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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and siz...
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    GPH Vx Medical Affairs Manager

    Job Purpose:

    Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.

    Empowering families and communities to live healthy, productive lives and create healthier futures inspires Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing commitment to make life-changing and sustainable differences in global public health.  We focus on improving maternal, newborn and child health, addressing global health challenges such as multi-drug resistant TB, HIV, vaccines (COVID 19 and Ebola), worm-based infections, and obstetric fistula and long bone fracture.  We bring science and technology expertise, research and development capabilities, and our global resources to develop treatments and cures, deliver lifesaving prevention and care, and design smart policies that help pave the way for large-scale, long-term solutions.  Together, with governments, non-governmental organizations, implementing groups, industry partners and non-profit foundations, we partner on innovative approaches to make a difference for people everywhere to build the foundations of lasting health.

    At the Africa regional and or country level, this role will be responsible for developing and conducting medical activities within scientific premise and provide cross-departmental strategic guidance in line with company strategies and goals.  

    EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Professionals, Clinical Trial Personnel, Organization Providers, Advertising Agencies, Health Authorities, Patient Organizations and Specialty Associations

    The main duties and responsibilities of the position are:

    • Is the member of the Africa regional / country Vaccines Triad. Works actively to develop new strategies and improve existing ones for Vaccines. For this purpose, collects and consolidates the necessary medical data and provides input to team meetings by providing scientific data to top ethical standards. Keeps scientific data up-to-date.
    • Works cross-departmentally to consolidate strategy for Vaccines.
    • Provides scientific input to preparatory work for market research, planned for conducting marketing strategies.
    • Ensures medical aspects of company strategies and practices are compliant with Health Care business Integrity, national and global ethical procedures.
    • Organizes medical training events and ensures these are compliant with HCBI, national and international ethical procedures, as well as company and marketing strategies.
    • Plays an active role in determining and organizing medical programs (e.g. training programs, international / national congress participation, advisory board meetings, courses, disease awareness programs), follows up on them and assesses their results. Records data into iConnect and compiles of monthly reports, in line with the applicable procedures.
    • Participates in medical training activities, contributing to achievement of product plans.
    • Develops and executes, follows up on and assesses the results of training for field force to equip them with sufficient and essential medical information.
    • Plans and executes training, to ensure continuity of training programs.
    • Collects and evaluates scientific data on competitive products/product groups, and updates own product groups to effectively guide marketing strategies and activities.
    • Maintains continuous contact with opinion leaders through scientific platforms like national/international congresses and medical education activities.
    • Coordinates with regional and or country level opinion leaders, associations and health authorities for developing medical education activities. Makes visits to maintain constant contact with physicians as planned on Vinci, giving clinical presentations to share product information.
    • Provides medical support for updating SmPC/package leaflet of registered products or for developing SmPC/package leaflet for prior to registration, and input to reimbursement efforts. Develops the medical content of reimbursement files.
    • Collaborates closely with the other GPH Africa Vaccines Triad members (Access and Health Systems Lead and Program Liasion), Regulatory Affairs, Market Access, Marketing and Business Development, holding regular meetings with them to support continuous improvement and development, and providing product- and disease-related scientific data.
    • Provides medical assistance to development of promotional materials. Checks all product-/disease-related materials to verify their consistency, scientific accuracy and validity, and ensures scientific content of promotional materials is compliant with HCBI policies and local regulations. Participates in and supports activities to promote company and products.
    • Receives and follows up on drug safety information from physicians and forwards it to the qualified person responsible for pharmacovigilance in line with the applicable rules.
    • Contributes to practices and action plans by PV and quality assurance teams regarding drug quality and safety issues reported by local or global sources.
    • Reviews and responds to requests from the field force or physicians, falling within area of responsibility, and records them in med-info.
    • Thinks proactively about potential objections/issues related with products, taking into consideration feedback from field force or physicians, investigates them and contributes to solving them.
    • Set up clinical studies including real world evidence generation (identifying investigators, selecting centers, investigator meetings, joint visits, identifying the congresses/magazines for presenting the data, etc.), supports establishing communication with investigators as part of clinical investigation activities.
    • Plays an active role in developing local research protocols, in addition to global protocols. Coordinates with clinical investigation teams for adapting these protocols. 
    • Supports and coordinates with the Global Therapy Area Manager for reviewing posters, clinical study abstracts and manuscripts for local studies.
    • Coordinates with the clinical investigation team on NPP, research support. Contributes to the approval process.
    • Plays an active role in the development, management and follow-up of the medical budget for relevant products.
    • Provides the necessary scientific support for pipeline products to be included in the portfolio of responsibility and plays an active role in the activities.
    • Plays an active role in product launch preparations, enhances communication with target physician groups and coordinates robustly with opinion leaders / associations / health authorities for medical positioning of products and determining appropriate strategies. Plays an active role in training and medical activity planning and execution.
    • Regional / Country:  Africa for all Vaccines (Covid, Ebola, HIV) in 42 countries.  Member of the GPH Vaccines team
    • In coordination with the broader GPH Medical and External Affairs organization, interaction and engage with regional bodies, authorities and organisations, SAGE, NITAG, WHO and national department of health to ensure access to Vaccines

