Location: London, UK
Employment Type: Permanent
Salary: Operations Associate, MedAccess
Closing Date: 14 June 2020
Background to MedAccess
MedAccess is a UK-based social finance company with a mission to improve access to more effective and affordable health products in under-served markets, mainly in Africa and South Asia.
At MedAccess we envisage a world where everyone can access the medicines and products they need to lead healthy lives. To support this vision, we offer financial guarantees that reduce commercial risks for businesses, thereby enabling them to lower their pricing and invest more aggressively in rolling out important new products. In this way, vaccines, medicines, diagnostic tests and medical devices can reach patients sooner than existing market forces would allow.
MedAccess is not a charity; it is a business with a social purpose. It is the world’s first specialist vehicle designed to deliver health financing guarantees with speed, scale and professionalism. Founded in 2017 with initial capital of $200 million from the CDC Group, MedAccess has a not-for-profit mandate to preserve capital and reinvest any surpluses to maximise positive health impacts. Our specialist staff have been selected to combine expertise in global health with rigorous financial skills and commercial acumen, underpinning the MedAccess ambition to achieve transformative impact with high levels of professionalism. MedAccess places a high priority on collaborative partnerships, particularly with global health organisations such as Unitaid, CHAI, Gavi, WHO, and the Global Fund.
MedAccess is a UK company governed by an independent board. MedAccess’ parent company, CDC Group, is the world’s oldest development finance institution, with 70 years of experience investing in businesses in Africa and Asia. It is wholly owned by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and plays a key role in DFID’s private sector strategy to alleviate poverty.
We look for team members who share our values and who aspire to work with us at our best:
For further information on MedAccess, please see our website: www.medaccess.org
MedAccess is expanding its operations team and intends to recruit a versatile and ambitious professional motivated to work in a financial services organisation which aims to improve the health and lives of others, and who will share that mission. This role will support the Head of Business Operations and Finance and the Head of External Relations. The nature of this role is broad in scope and will assist with key corporate functions including policy development, accounting and finance including treasury management, contract and document management, and communications.
The role will require a versatile candidate with a broad skills base. MedAccess is a start-up organisation with fewer than 20 employees. Due to the nature of a start-up, it is essential that the candidate is highly flexible, proactive, happy to work in a close-knit team and willing to get involved in a range of business activities. The position reports to the Head of Business Operations and Finance and will work closely with the Head of External Relations.
Finance & Treasury:
Position opened: 11th March 2020
Position closes: 14th June 2020