Senior Program Manager: Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition Manager

Senior Program Manager: Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition Manager

Senior Program Manager: Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition Manager 150 150 randy_goetz
June 6, 2023
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
  • Promote Health Equity: Responds to evolving developments in HIV prevention and the broader global health landscape with a focus on approaches that promote global health equity and security.


AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:


  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services, and programs.


About Product Introduction & Access at AVAC

The Product Introduction & Access team accelerates product innovation and accessibility to bring effective prevention options to those who need them most. AVAC and a range of partners are working to accelerate the timely, efficient, effective and affordable development and introduction of new prevention options. This growing body of work currently includes:

  • BioPIC – Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this project drives an innovative, integrated and adaptable approach to product introduction, with a focus on long-acting PrEP options in the market and in development.
  • Dual Prevention Pill (DPP) Consortium – Funded by the Children’s Investment Fund, this project aims to prepare for rapid and successful introduction of a daily pill for HIV prevention and contraception in 2024/5.
  • MOSAIC – Funded by USAID, this project aims to accelerate introduction and scale-up of new and emerging biomedical prevention products for women and girls. AVAC is leading partner in this FHI30-led consortium.


Role summary

The Senior Program Manager: Product Introduction & Access is a core member of AVAC’s Product Introduction & Access team and reports to the Director of Product Introduction & Access. This new position also leads the Secretariat for the new Coalition to Accelerate Access to Long-Acting PrEP that is convened by Unitaid, WHO, UNAIDS, The Global Fund, and PEPFAR with AVAC as the Secretariat . This person will have experience in market shaping, product introduction, and partnership management and coordination. They will work closely with both AVAC’s Executive Director and the Director for Product Introduction and Access in fostering productive relationships across the Coalition’s conveners, product developers, ministries of health, donors and civil society representatives to identify and implement timely approaches to ensure new, long-acting PrEP options are delivered with scale, equity and impact.


Essential job functions


  • Manage complex multidisciplinary partnerships to develop and implement global access plans with product developers, implementers, policy makers, donors, civil society and other key stakeholders to accelerate and improve access to existing and approved products as well as develop access plans for new products in the pipeline.
  • Lead the Secretariat for the new Coalition to Accelerate Access to Long-Acting PrEP.
  • Develop and update product introduction roadmaps, in collaboration with Product Introduction and Access team and Coalition partners.
  • Support the development of market assessment frameworks and tools; market shaping strategies; and catalytic capacity building approaches.
  • Foster strategic relationships with key stakeholders for systematic implementation of program activities.
  • Ensures regular updates and information sharing with all relevel internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical input across a range of introduction and access issues, including, market shaping, cost, policy and guideline adoption, demand generation and delivery models.
  • Support integration of product introduction and access and market considerations across AVAC’s research engagement, policy, advocacy and communication efforts.
  • Develop and disseminate analyses, communications materials and other deliverables related to the long-acting PrEP coalition and product introduction and access generally.
  • Ensure information resources and tools are kept up to date.
  • Strengthen AVAC’s role internally and externally as a leader in HIV prevention and market access.
  • Support the internal operations related to funder reporting, engagement, grant management and budget tracking.
  • Supervise and support staff and consultants working as part of the Coalition Secretariat.


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.
  • 10-12 years’ experience working on market access/market shaping for new drugs and/or technologies, especially focused on HIV, SRH and/or other infectious diseases in the Global South, ideally icluding HIV prevention and PrEP programs.
  • Demonstrated track record of coordinating international coalitions, including managing both governance issues and technical areas of market introduction.
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative leader with proven experience conceptualizing, planning, and executing initiatives and solutions to ambitious and complex problems.
  • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytical skills with the ability to strategically navigate competing priorities in  contentious spaces.
  • Significant experience leading the development of high-quality deliverables, including presentations, written reports and data analytics and visualizations.
  • Proven ability to develop strategic approaches and follow through to implementation with diverse collaborators.
  • Sharp interpersonal skills with a proven ability to facilitate and develop strategic relationships with policymakers, funders, product developers, implementers and civil society actors; interact effectively with internal and external partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures to advance coalition and organizational objectives.
  • Experience with facilitating groups and meetings to achieve consensus and to advance shared goals.
  • Strong understanding of underlying economics, business models and financial basis of global health product development and delivery.
  • Exceptional oral communications, outstanding writing and editing skills with the ability to engage diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across institutional or team boundaries, establish harmonious working relationships, and leverage expertise of colleagues and partners in a productive way.


Expected annual salary range for this position is $92,000 – 148,000, dependent on experience.


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.

How To Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to