Private Sector Advisor, Healthy Markets project, Mekong Regional Program

PATH, Hanoi, Vietnam

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st April, 2015

Job Description

The Private Sector Advisor will fulfill the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to project team, government, private sector partners and other stakeholders to develop a technical strategy on public-private partnership and market sustainability for HIV goods and services for vulnerable populations in Viet Nam;
  • Map, identify and forge select strategic private sector partnerships;
  • Generate private sector support for project objectives through corporate social responsibility funds, investment and through shared values;
  • Lead development of the Innovations Fund including defining fund terms, selection of Fund board and implementation; generate additional resources for the Innovations Fund though returns and investment;
  • Develop expertise in, and advise project on the role and potential of social enterprise in advancing its mission;
  • Coordinate the Market Growth Advisory Board, work closely with co-chairs, develop meeting content and communicate with members;
  • Support/advise on marketing for private sector partners (manufacturers, distributers, private health care providers);
  • Advise on and coordinate pubic relations events including fundraisers, events to recognize supporters, etc.;
  • Represent project and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences;
  • Remain informed/build knowledge base on relevant PPP models that could be applied to Vietnam;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Proven technical leadership in market analysis, sales, communication, fund management, and/or supply chain management, plus track record in brokering relationships with the private sector;
  • Public relations expertise including organising and communicating around events;
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building to staff and partners;
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs;
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance;
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in communications, marketing, business, economics, public health, or bachelors’ degree with equivalent experience;
  • At least 7 years experience in trade, marketing, business administration or public relations;
  • Experience working in an international NGO environment desirable;
  • Experience must reflect knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.


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