PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
PATH Medical Devices and Health Technologies (MDHT) program is currently looking for a Commercialization Officer to carry out activities under the new Accelerating Measurable Progress and Leveraging investments for PPH Impact (AMPLI-PPHI) project.
Under the project, the consortium led by Jhpiego in partnership with PATH and Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), will catalyze early adoption of new and newly recommended drugs (i.e., heat stable carbetocin [HSC], tranexamic acid [TXA] and community distribution of misoprostol) for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in 20 high-burden countries (4 target countries [Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, India, and Kenya] and 16 influence countries [to be determined]) to reduce maternal mortality from PPH.
This position is expected to work closely with the Senior Commercialization Officer in MDHT who is leading the project activities at PATH.
Job Description for Commercialization Officer
The Commercialization Officer will be responsible for coordinating/managing country-level activities in India to make sure the required outputs are delivered with high quality and on time. Key responsibilities of the position are as follows:
- Closely working with the project lead, conduct due diligence analyses of short-listed manufacturers for TXA and misoprostol, select appropriate manufacturers, and engage with them to ensure that they achieve equitable availability, affordable pricing, relevant packaging and standard labeling of the drugs in accordance with Unitaid’s Global Access Principles.
- Support engagement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals so they will continue to supply HSC in accordance with Unitaid’s Global Access Principles.
- Support collection of market intelligence, data analysis, development of assumptions for market sizing, and development of business cases to incentivize manufacturers to commit to UNITAID’s Global Access Principles.
- Gather relevant financing strategies and options currently available and help identify those to which the three PPH drugs should be incorporated.
- Help engage the Global Financing Facility and other development partners to identify feasibility of potential catalytic financial resources for drug procurement.
- Understand the Pharmacovigilance systems, how Serious Adverse Event (SAE)/Serious Adverse Reaction (SAR) are reported, what types of data are currently reported, what manufacturers’ labeling information are for the three PPH drugs. Work with Jhpiego and FIGO to incorporate identification of SAE/SAR related to the three PPH drugs and proper reporting of those to relevant regulatory authorities into the training programs/materials for healthcare workers. Develop a report with recommendations on how to leverage the PV systems for the three PPH drugs.
- Support subcontractors who will work on developing value-based procurement guidance for the three PPH drugs and provide interactive workshops to procurement agencies’ staff.
- Support dissemination of the knowledge products generated under the project, engaging with relevant stakeholders.
- Regularly communicate with the project lead to update on the progress of the project. Foresee potential risks/challenges, inform the project lead of them proactively, and identify/propose solutions to mitigate them.
- Participate in project meetings and support writing reports to the prime or funder as needed.
- Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Economics, Public Health, business administration, or equivalent advanced degree plus a minimum of five (05) years in market analysis, healthcare management consulting, or other relevant private and public sector experience.
- Experience engaging with both public and private sector partners. Familiarity with pharmaceutical industry a plus.
- Knowledge of health systems, medical products, and regulatory systems.
- Solid technical knowledge of market analysis, including:Secondary research/landscape analysis and interviews with key stakeholders.
- Manufacturer due diligence analysis.
- Ability to synthesize findings and translate them into programmatic and policy recommendations.
- Familiarity with maternal health issues and products a plus.
- General understanding about health financing systems and options.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure situations.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain close and effective relationships with partnering organizations at local, national, and international levels.
- Proven effectiveness working in a team-based environment, but also capable of working independently.
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to approximately 20% of the time.
Must have legal authorization to work in India.
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