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Market Research Advisor (40 hours/week)

Company Name
i+solutions (view profile)
Location Woerden, Netherlands
Date Posted July 18, 2017
Category Research
Job Type Full Time
Duration 1 year
Closing date for applications 15 August 2017
Experience Required 5+ years


i+solutions is looking for a Market Research Advisor to be a part of our team in Woerden.

It’s an exciting time to join i+solutions as we embark upon a new phase in re-organizing our organization to suit the needs of our clients. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients improve the health of their communities by building sustainable health systems. It is this ambition that drives us. We are committed to making sure that patients and users get the medicines and supplies they need. No matter how remote the location. For this, we support our clients with market dynamics and evidence based research to better understand the relationship between the supply and demand side barriers, the market behavior so that the most suitable and forward thinking market intervention is chosen.

Under the overall guidance of the Director Programs & Innovation and the Manager Market Research you will be responsible for the following:

• Conduct market research/landscape analysis to understand health markets and identify factors impeding access to medicines and health products using relevant methodologies such as literature review, stakeholder interviews, data analysis and synthesis;
• Provide ongoing support to the proposition team in development and validation of existing tools/methodologies to better understand health markets;
• Work with the proposition team to generate evidence on market shortcomings and utilise them for proposing/implementing relevant market interventions at global and country level;
• Actively engage in acquisition of new projects by identifying business opportunities and writing project proposals;
• Contribute to i+solutions’ market research expertise development and expansion of project portfolio across all disease areas;
• Expand and explore partnership opportunities with organisations working in the field of health supply chain management and market dynamics;
• Execution and management of assigned projects against agreed work plans and approved budgets;
• Contribute towards strategic planning and development of annual work plans and budget for the unit/department;
• Manage stakeholder communication and represent i+solutions in global initiatives and partnerships aimed at promoting access to medicines.

What we are looking for:
Education & experience
• Degree or equivalent qualification in public health, pharmacy, health logistics, international development or related area;
• At least 5 years’ work experience in health systems, pharmaceutical supply chain management or public health;
• Good understanding of health systems in low and middle income countries;
• Experience in designing, conducting and managing implementation and operational research/studies, data;
• Working knowledge of SPSS and other statistical software.

• Strong data management and analytical skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports;
• Experience working in an international and multicultural environment;
• Ability and flexibility to travel on a short notice and spend longer periods of time in the field is a must;
• Excellent computer literacy with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook and PowerPoint;
• Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.

• Proficiency in English;
• Working knowledge of Portuguese and other UN languages (French, Spanish) will be an added advantage.

What will i+solutions offer:
• A competitive salary and good secondary working conditions
• Development opportunities to get the best out of yourself
• Room for your enthusiasm and initiative to help craft a team
• An international working environment

Do you believe that you can contribute to improving the access to health care by creating a robust, effective and reliable supply chain? Does this role spark your interest? Does the above criteria match your skill set? If so, then waste no time and apply now!

Please apply with your CV and cover letter telling us why you think you would be a great fit for this position to before 15 August 2017.

About i+solutions
i+solutions is an independent, international not-for-profit organization, specializing in pharmaceutical supply chain management for low and middle income countries. We offer high quality integrated supply chain and consultancy services for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis treatments, as well as Reproductive Health products and activities. Our main drivers are innovation, information technology, creativity and effective execution.

We help to meet the needs of our in-country partners and organizations by supporting them in taking greater responsibility for their procurement, capacity building, facilities and systems, to become more self-sufficient in local pharmaceutical supply chain management. Our key areas of expertise include:

• Procurement & Supply Services
• Training & Consultancy Services
• Innovative Projects

i+solutions is a young and dynamic organization located in Woerden with a local presence and offices in Washington DC, Burundi, South Africa and Rwanda. In Woerden we employ 60 persons and work with sub-contractors across the globe.
Our clients include international organizations such as WHO, UNFPA, Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, USAID, the Global Fund, UNITAID, NGO’s and private companies. We are the major pharmaceutical procurement partner for the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) for the Global Fund, with a total yearly procurement volume of over 700 million USD.

i+solutions is a member of the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM), which is a partnership of various professional organisations managing the Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM) and other projects. Besides procurement services, i+solutions provides long-term technical assistance to improve supply chain systems within the broader context of health systems strengthening.
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