CEPI is seeking an Operations and Procurement Manager for a new position in a high-profile workplace - Oslo

Full time
Leif Thoring
+47 913 68 810
As our Operations and Procurerment Manager you will be part of a dynamic and an international team responsible for the full scope of tasks and will cooperate closely with the CEPI's organization based in Oslo, London, Washington and with a planned node in Dehli. The Operation Manager will report administratively to the CFO. All the processes regarding the position will be executed and run from The CEPIs HQ in Oslo, Norway.
All applicants need to be fluent in Norwegian and English and have a residence in or nearby Oslo, Norway but some travel must be expected.

  • Responsible for all of CEPIs evaluating, establishing and running a robust operational infrastructure and supporting the various CEPI teams globally
  • Responsible for CEPIs infrastructure such as office management, procurement and contracts, negotiations, IT and technology and for ensuring a compliant organizational structure in cooperation with the Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager
  • Supporting all CEPI departments including Vaccine Development, Vaccine Science and General Counsel
  • Support building an ERP/Reporting system between Awardee and Investor activities
  • Responsible for coordinating, supervising and increasing efficiency in all offices and support processes
  • Lead and provide expertise on procurement processes and relevant contract negotiations
  • Build and manage CEPI`s documentation of internal support routines and processes
  • Support the resource mobilization team on potential investor reviews and audits
  • You have a University degree in administration and/or economics
  • Broad experience from structuring and implementing efficient routines and procedures
  • Proven track-record in independently designing and implementing routines and procedures for a high-visibility organization
  • Working experience from international organizations and/or governmental institutions is an advantage
  • You should have at least 10 - 15 years of relevant experience
  • Ability to operate and communicate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Experience in negotiations and public procurement
  • Experience in leading teams from different departments to achieve organisational goals
  • Entrepreneurial self-motivated and able to independently drive projects
  • Knowledge of and experience in data analysis and evaluating IT processes and controls
  • The ability to work alone and take a lead when hurdles arise or when tasks require completion
  • You are used to changing
Personal qualities
  • Exhibit high ethical standards and professionalism
  • Have the ability to create an efficient infrastructure for a high profile global health institution
  • Experience in developing maintaining and monitoring business continuity plan
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to present various topics at all levels in the organization
  • Advise CEPI management on effective routine and procedure issues
  • Can manage complex infrastructure projects and processes and coordinate authority
  • Can meet deadlines and has a self-driven and independent working style
  • Able to communicate with all business units in a clear and understandable manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and comfortable with senior executives, stakeholders and board members
  • Experienced from and motivated to work in a diverse cultural environment
  • Ability to work and thrive in a business developing at a fast pace
We offer
  • A high-profile and unique workplace with global reach
  • Being part of an ambitious world-changing mission
  • The opportunity to form and implement an important role
  • To take part of an organization from an early stage
  • Various and challenging work tasks
  • Highly competent global team of colleagues with a diverse and professional and international background
  • Competitive salary and remuneration terms
  • Centrally located in Oslo, Norway

    For further information regarding the position, please contact Senior Advisor in Dfind Executive, Rune Løberg, direct line +47 934 80 620 or Senior Advisor in Dfind Executive, Leif Thoring, direct line +47 913 68 810

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


The CEPI Mission – “We want to stop future epidemics by developing new vaccines for a safer world”. Vaccines are one of the world’s most important health achievements. Yet their life-saving potential hasn’t yet been realized for many known and unknown epidemic threats, particularly in low-income countries, where the risks and needs are often greatest

CEPI was finally launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017, and is a partnership of public, private, philanthropic and civil society organizations established to stimulate, finance and co-ordinate vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases. These diseases have been identified based on WHO’s R&D Blueprint, and encompass those for which vaccine development is unlikely to occur through market incentives alone.

CEPI has currently investment commitments of 630 million dollars from the governments of Germany, Japan, Norway, Canada, Belgium, Australia and from Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with an initial aim of  reaching funding commitments if 1 billion dollars for its first five year investment cycle. CEPI´s mission is to ensure the world against epidemic deceases.