About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate Product Innovation & Availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for Access to High-Impact Prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve Research Conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and Translate the Field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen Global Advocacy Networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Role summary

The Senior Marketing Manager will help develop and implement AVAC Product Introduction and Access, with a particular focus on global, regional and country specific market landscaping and analyses to support accelerated, targeted and effective launches of HIV prevention and multi-purpose products.

The Senior Marketing Manager should have direct experience in product development, new product introduction, social marketing, and access, ideally in HIV/AIDS or related global health field. This person should also have a depth of experience in working in resource-limited settings and with a range of stakeholders including product developers, researchers, policy makers, and program implementers. This position ensures that AVAC develops high quality, timely and innovative outputs to foster high-impact HIV prevention through product introduction and access.

Essential job functions

  • Provide technical expertise related to the delivery, uptake, and continued use of existing and next generation HIV prevention and multi-purpose products.
  • Develop shared strategies and collaborative implementation plans with specific product developers.
  • Conduct specific analyses to define and deliver on product introduction planning and execution as well as project commitments.
  • Conduct, oversee and leverage end user/consumer research to inform future product design to ensure products are in-tune with consumer needs and introduction plans reflect these realities.
  • Develop marketing plans to ensure appropriate targeting, product positioning, user preferences/insights, segmentation and demand generation strategies are integrated into product introduction and scale up.

Position qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • A Master’s degree and/or at least 12 years of professional experience in a relevant area in public health, marketing or pharmacology, including at least 5 years working in Africa and 5-7 years of industry experience in new product introduction.
  • Experience working across full product life-cycle, with an emphasis on marketing and roll-out.
  • Experience in planning and executing product launches on a global and/or national scale.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 20% of the time.

Competencies

  • Excellent writing, analytical and communications skills within multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into actionable insights and recommendations.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent multicultural, interpersonal, and leadership skills including the ability to facilitate relationships with a wide variety of professionals and levels of authority inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to balance strong team collaboration with independence, initiative and entrepreneurship.