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 implementing country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, 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 more than 1 billion children and the prevention of more than 16.2 million future deaths.
The Vaccine Forecast and Grant Operations Team contributes to Gavi’s strategy by providing high-quality forecasting and planning support to inform decisions on vaccine doses, and then efficiently executes relevant decisions in grants. The team has three areas of focus: macro strategic vaccine forecasting, individual country demand planning, and the operations required to translate vaccine dose approval decisions into grants.
Please note this is a temporary role, until 31st December 2025.
The role is responsible for supporting the C19 vaccine programme, with specific focus on the C-19 allocation & matching process. The key activities include the coordination of country allocations and donor dose sharing updates in collaboration with Alliance Partners, the support of C-19 data monitoring and analytics on deliveries, stock and consumption vs countries approved C19 vaccine programs and the development of an allocation strategy as input to PPPR – Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.
C19 Dose Sharing and Allocation Focal Point
• Act as the primary Gavi liaison person with regards to the UNICEF-led C19 allocation / matching process. Maintain a strong overview over the process, anticipating and identifying risks and bottlenecks;
C 19 Dose sharing and Allocation Data analysis, interpretation and reporting (incl. for internal, external, governance meetings)
• Ensue visibility of and access to C19 allocation and matching data for Gavi;
Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (PPPR)
• Support development of allocation strategy as input to PPPR; incl. learnings from COVAX;
VFGO Focal Point for MICs countries
• C-19 Demand Planning Collaboration & Communication with MICs Country Team (AMC 37):
o Strengthen relationship, collaboration, and communication with Country Facing Team for MICs; support C-19 demand integration into routine immunisations and health systems;
• Support forecasting of Core Vaccines for MICs segment:
o Support the development of MICs forecasting strategy and vax level forecasting to assess requirements in MICs e.g. HPV, Penta, Rota etc.;
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.
• At least 3-5 years professional experience in supply and demand planning roles within pharmaceutical (vaccine preferred), global/public/social health, or FMCG sectors;
• Experience leading quantitative analyses or other applied data intensive projects in a public health, supply chain management, or financial context;
• Familiarity with international or public sector organisations is preferred;
• Demonstrated excellent stakeholder management and communication across various functions, sectors.
• Experience in developing and executing complex projects in a planning or forecasting context;
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; with demonstrated ability to deliver high quality work independently within tight deadlines;
• Database or data science programming skills using languages such as SQL, PL/SQL, Python or R;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a logical thinker with intellectual curiosity and the ability to think strategically, as well as delve into operational details;
• Effective relationship-building skills both within and outside the organisation;
• Ability to influence and work with diverse stakeholders;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds;
• Ability to work successfully and flexibly in a fast-paced international, multi-partner environment.
• Advanced English is required;
• French is desirable.
• Degree in quantitative disciplines related to public health, economics, finance, or a related science or engineering field.
• Internal primarily with Country Programmes Delivery; Immunisation, Financing & Sustainability; and Health Systems & Immunisation Strengthening; Funding Design & Review, Vaccine Programmes, and Finance staff;
• External organisations, particularly partner and procurement agencies e.g. UNICEF Supply Division.
If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Manager, C19 Dose Sharing, Allocations and MICs Focal Point”. Deadline for applications is 14 November 2023.
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Gavi brings together the public and private sectors to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines against 18 infectious diseases. You will be joining an organisation at the centre of the international COVID-19 response, at the most critical time in global health in a lifetime. You will work in a culturally diverse environment with over 70 nationalities. You will collaborate with partners such as WHO, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank – and from business, civil society and government. And you will work in the first global health organisation to receive equal gender salary certification. Your unique experience, skills and talents can help us achieve our vision of leaving no one behind without the life-saving power of vaccines.