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Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organisation based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is to bring lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems.
With headquarters in Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Africa and West Africa providing services to over 30 countries.
Employing over 900 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $100 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information on Amref Health Africa, please visit

Amref has been a Non-state actor Principal Recipient (PR) for Global fund Malaria Grant since the year 2012. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) through the 2018 -2021 funding cycle will be supporting the country to implement high-impact initiatives that will maximise investments to make an even greater contribution towards the vision of a world free of malaria.
This funding will be supporting, among others, community-based malaria prevention and control interventions in priority counties through sub granting eleven (11) CSOs
Job Vacancy: Knowledge Management and Community Lead
Job Ref: Amref/Advocacy Accelerator/2018/05-01
Department / Program / Project: Advocacy Accelerator
Physical Location: Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: The Knowledge Management & Community Lead will focus on continuously assessing, understanding and improving organisation-wide knowledge sharing, to ensure that the knowledge, information and experience amassed by the Advocacy Accelerator and its community is effectively shared both inside and outside the organisation with community members, partners, donor partners and other stakeholders.
The role is expected to lead processes to increase the quality of information and knowledge shared by the Advocacy Accelerator, as well as, grow the community of members’ engagement with the Advocacy Accelerator on both virtual and in-person platforms.
The Knowledge Management & Community Lead will be expected to lead processes and guide strategic development of strengthened knowledge practice at the Advocacy Accelerator. A successful candidate will possess a clear understanding of knowledge management and community engagement practices, as well as the ability to grow into a role that fills a critical function within the Advocacy Accelerator.
The role will involve working closely with the Advocacy Accelerator’s Content & Training and Communications Teams to produce high quality Accelerator materials to be shared both in person and virtually.
Main Responsibilities (Focus and Scope of Work)
Knowledge Practice Development
·         Promote knowledge sharing through the organisation’s operational processes and systems by, among others, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and Advocacy Accelerator platforms;
·         Improve integration among information systems (social media platforms, website, trainings, etc.) in the organisation, to facilitate seamless exchange of
information across systems;
·         Promote collaborative and community building tools (Knowledge Management tools) to facilitate sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and other
·         Provide support for the establishment and nurturing of communities of practice, including facilitating workshops, one-on-one guidance, and
·         Share experiences across communities of practice, internal teams, and networks on innovative approaches in knowledge sharing;
·         Help monitor and evaluate the knowledge practice, including impact measurement and benchmarking
·         Help disseminate information about the organisation’s knowledge practice to internal and external audiences, including organising knowledge practice presentations and events, maintaining communications on knowledge sharing across the organisation, participation in orientation and training sessions, and preparation of other externally-facing materials;
·         Provide guidance and professional development opportunities for Advocacy Accelerator staff seeking to improve knowledge management capacity.
Community and Collaboration (Internal and External)
·         Work with Communications team to assess, track and grow community of members at virtual platforms;
·         Contribute to weekly and monthly reporting on community growth, including integrating Knowledge Management (KM) metrics and reporting into existing
Advocacy Accelerator reports;
·         Liaise with website developers to ensure KM best practices are integrated into website design and development;
·         Coordinate with website developers to ensure ongoing social media management and community building includes KM best practices and integrates into
knowledge practice and overall strategy;
·         Take ownership of and iterate KM tools (member segmentation, roadmap, and use story and community scorecard) to manage and grow community at
Accelerator platforms.
Communication, Information & Resources
·         Work with programme managers and the Communications Team to research, draft, design and deliver information products and resources for advocates, including manuals, handbooks, and enewsletters;
·         Support and provide guidance for strategy-related activities;
·         Expand and enhance the range of the Advocacy Accelerator’s online information products and resources for advocates.
Additional Programme or Project Responsibilities as may be Assigned
·         Additional programme or project responsibilities as may be assigned.
Education and knowledge
·         Minimum of an advanced degree in social sciences/communications/organisational management and/or knowledge strategy.
