Senior Associate, Health Specialist (Latin America)

New York, NY

Vacancies: 1

Employer: Voz Advisors, Inc.

Title: Senior Associate, Health Specialist (Latin America)
Location: 31 Hudson Yards, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
Salary Range: 75K/yr – 100K/yr  

Job Duties:
● Responsible for ensuring that VOZ and its clients have expert knowledge of public health structures, practices and policies in Latin America, and ensuring culturally appropriate strategies, planning and interactions with Latin American clients and patient organizations.
● Analyzes country level research, and builds strategies that ensure appropriate and productive engagement of global/Latin American clients and Latin American patient organizations and NGOs. 
● Leads development of culturally appropriate approaches, manages outreach and communications efforts.
● Serves as a resource to assist individuals, healthcare workers, and the community, to support disease awareness education programs.
● Develops and provides insights to clients on public health structures, in country practices, and overarching key elements that may impact patient involvement in drug development processes; assesses health needs of the people and communities key to our clients.
● Offers recommendations that provide high impact opportunities to clients interested in integrating the patient voice into drug development from these regions.
● Acts as liaison with key leaders in Latin America on both the client side and patient organization side.
● Acts as project lead on additional projects where this expertise is required including assessments of patient organization capacity and structure at country level, public health practices, patient and advocate engagement trends and patterns.
● Collects and analyzes data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage policies and environments that support quality health care.
● Develops programs and materials that educate about health topics and teach people how to manage existing health conditions; evaluates effectiveness of programs and materials.
● Advocates for improved health resources and policies that empower patients to receive better healthcare.
● Provides support to clients under direction from the Director; manages both support and professional staff in developing project deliverables; manages workstreams within multiple projects.
● Serves as administrative manager and mentor to interns and encourages professional and personal development; manages the firm’s internship program with support of the Executive Vice President.

Job Requirements:
● Master’s or equivalent degree in Public Health or closely related field.
● Must have knowledge of:
— Public healthcare systems, practices and policies in Latin America;
— International public health interventions;
— Qualitative and quantitative research and data collection tools including: planning and conducting focus groups; patient experience mapping; structured interviews with patients, caregivers and providers; development and analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires, and surveys.
— Stages of the drug development continuum including discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development, regulatory review and approval, and post marketing activities.
● May telecommute and report as needed to headquarters in New York, NY.

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