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    Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is to bring lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. With Headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million,

    Director of Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

     

    Job Description

    1 Reporting to Chief Programmes Officer

    2 Department CPO office

    3 Physical location Amref Health Africa Headquarter, Lang’ata Road

    The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit is part of the programme section and provides oversight, systems, support and advice to the organization on all MEL matters in line with the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic priorities and in a manner consistent with its values.

    Job Purpose

    As a key member of the programme section, the Director of MEL will provide leadership and oversight of the Amref corporate MEL framework for all programmes and offices in line with Amref’s strategy and best practices.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Technical leadership and management:
      • Provide oversight and coordination of the MEL function across Amref Health Africa.
      • Nurture a culture of learning and evidence-based project and programme design and management.
      • Facilitate and promote the establishment of a vibrant Community of Practice in MEL.
      • Line-manage and coach the MEL team at Amref HQ.
      • In collaboration with Heads of Programmes and/or Country Director s, matrix manage and coach MEL Managers at country level.
    • MEL strategy:
      • Lead the continuous updating and further development of the MEL framework in relation to the Amref Health Africa Corporate Strategy 2018-2022
    • MEL implementation:
      • Coordinate the roll-out and implementation of the MEL framework across the organisation.
      • Coordinate the application of corporate performance indicators.
      • Lead the continuous development of the corporate indicator bank
      • Lead the continuous development of the corporate MEL toolkit,
      • Provide oversight over the development and maintenance of the corporate MEL portal on the intranet.
      • Provide and present timely, quality reports to the CPO and ExCom on programme and project performance and on programme results generated across the organisation.
      • In collaboration with Heads of Programmes and Programme Managers/Directors at country level, test programme models and use the evidence generated to develop capacity statements/track records.
      • Coordinate quality assurance of MEL data quality across the organisation and coordinate remedial support where needed.
      • Manage (and where necessary commission) corporate level MEL initiatives as and when required (e.g. thematic evaluations, impact studies, strategic reviews, operations research, etc).
      • Support grant proposal development by the Business Development and Fundraising teams to ensure that grant proposals have strong MEL frameworks that are able to capture the results generated by grant-funded programmes and projects.
    • Capacity development:
      • Coordinate the support to Country & Field Offices, ICD, Regional Programmes and E/NA Offices to strengthen their MEL function and ensure compliance with the requirements as articulated in the MEL framework.
      • Provide overall coordination of the MEL helpdesk.
    • Systems:
      • Coordinate and consolidate the provision of input into the continuous development and roll-out of AIMS from a programme and management perspective, to ensure AIMS continues to be aligned with the MEL framework and meets the business requirements of different business functions across the organisation.
    • External relations:
      • Ensure Amref’s is represented in relevant external MEL networks.
      • Monitor current developments in the sector to ensure that Amref’s MEL framework reflects good practice.
    • Budget responsibility:
      • Develop and manage the overall budget of the corporate MEL team.

    Skills and Competencies

    Essential:

    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Excellent skills to turn complex data and information into user-friendly reports and presentations for different types of users.
    • Ability to listen, lead, influence and build consensus.
    • Pragmatic in approach.
    • Strong writing skills.
    • Strong presentation skills to a range of different audiences (including boards, senior management and MEL practitioners).
    • Good skills in analysing complex data-sets using a range of statistical software packages like SPSS and EPI Info.
    • Excellent skills in all relevant Microsoft Office packages.
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

    Desirable:

    • Experience in data visualisation.
    • Experience in the use of GIS in the analysis of complex data.
    • Proficiency in French.
    • Academic Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in public health, social science, geography, monitoring and evaluation or similar.
    • PhD an added advantage.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in MEL of international development, 5 of which in a senior role.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the development of corporate MEL framework and monitoring and assessing programme performance at corporate level in large, multi-country organisations.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in working with an INGO, preferably at regional or corporate level.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing small-medium size teams.
    • Experience in operations research.
    • Experience in outsourcing evaluation and research initiatives and managing consultants.

