Intern, COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support (CDS), Funding Design & Review

  • Added Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
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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 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 more than 888 million children and the prevention of more than 15 million future deaths.
The COVAX Facility (โ€œCOVAXโ€) provides a global solution to the equitable distribution of vaccines to the 190 participating countries and economies. The COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is an innovative financing instrument that supports the participation of the 92 low and lower-middle income economies in COVAX. Guided by the WHO fair allocation framework, COVAX will equitably distribute doses to help protect the most at-risk groups. Gavi is working with Alliance partners UNICEF and WHO to ensure that the infrastructure is in place, and the technical support available, for COVID-19 vaccines to be safely delivered to all those who need them.
Since 2021, two multi-million-dollar funding windows have been established to support COVID-19 vaccine delivery and in July 2022 a third funding window was launched to further support for vaccine delivery and scale up and accelerate coverage of vaccinations of high and highest risk populations, as well as increasing adult vaccination coverage amongst the AMC 92 countries. Country applications for this third CDS funding window are to be submitted end September 2022.

This post is in the Funding Design & Review Team, specifically with the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support team. The key function of this roles includes coordinating the Gavi internal review process amongst the various Country and Technical Team members and facilitating the timely approval of CDS funding requests and subsequent disbursement of funding to support timely vaccine delivery and scale up of C19 vaccine coverage.

Approximately 12 weeks (Starting ASAP)
Main Duties/Responsibilitiesโ€ข Coordinate and monitor the internal CDS application review process with Review Team members;
โ€ข Engage Gavi Country Team members at the time of CDS application submission to establish the Review Team for the application review and approval process;
โ€ข Provide guidance to Review Team members regarding review timeline & expected deliverables, ensure shared folder & templates are available and maintain the Review Teams accountability in finalizing the application review for approval in a timely manner;
โ€ข Act as focal point for the end-to end review of CDS applications and proactively engage in solving bottlenecks arising from this process and ensuring timely completion of the CDS internal review process within the targeted timeline;
โ€ข In collaboration with the CDS team members, support the receipt and cataloguing of all CDS request and facilitating the finalization of reports for CDS applications;
โ€ข Ensure finalized documents are centralized for appropriate record keeping;
โ€ข Assist with other tasks as requested, especially during meetings to review funding requests.

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.
Work Experience Skills/CompetenciesRequired:
โ€ข Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
โ€ข Experience in project management;
โ€ข Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
โ€ข Some experience working in diverse environments and/or in the field.

โ€ข Familiarity with the global health environment and actors;
โ€ข Experience working with programmes used for the design of communication materials, online trainings or alike:
o Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)
o E-communications or email marketing tools (e.g., Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Constant Contact, or Marketo)
Languagesโ€ข Written and spoken fluency in English; fluency in French is highly desirable Academic Qualificationsโ€ข Bachelorโ€™s or Masterโ€™s degree in public health, science, social sciences, economics, or a related field. Contactsโ€ข Gavi Secretariat. Additional InformationFor more information on the Gavi Internship Programme please visit:

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourage 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 โ€œIntern, Applications & Reviewโ€. Deadline for applications is 7 October 2022.
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