Specialist, Health Product Introduction, Geneva

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

The Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland

Specialist, Health Product Introduction – GL D – 3 years defined duration

The Global Fund aims to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria as epidemics. We invest more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need. Since 2020, through the COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM), additional funding has been made available to support countries to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. As part of our mandate to fight the three diseases and increase access to quality-assured health products and services at affordable and sustainable prices, the Global Fund plays a leading role in global markets for medicines and technologies that prevent, diagnose, and treat HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Every year, more than half of the Global Fund’s investments is used to procure key health products, ensuring they are available to those who need them most. The Global Fund’s Supply Operations Department, in collaboration across the Global Fund Secretariat, is responsible for the overall management of sourcing, procurement, quality assurance and supply chain related matters, including strategy formulation and implementation, development of policy guidelines and ensure compliances, drive innovation, sustainability agenda and new product introduction, and importantly support country capacity building contributing to a more resilient and agile national health care supply chain. To implement the Global Fund’s 2023-2028 Strategy, Supply Operations has recently introduced a new operating model, aiming to achieve accelerated value contributions to the communities and people we serve more effectively and efficiently. Supply Operations Strategy, Procedure & Innovation team is created to meet the evolving and pressing needs of drive more equitable access to innovative and quality assured health product in a more responsive and cost-effective delivery model, which would require strategic market interventions and partnerships to achieve. Shape innovation and accelerated new product introduction at scale is one of the strategic interventions of the NextGen Market Shaping approach, aiming to drive equitable access to innovation and quality assured health products. Under the supervision of the Manager, Market Shaping and Partnership, the Specialist, Health Product Introduction, will coordinate the execution of the implementation roadmap for the scaled introduction of selected innovative, new health products, ensure on time, on budget and quality delivery of the relevant catalytic investment appropriated for the agreed interventions. S/he will play a critical role in collaborating across Supply Operations and key partners in supporting the teams with the Global Fund health product introduction framework, policy guidelines, project implementation, tracking and reporting on the progress against the accelerated health product introduction plans, including timely escalation, trouble shooting, and problem-solving process. The Specialist, Health Product Introduction, will be responsible for coordinated stakeholder and partnership engagement on accelerated innovation introduction at scale, and ensure an integrated and synergetic approach across NextGen Market Shaping interventions.

Key Responsibilities

The Specialist, Health Product Introduction, is responsible for the following activities and task as assigned.

Innovation and health product introduction at scale

Support the development of the Health Product Introduction (HPI) Framework as part of the Global Fund’s 2023-2028 strategy implementation, including stakeholder management and partnership engagement approach, as well periodic update to the Secretariate management committees such as required. Coordinate the implementation of HPI framework and implementation roadmaps. This includes identification of potential bottleneck, timely escalation and proposed actions to be taken by relevant team(s) to stay at course and well aligned to the goals and objectives set out in the Global Fund Strategy. Track and provide timely/quality reporting framework on the progress of the relevant Procurement, Supply Chain and Market Shaping (PSM) strategic KPIs and institutional Performance & Accountability Framework. Coordinate Unitaid and Global Fund partnership approach, including partnership mapping of all key health product interventions with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Plan, prepare and conduct virtual and in-person partnership workshops for health product introduction workstreams as required. Contribute to ensure proactive communication within Supply Operations and across Secretariat and beyond, including the development of publication materials. Responsible to develop a clear implementation plan for agreed health product introduction for the HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and ensure effective and efficient Catalytic Investment/Strategic Initiatives project implementation, including the progress report.

Partnership Engagement

Develop and maintain holistic partnership maps for each of the health product introduction interventions with defined roles and responsibilities and key deliverables. Act as Global Fund’s focal person for the “equitable access to innovation accelerator taskforce”, in co-convenorship with Unitaid and responsible for all related coordination activities, including coordinate partnership meeting and input to the regular update on the NextGen Market Shaping approach to the Global Fund’s governance bodies. Plan and conduct formal partnership forum and ensure appropriate level of engagement is secured, including efficient management of information flow. Responsible to coordinate across disease partners and ensure the work on health product introduction is well aligned and supported across the partnership ecosystem.

Team effectiveness and capacity building

Actively contribute to shifting the way of working internally in advancing on the Global Fund’s approach on equitable access to innovation and health product introduction at scale. Ensure information management and knowledge sharing across the Global Fund and partners. Ongoing share & reapply of best practices with other team members Engage, motivate and influence other inside and outside the SO Department to maximize the outcome and performance of the health product introduction catalytic investment.


Essential: Advanced university degree in a relevant field (Master’s level or equivalent) or specific professional qualification; possible to have first degree and relevant post first-degree work experience.

Desirable: Business administration or financial qualification



  • Proven experience in prior strategy focused roles within global organizations, including organizational planning and implementation of strategy
  • Experience working with market shaping, health product introduction in Global Public Health organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering on strategic priorities
  • Proven experience working with teams across a diverse portfolio of programs
  • Experience in innovation practice in health products and services, and experience operationalizing processes to support the translation of policies, programs, or services

Desirable: Minimum 6 years in positions in public and private health sector, with extensive experience in the health sector and/or not-for-profit sector


Languages: An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Global Fund awareness and mind-set: Level 2
  • Service orientation: Level 2
  • Drive for results: Level 2
  • Collaboration: Level 2
  • Interaction: Level 2
  • Adaptability: Level 2

Functional Competencies:

  • Operational Policy: Level 2

  • Communications: Level 3
  • Project Management: Level 2
  • Procurement and Supply Chain: Level 2
  • Global Public Health: Level 2
  • Disease knowledge: Level 2

Other competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, negotiation, consultation, influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • High degree of personal initiative and resiliency in face of challenging stakeholder and difficult situations
  • Ability influence, build relationships and manage large stakeholder groups to ensure outcomes
  • Manage competing issues to deliver high quality outcomes within required deadlines
  • Understanding of political strategies and how to navigate those political spaces in order to represent Global Fund affectively
  • Working knowledge & understanding of project management principles and application in multicultural settings including international public and private organization
  • Track-record in strategic thinking and creative problem-solving
  • Analytic mindset and highly experienced in structuring complex problems
  • Strong capabilities in fostering collaboration within and across Departments

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Job Posting End Date

05 February 2023