REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Medicines Patent Pool Climate Engagement and Carbon Neutrality Consultancy
Deadline for applications: 20 May 2023
About the Medicines Patent Pool
The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries. Through its innovative business model, MPP partners with civil society, governments, international organisations, industry, patient groups, and other stakeholders, to prioritise and license needed medicines and pool intellectual property to encourage generic manufacture and the development of new formulations.
To date, MPP has signed agreements with 18 patent holders for 13 HIV antiretrovirals, one HIV technology platform, three hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals, a tuberculosis treatment, a cancer treatment, four long-acting technologies, three oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 and 12 COVID-19 technologies. MPP was founded by Unitaid, which continues to be MPP’s main funder. MPP’s work on access to essential medicines is also funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). MPP’s activities in COVID-19 are undertaken with the financial support of the Japanese Government, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the German Agency for International Cooperation and SDC. More information at htps://medicinespatentpool.org/ and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
There is growing evidence that climate change negatively impacts people’s health. Working in accelerating access to treatment and lifesaving medicines, MPP is committed to reducing its own carbon emissions by 2030. Our focus during the next three years will be on ensuring achievable in-house emission reductions, such as reviewing electricity use, energy sources, and air and ground travel, eliminating single-use plastic, and prioritising education before reviewing our options for offsetting. In addition to reducing its own carbon footprint, MPP will place greater emphasis on encouraging local and regional supply chains in the production of medicines and vaccines.
MPP is looking for a consultant to support us in achieving this objective through:
- Calculating MPP’s carbon footprint.
- Identifying concrete actions and developing a climate road map leading to a carbon neutral future for MPP.
- Facilitating the road map implementation through close collaboration with key staff and external stakeholders.
- Strong background and experience in sustainable development and climate change
- Experience in carbon footprint calculations, impact assessment and footprint reduction strategies.
- Experience working with impact driven non-profit sector, international organizations experience desirable.
- Understanding of climate change impact on global health (desirable)
Contract Period: Commencing June 2023
Budget: Proposal should include the necessary budget for the work
Please send a detailed proposal in English including your understanding of scope, proposed budget, and CVs/biography of experts with a description of relevant activities and experience to email@example.com by the 20th of May.
Applications will be screened on a rolling basis.