Value Proposition Lead, Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access
March 29, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Health Care Safety/Epidemiology, Health Economics/Outcomes Research, Pharmacoeconomics/Health Economics
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access brings together our expertise across every stage of the long and complex process of vaccine research, development, and delivery to make lifesaving vaccines widely available to children and communities across the world. CVIA’s current portfolio encompasses more than two dozen vaccines either in development or already in use to protect against 15 different diseases. Our focus is on vaccines to address the leading diseases that claim children’s lives worldwide: pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malaria; as well as other global health priorities, such as polio and meningitis. We work in partnership with national health ministries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, donors, international financing and regulatory organizations, and many others. PATH has led numerous global partnerships, including the award-winning Meningitis Vaccine Project and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which helped develop the first malaria vaccine candidate recommended for pilot implementation.
The Value Proposition (VP) is one of CVIA’s key tactical documents for each of our pipeline product candidates, along with our Target Product Profile, Results Framework, and Integrated Product Development Plan / Lifecycle Management Plan. The VP is designed to assist key stakeholders in understanding the value of a candidate in a broader context, throughout the development and introduction process. The document drives end to end thinking within our portfolio, as it incorporates a breadth of information including disease burden, impact, clinical development, policy, health economics and market access, and implementation to help inform important product development, implementation, investment and other planning decisions throughout the development and introduction process. The VP lead sit within the CVIA’s Policy, Access and Introduction functional area (PAI) and will be responsible for leadership and oversight of the value proposition drafting, review and updating processes, and for ensuring development of high-quality value dossiers.
Collaborate with staff across Essential Medicines and lead generation of Value Propositions/Business Cases to drive clarity and consistency in project review and decision-making
Lead the planning for and creation of Value Propositions/Business Cases for projects across the CVIA Portfolio, including developing content and overseeing others developing this content
Partner with Global Head, PAI and Global Head, Integrated Portfolio & Project Management, to determine programs in scope for Value Propositions
Keep Value Proposition Template and Guidance documentation up to date with input from teams, PAI Colleagues, Diseases Area Leaders and CVIA Leadership teams
Manage prioritization process for Value Propositions in partnership with Senior Project Manager for PAI
Work with leadership and team members to allocate appropriate resources from PAI to complete Value Propositions
Work with PAI Leadership Team and staff to determine where resources external to CVIA and/or PATH are required to support completing documents
Work with PAI Managing Director/Geneva Liaison, Business Operations, PAI Leadership and staff to develop and implement practices and tools that support successful program outcomes and strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness, and cohesiveness of PAI
Mentor PAI staff working on value proposition activities
Partner with CVIA Integrated Project & Portfolio Management Team to develop practices and processes that support Introduction Teams and late-stage Clinical Development teams
Required skills and experience:
Advanced degree in related discipline—medicine, epidemiology, economics, public health, biological sciences, health services research, doctoral level preferred
Knowledge of all aspects of product development, access and introduction including epidemiology, clinical development, CMC, health economics, global policy, and market access, with expertise in at least one of these disciplines
Demonstrated ability to evaluate and synthesize scientific and economic information utilized in the development of Value Propositions/Business Case documents and decision-making
Proficiency in English
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% annually
5-10 years of work experience focused on biologics, vaccines development, pharmaceutical, or other innovative life sciences
Minimum of 5 years experience working on or leading teams that develop value dossiers for drugs or biologicals
Familiarity with donor-based funding and projects in middle and low-income countries preferred
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. For more information, please visit www.path.org.