I2I Project Manager

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 initiative to improve the value chain for developing and delivering lifesaving 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 the I2I initiative 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
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
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 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 decisions independently, with
consultation available from the I2I Advisory Board, which will include senior representatives from Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, IVCC and other organizations. The I2I Director will receive fiduciary support
from the IVCC Board and 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 effort
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, and implementing
Drive the execution of the I2I governance, as well as necessary meetings and calls among
Work closely with stakeholders to ensure clear alignment on timelines, activities, outcomes, costs, and
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
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 manage his/her 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 considered an
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
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
Understanding of the vector control and the agricultural chemicals regulatory process, regulatory
challenges and new product delivery would be an advantage
IVCC Background
Founded in 2005 with a $50.7 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the
Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) is a Product Development Partnership (PDP) established as a
not-for-profit company and registered United Kingdom charity. It aims to overcome the barriers to
innovation in the development of new public health insecticides, and the development of new paradigms for
more effective and efficient vector control. This is achieved through investing donor funds in research and
development. Today, IVCC is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, UKAID, and the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
In partnership with industry, donors and other stakeholders, IVCC is on track to deliver a wide array tools
and diagnostics, and in particular new insecticides with novel modes of action that will counter insecticide
resistance and underpin a global malaria eradication programme. These new public health tools will also
be used to fight an array of other vector-borne neglected tropical diseases, saving lives, improving health
and increasing the prosperity of some of the poorest communities in the world.