·         Qualifications in community and social media management, blended learning and related fields.
·         Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in content development for training purposes.
·         At least 5 years’ professional experience working in the field of human rights, education, or another relevant field.
·         Minimum of 7 years’ experience teaching and training.
·         10 years of advocacy experience.
·         10 years of African regional experience.
·         Experience in advocacy capacity building is a significant advantage.
·         Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of advocacy training, education and capacity building programmes in diverse cultural contexts.
·         Experience of complex, large-scale training environments using modern blended training methodologies and techniques.
·         Experience developing training content/courseware and eLearning.
·         Experience in developing and disseminating advocacy information products and resources, both offline and online.
·         Experience coordinating the production of reports, briefing papers, manuals and enewsletters, including the drafting and editing of contents.
·         Experience working with developers, designers or other external consultants to build and manage online coordination and learning platforms would be an advantage.
·         Experience using online programme management tools would be an advantage.
·         Experience in constructing evaluations and post-implementation reviews.
·         Capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
·         Ability to get consensus and collaboration in a multi-disciplinary team.
·         Ability to explain complex concepts in understandable language.
·         Ability to generate enthusiasm.
·         Ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff, establishing straightforward, productive relationships; treating all individuals with fairness and respect.
·         Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members.
·         Strong writing, editing and proof reading skills.
·         Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and high attention to detail.
·         Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·         Proven ability to:
1.   Work effectively at multiple levels in an organisation.
2.   Work both independently and as part of a team.
3.   Focus on predefined goals and deliver results.
·         Strong analytical skills.
·         Polished presenter with ability to handle interactive sessions.
·         Excellent planning and organising skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to build close working relationships with stakeholders and influence decision making in relation to training courses to ensure excellent outcomes.
·         Demonstrated ability to manage multiple demands and to prioritise work and be proactive and self-directed.
·         Ability to understand and communicate concepts quickly and accurately.
Environmental Conditions
Corporate Policies, Systems, Procedures and Methods
·         Knowledge of organisation policy.
Work Environment
·         An office space in Nairobi within Amref Health Africa University.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter before May 15th, 2018 to with the subject line: REF: Amref/Advocacy Accelerator/2018/05-01.

Job Vacancy: Program Manager – Cancer Alliance
Job Ref: Amref/PM – Cancer Alliance /2018/05-01
Directorate / Unit: Cancer Alliance Board
Physical Location: Nairobi
The Cancer Alliance brings together a group of established organizations and agencies– including academic organizations, non-profits, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, industry associations and pharmaceutical companies – to improve cancer services in a more integrated and holistic manner.
The vision of the Alliance is to address the existing barriers in cancer treatment access in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and strive to raise standards of health. Specifically, the Alliance aims to develop Nairobi, Kenya into a regional ‘center of excellence’ for cancer treatment, to address the increasing rate of cancer in Kenya as well as to also serve as a regional hub that can facilitate treatment for patients across SSA.
Through its initiatives, the Cancer Alliance aims to improve:
·         Access to diagnostics
·         Affordability of high quality medicine
·         Transportation to healthcare facilities
·         Patient education and family services,
·         Healthcare practitioner education
·         Data collection and dissemination
·         Legislation and public policy.
Main Purpose of the Job: The Cancer Alliance Program Manager will be a very visible and outward facing position, responsible for leadership, oversight, partnerships, fundraising, facilitation, and high-level engagement with policymakers and donors.
He/she will also support the Cancer Alliance Advisory Board and will oversee and ensure the accountability of the day to day Cancer Alliance operations, commitments and activities.
Principal Responsibilities (Key Areas and Activities)
Strategy development and planning
·         Develop and lead implementation of the Cancer Alliance’s strategy, working in collaboration with the Cancer Alliance Board.
Extent of Discretion: Full
Programme oversight
·         Ensure efficient set-up of the entity and all financial, human resources, compliance, management, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems.
