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  • Roger Rice
    Senior Business Technology (BT) Business Partner
    Base/Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    NGO Partner:
    Save the Children
    Assignment Location:
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Duration:
    May 2012 – August 2012
    Fellowship Title:
    Entrepreneurship Fellow

    Roger has worked for Pfizer since September 2004 and had several Finance roles within the Global Financial Services Organization (GFS), one of which was a year secondment to Japan in 2007. Returning from Japan, he joined Business Technology (BT) as the main Business Partner for Europe on Oracle. He works closely with GFS Europe & supported markets on BT demands and requirements, ensuring close alignment of information technology systems with business process areas across Finance & Distribution. Roger is the primary point of contact for all Finance Systems, working closely with the respective teams to address Service issues and change requests from the business.

    In Ethiopia, Save the Children (STC) works with a network of small community-based non-profit organizations to deliver HIV prevention and care services to highly at-risk populations including laborers and transport workers. During his fellowship, Roger will support STCs efforts to increase utilization of these services by building the management and organizational capacity of local providers and positioning them to deliver services with greater efficiently.

    Roger hopes to learn more about the different strategies and processes being administered within a health organization and in doing so, to expand his knowledge of global health programs worldwide. Roger hopes to develop skills to create working opportunities and relationships with people across functions and cultures, which he will be able to apply to his Pfizer work on his return.

    Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for their commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, their work takes them into the heart of communities where they help children and families help themselves