Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

CEPI is an innovative partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil organisations, launched at Davos in 2017, to develop vaccines against future epidemics. Prior to COVID-19, CEPI’s work focused on developing vaccines against the Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, Nipah virus, Rift Valley Fever virus and Chikungunya virus. It has over 20 vaccine candidates against these pathogens in development. CEPI has also invested in new platform technologies for rapid vaccine development against unknown pathogens (Disease X).


During the current pandemic, CEPI initiated multiple programmes to develop vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and its variants with a focus on speed, scale, and access. These programmes leverage the rapid response platforms developed by CEPI’s partners prior to the emergence of COVID-19, as well as new collaborations. The aim is to advance clinical development of a diverse portfolio of safe and effective COVID-19 candidates and to enable fair allocation of these vaccines worldwide through COVAX.


CEPI’s 5-year plan lays out a $3.5 billion roadmap to compress vaccine development timelines to 100 days, develop a broadly protective vaccine against COVID-19 and other Beta coronaviruses, and create a “library” of vaccine candidates for use against known and unknown pathogens.


CEPI is an equal opportunity employer and provides a diverse and inclusive work environment. You can find further details on their website https://cepi.net/.



Role purpose

To manage and develop the HR processes to contribute to the effective delivery of strategies and priorities through close collaboration with line managers, employees, and the HR team.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support line managers in the identification, prioritisation and fulfilment of their teams’ resourcing and development needs
  • Provide day-to-day support to line managers (i.e., coaching, counselling, skills development, performance issues)
  • Build employee commitment to the CEPI purpose, culture, and values
  • Support the collective development and implementation of HR policy and processes
  • Oversee all recruitment activity for the departments you are supporting
  • Process owner for a minimum of one key HR development process
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant discipline
  • Minimum four years of experience in providing support to line managers as an HR professional/Partner
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organisational development, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and respective employment laws
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organisation’s ways of working, and the practices related to those factors
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Curious and passionate about people and learning
  • Strong attention to detail with high-quality written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to think strategically whilst also effectively managing operational HR processes
  • IT savvy, with experience in HR software and Microsoft Office


Job level description:

  • Builds knowledge of the organisation, processes, and customers
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems
  • Analyses possible solutions using standard procedures
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction


Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan and life and medical insurance are included in the benefits package.


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How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below. In addition, we encourage you to please attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.


All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.


If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected].


SRI Executive is exclusively retained by CEPI to undertake this assignment.

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