SPARC Africa Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya

SPARC Africa Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya

Technical Consortium Support

• Engage with technical partners frequently in open and meaningful dialogue to build rapport and trust as a key point of contact.

• Manage the technical consortium’s application process, including calls for applications and reviewing all submissions quickly and efficiently against a rigorous set of criteria, for approval.

• Lead the partner onboarding and orientation process to immerse new members in SPARC’s philosophy, approach and expectations.

• Conduct outreach to potential consortium partners to share information about SPARC and answer questions about membership.

• Work closely with SPARC’s pillar team leads to support technical partners as needed.

• Support in-county events such as new member launches or other technical partners’ country needs in close collaboration with KM/Comms and other SPARC pillars.

• Develop and administer surveys, questionnaires and other forms to solicit feedback on SPARC’s performance and partner engagement activities (in
collaboration with the Knowledge Management and Learning Lead and other SPARC Team Leads).

• Support the Executive Director and other members of the SPARC team in matters relating to technical partner outreach and organization.

Consortium Coordination

• Lead on note taking and other follow-up from learning sessions and other Technical Consortium-related meetings. Coordinate action items so that all Consortium members have clear direction on next steps.

• Coordinate quarterly and other reporting as needed.

• Support annual workplan and budgeting processes for the Technical Consortium

Technical Leadership

• Identify and create demand for support on SHP approaches and interventions and evidence use, working with country partners and technical consortium partners to articulate this need.

• Work closely with SPARC’s leadership to refine and expand the program strategy, develop and deliver on clear operational plans for execution.

• Identify capacities and needs in health insurance implementation and performance management, including provider empanelment and payment mechanisms claims and fraud management.

• Provide direct technical assistance to country partners to articulate demands, identify priority challenges and resources for implementation of identified challenges and support the co-creation of a package of support for brokerage and/or implementation. Facilitate input from key experts and practitioners from SPARC’s network of partners.

• Work with the Coaching and Mentoring Team Lead and Knowledge Management and Learning Lead to develop innovative approaches to capacity
building, ensuring skills transfer and government ownership in all projects.

• Work with SPARC’s Knowledge Management and Learning Team Lead to organize and facilitate learning exchange meetings, workshops and trainings for peer to peer exchange, to strengthen capacity and knowledge sharing on priority technical topics.

• Contribute to the writing and editing of reports, presentations and policy briefs
on related topics as necessary. Participate in meetings, technical working groups and conferences as required.

• Participate in meetings with SPARC’s leadership, technical partners and other key stakeholders to discuss and report on progress of work.

• Establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships
and engagement with SPARC’s fellows, senior fellows, editorial board and Technical Review Panel, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort

Donor Liaison

• Support in liaison with donors to identify potential areas of donor support for SPARC activities and to create partnerships that foster effective use of skills and resources.

Required Qualifications

  • SPARC works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. We are seeking a highly-motivated individual who is both detail oriented and can ask the key questions or see the 'big picture'. SPARC places great value on resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and
    humility. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellent communications skills and display cultural sensitivity.

    Minimum education

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field such as health economics, public health, public policy, finance, business, or other relevant disciplines and/or significant experience working in a public or private health insurance scheme or on a public health financing reform.


  • 5-10 years of experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public sector and/or private sector. Experience working at a strategic level on another Sub-Saharan African country on an insurance scheme
    or reform is highly preferred.


    • Demonstrated experience working with high level government stakeholders and/or other senior
    stakeholders in consensus-building processes on major health systems reforms;

    • Experience informing development of government strategy, policy, and operational plans, preferably in health or health systems is a plus.

    • Experience designing and managing teams and long-term projects.

    • Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including attention to detail.

    • Strong communication skills, including delivery of compelling presentations and documents in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word.

    • Exceptional diplomacy and interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to build strong professional
    relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;

    • Ability to work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

    • Ability to and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information.

    • Ability to work with humility and achieve results.

    • Ability to mentor and lead teams in a fast-paced and changing environment.

    • Strong command of the English language.

    • Strong writer, facilitator and oral communicator.

    • Professional experience working with government authorities in developing countries, with experience in sub-Saharan Africa.

    • Familiarity with a broad range of key global health issues, including health systems or health financing challenges in developing countries.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SPARC Africa Technical Lead Jobs in Kenya

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