AMREF Head of Data and Analytics Jobs in Kenya

AMREF Head of Data and Analytics Jobs in Kenya

  • Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African-based international health development organisation; currently implementing more than 140 programs, directly reaching more than 12 million people across 35 African countries. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in eight countries in Africa, namely, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia and Senegal. Amref’s work in each country
    responds to local needs and priorities, strengthens existing capacities in communities to have ownership of their health and strengthens the local health systems. An additional eleven advocacy and fundraising offices are located in Europe and North America. Amref has a staff complement of over 1,500.

    About SEMA Reproductive Health

  • Shaping Equitable Market Access for Reproductive Health – SEMA Reproductive Health – is a new, innovative partnership that aims to transform SRH markets so that people everywhere have sustained access to comprehensive, quality, and affordable SRH products.

  • To that end, SEMA has been designed to strengthen countries’ and global partners’ capacities to build healthier, more equitable, and more resilient SRH markets to ensure sustained access to comprehensive, quality and affordable SRH products and services. To do so, SEMA will focus on aligning and strengthening efforts across geographies and private and public sectors through three core focuses:

  • Proactively monitor SRH market health by aggregating, analyzing, and monitoring market data
    to develop a holistic, unified view of user demand and current market supply of different SRH
    markets across regions and sectors to generate critical insights that can drive strategy &

  • Identify market barriers across geographies and co-design strategic solutions, tapping the unique strengths of existing networks and organizations in-country and globally to align on the most strategic approach

  • Support countries and global partners to finance and implement interventions including helping governments mobilize domestic funding against the problems, crowding in new players, directly funding market interventions and encouraging coordination of global investments to drive impact.

  • SEMA will operate in a lean coordinating structure backed by in-country focal points. SEMA will implement select functions directly and manage a pool of re-granting or contracted services via implementing partners to leverage and invest in ecosystem partners. SEMA is being incubated ithin Amref Health Africa to rapidly scale and deliver quick wins from the get-go and will spin out to form an independent entity once established.

    Job Purpose

  • The Head of Data & Analytics is responsible for leading how SEMA thinks and uses data and analytics with its partners to monitor and analyse market problems, design and track market interventions, and help the field get smarter and better at tackling market problems. This is a new position so the individual will have an opportunity to define the scope, approach, partnership strategy, technological approach, investment strategy, etc.

    Reporting Structure

  • The Head of Data & Analytics will report directly to SEMA’s Executive Director. This role is one of three to four key Senior Management Team roles reporting to the Executive Director that will be hired within the first 6 months. Within the first year, this role will be leading a team of two to three additional staff and overseeing investments with different partners.

    Key Area


    • Design and manage investment strategy that solves for short-term needs/solutions while building the foundation for a longer-term
    vision and strategy.

    • Collaborate with SEMA country leads to ensure the data approach is responsive to country needs and is organized in a manner to optimize uptake/use by country stakeholders.

    • Collaborate with SEMA leadership team to ensure data approach not only supports market strategy discussions but also other SEMA operational and strategic needs (e.g., measurement, learning and
    evaluation; communications; etc.).

    • Present and gather feedback on strategic data approach with the

    Technical Oversight Committee.

    • Develop and present strategic updates and recommendations to Governing Body as necessary.


    • Translate vision/approach and multi-country needs for market data (including consumer insights) into initial workplan (with objectives, budget, and initial metrics) including contracts, investments, or other activities to execute the strategy.

    • Collaborate with Head of Operations to design an approach to generate data to support SEMA’s overall ME&L approach
    including managing continuous assessments, incorporating learnings and sharing outcomes with the SEMA Management Team.

    Communications/ Stakeholders

    • Organize and communicate SEMA’s market data vision and approach with key stakeholders – including countries, technical experts, and key stakeholders – to build awareness and alignment,
    gather feedback, and develop partnerships.

    • Develop and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders and related activities in the ecosystem to advance the SEMA market data vision and approach including any partnership agreements.

    • Document progress, challenges and lessons learned to share with the working groups, Technical Oversight Committee, SEMA Governing Body, and SEMA Management Team as appropriate.

    Organizational Development

    • Participate and contribute to Management Team to support effective launch and evolution of SEMA organization including providing input on business model, staffing, and strategic priorities.

    • Recruit and manage great people to promote the desired culture to build a highly functioning, motivated, and effective team where people bring their best to the work.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements, Skills and Competencies


    • 10+ years of professional experience working in the field of global health data

    • Master's degree in Public Health, Information Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field

    • Proven experience designing and managing working groups and partnerships among diverse sets of players to align on a common strategic direction and execute against the strategy related to encouraging partners to aggregate and share data

    • Experience developing scopes of work for vendors/contractors and managing vendors

    • Strategic and visionary leader with deep experience in global health market data and analytics and best practices for aggregating, synthesizing and sharing data for use

    • Strong understanding of key market data requirements to enable assessing market health,
    informing market intervention development, and monitoring market impact

    • Strong understanding of market data landscape (i.e., coverage and strengths/weaknesses of data systems, data sources) for family planning at global and country levels. Understanding of market data landscape for safe abortion or sexual and reproductive health more broadly is a plus

    • Demonstrated team management experience

    • Ability to think strategically (where are we going, how to organize the work) and drive project
    management (plan and manage numerous processes and projects simultaneously and meet deadlines)

    • Ability to work independently in an ambiguous and changing environment

    • Eagerness to contribute and collaborate to management team working in a start-up environment (i.e., enjoy creating, can be leader and also execute on operational tasks where needed)

    • Ability to integrate consumer insights with market data to inform market shaping priorities

    • Excellent written and communication skills, including areas of presentation and reporting
    writing, with experience presenting to multi-cultural and executive level bodies

    • Demonstrated effectiveness to work in a multi-cultural work environment and committed to promoting an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and belongs

    • Deep personal commitment to sexual & reproductive health & rights, including the right to safe abortion for all who need it

    • Language proficiency: English (required)


    • Experience working in sexual & reproductive health & rights markets specifically in low- and
    middle-income countries (LMIC)

    • Experience working with and creating databases and dashboards using data to inform decisions

    • Experience in management of data warehouse

    • Working knowledge of data mining principles: predictive analytics, mapping, collecting data
    from multiple data systems on premises and cloud-based data sources

    • Understanding of and experience using analytical concepts and statistical techniques: hypothesis development, designing tests/experiments, analysing data, drawing conclusions, and developing actionable recommendations for business units

    • Knowledge of Excel, R and SQL; familiarity with business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau, Power

    • Language proficiency: French (highly desired)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AMREF Head of Data and Analytics Jobs in Kenya

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