    Qualifications

    We’d love to hear from YOU, if you have:

    • Medical or Science Degree
    • Industry experience required
    • Vaccine experience preferred
    • Experience in providing and managing medical training required
    • Good command of the English language
    • Competency in using MS Office applications required
    • Analytical thinking required
    • Result orientation required
    • Strong cross-cultural and teamwork skills is required
    • Experience working in cross-functional teams required
    • Ability to operate in an evolving ecosystem, helping to establish new approaches or solutions is required
    • Sound ethical judgement and integrity and an ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally is required
    • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively lead internal and external audiences to desired outcomes is required
    • Ability to advance on multiple priorities under pressure is required

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    Country Manager Kenya

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Director Sub Saharan Africa, the Country Manager Kenya will be responsible for delivering business results and driving growth in country by:

    • sustaining sales growth of current (heritage) portfolio and reviewing the appropriate got-to-market model
    • launching our innovative new portfolio.

    This needs to be done with a focus on creating and excellent local company image, complying with all relevant local legislation, partnering internally/externally where appropriate and increasing our trust and reputation.

    The main duties and responsibilities of the position are:

    • Delivering local Business Results, including liaising with distributors as appropriate
      • Setting country sales objectives (forecasts, growth, share etc.) in line portfolio potential, lifecycle of products and regional objectives
      • Plan required budgets and resource optimization
      • Review and approve all team (sales, medical, regulatory) activities
      • Sustaining sales growth of heritage products – relevant resourcing, monitoring of stock levels in value chain, liaison with distributors, ensure proper reporting and alignment
      • Launching our innovative new portfolio – plans in place for priority products including regulatory submissions, market access, tender negotiation / submission and medical education as appropriate
      • Analysis of insights gathered locally to identify opportunities and risks within current plans to enable early insights and development of corrective measures
      • Ability to explain, succinctly, to management the local market environment
      • Business objectives to be delivered while paying close attention to J&J guidelines, SOPs and local laws and regulations
    • Developing the local company and the team
      • Setting up the local working environment and catalyzing the various functions, creating a J&J mindset
      • Recruit, develop and retain the best talents, preparing for succession
      • Ensuring full alignment among functions/people
      • Charge and motivate team to achieve the country objectives
      • Lead others with role model behavior
    • Creating and improving upon Janssen Company image, locally
      • Maintain and develop relationships with relevant market stakeholders (e.g. KOLs, government bodies, pharma society etc.)
      • Comply with local laws, FCPA (foreign Corrupt Practices Act), HCBI (Healthcare business integrity) guidelines, PBC (Policy on business conduct)
      • Ensure timely reporting of adverse events and product quality complaints as per J&J pharmacovigilance guidelines
    • Compliance related responsibilities
      • Ensure safety reporting requirements (timely AE/PQC reporting) as set out in company policies and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) are met and appropriately managed when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects and contracting vendors
      • Ensure inspection readiness with respect to personal training compliance, and availability of a recent CV and individualized Job Description
      • Ensure HCC and legal requirements (Fair Market Value, Transfer of Value rules, Promotional Materials rules) are fully understood, appropriately managed and, where applicable, complied when planning projects, developing materials, executing projects, and contracting vendors

