AMREF Senior Evidence Generation and Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

AMREF Senior Evidence Generation and Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

Amref Health Africa Overview:

  • 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, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia and Senegal.

  • Amref’s work in each country responds to local needs and priorities strengthen existing capacities in communities to take control of their health and strengthen the local health systems. In addition, there are eleven advocacy and fundraising offices located in Europe and North America. In the spirit of Ubuntu, partnership and networking are key elements of Amref Health Africa’s approach. Amref has a staff complement of over 1,500.

  • Amref Health Africa is driven by its vision of ‘Lasting health change in Africa’ and its mission ‘To increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health’.

    Overview of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC)

  • The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) is a 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, a foremost Africa based NGO, as part of its strategic move to support health financing reforms in Africa. SPARC’s core partner – Results for Development – provides technical support to SPARC.

  • Since launching the initiative in November 2017, SPARC has been on a journey to build momentum and capacity for strategic purchasing across sub-Saharan Africa, by expanding and connecting the growing critical mass of expertise, understanding and sharing practical experience on the continent and supporting countries to overcome political and technical barriers to using limited resources to promote equitable access to quality
    primary healthcare services.

  • Building on its learnings so far, SPARC aims to scale up its impact, by strengthening its network of expertise, generating and sharing more practical tools and experiences on the continent and as a result, helping more countries advance strategic purchasing. In addition, SPARC is strengthening its strategic partnerships to expand its reach and sustain its impact in Africa.

  • For example, SPARC is a member of the implementing network of the USAID supported Frontier Health Markets Global Technical Assistance project, a 5-year project led by Chemonics International aimed at supporting governments and private sector actors to holistically develop robust and resilient health markets. SPARC is also working in partnership with WHO to scale up the use of the Cross Programmatic Efficiency Analysis tool (CPEA) in Africa.

    Job summary: Senior Evidence Generation and Learning (EGAL) Officer

  • Under the leadership of the Technical Lead, the Senior EGAL Officer will lead SPARC’s Evidence Generation and Learning programmatic pillar to ensure that SPARC achieves its mission of becoming the “go-to” resource center for strategic purchasing evidence in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • S/he will be responsible for a wide variety of activities related to identifying, managing, packaging, and disseminating of key information to advance the technical practice and provide practitioners with the tools needed to advance strategic purchasing within their health systems.

  • Specifically, the Senior EGAL Officer will
    lead and support learning events, the SPARC technical consortium and other learning communities including Amref Health Financing community of practice, to develop mechanisms for creating and sharing knowledge, produce resources and guidance, and facilitate ongoing content development and engagement of a learning community. This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel across Africa and occasionally beyond.

  • Principal responsibilities are described in the section below.

    Principal Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of SPARC’s knowledge management strategy, including developing annual
    workplans and budgeting for SPARC’s EGAL activities

  • Work collaboratively with R4D to support the technical partners that form SPARC’s technical consortium, including identifying and onboarding new partners as needed, developing a learning agenda with new and existing partners, design activities with partners, generate and package evidence for dissemination

  • Provide guidance, management support, mentorship and effective leadership to direct reports

  • Collaborate with the Senior coaching and mentoring officer and country engagement team to create and implement a systematic approach for capturing, packaging and disseminating learnings from SPARC’s country engagements for internal and external audiences

  • Lead the concept development and execution of knowledge sharing events including two large scale
    annual dissemination events, seminars/webinars, workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions

  • Identify relevant platforms to disseminate SPARC’s work such as conferences and symposia and author abstracts for submission

  • Review the content for SPARC digital platforms ensuring high quality and engaging content are delivered.

  • Contribute to the redesign and management of SPARC’s knowledge hub to ensure information is organized and easily accessible.

  • Support the operationalization of Amref’s Health Financing Community of Practice (CoP) in conjunction with the chair and the core operating group

  • Support program reporting as required

  • Contribute to new and existing projects such as the USAID supported Frontier Health Markets and the CPEA work as assigned by the Technical Lead

    Required Qualifications

  • SPARC is a small team with an ambitious work plan and team members must be able to work 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.

    Minimum Education

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in health financing, health economics or any related field.


  • At least 7 years’ experience design and facilitating health financing research, collaborative learning and knowledge generation and dissemination activities.


  • Demonstrated interest in and capacity to deliver knowledge management and/or organizational
    learning programs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in establishment and nurturing of Communities of Practice and learning
    networks including promotion of engagement, collaboration and knowledge exchange in the

  • Excellent facilitation, program/activity management, and written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in strategic purchasing highly desirable.

  • Creative problem-solving and ability to work with humility, under tight deadlines and achieve results

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross cultural and geographically dispersed teams.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products at expert level.

  • Willingness to travel across the African continent.

  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English. French proficiency would be an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AMREF Senior Evidence Generation and Learning Officer Jobs in Kenya

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