COVAX has been developed in response to an extraordinary and unique global collaboration, with more than two-thirds of the world engaged – COVAX has the world’s largest and most diverse portfolio of COVID-19 vaccines, and as such represents the world’s best hope of bringing the acute phase of this pandemic to a swift end. Bringing together governments, global health organisations, manufacturers, scientists, private sector, civil society and philanthropy, with the aim of providing innovative and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments and vaccines. It is the only truly global solution to this pandemic because it is the only effort to ensure that people in all corners of the world will get access to COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, regardless of their wealth. As part of this, Gavi intends to engage with vaccine manufacturers globally for the procurement of suitable vaccines for Gavi supported countries.
Role objective: Responsible for coordinating, facilitating and monitoring the implementation of effective risk management practices, promoting a risk-aware culture, and establishing risk reporting for strategic, operational, financial and programmatic risks – with a specific focus on new risks associated with the COVAX Facility
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Senior Manager, Risk - COVAX (Temporary)
Purpose of the position:
Responsible for coordinating, facilitating and monitoring the implementation of effective risk management practices, promoting a risk-aware culture, and establishing risk reporting for strategic, operational, financial and programmatic risks – with a specific focus on new risks associated with the COVAX Facility
N° of positions supervised:
Career step level:
12 months (with possibility of extension) – Starting ASAP
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 $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.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Risk Manager position is a full-time temporary role based in Geneva, Switzerland. It provides a great opportunity to help lead Senior Management’s strategic thinking on mission-critical risks and to work across all key areas of Gavi’s strategy and operations – and contribute to saving millions of children’s’ lives each year. Working closely with the Head of Risk as part of a small team within a dynamic organisation, the role will provide ample opportunity to take initiative and shape the future direction of Gavi’s evolving risk management approach, helping Gavi to better understand and proactively manage its key risks.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
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.
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