    Qualifications

    We’d love to hear from YOU, if you have:

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in business (MBA) or life sciences is preferred
    • 7-10 years of progressive commercial experience, ideally in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Some job experience and/or education outside of Kenya is also preferred
    • Fluency in English and one or more local languages
    • Significant experience of working within highly matrixed environments and cross functional teams
    • Previous line management and leadership responsibility
    • Experience with forecasting and budgeting
    • Ideally with an entrepreneurial mindset, a self-starter and excellent problem-solver
    • Ability to plan and prioritize own work to meet quality standards and deadlines
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
    • Desire to work as part of a small, cohesive and collaborative team
    • Must exhibit behaviors aligned to the J&J Global Leadership Profile including but not limited to: integrity-credo based actions, collaboration and teamwork, sense of urgency and results driven, Diversity and inclusion.
    • This position may require up to 30% travel

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    GPH Vaccine Programs Liaison

    Job Description

    Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health, an organization within Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Implementation Manager for Vaccines, located in Eastern or Western Africa.

    Charting a bold, new, sustainable approach, Global Public Health (GPH) is pushing boundaries as the first fully-dedicated organization within a healthcare company that combines R&D, novel access programs and business model innovation, in-country operations, and advocacy to ensure that innovative treatments and technologies of public health importance are available, affordable and accessible for the world's most underserved populations. The Global Public Health Vaccines Access Strategy and Impact (AS&I) team strives to ensure that underserved and vulnerable populations reach their full potential by increasing equitable access to innovative, high impact vaccines.  The Africa Implementation & Impact Team strives to strengthen healthcare systems on the continent to enable rapid adoption of innovative products and programs to improve access to quality healthcare solutions.  Responsible for building end-to-end solutions to maximize impact of our current and future portfolio.

    Role description

    The GPH Program Liaison will be a critical member of cross- functional GPH Africa Vaccines Triads to implement GPH Vaccine launch plans & activities. Working with global and regional External Affairs and Programs support, he/she will be responsible developing strategic partnerships/ relationships with internal stakeholder and external stakeholders (KOLs, Government Agencies, Institutions, NGOs, bilateral agencies) at the regional and country level to understand and anticipate gaps and opportunities, gather insights, implement and support vaccines value add programs and initiatives. This position requires proactive utilization strategic planning, public health and business analytics & knowledge, vaccines ecosystem insights and knowledge, advocacy & relationship building skills and project management know how to execute the GPH Vaccines strategies, goals & objectives.

    Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Support the implementation of GPH Vaccine AS&I strategies across the African Continent (at the regional / country level assigned)
    • Manage the day to day operations of vaccines program implementation and serve as the point of contact for vaccines program implementation at the African regional / country level assigned
    • Develop and implement project plans, manage project timelines & budgets in line with the Vaccines ASI Strategies and lead their execution, monitoring & evaluation.
    • Proactively identify, assess, and manage vaccines program risks in the African region / country assigned
    • Clearly communicate project status, issues, and successes to other Triad members (Access and Health Systems Lead) and Africa Implementation Lead.
    • Build and Manage technical & business relationships with stakeholders including - KOLs, Public sector officials, Country level NGO’s and relevant Institutions.
    • Apply project management best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, and closing of projects & program launches.
    • Perform other duties as assigned/required

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a BSc degree required. MPH/MBA is preferred.
    • Strong technical knowledge of Vaccines and the vaccines ecosystem in SSA preferred
    • An understanding of the global health ecosystem and access environment in low resource settings is required.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of regional health program or product implementation experience in Africa required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles with strong organizational and time management skills is required
    • Experience in Partnership building and advocacy skills required
    • The successful candidate is a self-starter with a commitment to and passion for delivering results for vulnerable and underserved populations.
    • The individual must have excellent verbal & written communication skills, with cross-functional alignment, partnering, and influencing without authority being critical components of job success.
    • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record with strong interpersonal management skills, thought leadership, accountability, and results orientation, Sense of Urgency and Networking are required.
    • Computer literate with a strong knowledge of MS Project, MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required

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    GPH Vaccine Access and Health Systems Lead

    Job Description

    Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.