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    Director Of Business Development Reporting To Chief Programmes Officer (CPO)

     

    Job Description

    Department

    Physical location

    Amref Health Africa Headquarter, Lang’ata Road

    The Business Development Unit is part of the programme section and provides oversight, coordination, systems, support and advice to the organisation regarding business development and programme growth in line with the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic priorities and in a manner consistent with its values.

    Job Purpose

    As a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Business Development Director provides overall leadership and management of Amref Health Africa Business Development efforts and contributes to the overall strategic direction and growth planning for the organization. S/he provides leadership in the development, management, and quality assurance of business development from capture through proposal submission, executing successful fund development and financial growth strategies and securing annual and multi-year funding from key donors such as USG, other bi-laterals, multilaterals, foundations and other funding streams.

    The Director positions Amref Health Africa as a preferred partner in the organization’s priority areas of impact. This includes, but is not limited to building strategic collaborations with key partners and networks, as well as leveraging existing and new donor funding opportunities that results in annual growth for the organisation.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Technical leadership and management:
      • Provide oversight and coordination of the business development function across Amref Health Africa.
      • Facilitate and promote a vibrant core Africa Business Development team, which include the BD managers in the country offices in Africa.
      • Nurture a culture of learning and sharing through establishing and facilitating a global Business Development team
      • Lead negotiations with major partners in relation to funding opportunities especially from USG
      • Ensure appropriate business development systems and processes are instituted
      • Line-manage the Business Development team at Amref HQ and coach Business development managers at country level
      • Provide support to Amref Health Africa in Europe and North America in their BD efforts with donors within their respective countries.
    • Business Development Strategy:
      • Lead the implementation of the business development strategy including target setting within the overall Amref Health Africa Corporate Strategy 2018-2022
      • Lead the continuous growth of funding solicitations by proposal submission worth about $ 150 million annually, with at least 35%-win rate.
    • BD implementation:
      • Lead networking and gathering of intelligence with global partners
      • Negotiate partnership and work directly with Amref Health Country Offices to build and strengthen these relationships
      • Coordinate and manage major bidding processes
      • Coordinate multi-country business development opportunities across Amref offices in Africa, Europe and North America
      • Support continuous opportunity tracking
      • Support continuous development and updating of tools for business development processes
      • Facilitate costing and recruitment for major biddings
      • Facilitate trend- and other relevant analysis related to business development
      • Provide and present timely quarterly reports to the CPO and Executive Committee on business development performance across the organization
    • External relations:
      • Ensure Amref’s is represented in external fora relevant to business development and growth of the organisation
      • Monitor current development and trends in the sector to ensure that Amref’s business development reflects good practice.
    • Capacity development:
      • Coordinate the support to Country & Field Offices, Institute of Capacity Building and Regional Programmes to strengthen and grow their business development
      • Facilitate business development training for relevant staff across the organisation
    • Systems:
      • Coordinate the continuous updating
      • of the business development information on the relevant Amref Health Africa platforms.
    • Budget responsibility:
      • Develop and manage the annual budget of the Amref HQ business development unit

    Skills and Competencies

    Essential:

    • Excellent skills in networking and intelligence gathering
    • Excellent negotiation skills and creation of partnership
    • Strong skills in proposals development and competitive bidding
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Strong skills in leading multi-disciplinary teams and bringing virtual teams together
    • Skills in planning and forecasting
    • Ability to listen, lead, influence and build consensus
    • Strong presentation and facilitation skills to a range of different audiences
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

    Desirable:

    • Proficiency in French.
    • Academic Requirements:
    • Master’s degree in public health, health policy or management or similar.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in international development with at least 7 years of working in business development
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in Africa
    • A minimum of 5 years working with an International NGO
    • Significant experience working with USG and experience with other major donors e.g., EU, and other bilateral and multilateral donors
    • Well networked with major partners and donors working in Africa

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum vitae (not more than 4 pages) in one pdf file to ExecutiveSearch@amref.org October 26, 2018.

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

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