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To this end the incumbent will conduct, commission and interpret market research and discern appropriate market developing and optimization interventions. The Market Development Manager (and Product) will serve as the key interlocutor with other market shaping partners in and beyond the region.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
• Identify markets in WCAR for availability and production of products not traditionally procured in the region.
• Regional Focal Point for market research and analysis: Plan and execute market research projects, prepare reports of findings through graphic data illustration and translating complex findings into easy to understand and clear recommendations for both existing products, as well as product and service improvement projects in line with UNICEF’s programmatic needs.
• In close collaboration with COs, monitor pricing trends, supplier development, key product pipelines, and track key industry statistics and dynamics including as... an input to procurement strategy development and particularly for new/future products, services and markets.
• Identify innovative financing possibilities for market engagement and development activities.
• Coordinate and contribute to the work on development of market influencing frameworks and policies and develop strategies for essential commodities for children through rigorous market research and analyses in the region.
• Implement local market influencing agendas based on market research and analyses for essential (and new) products and services.
• Ensure that local market shaping activities include components to empower local economies and communities through activities benefitting and making use of local knowledge and skills with the ultimate aim to improve product quality and increase production of programme relevant products in WCAR.
• Collaborate with relevant Supply Division centres and units, UNICEF COs and key external partners to help drive procurement strategies and shape critical markets for essential products and services for children.
• Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to identify needs, align stakeholders and make greater efficiencies in implementation and scale up health innovations
• Engage with UNlCEF's market shaping partners to drive market development and optimization agendas for multiple sectors and in line with regional political bodies.
• With regards to product development and management, identify critical intervention points and develop strategies for implementation of new innovation projects.
• Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme/projects in collaboration with Government and other partners.

Impact of Results
• Identification of new product innovation projects.
• Efficiently run product innovation projects with full consideration of related regulatory frameworks and necessary approvals.
• Procurement strategies for strategic essential commodities are designed based on solid market analyses and evidence, under consideration of innovative approaches to creating healthy, dynamic and sustainable markets with affordable prices for products.
• Demand forecasts and pull mechanisms are developed where needed to help UNICEF accelerate development, improve availability, and reduce prices particularly for novel essential supplies for children.
• High quality business intelligence is maintained and kept up-to-date to inform UNICEF's strategic engagement with key manufacturers/suppliers to ensure core business are postured to meet the needs of children.
• Situation analysis prepared/updated, critical gaps in product intervention measures identified, and work plans/recommendations prepared and incorporated.
• Market influencing interventions are supporting market goals to incentivize innovation, improve availability and/or promote affordability for selected essential supplies for children.
• Projects build local capacity in terms of manufacturing, academic, research, etc.
• Supported countries have improved local and regional markets and/or increasing in-region production to meet demand for (fit-for-purpose) products.

Competencies and level of proficiency required:

Core Competencies:
• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
• Works collaboratively with others
• Builds and maintains partnership
• Innovates and embraces change
• Thinks and acts strategically
• Drive to achieve results for impact
• Manages ambiguity and complexity

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• An advanced university degree in Business, Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant field is required.
• A minimum of eight (8) years relevant professional work experience including at least three (3) at the international level preferably in a development context is required.
• Experience in the following areas in the private or public sectors is required:
• Commercial activities in developing and industrialized countries.
• Worldwide strategic procurement, contract negotiations and administration, combined with broader economic knowledge.
• Market research issues relating to health, nutrition, and/or products used in resource-poor settings.
• Development of demand forecasts, economic/epidemiological models, or other types of complex projections.

Experience in the following areas in the private or public sectors is preferred:
• Technical support to countries with strategic procurement.
• Product Innovation projects.
• Computer applications especially data analysis/visualization applications is considered an asset.
• Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/570408


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