Africa Market Development Specialist at IQVIA

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 17, 2024
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Job Description

Job Overview

  • Drive proactive early engagement and customer management approach creating a pipeline of trial activity in Africa with a key focus on global public health engagements.
  • Drive market shaping activities in the clinical trial ecosystem with key partners
  • Provide operational specificity in proposals as an Africa operational SME to increase the number of studies Africa is included in
  • Develop and manage ongoing thought leadership and marketing activities
  • May perform consulting work on GPH ecosystem activities externally
  • Internally support all business-related reporting requirements
  • Work with senior leadership in formulating effective strategic goals and objectives for designated organization and assures operational alignment with organization priorities.

Essential Functions

  • Establish client and stakeholder relationships and partnerships to shape the clinical trial ecosystem
  • Collaborate with other regional and/or global clinical and client teams and other functional leadership to manage project related challenges and to achieve exemplary customer service.
  • Act as a client liaison in day-to-day relationship governance, escalations and other client-facing initiatives.
  • Participates in corporate or organizational quality or process improvement initiatives.
  • May manage other managers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Degree in scientific discipline or health care preferred. Req
  • At least 7 years prior clinical trial experience including experience in a management/leadership capacity or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements (i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines).
  • Knowledge of clinical research financial parameters and project financial tracking and accounting methods.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Computer skills including proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Written and verbal communication skills including good command of English.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and clients.