    Empowering families and communities to live healthy, productive lives and create healthier futures inspires Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing commitment to make life-changing and sustainable differences in global public health.  We focus on improving maternal, newborn and child health, addressing global health challenges such as multi-drug resistant TB, HIV, vaccines (COVID 19 and Ebola), worm-based infections, and obstetric fistula and long bone fracture.  We bring science and technology expertise, research and development capabilities, and our global resources to develop treatments and cures, deliver lifesaving prevention and care, and design smart policies that help pave the way for large-scale, long-term solutions.  Together, with governments, non-governmental organizations, implementing groups, industry partners and non-profit foundations, we partner on innovative approaches to make a difference for people everywhere to build the foundations of lasting health. 

     

    GPH is recruiting for a GPH Access and Health Systems Lead, which will lead efforts on advancing Immunization Access Strategies and Programs on the African Continent on behalf of Johnson & Johnson GPH. This role will be responsible for ensuring access to vaccines across critical countries on the Continent and  working with a variety of stakeholders, including internal stakeholders (medical affairs, external affairs, program leads, government affairs, regulatory) and external stakeholders (country level key opinion leaders, government officials, multi-lateral organizations, regulatory bodies).

    The position will report into the GPH Vaccines organization Africa Implementation Lead, and will work in close concert within a triad in specific geographies on the African continent: the GPH Vaccines Programs Liaison and GPH Vaccines Medical Affairs Liaison.

    • Work with the Regional / Country level Government Affairs and Policy Team and the Global Public Health Vaccine team to define and advance regional policy objectives/strategies and to set up partnerships to implement programs that create increased access to innovative vaccines across member countries in the Africa Union, including
    1. Assess regional/country policy gaps for immunization access in lower income markets and develop plan to address.
    2. Working with the Country-level GPH Vaccine Program Liaison, develop regional and local partnerships to implement broad-scale or targeted programs to address gaps in immunization in lower income markets, including behavioral and structural barriers to vaccine uptake.
    3. Support engagement of the Global Public Health team with regional vaccines policy-makers and partners to facilitate access & implementation in lower income countries (GAVI/ WHO/BMGF)
    4. Serve as a subject matter expert to inform the GPH Vaccine team on a variety of vaccine implementation plans and policy topics, and enable collaboration with other regional colleagues to understand how these topics impact the life-cycle of vaccines from manufacturing to distribution to administration across lower income markets.

    Qualifications

    Degree In Science, Health Policy, Public Health, Or Other Relevant Areas Of Specialization

    Required Including A Post-Graduate Specialization (Preferred)

    Required:

    • Domain Knowledge
      • Strong knowledge of vaccine, immunization, public health systems and policies on the African continent and Market Access, HTA methodologies
      • Deep knowledge of the African Continent and healthcare environment
      • Knowledge of the multi-lateral vaccine relevant institutions is required
    • Experience
      • Experience working on regional and local implementation of new vaccine programs is required
      • Experience in key account management type role, helping to streamline processes and remove roadblocks, is required
    • Leadership/Culture
      • Demonstrated leadership ability to identify strategic priorities, bring together different internal groups and deliver results.
      • Ability to operate in an evolving ecosystem, helping to establish new approaches or solutions is required
      • Ability to work cross-functionally and be able to influence senior leaders and peers is required
      • Strong cross-cultural and teamwork skills is required
      • Sound ethical judgement and integrity and an ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally is required
      • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively lead internal and external audiences to desired outcomes is required
      • Ability to advance on multiple priorities under pressure is required
      • Strong program management skills is required
      • Self-motivation, Impact and influence required
      • Strategic Thinking & Business acumen required
      • Drive to make a difference is required

    Preferred:

    • Multiple language skills preferred, including local languages for specific region supported in Africa
    • Experience working with industry groups and alliances preferred
    • Experience working on multi-lateral organizations or government agencies preferred
    • Consistent record in identifying policy trends affecting public and private health sector and/or the biopharmaceutical or vaccine Research & Development industry and advancing policy solutions is preferred
    • Location Priorities: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana   

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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