Senior Programme Manager, Vaccine Implementation (Parental leave) - Gavi, Geneva

​Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 700 million children and the prevention of more than 10 million future deaths.

 Ensure successful delivery of strategic priorities and objectives for the HPV programme;
 Lead the coordination of the HPV programme technical partners and oversee the budget;
 Collaborate within Gavi to profile the HPV programme with donors, advocates, and media;
 Contribute to the achievement of Alliance and Vaccine Implementation team objectives.

Accelerate equitable uptake and coverage of vaccines:
 Number of introductions/target coverage per year;
 Ensure that newly approved/applying countries receive adequate technical support to facilitate evidence informed national decisions;
 Manage budget and contracts for partners and track the progress of their support to countries;
 Give strategic input to grant applications and reviews;
 Oversee operational processes including disbursements and supply management.

Continue strengthening of HPV programme:
 Review implementation tools developed by partners and oversee the production of comprehensive country HPV planning kit;
 Identify opportunities to support adolescent health integration in National scale-up;
 Review and adapt programmatic application guidelines for 2020;
 Provide strategic input to Gavi's market shaping strategies, operational and strategic demand forecasts;
 Develop an adapted HPV programme design to effectively allocate HPV vaccines while supply does not meet demand;
 Conduct missions to countries to ensure that national programmes and in-country partners are fully informed and ready for HPV application/introduction.

Serve as the focal point, programme champion and disease area 'expert' to provide:
 Regular reports on vaccine roll out status against plan for key governance meetings (e.g. Programme Policy Committee and Board) and on request by specific stakeholders when required;
 Vaccine specific information including: product presentations, efficacy, safety, current suppliers, price points (in collaboration with Market Shaping team), and evolution of demand;
 Disease area high level information such as burden of disease, vaccine cost effectiveness data other treatment options, latest publications in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation team (M&E);
 Work with Senior Country Managers to ensure country readiness for introduction, awareness of partners support, and learning from Demonstration Programmes;
 Ensure that Gavi processes accommodate specificities of the programme (reporting, policy making, grant management, performance framework, investment strategies);
 Support Advocacy, Resource Mobilisation (RM) and Communications on ad-hoc questions regarding HPV safety, donor grant initiatives, media releases, documents review;
 Support RM in dealing with donors requests;
 Deliver quarterly updates of programme progress to Gavi stakeholders;
 Oversee HPV programme tracking dashboard and shared archive with partners;
 Quarterly review of programme evaluation reports analysed by M&E team;
 Explore potential synergies with new partners to leverage adolescent, cervical cancer and sexual and reproductive health investments and platforms;
 Vaccine Implementation focal point for Uganda;
 Provide guidance, and oversee support as required to the HPV Programme Manager.

Note: The essential functions listed in this section are not exhaustive of the job responsibilities; other duties may be assigned consistently with the department needs.

 Advanced university degree in public health, development, business administration or related field;
 Certificate in project management is desirable.

Work experience:
 Minimum of 8 years in programme, project or product management experience at global level in healthcare sector (public or private) – vaccine specific experience is desirable;
 Public health or development-related experience ideally in both global/regional and developing countries settings;
 Familiarity with multilateral agencies and key public health donors as well as vaccine manufacturers;
 Understanding of biological product development and production would be advantageous.
 Strong project management skills;
 Demonstrated track record in people management;
 Extensive familiarity with global health and development;
 Solid knowledge of global health and development in general and vaccines and infectious disease in specific;
 Strong analytical and writing skills;
 Strong leadership and management skills;
 Strong representational and communications skills;
 Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relationships, both within and outside the organisation.

 Demonstrated full spoken and written fluency in English;
 Good working knowledge of French is desirable;
 Other languages of Gavi eligible countries is desirable.

 Gavi Secretariat;
 WHO;
 Other implementation agencies;
 Donors;
 Vaccine Manufacturers;
 NGOs.

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on "Senior Programme Manager, Vaccine Implementation (Parental leave)". Deadline for applications is 24 December 2018.

Job vacancy

  •   Sunday, 24 February 2019
  • Geneva, Switzerland