Market Shaping Analyst

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: United States of America
Organization: Results for Development Institute
Closing date: 28 Feb 2021

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world — government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators — to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results.

We have a vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversity—of ideas, identities, perspectives and backgrounds—is vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative, and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.

R4D’s Market Shaping Practice:

TheMarket Shaping practice (MSP) is dedicated to transforming access to, and improving appropriate use of, essential and life-saving products in a holistic and sustainable manner. We develop, iterate on, and support catalytic implementation of long-lasting solutions at the global and country levels to address challenges identified by country partners and backed by rigorous analyses. Using practical and business-driven approaches -- from increasing market transparency around the number of potential users, to improving demand forecasting, to developing purchasing and value chain strategies, to crafting cost-effectiveness and financing gap analyses -- our work ensures that the markets for life-improving goods operate with improved efficiency, and that utilization of those goods increases. We’ve applied our expertise to achieve more than a billion dollars in savings in countries and supported improved access to high-quality products in health (including HIV/AIDS, malaria, childhood pneumonia, maternal health, and neglected diseases) as well as in nutrition, education and sanitation. While we continue to seek high impact opportunities within specific product markets, we simultaneously support broader system-level efforts to move towards country-led introduction of new commodities, and ongoing optimization of life-saving commodity markets by country stakeholders.

If that work ignites your imagination, we’d love to tell you more and explore how we can work together!**

Opportunity:

Results for Development (R4D) is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Market Shaping Analyst to provide technical support to the Market Shaping Practice. As a Market Shaping Analyst, you will help to conduct high-quality research and analysis for new and ongoing projects to support efforts towards identifying holistic barriers in markets, generating evidence, and designing creative solutions to address identified barriers.

Potential projects you may contribute towards include: increasing access to childhood pneumonia treatment in high-burden countries; developing practical solutions based on market analyses to optimize markets for maternal, newborn, and child health commodities across sub-Saharan Africa; and diagnosing and addressing market challenges to the scale up of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. As part of all this work, you will help to manage new and existing stakeholder relationships at both the country and global levels across the public and private sectors, and effectively communicate our approach and impact.

A successful Market Shaping Analyst will be highly motivated; a creative problem-solver; have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. Our team is resourceful, responsible, tenacious, mission-driven, and always has a positive attitude. We hope that you value these personality traits as much as we do!

This position is based in the Washington, D.C. office. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, location of work will be remote until further notice is provided by R4D.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis in support of the application of market shaping approaches to product introduction or scale up,
  • Help to develop analytic and written deliverables that synthesize information effectively and communicate key findings and policy recommendations from research and analyses to internal and external audiences,
  • Execute on project work plans and activities in a high-quality and timely manner,
  • Engage with a wide range of domestic and international stakeholders,
  • Assist in the development of knowledge management and communication strategies to promote the dissemination and uptake of our work,
  • Support business development efforts (in collaboration with market shaping team members and across R4D teams) to mobilize resources to finance new opportunities for impact.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, economics, international development, business, or other related field of study.

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or a master’s degree in a related field of study plus 1 year of relevant work experience.

  • Public, non-profit or private sector experience in health commodity supply, quantification, procurement, distribution, financing or regulation preferred, but not required.

  • Experience working (or supporting work) in LMICs preferred, but not required.

  • Demonstrated track record of analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, and independently developing analytical products.

  • Ability to think and solve problems in a structured and logical manner.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders in multicultural environments.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop compelling presentations and written reports.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, and deliver high-quality results within fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, per project need (and pending resumption of safe travel/relaxation of COVID19-related restrictions).

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