·         Closely manage financial resources to ensure transparent and effective use of resources. Oversee and ensure sustainability of the Cancer Alliance budget.
·         Through effective management, supervision and accountability practices, ensure that staff and consultants supporting the Cancer Alliance complete the day-to-day program and administrative operations of the Cancer Alliance.
·         Support staff to develop and measure key performance indicators
Extent of Discretion: Full
Resource mobilization and programme development
·         Attract funds to support the Cancer Alliance’s work and long-term sustainability.
Extent of Discretion: Full
Networking and Partnership
·         Establish and grow partnerships with health sector/NCD/Cancer stakeholders across the region and globally to utilize, engage, and interact with the Cancer Alliance through virtual and in-person platforms.
·         Ensure that online and in-person platforms are effectively used and valued by advocacy partners and donors across the region.
·         Serve as the primary external representative for the Cancer Alliance by participating in and speaking at meetings and conferences, engaging with the media, and partnering with high-level stakeholders and donors.
·         Engage with partners to identify and utilize opportunities for stakeholders to engage with and learn from each other about Cancer.
Extent of Discretion: Full
Report Writing
·         Develop and submit timely reports i.e. monthly, activity reports
Extent of Discretion: Full
Governance management
·         Manage and support the operations and governance functions of the Cancer Alliance Board.
·         Serve as Ex-officio of the Cancer Alliance Board.
·         Manage the overall relationship with the host organisation.
Extent of Discretion: Full
Other Duties
·         Additional program or project responsibilities as may be assigned
Required Qualifications
·         Experience engaging diverse stakeholders and partners toward common goals
·         High level contacts and relationships at national, regional and global levels in Africa
·         Demonstrated ability to ensure knowledge management and sharing of skills and information with diverse communities.
·         Proven experience effectively managing staff and consultants for high performance.
·         Successful experience fundraising and managing budgets.
·         Demonstrated experience fostering and strengthening relationships and partnerships with targeted stakeholders.
·         Experience in communication, including writing and public speaking.
·         Excellent written and verbal communication, negotiation and networking skills
·         Ability to prioritize and multi-task
·         Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with diverse groups of people.
Desirable Qualificationa:
·         Master’s degree in public policy, strategy, public health, communications, or other relevant field.
·         Ability to travel at least 20% time.

·         At least 7 years of experience in a leadership position in a Health Sector Organization in Africa
·         High degree of diplomacy
·         Public Relations
·         People Management
·         Problem solving
·         Leadership and strategy development
·         Work under minimal supervision
·         Decision making skills
·         Fluency in French a plus
The role holder will be based at Amref Health Africa which is a member of the Cancer Alliance.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line: REF: Amref/PM – Cancer Alliance /2018/05-01.

Job Opening: Flight Operations Officer
Ref: AFD/OPS-FOO/05-05/2018
Job Grade: C2
Unit Operations: Physical Location Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Main Purpose of Job: The job holder is responsible in ensuring compliance to flight safety procedures during service delivery as guided by the civil aviation regulations and company policy and also provide technical support on jet operations.
Reports to: Operations and Network Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Implement airfield safety procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for personnel and aircraft operation.
·         Safe and efficient scheduling and re-scheduling of Flight Crew, as required;
·         Ensuring adequate supply of official company forms are available for use in Flight Operations;
·         Carry out flight dispatch duties inclusive of preparation of all documentation with the use of a checklist as per company procedures.
·         Preparation, submission and distribution of Operational Flight Plans and Flight Logs:
·         Supervision and preparation of all flight briefings and provision of flight planning information;
·         Assembling of documentation as provided for in the flight folio, preparation and submission of ATC Flight Plans;
·         The organization of aircraft movements in the event of disruption owing to weather, technical or other factors to achieve the minimum loss of time and minimum interference to the schedule;
·         Maintaining flight movement watch and flight following;
·         Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Operations Manager and medical team for both sub-charter and AMREF flights
·         Communicating with the DOM in regards to maintenance related activities affecting flight operations.
