Amref Health Africa Group Programmes Director Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Group Programmes Director Jobs in Kenya

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide strategic programme leadership through setting and maintaining high standards of programming quality and technical excellence.

  • Lead the development and implementation of approaches and guidelines to strengthen Country Programmes’ strategies, programs, and operations.

  • Oversee strategic project development opportunities to develop and grow Amref’s global presence.

  • Facilitate networking and partnership with potential implementing partners, researchers, and donors.

  • As a member of the SLT, contribute to identifying and championing organizational priorities; ensuring both that the experience, opportunities, and needs from country and field offices inform and shape the corporate strategy and planning, and that corporate goals are part of the country plans and priorities.

  • Lead the annual programme review and performance of Amref’s programme portfolio.

  • Identify needs as well as strategic opportunities to maintain best-in-class programming and innovative approaches to implement Amref’s portfolio.

  • Work closely with the Business Development Director and the Director of Partnerships and External Affairs to drive and develop a robust funding strategy, targeting bilateral and multilateral donors as well as foundations.

    Management Oversight

  • Foster a culture of trust and transparency within the Programmes department.

  • Develop performance objectives and indicators for supervised teams to ensure these are linked to the strategic plan and are cascaded across all teams.

    This responsibility is linked to performance management of direct reports including plans for competency and career development.

  • Oversee efficient and effective use of donor and organization resources. Oversee the recruitment, management, development, and succession planning of leadership staff in the Programmes department to ensure a commitment to excellence, growth and a high performing talent pool.

  • Emulate Amref’s values and beliefs while providing inspiring leadership and professional support that promotes team spirit.

    Thought Leadership and Advocacy

  • Contribute to Amref’s advocacy and thought leadership agenda.

  • Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the programs.

  • Develop dissemination system to share organizational learning with a broad range of communities.

  • Ensure that key project outcomes and/or policy, advocacy, and legislation are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.

  • In partnership with the Communications Unit at HQ, provide communications support in the development of programme communications activities at country, regional and continental level in conjunction with the various country communications teams.


  • Serve as the Secretary to the Health Programme Committee and provide input to various other Board Committees and calls for diverse experience in relationship management.

    Required Qualifications

    Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field and/or in International Development.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in leadership roles in the international development sector.

  • At least six (6) years’ experience as a Director or equivalent with complex consortia and with relevant networks.

  • Multi-country experience in Africa building strong relationship with all the stakeholders and managing complex programs.

  • Extensive experience in Health Systems Strengthening and providing Technical Assistance.

  • Experience with an array of donors European Union, USAID, DFID, etc.

  • Partial private sector experience is desirable, though
    not mandatory.

  • Experience in financial management and resource mobilization.

    Core Competencies

  • Highly effective leadership: Demonstrates proven team building ability.

    Inclined to coach and mentor in order to improve knowledge and ability of others, holding people accountable for results.

  • Strategic thinker: Have a global perspective with an in-depth understanding of development issues and current global trends impacting on the work of international NGOs.

    Brings sector knowledge and an understanding of systems thinking to define problems, structure unique solutions, and develop new multi-stakeholder approaches, with the ability to also implement them.

  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills: As a voice/advocate of Amref Health Africa, the Group Programmes Director will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

    S/he will be a persuasive, credible, and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

    This individual must work collaboratively with internal as well as external partners and other organizations, providing exposure for programme impact in a variety of professional journals and other media outlets.

  • Decision maker: Ability to consult and seeks consensus but ultimately make timely decisions
    Program leadership and management: This individual will have taken a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives.

    The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading a performance-based and outcome-based programme and staff.

    S/he will have developed and operationalized strategies that have taken a program or organization to the next stage of growth.

  • Quality assurance: Understands and values quality improvement; applies managerial and technical skills to measure and improve efficiency and effectiveness and ensure compliance with all regulatory and contractual obligations.

  • Adaptability: Agile and adaptable in the face of conflict, crisis, or changing priorities.

  • Diversity and inclusion: Demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion, valuing different perspectives and encouraging contributions by all team members who are geographically dispersed.

  • Networking: A strong track record of seeking and building effective relationships with a diverse range of external partners and stakeholders and securing the best outcome for Amref.

  • Communication skills: High level of oral and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with external parties including donors, partners and other stakeholders.

  • Computer skills: Proficiency in Information, Communication and Technology


    This role attracts internationally competitive benefits including relocation for internationally recruited staff.

    How to Apply

    Kindly send your application to quoting Group Programmes Director/09/22 in the subject line.

    Your application should only include your CV with relevant skills and experience and a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position.

    Please do not attached any certificates or recommendations.

    Closing date will be September 26, 2022.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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