Title: AC Advocacy Officer for China
Location: Beijing, China
Contract: Permanent, full time position
Reporting to: Head of Regional & Francophone Advocacy
Application deadline: 16th August 2018
Starting date: ASAP
MSF’s ACCESS CAMPAIGN
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading international, independent, medical, humanitarian organisation, dedicated to providing medical humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in times of conflict or disaster. In 1999 MSF created the MSF Access Campaign, made up of a team of medical, legal, pharmaceutical, policy and communications specialists, to improve access to existing drugs, diagnostics and vaccines that are unaffordable and to stimulate the development of newer better medical tools that people in countries where MSF works urgently need.
MSF’s Access Campaign has been working in China since 2006, with a focus on exploring the opportunities in improving access to priority medicines in China, and promoting China as a strategic global player in access to medicines for vulnerable populations in developing countries. Building on this, the purpose of the position is to engage with government, academics, civil society organizations, think tanks, legal and health professional communities, industry and other stakeholders in China to monitor and ensure the access of MSF and broader vulnerable populations to more affordable, quality-assured medical products from China.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The AC Advocacy Officer for China is located in Beijing and reports to the Head of Regional and Francophone Advocacy in Paris. S/he will be responsible to develop and contribute to the achievement of MSF’s Access Campaign objectives and development of activities in China; s/he will ensure the coherence of Access Campaign positioning and communication within MSF Hong Kong, the Beijing Office including with the MSF HK Beijing representative and medical advisor. The AC Advocacy Officer for China will act as a focal point in China, having functional links with multiple AC dossiers, i.e. Vaccine, TB, Policy, Medical, Regulatory, Pharmacist, and other members of the access team. S/he will take the lead of the China work, while supporting AC global work as well as MSF operations.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The AC Advocacy Officer for China - China will be expected to lead and coordinate MSF’s Access Campaign’s activities through analysis and advocacy in order to achieve the following objectives:
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.