·         Conduct departure and arrival briefings to crew as well as communicate relevant information to patients or those accompanying them.
·         Monitor the arrival, parking, refuelling, loading, and departure of both sub-charter and AMREF flights
·         Coordinate with the applicable agencies to meet aircrew requirements for refuelling, ground services, crew transportation and accommodation.
·         Procure, produce, and provide information on the safe operation of aircraft, such as flight planning publications, operations publications, charts and maps and weather information.
·         In conjunction with the Documentation Department the maintenance and retention of all required flight documents;
·         Ensure data entry of all relevant flight information into the company database system as well as post flight filing of flight operations documents, for monitoring purposes by the Operations Manager and Chief Pilot as required by the regulator
·         Ensuring that flight reports of Safety, Incidents, Accidents or Security related reports are processed in accordance with AMREF Flying Doctors procedures;
·         Retention of required records associated with flight handling, departure and arrival;
·         Assisting ticketing of passengers and baggage (when applicable) and assisting in the hand-out of boarding cards;
·         Assisting medical crew and passengers during loading and offloading of aircraft;
·         Monitoring of Duty Time: rest and recreation requirements; flight time and duty time limitations;
·         Initiating Accident/Alarm procedures inclusive of notification process and maintaining a written Log during the Incident.
·         In conjunction with the medical team answer telephones and respond to operational queries as required to the satisfaction of clients.
·         Produce applicable operational reports as requested by the Operations Manager and the COO suitable in assisting the senior management in decision making
·         Any other work related activity that maybe reasonably assigned by the relevant supervisor
Required Qualification
·         Diploma in Flight Operations/Dispatch
·         Current KCAA Flight Operations (FOO) License is an added advantage
·         Knowledge in radio communication
·         Minimum 6 consecutive years of work experience in a flight operations department of which 3 years must be in Jet operations
·         Good knowledge of the aviation industry
·         Knowledge of KCAA Regulations to enable facilitate compliance with aviation industry regulations
·         Knowledge of IATA policies and comply with international aviation regulations
·         Knowledge of ICAO policies for compliance with international navigation rules
·         Knowledge of KAA Policies to understand the airport rules and procedures
·         Basic knowledge in First Aid
·         Excellent communication skills both written and spoken with a good command of English language
·         Organized, ability to plan effectively and multitask with minimum supervision
·         Good interpersonal skills
·         Experience of working with teams
·         ICT proficiency
·         Integrity
·         Responsiveness
·         Safety
·         Commercial/business acumen
How to Apply
If you meet the criteria and have the passion to contribute to the leading African-based Aero Medical and Health Assistance service provider, submit your letter and CV quoting the reference number for the position on the subject line of the email to
Deadlines for submission is Wednesday, 23 May 2018.

Job Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
2 Positions
Job Ref: Amref/GF Malaria/2018/05-01
Reporting To: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer –
Department / Program / Project: HIV / TB / Malaria Program
Physical Location: Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: The main purpose of this position is to contribute to the strengthening of the existing M&E systems in the project and develop a unified system of data collection for M&E that is provided to Sub recipients (SRs) in order to ensure consistency and comparability of data for proper tracking of results
Main Responsibilities (Key Areas and Activities):
M&E System Strengthening
·         Participate in strengthening existing M&E systems in the project and AMREF Kenya Country Office.
·         Participate in the preparation of work plans, budgets, M&E plans and performance frameworks for the project.
·         Participate in monitoring the implementation of project activities to ensure conformance to project objectives, work plans, budget and expected results.
Reporting and Documentation
·         Taking lead in data capture and reporting using monitoring tools to track project indicators as per the performance framework Including updating Global Fund PUDR (Progress update and disbursement request) per semester
·         Providing technical input in the review of SRs reports and participate in field assessments including onsite data verification (OSDV
·         Develop and maintain databases back up and filing systems for projects data
·         Participate in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual programmatic performance reports.
