2019 BVGH Partnership Hub Mid-Year Report

(September 2019) Over the first half of the year, BVGH established 14 collaborations, recruited two new Members, and shared WIPO Re:Search successes globally
through peer-reviewed publications and social media.

Read the Report to learn how the BVGH team is well on its way to achieving and
surpassing its 2019 goals and deliverables.

Read here.

Now Hiring: Program Manager/ Senior Program Manager

(September 2019) Our team is growing! BVGH is now hiring a qualified candidate for a Program Manager/Senior Program Manager position in Seattle. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about impacting global health and is eager to work hard to see our programs succeed and goals realized.

The successful candidate will play a key role working across BVGH programs with a particular focus on WIPO Re:Search and AAI. He/she will be responsible for developing and implementing program strategies while contributing to and ensuring the ongoing successes of BVGH’s programs. Skills needed include excellent writing, communication and strategic report development capabilities and strong attention to detail, along with the ability to multitask and manage multiple responsibilities at once.

AAI Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and implement AAI in collaboration with our partners and the BVGH team
  • Develop reports and proposals by analyzing multiple sources to clearly identify challenges, issues, and solutions
  • Proactively identify opportunities and develop publications and reports for diverse audiences to support AAI and other BVGH programs
  • Engage partners and participants in AAI and maintain communication with all stakeholders

WIPO Re:Search Responsibilities:

  • Prepare profiles of potential WIPO Re:Search partner organizations that include descriptions of leadership, fields of interest, current research programs, and opportunities for partnership with BVGH
  • Contribute to WIPO Re:Search partnering activities and management
  • Contribute to proposals, reports, presentations, publications, and other communication materials for WIPO Re:Search and other BVGH programs, including performing background research and analysis and preparing text
  • Contribute to other BVGH programs as needed


  • Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree a plus
  • 7-10 years relevant experience in program management
  • Experience conducting research and condensing and conveying complex information in a concise and strategic manner
  • Strategic thinker with experience creating plans and proposals
  • Experience conceiving and developing publications for diverse audiences
  • Strong analytical and quantitative capabilities
  • Commitment to and passion for contributing to healthcare solutions for low- and middle-income countries
  • Strong sense of professionalism, personal responsibility, and accountability
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated track record of success, achievement and passion for taking on challenges.
  • Positive, “can do” attitude, and a strong desire to be helpful and work hard to build a successful global health organization
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment where priorities shift and can change rapidly
  • Enjoy working in an organization with limited resources where everyone needs to wear all hats and do whatever needs to be done, including taking out the garbage, when necessary

Compensation and Schedule:

  • Compensation will be determined based on experience
  • Two weeks of vacation per year
  • Full time position


  • Must be legally able to work in the USA – visa support will not be provided
  • Local candidates only – relocation assistance will not be provided


  • Reports to Director

To apply:

To apply via Indeed please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample which describes your interest in global health (2-3 pages). You may submit your writing sample via Indeed by including it on the bottom of your resume.

Or email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Laurie Pfalzer at careers@bvgh.org.

Biden Cancer Initiative’s blog features AAI

April 2019 – Africa’s cancer crisis parallels what the USA faced in the 1950s — when cancer invariably meant death. But unlike the past, we now have the tools and technologies to rewrite the cancer narrative. Through collaborative, multi-sector efforts such as AAI, we can reverse cancer mortality patterns on the African continent and bring hope to patients.

Read the full article here.

New Publication – WIPO Re:Search: Catalyzing Public-Private Partnerships to Accelerate Tropical Disease Drug Discovery and Development

WRS background

March 2019 – WIPO Re:Search is an innovative and impactful public-private partnership model that promotes cross-sector intellectual property sharing and R&D to accelerate tropical disease drug discovery and development. Importantly, WIPO Re:Search also drives progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through case studies, the article illustrates how WIPO Re:Search empowers high-quality tropical disease drug discovery researchers from academic/non-profit organizations and small companies (including scientists in low- and middle-income countries) to leapfrog their R&D programs by accessing pharmaceutical industry resources that may not otherwise be available to them.

Read the full article here.

Publication—WIPO Re:Search – A Platform for Product-Centered Cross-Sector Partnerships for the Elimination of Schistosomiasis

January 2019 – Schistosomiasis affects 200+ million people around the world with 700+ million people at risk of contracting the disease. Don’t miss our new publication in The Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease highlighting the important role WIPO Re:Search and cross-sector partnerships play in eliminating this disease.

Read the full article here.