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Intern, Country Support - West and Central Africa team


  • Organization: Gavi, Vaccine Alliance
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Internship
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  • Closing Date: 2022-07-07
Gavi’s Country Support Core Team is looking for a French mother-tongue intern to provide programmatic support to the West and Central Africa portfolio. They will work closely with the Team Senior Programme Assistant, focusing on the grant management process and cross-cutting analysis.
•    Support drafting and translating of communications to countries and partners;
•    Support robust knowledge management (e.g., ensuring databases and repositories are up to date, record keeping);
•    Provide logistical support to team for engagement with partners/countries;
•    Draft grant agreements, exhibits and other contracts and coordinate procurement processes;
•    Monitor and update relevant trackers, as well as keep track of deadlines and outstanding items required from countries
•    Timely payment of partners’ invoices and contract renewals
•    Support cross-cutting analysis within the W&CA portfolio
•    Other support as needed to maintain and further strengthen W&CA team efficiency and effectiveness
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and modelling of positive team behaviours that foster teamwork and trust. An open, humble and ‘can-do’ attitude. 
•    Multitask, track and manage many active priorities in parallel, prioritising between multiple important tasks but not dropping other tasks, and structuring work to meet deadlines.
•    Deliver clear, concise and coherent messages orally and in writing, adapted to intended audience.
•    Resilience to work in a high-pressure environment with tight timelines, maintaining a sense of proportion and of humour.
•    Mother-tongue French, and fluency in English.
•    Bachelor’s degree in relevant area; 
•    Candidates with familiarity with the West and Central Africa region are particularly encouraged to apply.
•    Gavi Secretariat.
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Please note, that to be eligible for this internship, you MUST be a student or have graduated within the last twelve months. 

If you wish to apply, please visit our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on "Intern, Public Policy Research". Applications close on 7th July 2022.
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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. 
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