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Director of North-North Cooperation

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is a not-for-profit organisation with a European office in The Hague, The Netherlands and an African office in Cape Town, South Africa. EDCTP is a partnership between European and African countries and the European Union. Its main goal is to accelerate the development of new clinical interventions including drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against poverty-related diseases and neglected infections in Africa (HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases). The organisation supports clinical trials, capacity development and networking in Africa and Europe. Visit www.edctp.org for more information.

EDCTP is preparing its second programme phase (EDCTP2), which is expected to start in 2014. EDCTP2 will be a significant extension on scope and scale compared to the EDCTP1 programme; the funding level of EDCTP2, when approved, is expected to be around €2 billion, which will be a significant increase on EDCTP1 funding of €500 million (for more information on the envisaged EDCTP2 programme please consult http://www.edctp.org/Towards_EDCTP2.799.0.html).

In anticipation of EDCTP2 with one of its objectives being the building of stronger partnerships and cooperation with European, African and other public and private funders, EDCTP plans to fill the position of Director of North-North Cooperation (DNNC). The incumbent will to join two other directors in the Senior Management Team to give support to the Executive Director. The DNNC will be based at the EDCTP office in The Hague and will report to the Executive Director. He or she will have overall responsibility for coordination of European participating states’ joint activities and investments in the relevant disease areas and liaising with the European Union, implementation and monitoring of EDCTP, and building on partnership initiatives with pharmaceutical industry, product development partnerships (PDPs), like-minded funding agencies and foundations, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).