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Intern, Immunisation Financing & Sustainability


  • Organization: Gavi, Vaccine Alliance
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Economics
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: Closed

Position title:

Intern, Immunisation Financing & Sustainability

Position type:



Geneva/Off Site

Purpose of the position:

Provide data management and data analytical support to IFS team in its daily work. Support specific projects with technical design, implementation, coordination and alignment within the IFS team, Gavi Secretariat, and external stakeholders (Alliance partners, country stakeholders). 


Programme Management


Immunisation Financing & Sustainability (IF&S)

Reports to:

Senior Analyst, IF&S


Five months - 01 June – 30 November 2024 

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 17.3 million future deaths.

Department Role:

One of Gavi’s four strategic goals, as outlined in its 2021-2025 Strategy, is to improve the sustainability of national immunisation programmes. The Immunisation Financing and Sustainability (IFS) team provides strategic and thought leadership across the Secretariat on issues related to immunisation financing and sustainability, oversees the implementation of the eligibility, co-financing and transition policies, and provides functional support to country teams to maximise impact. In this regard, domestic financing for immunisation service delivery will be a critical priority and focus area for the IFS team in the context of Gavi’s new strategy focus on zero-dose children.

The following internship opportunity is available within the Immunisation Financing and Sustainability.

Key functions and deliverables: To strengthen Gavi’s collaboration with partners and alignment with national priorities in selected countries, Gavi is looking to recruit a dynamic, results-oriented intern to join its fast-paced Secretariat in Geneva and support the IFS team to achieve its objectives. In this capacity, the intern will be directly responsible for supporting IFS team in the implementation of cross-cutting projects relevant to the IFS team. MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Data management and tools development

  • Manage and develop IFS database and data flows that support key monitoring, reporting and analytics required by IFS team. 
  • Support IFS Senior Analyst in developing tools to strengthen IFS analysis and visualization capabilities. 

Data analysis & visualization 

Provide support to IFS team on routine analytical needs as well as special projects that include: 

  • Analysing overall domestic financing for vaccines, including the relationship between financing for traditional vaccines and Gavi-supported vaccines 
  • Identifying gaps and opportunities for advocacy and capacity-building in planning and budgeting of vaccines domestic financing needs 
  • Analysing the budgetary, macro, and fiscal prospects of countries in transition 
  • Support analytical work for the review of Gavi’s eligibility criteria 
  • Analysing the linkages between timely payment of co-financing and stockouts 
  • Identifying stockout risks associated with co-financing delays 
  • Support analysis on financial implications of product switches 
  • Development of slides on selected topics and options 

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 (Master’s degree or equivalent) in health/development economics, economics, data science, statistics or related fields. 

Work Experience:

Must have(s):

  • Experience with data analysis, data interpretation and data management.

Good to have(s):

  • Work in the field of global health at global or national level;
  • Experience with doing analytical work in the context of global health;

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills with economic and social data;  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (required);  
  • Familiarity with Power BI for the management and presentation of data and analytics (desired);  
  • Basic programming skills with data science software (R or Python), particularly for the management, manipulation and of data (a plus);  
  • Experience with database management (desired);  
  • Experience with Lucidcharts or MS-Visio (a plus);  
  • Excellent inter-personal, oral, and written communication, presentation, negotiation, and advocacy skills; 
  • Excellent strategic and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to take initiative in the absence of specific instructions, and to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision; 
  • Ability to work successfully in an international and multi-cultural environment;


  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Fluency in other languages is an asset.

For more information on the Gavi Internship Programme please visit: 

If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Intern, Immunisation Financing & Sustainability (IFS)”. Deadline for applications is April 28th 2024

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In support of Gavi’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, we hire globally and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, family status, sex, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, race, religion, spirituality or sexual orientation. Gavi has zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse as well as any form of discrimination or harassment. Everyone at Gavi is expected to conduct themselves with integrity and respect towards each other. Gavi is committed to creating a work environment that is safe and professional, therefore all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference checks. Read more here.

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.

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