Amref Programme Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
Amref Programme Coordinator Jobs in KenyaWho 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.
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.
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
Knowledge management and joint learning: Build a learning agenda on strategic purchasing and capture
and share practical lessons and experiences.
Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator for Francophone Africa (FA) will
provide strategic management of SPARC’s programmatic pillars (coaching/mentoring program, country
engagement, and knowledge management) and business operations in FA, as well as pilot the SPARC approach
in Francophone countries.
S/he will ensure the initial work plan for FA is coherently implemented and SPARC
achieves its mission of becoming the “go-to” resource center for strategic purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Program Coordinator will provide day to day management and oversight of program activities in FA and
will be responsible for the development and execution of project deliverables, lead project planning,
monitoring and budgeting.
S/he will also advise on overall project strategy and design, contribute technical
expertise to specific health system challenges, and oversee implementation of activities.
S/he will be
responsible for ensuring effective coordination with the Nairobi hub, other actors, monitoring and evaluation
and quality assurance, representation and partnership development, proposal and resource development; and
organizational learning. Principal responsibilities are delineated in the table below.
Key Area Activities
Provide strategic management of SPARC’s programmatic pillars and business
processes to ensure the work plan for FA is coherently implemented and results
are achieved and disseminated.
Provide day to day oversight of Francophone operations, ensuring effective risk
and quality management systems to meet operational outcomes, standards,
regulatory compliance, contractual and funder’s requirements and financial
Support the development of budgets and work plans for SPARC in FA and
monitor progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets.
Provide input into the development of M&E and indicator tracking plans and lead
Develop methods for assessing SPARC strengths and identify areas for
Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure SPARC goals are
Manage cross program/portfolio dependencies and synergies in support of
Produce accurate and timely reports and other key initiative deliverables.
Work with the HR team to manage staff and resources for SPARC activities.
Develop and/or refine project management systems to ensure thorough planning,
budgeting, and implementation of program’s activities.
In conjunction with M&E team, assist in tracking indicators of deliverables in this
Establish and maintain partnerships with government teams, relevant institutions
and program partners, especially in FA
Support oversight of contractors and partners responsible for assisting with
implementation of SPARC activities in FA
Explore FA partners links in Anglophone countries and align these to SPARC’s
mandate for potential synergies and collaborations
Demand Generation & Business Development
Assist FA countries in framing country demand and prioritizing key topics that can
then be addressed through SPARC platform
Spearhead proposal development to secure funding and business for SPARC.
Liaise with country stakeholders regarding SPARC packages of support and
monitor feedback channels
Liaise with the marketing and communications team to increase awareness of
SPARC and its programs.
Maintain ongoing communication with potential partners and other key
stakeholders to identify and pursue growth opportunities, including
opportunities for growing a strong pipeline of health experts in FA
Serve as first point of contact with donors and streamline communications
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
SPARC is a small team with an ambitious work plan and works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
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
Advanced degree in public health, Health Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant field.
At least 7 years’ experience providing program support to similar initiatives or in a health-related setting.
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
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.
How to apply
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please quote the reference number (REF:
Amref/SPARC/Prog Coordinator-FA/10-03/2019) as the subject line of your email send your CV and application
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by latest Friday 6th December , 2019.
Only Shortlisted candidates will be
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment
and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.
Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this
commitment. Amref is an equal opportunity
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