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Programme Coordinator at Amref

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.

WHO WE ARE

The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) is a new resource hub aimed at strengthening strategic purchasing capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa by connecting existing regional expertise and matching it with country demand to make better use of resources for health. Our vision is to empower countries with knowledge and practical tools to make access to affordable and quality health care a reality for all. SPARC is creating a network of regional experts who can support the development of practical, home-grown solutions that meet countries’ strategic purchasing needs.
SPARC is hosted by Amref Health Africa and benefits from the organization’s reach across sub-Saharan Africa. This relationship supports SPARC’s commitment to developing strong partnerships across the continent and building expertise in strategic purchasing and brokering support based on country demand. Through these partnerships, SPARC promotes evidence-informed policymaking that leads to better health spending and facilitates learning and sharing of best practices in health purchasing.

SPARC’s approach – key pillars:

  • Coaching and mentoring: Build a cadre of regional experts who can work alongside and provide contextualized support to country-led strategic purchasing processes.
  • Country engagement: Broker tailored packages of strategic purchasing support to address country needs and demand.
  • Knowledge management and joint learning: Build a learning agenda on strategic purchasing and capture and share practical lessons and experiences.

KEY AREA ACTIVITIES

Liaise with donors to identify potential areas of donor support for SPARC activities in FA and to create partnerships that foster effective use of skills and resources.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

SPARC is a small team with an ambitious work plan and works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The ideal candidate is highly-motivated, a fast learner, resourceful, flexible, independent, energetic, with excellent communications skills, cultural sensitivity and experience working with senior leaders.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

MINIMUM EDUCATION

  • Advanced degree in public health, Health Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant field.

EXPERIENCE

  • At least 7 years’ experience providing program support to similar initiatives or in a health-related setting.

COMPETENCIES 

  • Strong international development and program/project management background in FA; knowledge of UHC, health financing and/or health economics a bonus
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities and nuances of designing and carrying out health programs in FA
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and expertise in the management of health programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross cultural teams
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent analytical skills, as well as the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner  Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands, highly organized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products at expert level
  • Willing to travel within the region and across the African continent
  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing in French and English.

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