Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Job Description
Title: Senior Director, Innovation
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reports To: Executive Vice President, Medical & Scientific Affairs (based in Washington, DC)
Direct Reports: Diagnostic Advisor, Technical Director of CapTB, Director of Innovation & New Technology, and Sr. Procurement & Supply Chain Lead
Classification: Full-time, exempt
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. Founded through a mother’s determination, we are driven to see a world where no other mother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. For more information, please visit http://www.pedaids.org .
The Senior Director, Innovation will lead the Innovation and New Technologies (INT) team within the Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA) Department at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). The overall goal of the INT team is to lead EGPAF’s efforts to accelerate access to life-improving and life-saving innovations for the populations that EGPAF serves, adults and children living with or at risk for HIV and associated co-morbidities. The INT team is a diverse and dynamic group of technical experts and program managers. The Senior Director of Innovation will lead the INT team in identifying promising innovations, developing strategies for introduction of these innovations and, with the support of other EGPAF headquarters and country teams, lead implementation of projects to introduce and catalyze scale of beneficial innovations. The senior director is also the senior representative of EGPAF in Geneva.
The role of the INT team is to: With the oversight of the Executive Vice President, MSA, lead, monitor and update the innovations strategy for the foundation Conceptualize and develop projects to support the introduction, evaluation and scale up of game changing technology and programmatic innovations In collaboration with the New Business team, secure funding for advancing innovations in existing and new country programs Lead the implementation of innovative projects Measure, evaluate, and support scale of innovative programs Strengthen the role of the Foundation as a technical leader and an implementer of programmatic and technical innovations Provide technical assistance on introduction of innovations in country programs Disseminate lessons learnt and best practices through publication in peer-reviewed journals and other means
Job Responsibilities Function as the senior representative of EGPAF in Geneva and is a member of the senior leadership team of EGPAF As a recognized subject-matter expert in health sector innovations, preferably including HIV and TB, provide up-to-date, professional advice to the Foundation on related issues, and support the development of Foundation strategies, policies and initiatives in this area Conceptualize, develop and implement the innovation strategy Support identification of external partners/donors and development of appropriate partnership strategies to advance and compliment program innovation and enhancement Mobilize resources for the implementation of specific innovations Develop metrics in order to measure success of the work of the INT team Develop and maintain excellent external relationships with technical experts in this area, and help build the organization’s reputation and profile as a professional, visionary, and collaborative organization Take the lead in the evaluation of cutting edge innovative best practices and design models for their replication Lead the roll-out of innovative projects, including liaising with donors and supervising the production of donor reports Collaborate closely with the public policy and advocacy team to identify and take full advantage of advocacy opportunities connected to EGPAF’s programmatic priorities in Geneva Manage the INT team Other duties as assigned
The Director, Innovation will be thoroughly committed to EGPAF’s strategy and mission. S/he should have demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience.
Degree in medicine and/or advanced degree in public health or other (PhD) At least 15 years of experience in the health sector in progressive leadership role and a broad understanding of HIV, TB and MNCH program challenges Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives Extensive knowledge in cutting edge technology and program innovations Ability to translate country lessons in global evidence and to introduce innovations in countries Ability to think creatively and strategically about complex global health challenges Strong leadership skills with extensive experience managing large and/or multiple projects Substantial leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to effectively influence internal and external partners and leaders to achieve positive change, strong negotiation skills Experience in research and/or evaluation and in publishing papers in peer reviewed journals Experience working and/or living in low income countries is required Tactful, respectful, diplomatic
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong ability to think strategically and at a high-level, with equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into implementation Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for EGPAF’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills Ability to communicate with a range of colleagues across diverse countries and cultures Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills Comfortable in representing the Foundation in national and international meetings and fora. Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills Ability to travel 30% of time annually
The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results. The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Director: Collaboration – Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Creativity/Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes. Influencing/Negotiation – Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EGPAF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities. EGPAF does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of this recruitment, please report to[email protected].