Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Salary

Details: Compensation: ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.

Published

10/03/2018

Application Deadline

10/21/2018

Address

Unit 48, The Office Fairground Building
Plot 64517
Gaborone
SE
403275
Botswana

Description

Is this You?

You are a people-person and know how to work well under pressure with people from different cultural backgrounds in various time zones. You have excellent project management skills and know how to handle competing priorities well. You are flexible yet efficient and are able to excel in a constantly changing external environment like advocacy, that often requires frequent strategy adjustments. You are passionate about international solidarity and working with civil society in developing countries. You thrive when new challenges arise and take initiative to get processes in place to start up a new project. – THEN APPLY!


Job Description

ITPC is seeking two Partnership Officers for a project aiming to remove intellectual property (IP) barriers to market entry of affordable anti-HIV, HCV and TB generics in middle-income countries.


The project will be implemented in partnership with eight partner organizations covering seventeen developing countries. As the project lead, ITPC will provide financial & technical support to partner organizations so that they can carry out their advocacy campaigns and interventions to remove IP barriers and improve access to treatment. The Partnership Officer will form part the team leading this innovative 3-year project which is part of ITPC’s Make Medicines Affordable campaign.


Partnership Officers report directly to ITPC’s Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines Lead. There are no geographical restrictions on where this post is based, however applicants in the GMT time zone will be preferred.


Main Responsibilities

• Develop and manage partnerships with country partners, as well as with their local staff assigned to the project

• Serve as the focal point for all partners and provide necessary support to implement and monitor activities including:

  • integrate the project into their overall work
  • update their activities and work plans
  • establish resource needs for the project
  • where needed, help draft job descriptions, candidate profiles for local project staff and consultants
  • integrate country-based staff into the project’s overall international team

• Oversee project delivery at country-level

• Ensure remote supervision, operational follow-up and technical support for country-based implementers, via regular communication and site visits when needed

• Manage financial support to partner organizations for project implementation in countries

• Ensure project partners meet project deadlines in terms of financial management, reporting and monitoring & evaluation.


Experience

• Undergraduate degree or minimum of 5-years relevant experience in a project management role in the nonprofit, philanthropic sector or related field is required.

• Grantee management experience (programmatic, technical & financial) with organizations from developing countries is required.


Preferred experience includes:

  • Knowledge on intellectual property, access to medicines and more generally the response to the three epidemics (HIV, HCV or TB)
  • Campaign and advocacy
  • Multi-country project management


Skills Matrix

ESSENTIAL

  • Project management, schedule- and milestone-tracking
  • Experience of working in a busy environment with multiple demands
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Tolerance for ambiguity; adaptability; ability to move a project forward in a changing and uncertain environment
  • Ability to manage own workload and successfully prioritizes accordingly
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic environment and to multi-task; problem solving
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Comfortable working collaboratively both in-person & virtually (using Zoom, Skype and other tools).
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds and perspectives (Inter-culturalism (teams embedded in different cultures/countries)


DESIRABLE

  • Highly numerate with budget monitoring skills
  • Other languages are a plus. The project involves Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian and Thai speaking countries
  • Experience building and developing a project team


Persons living with HIV and/or HCV and who are from key affected populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Compensation

ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.


Level of Language Proficiency

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Other languages are a plus: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian and Thai


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

admin@itpcglobal.org
http://www.itpcglobal.org

To Apply


Send resume with cover letter to admin@itpcglobal.org with the subject line “Partnership Officer– Application: LAST NAME, First Name” no later than October 21, 2018. No phone calls please, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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