Gavi is committed to creating a work environment that is safe and professional where employees work together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and is also committed to creating and protecting psychological safety in the workplace. Gavi has zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and any form of discrimination or harassment towards and between its employees. Within the context of Gavi’s international and multicultural work environment, all employees are expected to observe the highest possible standards of behaviour and treat others with courtesy, dignity and respect.


Gavi is a multi-cultural organisation with over 70 nationalities based in Geneva and Washington DC.

Diversity is a key driver of innovation and creativity. We are also committed to gender; half of our executive leaders are women.

In addition to our commitment to equal salary to men and women, gender equality is a top priority in our country programmes where we actively identify opportunities to improve equal access to vaccines and address barriers that hinder mothers to vaccinate their children.


Our six core values guide our work at Gavi: teamwork, respect, openness, accountability, innovation and country-driven, which means that we put the Gavi-supported countries at the centre of everything we do.

Gavi is the first global health organisation to obtain the equal salary certification by the Equal Salary Foundation.

Equal Salary Certificate

Meet some of our team members

Homero Hernandez

"We are never afraid to go to unknown territories where we don’t have much previous experience. We constantly explore new ways to resolve issues and improve things that are not working well."

Homero Hernandez, Country Support


Françoise Welter

"As I come from Rwanda, diversity, openness and respect are particularly important values for me. I feel cherished and valued for who I am and what I bring to Gavi."

Francoise Welter, Governance


Pauline Ribeyron

"Gavi is a truly respectful workplace where people are open and collaborate easily. It feels very pleasant and safe to go to work every morning."

Pauline Ribeyron, Knowledge Management


Chrysantus Nyongesa

"It is very important to me that we strive to ensure that every dollar counts and benefits children. I’m proud to work for an organisation that is accountable and trustworthy."

Chrysantus Nyongesa, Internal Audit


Last updated: 24 Jan 2023

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