IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organisation dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis. Our mission is to translate scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions. Through scientific and clinical research in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is pioneering the development of biomedical innovations designed for broad global access. We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for the developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in low-income countries.
IAVI accelerates scientific discovery and development by fostering unique collaborations among academia, industry, local communities, governments, and funders to explore new and better ways to address public health threats that disproportionately affect people living in poverty. IAVI Europe oversees Resource Mobilisation, Advocacy and Communications activities in the European region, as well as key scientific relations and EU-funded R&D projects across IAVI’s disease- and product portfolio. Run from the office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a team of 8 staff implements national and Europe-wide engagement activities across 8 countries and at key EU and Global Health institutions. The programme works with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including public and private sector donors, political and scientific communities, civil society, and the press.
IAVI is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated candidate for the position of Director Scientific and External Affairs based in Amsterdam. This position offers a unique opportunity for someone appointed into this position to be responsible for business development in Europe, and contribute tremendously to developing new partnerships, identifying funding opportunities to support IAVI’s R&D programmes, and cultivating and directing the scientific relations and projects for IAVI in Europe. The Director is a member of the global Resource Mobilisation team, contributing to achieving global fundraising priorities and supporting revenue generation across IAVI’s geographies.
This position is responsible for translating IAVI’s global scientific strategy in developing scientific opportunities, relations and programs in Europe. The Director develops relations with researchers and research funders in the region, identifies and creates funding opportunities, and supports the development of proposals. The Director provides oversight of scientific projects that are supported by European funders and overseen by the Amsterdam office.
As a member of relevant IAVI scientific teams, the Director provides advice and intelligence on relevant networks, collaborations and funding opportunities from government sources, EU institutions, as well as private foundations.
Competitive; in line with experience and qualifications.
To submit your application of interest, please visit the www.iavi.org careers site and submit your CV and motivation letter.
The deadline for applications is Monday 21 September 2020.
For clarifying questions, you can email Hester Kuipers, Executive Director, Europe email@example.com.