·         Support project implementation team to document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices.
Quality Assurance for M&E, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
·         Ensure quality management of Malaria related data through execution of regular data quality audits and onsite verification exercises.
·         Capacity building of Sub Recipients (SRs) on Monitoring and Evaluation taking the approach of grant provision, organisational systems strengthening and performance based funding where SRs are funded based on performance on a monthly basis
Operations Research and continuous quality improvement
·         Participate in operation research within the project and in other continuous quality improvement initiatives within the project
·         Ensure program integration and growth by participating in meetings and conferences.
Education and knowledge
·         The candidate should have a Degree in Social Science, Public Health or any other relevant Social Science discipline, with professional training in M&E.
·         Minimum of 2 years relevant working experience.
·         Must be ICT proficient.
·         Mentoring and Coaching
·         Analytical and attention to details
·         Excellent computer skills
·         Should have training and experience in M&E concepts and tools
·         Experience in a busy health NGO will be an added advantage.
·         Should have vast experience in project management and monitoring & evaluation.
·         Must pay strong attention to detail.
·         Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and produce reports on time and work both independently and in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment;
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter before May 18, 2018 to with the subject line: REF: Amref/GF Malaria/M&E/2018/05-01.

Job Vacancy: Grants Officer
Job Vacancy: Amref/GF Malaria/GO/2018/05-02
Reporting To:
·         Project Manager
·         Grants Manager – Technical Reporting
Department / Program / Project: HIV / TB / Malaria Program
Physical Location: Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: To provide leadership for the effective management of the grants in the Global Fund Malaria Project to ensure development of grant management systems, contract management, budgeting processes, mentoring & monitoring of grantees, compliance and reporting.
Principal Responsibilities
·         Setting grant management policies, and developing and enforcing procedures that assure transparency in the grants processes.
·         Co-ordinate the project’s grants accounting, reporting, compliance and risk management.
·         Review and finalize sub recipients budgets, prepare contracts/agreements and follow up on compliance.
·         Handle correspondences and matters in regard to grant management in consultation with the Project Manager
·         Receive and review periodic grants reports for all sub recipients, liquidate the eligible costs and take relevant action on the expenses rendered ineligible.
·         Provide feedback to all Sub recipients on grants performance
·         Assist in the preparation of ongoing progress update and disbursement request (PU/DR) and annual Enhanced Financial Report (EFR) as per Global Fund requirements.
·         Provide technical support and supervise the sub recipients to ensure full compliance with the Global Fund requirements.
·         Provide on-site mentorship to sub recipients and capacity development to them to plan, implement, monitor and report on grants awarded
·         In liaison with Director ICT, supervise and guide the selected ICT Consultant in programming a Grants Management Information System (GMIS) for the project and ensure it is fully operating, providing the relevant grants reports and regularly updated
·         Organize and facilitate training, workshops/seminars for the sub recipients, to facilitate understanding of the grants process, implementation, reporting and accounting.
·         First degree in B-Commerce or its equivalent and CPA(K) or its equivalent
·         Four (4) years relevant NGO work experience in CSOs grants management
·         proven abilities in managing CSOs grants,
·         proven capacity building and mentoring for grass-root CSOs, pre- funding assessment, contract design, compliance management, data analysis, budget and report review for CSOs.
·         Networking and collaboration with GOK, NGOs, Managers, FBOs.
·         Analytical, writing, and public speaking
·         Training and mentoring others.
·         Monitoring and evaluation.
·         Budget management.
·         Excellent numeracy skills
·         Good oral and written communication skills
·         Team player,
·         Ability to work under minimum supervision
·         Demonstrate high integrity.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter before May 18, 2018 to with the subject line: REF: Amref/GF Malaria/GO/2018/05-02.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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