145-2021-GAVI-RFQ-Senior Manager, Finance Business Partnering (COVAX) 2 At GAVI Alliance

1. Background and Introduction

Gavi Alliance’s (“**Gavi**”) mission is to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.

Gavi is a unique organisation that aligns public and private resources in a global effort to create greater access to the benefits of immunisation. It does this with precision and in creative, innovative ways to ensure that donor contributions efficiently save lives and help build self-sufficiency in the world’s poorest communities and regions.

For more information, please visit the Gavi website: http://www.gavi.org/about/mission

2. Background of the team and purpose of the role

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 822 million children and the prevention of more than 14 million future deaths. At the Global Vaccine Summit in June 2020, world leaders pledged more than US$ 8.8bn to ensure Gavi can immunise another 300 million children by 2025.

Furthermore, through the ground-breaking COVAX Facility and the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), Gavi is working with the international community to take urgent action in accelerating a COVID-19 vaccine and ensure it becomes available to populations no matter where they live. To achieve this, Gavi is engaging manufacturers globally for supply of suitable vaccines, and Vaccine Pillar partners and countries on potential vaccination demand scenarios and needs. The link of these scenarios to financing and funding initiatives is important.

The Business Partnering team connects with the rest of the organisation and is working on new initiatives with the business. The team is responsible for all financial matters of the new initiatives, evaluating risk, quantifying financial impact and operationalising the agreements (defining the financial processes – evaluate the fit of existing processes or design new processes incl. systems and resources while maintaining controls and mitigating risk). Furthermore, the team is responsible for the financial relationship with Alliance partners and other organisations.

3. Description of Services:**

The Senior Manager, Finance Business Partnering will be responsible to engage with business managers on a deliverables basis to support decision making and will be responsible to design financial processes. He/she will also lead or support selected projects that will drive efficiency and effectiveness across the functions and will work closely with internal teams as well as Alliance Partners. **

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

· Connect colleagues and Alliance Partners, fostering inter-departmental communication and collaboration in service of the Gavi mission, the Secretariat’s goals and priorities while providing direction and guidance to enable the best finance solutions to meet the business needs.

· Design and propose financial solutions to business challenges while maintaining governance and financial controls to support business goals.

· Manage the implementation and handover to the relevant operational and finance teams.

· Ensure real time support, financial guidance through the operationalisation of new agreements and designs.

· Build strong relationship across the Gavi Secretariat and COVAX Facility teams

· Lead projects, apply business acumen and commercial awareness to deliver business objectives.

· Provide improved insights into business performance and informed decision making.

· Assess and advice on appropriate actions to manage business and finance risk and communicate impact effectively.

· Prepare financial analysis, prioritise competing demands, proactively manage expectations of the stakeholders.

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

4. Location: Gavi Alliance HQ, Geneva, Switzerland or remote (subject to discussion)**

5. Qualifications and work experience required:


· Advanced university degree in Finance or Business

· MBA is an advantage.

*Work Experience

· Minimum of 8 years in finance leadership positions ideally in a combination of commercial and non-for-profit organisations and experience in supply-chain/procurement.

· Consultancy experience is a strong advantage.


· Very strong end-to-end process design skills, able to understand complex business requirements and translate it into financial flows and IT requirements

· Strong project management skills, coordination of design to implementation process

· SAP system knowledge, preferably fund management module and procurement

· Strong ability to adapt to complex business environments and constantly changing situations.

· Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build relationship and communicate at all levels internally and externally.

· Confidently makes and communicates decisions and recommendation.

· Combine ability to move at operational, tactical, and strategic level.

· Stakeholder, service- and solution orientated with high problem-solving capability.

· Strong risk assessment skills with the ability to manage stakeholder expectations.

· Operates well under stress, flexible and focuses on delivering results.

· Integrity and principles-based work ethics.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relations, both within and outside the organisation.

Note: short-listed candidates may be asked to complete a timed test to demonstrate their data management, analysis, and communication skills.


Written and spoken fluency in English.

6. Duration of Assignment: as soon as possible for 12 months (with possibility of extension).**

7. Selection Process and expected timelines

· Interested parties should respond by completing Annex One and returning their application before midnight on the Closing Date.

· Gavi will shortlist and invite for written tests and/or interviews (1-2 weeks).

· Contract negotiation and signature (1-2 weeks).

We are committed to fostering a just, equitable and diverse culture free from racism and discrimination in which all staff, partners and stakeholders feel empowered, safe and heard.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please visit our Careers webpage and apply by sending your application to procurement@gavi.org with the title 145-2021-GAVI-RFQ – “**Senior Manager, Finance Business Partnering (COVAX)**” before the closing date of 6 October 2021.

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