Senior Technical Advisor- Health Market Stewardship, STA

Senior Technical Advisor- Health Market Stewardship, STA

Full Time
Bengaluru, Guwahati, Mumbai, New Delhi
Posted 1 month ago

POSITION VACANT: Senior Technical Advisor- Health Market Stewardship, STA

LOCATION: We are flexible regarding base location and positions can be based in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, or Guwahati, India.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed-term contract till end of project, currently September 30, 2026. Performance assessment will coincide with USAID workplan cycle, i.e. October to September

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, FHM Engage

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

ACCESS Health International (AHI) is a non-profit, think tank and advisory group with the mission of improving access to high-quality and affordable healthcare for all people. AHI advises national and regional governments and the private sector on the design and management of healthcare finance and delivery systems. Established in 2007, the organization is located in India, Singapore, Dubai and is headquartered in the USA.

AHI’s vision is that all people, no matter where they live, and no matter what their age, have a right to access high-quality and affordable healthcare and to lead healthy and productive lives.

ACCESS Health International seeks a Senior Technical Advisor for Health Market Partnerships for the ongoing USAID Frontier Health Markets Engage project in India. Building on over 30 years of USAID investment, FHM Engage focuses on strengthening local health markets by addressing the root causes of market failures in the core market functions to create the necessary behavior change that catalyzes supply and demand and supports sustainable change.

In India, FHM Engage is working to improve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by catalyzing market based partnerships to improve access to women’s healthcare interventions which can enable young girls and women to continue their career aspirations. The FHM Engage in India project update can be found here: https://healthmarketlinks.org/index.php/highlights/introducing-womens-health-and-livelihood-alliance-wohla

JOB SUMMARY

Expected Outcomes:

  • Engagement with the private sector (across women’s healthcare and women’s economic empowerment), government, and civil society actors in USAID/FHM Engage priority areas (in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, and Delhi NCR) contribute to improved contraceptive access for the young population
  • Women’s skilling and entrepreneurial institutions engage with the healthcare ecosystem to better enable young girls and women to plan their careers around reproductive goals;
  • Local government functionaries, innovators, private sector actors, and investors can better collaborate in FHM Engage priority areas.

The Senior Technical Advisor will formulate strategic policy directions for improving private sector engagement in partnership with women’s livelihood promoting agencies and value chain actors to increase demand and utilization of private sector contraceptive and/or women’s health interventions. This will require leveraging collaboration opportunities and platforms for government and private and commercial sectors to align on contraceptive market priorities, build and sustain relationships/partnerships, and work with other implementing partners and teams to generate intelligence and data analysis. The Senior Technical Advisor will also draft the Scope of Work and activity description for India’s implementing partners and finalize them in coordination with Chemonics’ Partnerships Team.

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young girls and women around the world. We are open to flexible working options for suitably skilled candidates. The position will require travel for frequent interactions with public and private sector market actors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In cooperation with focal points across think tanks (including Niti Aayog), multiple Ministries such as the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Chambers of Commerce, Industry Associations, FP2030 teams, Donors, WHO/UNFPA to support evidence-based dialogue and deepened engagement of private sector (for products, services and information) to improve the health outcomes of the most vulnerable women populations in India.
  • Development of technical units or a broad range of technical assistance activities to support the state or national government for consistent engagement with private sector market actors. Promote a greater understanding of private sector resources for Women’s Health and enable the agenda leading to building women’s ability for decisions related to healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies (HTSP). Establish resourcing needs and build business cases accordingly.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with new and emerging partners to forge thematic alliances with corporations, industrial association and development partners to improve access, quality and affordability of women’s healthcare products and services
  • Work closely with private sector regulatory and product development teams, to address regulations and rules to improve understanding of constraints and barriers that inhibit the functioning of local markets in India. Enable coordination between the public and private sectors to establish the most appropriate policy, regulatory, and operating environment for the business
  • Design and execute convenings (to include virtual and in-person convenings as appropriate) of focal points and local market partners.
  • Identify, develop, and amplify success stories and best practices through annual progress reports, newsletters, social media, and other channels in collaboration with country partners and with the Communications team.
  • Draft the SoW and activity description for local partner organizations in India and work with the PMU and HQ Partnerships Team to create teaming and partnering arrangements
  • Coordinate with the Senior Technical Leads on Market Dynamics & Partnerships and with relevant staff supporting youth engagement and partnership, to ensure continued engagement of civil society and youth focal point networks in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Academic Specialization: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business Administration and/or Marketing or equivalent knowledge gained through proven experience (at least 5 years).
  • Experience: At least 10 years experience in Government and Public or Corporate Affairs within a transnational or multinational company(s) (biotech desirable) with extensive experience in dealing with Indian governments and the commercial sector at multiple levels.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to think strategically, leverage market information to generate market intelligence which will guide investments or regulatory changes and improve market performance, and drive project implementation.
  • Project management expertise with an ability to move projects forward from inception to implementation to completion. Ability to break down tasks into short-term goals as in consulting experience in a coordination and operations management role
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholder partnerships including governments, donors, multi-lateral agencies, developing countries, and civil society organizations.
  • Excellent writing, editing, communications, and research capabilities, with advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the MS Office Suite (OneNote, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Leadership and team management skills, i.e. ability to build good relationships at all levels and to be able to advise, influence and coach
  • Experience developing USAID work plans and budgets
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications; strong cross-culture communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of communication fields such as government relations, stakeholder management, crisis and issues management
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, requiring a high degree of communication and ability to meet deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to share their CV and cover letter with the job title mentioned in the subject line to [email protected]

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