Friday, December 7, 2012

Market Dynamics Program Officer

Results for Development Institute (R4D)

Position: We are seeking a Program Officer (PO) for the Market Dynamics Practice.

R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice harnesses the power of the private sector to broaden access to vital goods that positively impact the lives of people around the world. We leverage best practices from the private sector (e.g., strategy development, value chain analyses, demand forecasting) to address inefficiencies that cost the global community billions of dollars and prevent hundreds of millions in need from achieving access to life-saving products. By collaborating with multinational corporations, foundations, and governmental organizations, the R4D Market Dynamics practice has identified over a billion dollars in efficiency savings, while also creating manufacturer incentives to generate sustainable and reliable access to high-quality life-saving health commodities (e.g., HIV/AIDS drugs, bed nets, nutritional supplements).

The PO will be passionate about revolutionizing the global health and development space. Working in close collaboration with other members of Market Dynamics team, he or she will play a central role in designing concrete strategies for major global actors, including multi-billion dollar global health donors. The PO’s work will be underpinned by extensive engagement across diverse stakeholders, including demand (countries), supply (manufacturers), and global intermediaries (global financiers, normative bodies, NGOs, etc), along with rigorous analysis to develop a robust evidence base to support global strategy development.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, project management capabilities, analytical abilities, and presentation skills. The Program Officer must be able to function flexibly and independently and have a strong commitment to excellence.


  • 5+ years of experience, primarily within the private sector
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative modeling skills, plus affinity for analytics and information management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, open-structure, multicultural environment
  • Availability for 15-30% international and domestic travel
  • Experience independently managing complex work streams/projects
  • Experience successfully managing external relationships in multi-cultural environments
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Powerpoint and Word


  • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar environment
  • MBA or other related degree
  • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience
  • Experience living or working abroad, particularly in developing countries
  • Familiarity with global health issues

Qualified candidates should visit to apply online.

  • Managing Partners

    William Davidson Institute
  • Sponsoring Partner

    Citi Foundation
  • Content Partners


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