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Senior Manager, Portfolio Performance


  • Organization: Gavi, Vaccine Alliance
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Senior level - CS4 - Career Step 4 - Professional - Both internationally and locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed
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 Senior Manager will design and lead the Gavi Alliance portfolio monitoring and performance management, including management of the Partnerships Team and the High-Level Review Panel.
Acting as the Secretariat focal point for designing and leading Gavi’s Portfolio Performance Governance and ensuring Secretariat and Alliance Accountability for achieving Gavi’s strategic objectives, the Senior Manager will be responsible for enabling oversight of the performance of Gavi’s funding streams to ensure all funding levers contribute to meet Gavi’s strategic objectives. This will include developing and overseeing implementation of a strong system of progress reviews at the country and global level to facilitate performance management through the Alliance wide Partnerships Team and High-Level Review Panel (HLRP).

Key responsibilities will include:
•    Lead on development and implementation of a new HLRP and Partnerships Team governance system that ensures a holistic and robust review of all Gavi support types is institutionalised in a differentiated manner and drives the organisation towards results;
•    Enable the Partnerships Team and HLRP to provide strategic guidance and direction to ensure effective partnerships are built and leveraged to accelerate Gavi 5.0 goals, and that resources for partnerships are appropriately allocated;
•    Ensure excellent monitoring of all Gavi funding levers and coordinate results framework reporting at portfolio level and country level including for key Alliance partners (e.g., WHO, UNICEF);
•    Establish system to ensure ownership of key actions arising from the Partnerships Team and HLRP meetings and ensuring accountability for their follow-up;
•    Lead preparation of all Partnerships Team and HLRP meetings, including strategic content design and facilitating the engagement and relationship management with key Partnerships Team and HLRP members ahead of the meeting (WHO, UNICEF, USAID, FCDO, BMGF, others);
•    Design and reinforce a system for progress reviews at country level (e.g., Joint Appraisals), ensuring their implementation is in-line with Gavi’s differentiated portfolio management approach;
•    Provide overall guidance and structure to the work of the Portfolio Performance Governance sub team to support delivery of Gavi’s 5.0 strategy.
The Senior Manager will pay particular attention to fostering a spirit of collaboration and shared responsibility within the Gavi Secretariat and Alliance partners.

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.

•    At least 8 years of professional experience in the field of strategy, organisation and/or management preferably of international development institutions required; 
•    At least two years working in grant management with a results-focused funding organisation preferred;
•    Experience working in a top tier management consulting firm preferred;
•    Experience in working with and engaging senior leaders (C-level) essential;
•    Experience in Global Health and/or the non-profit sector a must.
•    Structured strategic thinking with excellent knowledge of Global Health and development;
•    Exceptional people skills including relationship development at senior levels, and ability to influence outside of formal hierarchical structures;
•    Experienced people manager with track record for enabling a learning culture; 
•    Excellent analytical and project management skills; 
•    Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills;
•    Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish working relationships with multiple teams;
•    Ability to work independently, under pressure, demonstrating initiative and flexibility.
•    Fluent in English; French is a plus.
•    Advanced degree in business administration, public health, medicine, public policy, economics or international development required.
•    Head, Funding Design and Review (direct report);
•    Director, Strategy Funding and Performance;
•    Frequent interactions with Gavi’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Directors;
•    Collaboration with all country-facing teams in Gavi Secretariat;
•    Key point of contact with Gavi partners including leaders from WHO, UNICEF, BMGF, others.
If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Senior Manager, Portfolio Performance”. Deadline for applications is 23 December 2022. 

Please note that as a vaccine organisation and in order to provide duty of care towards its employees, Gavi is requiring its new employees to confirm that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition for pursuing employment with us. You can find out more by visiting this link.              

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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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