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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 10, 2021
  • Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million l...
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    Finance and Administration Manager

    Ref: FAM- Anticipated Funding 

    Amref Health Africa in Kenya seeks a qualified candidate for the role of Finance and Administration Manager for the anticipated five–year (2022–2027) United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–funded Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Activity . The HSS project will work in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), counties, and non–state actors to strengthen health systems in Kenya. The Finance and Administration Manager reports to the Chief of Party and is based in Nairobi. This position is contingent upon funding and selection of the final candidate will be subject to USAID approval.

    Job Description

    The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for overseeing budgets, financial planning & management, and operational activities for the HSS project. The Finance and Administration Manager brings strong financial and administrative skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of USAID/United States Government financial and contractual requirements. The Finance and Administration Manager also brings a strong understanding of local law and operating requirements in Kenya.

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Postgraduate level degree in Finance
    • 8 years of extensive experience in program management and finance/budget management and financial reporting with USAID-funded projects in Kenya;
    • Familiarity with US Government (USG) Federal Acquisition Regulations and USG contracting rules is a plus
    • Knowledge of local law in taxation and local regulatory reporting procedures.
    • Demonstrated skills and experience in financial management, accounting, USAID compliance, human resources management, local labor law, and contracts management;
    • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external strategic partners, donors, and stakeholders; Skills
    • Technical savvy and strong computer skills, IT systems familiarity;
    • Demonstrated team and people management abilities with a focus on growing staff, mentoring and coaching junior professionals;
    • A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work;
    • Full English fluency, full fluency in Kiswahili is a plus;
    • Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 20%
    • Familiarity with US Government regulations (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Foreign Assistance Act).
    • Demonstrated strong written and oral presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership of large and diverse teams.
    • Demonstrated excellent management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural team

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    SPARC Director

    REPORTING TO: Director Institute of Capacity Development
    DIRECTORATE: Institute of Capacity Development (ICD)
    DEPARTMENT: Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) Affairs
    PHYSICAL LOCATION: Nairobi (Relocation will be supported)

    SPARC is not just a resource center — it is a movement. SPARC is engaging individuals from stakeholder groups across sub–Saharan Africa to understand, talk about and advocate for strategic purchasing as a way to make better use of limited resources for universal health coverage (UHC) and to hold decision –makers accountable for effective health spending. We are also working with partners to change how technical assistance is provided — tapping into and deepening regional expertise and building a coaching approach that emphasizes learning by doing. We are creating a network of regional experts who can support countries to develop practical, home–grown solutions that advance their strategic purchasing objectives.

    Job Summary: SPARC Director

    The Director is ultimately responsible for the overall leadership and management of SPARC and all aspects of its operations in sub–Saharan Africa. This involves the strategic oversight and execution of: 1) strategy development, 2) program planning, implementation and innovation, 3) partnerships development, 4) advocacy, 5) financial oversight, and 6) risk management.

    Job Purpose

    The Director is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and quality implementation of activities align with SPARC’s mandate.

    Job Responsibilities

    The Director is expected to perform the following duties:

