Authentication with CI_JOB_TOKEN for manifest file

CI_JOB_TOKEN used in manifest file to get repositories

I want to use CI_JOB_TOKEN to authenticate when fetching repositories listed in a manifest file.
Is there a way of doing this with CI_JOB_TOKEN?
Is it possible to authenticate once with CI_JOB_TOKEN and continue fetching repositories without having to give CI_JOB_TOKEN everytime?

I am currently authenticating through ssh key in CI/CD gitlab-runner, as explained in this example.