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Director, COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery - Strategic Leadership

Business Type: Pharmaceutical Company, Public Sector or Not-For-Profit, Pharmaceutical Services
Job Type: Vaccines
Job Level: Senior Executive
Position: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Switzerland
Reference: PC.881674.1
Closing Date: 28/10/21
Job Details:

NonStop Pharma is currently looking for an experienced Director for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery to join an organization at the center of the international COVID-19 response, at the most critical time in global health in a lifetime.

I personally think this would be a very interesting opportunity for someone committed to protect the next generation and realise the mission of saving lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the threat of epidemics.

Key Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Economics or related

Key responsibilities:

  • Leadership of the COVID-19 vaccine delivery function in support of countries, working closely the Facility;
  • Act as a key member of the cross functional leadership team and Delivery Leadership Team;
  • Represent company in key forums internally and externally with partners;
  • Lead a team of up to 6-10 senior managers supporting processes and communications;
  • Lead and coordinate the Operational Coordination team which includes relevant technical and operational team in the Secretariat and operationalises efforts towards COVID-19 vaccine delivery;
  • Oversee that the Board-approved COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Strengthening (CDS) funding is targeted appropriately for COVID-19 vaccine funding and can be accessed by countries within the principles agreed and laid out by the Board, and course correct where necessary;
  • Provide strategic thought leadership and coordination to support countries towards integration of COVID 19 vaccines and routine immunisation, working closely with Directors of Health Systems and Immunisation Strengthening and Country Support.
  • Oversee the implementation and management of the COVID-19 vaccine insurance, a new initiative undertaken by the Secretariat, working closely with the Legal and Finance teams;


  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience managing programmes at national/ international levels in health and other development sectors; Vaccines and Immunisation experience is a must;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with managing health emergencies or emergency response such as outbreaks at a multi-country level;

Position is based in Switzerland, this role requires relocation within the European continent.

Please note, only candidates eligible to work in EU will be considered.

For a confidential discussion about this role, or to apply, then send your CV to or call me, Patrick Carignano, Senior Recruitment Consultant - Life Sciences - Switzerland, at +41 435 080 817 (intern 3382). Please feel free to visit my Linked-in profile to see my references/recommendations.

NonStop is one of the largest and fastest growing specialised life sciences recruitment companies in Europe. We are proud members of the APSCo life sciences group who ensure we meet the highest quality standards within the recruitment industry. Our offices are located in the UK, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Romania, the US and the Czech Republic and we hold labour leasing licences across Europe. Please visit our website for a full list of the niche markets we cover.

Posted: 21/10/2021 | NPJ Ref: 286561
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