    1. Key Area Activities Strategic Direction and Leadership
      1. Identify, assess, and inform Results for Development and Amref Health Africa about trends and opportunities for strategic health purchasing in Africa.
      2. Work with Results for Development and Amref Health Africa to set the strategic direction for SPARC.
      3. Review the strategy constructively and openly to contribute to effective decision making.
      4. Provide progressive, visionary leadership for SPARC in line with identified needs.
      5. Undertake activities that enhance SPARC’s profile Program Implementation & Oversight
      6. Ensure that work–plans are developed and implemented that further the achievement of SPARC strategies.
      7. Work with the Amref and R4D teams to ensure the development of activities that contribute to the sustainability (financial, approach, impact etc.) of SPARC.
      8. Lead identification of country demand for strategic health purchasing support, engagement with country stakeholders, and the design and implementation of packages of support based on identified demand.
      9. Oversee the development of a pipeline of coaches and mentors to provide coaching and mentoring support in strategic health purchasing to countries across sub–Saharan Africa.
      10. Oversee the development of strategic purchasing knowledge products and their effective dissemination.
      11. Ensure that SPARC meets established program (fiduciary and operational) standards and funder compliance regulations
      12. Monitor delivery of the programs and services for quality improvement.
      13. Ensure timely submission of grant deliverables including workplans, progress and financial reports.
    2. Partnerships Development
      1. Establish and maintain relations with governments, ministries of health, health purchasing institutions, research and policy institutions across sub –Saharan Africa to facilitate collaboration on strategic health purchasing.
      2. Develop and sustain partnerships with international, regional and local technical partners to enhance programme development and service delivery.
      3. Cultivate partnerships with donors (foundations, institutional etc) for increased investments towards SPARC.
    3. Human Resources Planning and Management
      1. Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and service delivery.
      2. Ensure that skills and experience of SPARC staff are consistent with its business needs for providing quality in present and future services
      3. Implement a performance management process which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on–going basis and conducting annual performance reviews.
      4. Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
      5. Support a thriving work environment that attracts, optimizes and retains high–performing talent.
      6. Drive the Amref staff culture initiatives to enhance collaboration across the organization.
    4. Key Area Activities Financial Planning and Management
      1. Oversee budgeting and financial management processes for SPARC activities.
      2. In partnership with the Amref team, oversee the development and implementation of fund–raising plans to increase funding for SPARC activities.
      3. Administer SPARC funds according to the approved budgets and provide requisite reports.
    5. Advocacy
      1. Communicate with stakeholders both locally and internationally to keep them informed of SPARC’s work and solicit support and commitment.
      2. Form alliances that promote strategic health purchasing in sub–Saharan Africa.
    6. Risk & Quality Management
      1. Identify and evaluate the risks to SPARC and implement measures to mitigate the risks.
      2. Oversee the development and effective implementation and maintenance of a quality management system
      3. Required Qualifications and experience
      4. Advanced degree in health economics, health financing, health policy, public health, or related field.
      5. Solid experience leading diverse teams and preferably managing a regional hub.
      6. 10 years of experience in a health financing, universal health coverage, health systems strengthening or health policy role at a senior level.
      7. Demonstrated experience of contributing to national/international health financing, health systems reform or UHC strategy and policy development.
      8. Experience and strong reputation working with or liaising with government institutions and multilateral organizations and institutions would be an advantage.
      9. Demonstrated leadership showing strategic thinking in designing and executing projects, including steering work planning, managing and mentoring colleagues, and overseeing compliant and cost –effective use of resources to deliver on objectives.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of current issues in UHC.
    2. Project management skills.
    3. Strong skills in process facilitation and stakeholder management across diverse groups, including government and development partners.
    4. Understanding of collaborative working methods.
    5. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands; highly organized .
    6. Decisiveness and ability to reach timely decisions and initiate action appropriately.
    7. Entrepreneurship, sound commercial judgment and instinct.
    8. Ability to follow–up on all problems and issues brought to attention.
    9. Willingness to travel throughout sub–Saharan Africa
    10. Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross cultural teams.
    11. Fluency in English (fluency in French a plus) including excellent written and verbal communication skills, report writing and presentation skills.

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    Deputy Chief Of Party

    We are looking for individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations and who strive to improve the lives of people worldwide.
    This position is contingent upon funding and selection of the final candidate will be subject to USAID approval Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for providing leadership in technical and administrative aspects that ensure successful project implementation. This position will be responsible for offering oversight and supervision of senior technical staff and for ensuring the responsiveness and quality of work along with efficient use of resources and achievement of results.


    1. Upholds Amref values and exercises them throughout tenure on the project.
    2. Provides leadership and guidance on a results–oriented program strategy in coordination with the project team and in consultation with USAID, other partners, and stakeholders.
    3. Provides leadership in the development of project work plans and budgets, ensuring integration and effective coordination and planning of technical activities.
    4. Ensures timely implementation of monitoring plans for project activities and that data required for USAID performance benchmarks and results frameworks are produced.
    5. Offers leadership and guidance to teams and team leaders carrying out project activities.
    6. Provides quality assurance of all project activities and products.

    Qualification Requirements

    • Master’s Degree (minimum) in Public Health, Medicine, or related field.
    • 8 years (minimum) of relevant international health experience with a master’s degree.
    • At least five years managing complex projects in the areas of health systems strengthening (human resources for health, financing, governance, supply chain and health commodity management, data for decision–making), in Kenya and/or East Africa.
    • Demonstrated ability to help establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners.
    • Demonstrated experience supporting Ministry of Health in the delivery of quality health services and strengthening the health system in Kenya and/or East Africa.
    • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives within donor–funded projects (preferably USAID).
    • Experience assessing, selecting, and managing sub–grantees highly preferred.
    • Familiarity with US Government regulations (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Foreign Assistance Act).
    • Demonstrated strong written and oral presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership of large and diverse teams.
    • Demonstrated excellent management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
    • Fluency in English.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Interested? Please visit our website and submit your application which should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Indicate Ref No and email to [email protected] Closing date 10th September 2021 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

    Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


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