Amref Health Africa - Executive Director - Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa - Executive Director - Jobs in Kenya

The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall leadership and management of SPARC and all aspects of its operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Job Purpose

The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and quality implementation of SPARC activities according to the terms set-out in the Grant Agreement between Results for Development and Amref Health Africa.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Direction and Leadership

  • Identify, assess, and inform Results for Development and Amref Health Africa about trends and opportunities for strategic health purchasing in Africa.
  • Work with Results for Development and Amref Health Africa to set the strategic direction for SPARC.
  • Review the strategy constructively and openly to contribute to the effective decision making.
  • Provide progressive, visionary leadership for SPARC in line with identified needs.
  • Undertake activities that enhance SPARC’s profile.

    Operational Planning and Oversight

  • Ensure that work-plans are developed and implemented that further the achievement of SPARC strategies.
  • Ensure the development of activities that contribute to the sustainability (financial, approach, impact etc.) of SPARC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee the development of strategic purchasing knowledge products and their effective dissemination.
  • Ensure that operations of SPARC meet the expectation of funders.
  • Monitor delivery of the programs and services for quality improvement.
  • Ensure timely submission of grant deliverables including workplans, progress and financial reports.

    Partnerships Development

  • 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.
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with international, regional and local technical partners to enhance programme development and service delivery.

    Human Resources Planning and Management

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and service delivery.
  • Ensure that skills and experience of SPARC staff are consistent with its business needs for providing quality in present and future services
  • Implement a performance management process which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.

    Financial Planning and Management

  • Oversee budgeting and financial management processes for SPARC activities.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of fund-raising plans to increase funding for SPARC activities.
  • Administer SPARC funds according to the approved budgets and provide requisite reports.


  • Communicate with stakeholders both locally and internationally to keep them informed of SPARC’s work and solicit support and commitment.
  • Form alliances that promote strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Risk & Quality Management

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to SPARC and implement measures to control the risks
  • Oversee the development and effective implementation and maintenance of a quality management system.

    How to Apply
  • If you are the right person for the job, please submit your motivation letter and an up-to-date CV with a maximum of 4 pages – both in PDF format- to
  • This position is open until filled.
  • Your application should have the mentioned reference number in the subject line of the email.
  • Apply by 3rd May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref Health Africa - Executive Director - Jobs in Kenya

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