creative and innovative ways, learning from our mistakes and successes and never giving up
  • Integrity: We are committed to meeting the highest ethical and professional standards in everything we do and to taking responsibility for our actions to earn respect
  • Collaboration: We are committed to embracing diversity, the power of global teamwork and the belief that by working as one we can make a difference
  • Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. IAVI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

IAVI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER actively committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive global organization. IAVI believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a representative candidate pool. At IAVI, we celebrate the spectrum of colleagues’ experiences and believe that dedication to our mission above all is essential to our success as a scientific global non-profit. IAVI upholds these principles through IAVI’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

IAVI has zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, caste, national origin, home language, ancestry, religion, marital or civil partnership status, age, physical or mental disability, HIV status and any other medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status, in addition to any other status protected under the law in any of our locations worldwide.

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