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NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - Amref

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 Western Africa providing services to over 30 countries. Employing over 1000 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $120 million, Amref Health Africa is a knowledge resource for donors and partners.
The Business Development Unit is part of the programme section and provides oversight, coordination, systems, support and advice to the organisation regarding business development and programme growth in line with the organisation’s vision, mission and strategic priorities and in a manner consistent with its values.

Development Manager
Reporting to  Country Director – Amref Health Africa in Kenya
Job Purpose
Venture Development Manager is responsible for the development, management, and promotion of Amref Health Africa in Kenya’s innovative and entrepreneurial ventures and partnerships. This includes the coordination of Amref Health Africa’s responsibilities in the SDG partnership Platform in Nairobi. The manager will also work in coordination with Amref in The Netherlands.
·         Research on venture-building, e.g. (but not limited to);
·         Innovative and entrepreneurial solutions in health/WASH related areas
·         Potential entrepreneurial partners (corporates, financial institutions, other) that share our vision and may become a partner of AHA in a PPPs
·         Innovative financial models (e.g. result based finance, development impact bonds, loans, other) that may be applicable for venture-finance
·         New financial institutions (e.g. MFIs, Development Banks, commercial banks, investment funds) which may be an interesting partner for new ventures
·         Develop a portfolio of ventures around Better Health Africa (e.g. SDG 3, 5, 6,), including
·         Search for corporate and financial partners
·         Define shared value, common objectives
·         Securing new funding streams and developing/refining concepts
·         Develop feasibility and business plans, proposals for (pilot) funding for new ventures
·         Develop and apply enterprise development best practices and approaches into new Amref programming, and evaluate and promote cross linkage opportunities for enterprise/venture development.
·         Develop and apply enterprise development best practices and approaches into new Amref programming, and evaluate and promote cross linkage opportunities for enterprise development.
·         Assist in developing and preparing business plans, briefings, and public relations material related to new ventures.
·         Represent the agency at designated meetings and at conferences.
·         Participate in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of key venture activities according to Amref’s and donor/funder/lender requirements and regulations.
·         Achieve superior growth and market performance on Amref Health Africa’s objectives through entrepreneurial approaches and implementing innovative business concepts.
·         Ensure accuracy, consistency and timeliness of financial and performance-oriented reports (quantitative and qualitative, financial and social) to the Management and stakeholders, including monitoring of budgets and expenditures.
·         Update the strategic planning process through annual business plans (outlining financial projections) based on performance analysis.
·         Through quantitative and qualitative analysis, identify areas of strength and weakness to improve overall performance.
·         Support and/or coordinate logistics and procurement with regard to the ventures.
·         Liaise on a regular and ongoing basis with donor institutions, agencies, and commercial partners.
·         MBA Healthcare Management or other related field, BSC. Public Health or other related field,
·         Excellent writing and presentation skills, ability to highlight and explain relevant data.
·         Strong financial analysis skills, ability create financial models preferred.
·         Demonstrable skills in project implementation, including performance monitoring, budget preparation and tracking.
·         Strong team player that can work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders.
·         Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, familiar with and able to operate in a fast-paced international and multi-cultural environment.
·         Experience in developing business/investment and/or marketing plans required.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum to with the subject line: REF: Amref/BD/2018/01-18 on or before November 16, 2018.

Nutrition Specialist
Main Purpose of Job:-
Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Nutrition Specialist, will be responsible for ensuring that project activities are fully implemented through provision of nutrition technical support and mentorship in accordance with Amref rules and regulations and donor requirements.
·         Ensure quality implementation of USAID AFYA TIMIZA Project Nutrition interventions which involve; the integration of NACS, scale up of HINI, IMAM/CMAM, BFHI/BFCI and SBC.
·         Provide Technical Oversight for Nutrition Interventions and Activities in AFYA TIMIZA Project sites
·         Liaise with CDOH/ CHMT to ensure strong nutrition program delivery
·         Follow up on the results of activities and planned nutrition interventions implemented
·         Monitor nutrition program implementation to ensure it is delivered in line with best practice standards for nutrition programming
·         Mentor and train project staff and CDOH/CHMT/SCHMT staff to ensure a high quality of nutrition program delivery

·         Collaborate with relevant organizations and partners to ensure Amref Health Africa in Kenya’s programming is in line with nutrition sector working group standards and approaches
·         Liaise with other nutrition actors to deliver a high quality SMART Survey and HINI
·         Assessments
·         Contribute to efforts in the nutrition working group to develop standards and local approaches for nutrition programming in Turkana and Samburu
·         Document lessons learnt, challenges and best practice and share lessons with other nutrition actors.
·         Ensure timely project compliance and reporting to monitor implementation and achievement of project nutrition indicators.
·         Assist in the preparation of data and information reports and all related documents on a monthly basis including inputs for the sector situation reports
·         Support field staff in collaborating with relevant nutrition organizations, institutions and partners
·         Coordinate Nutrition program reporting and other documentation including checking and
·         verifying source documents for accuracy (Validation of reporting)
·         Review program reporting, identify issues in implementation and recommend and implement approaches to strengthen program implementation
·         The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master’s
·         degree in Nutrition and dietetics
·         Masters’ in Public Health is an added advantage.
·         Experience
·         At least eight (8) years relevant work experience in Nutrition related projects including in
·         emergency setting
·         Experience working in IMAM, SBC, BFHI/BFCI and HINI projects is an added advantage
·         Experience in Nutrition surveillance and research
·         Hands on experience in project coordination monitoring, reporting and documentation
·         Skills
·         Good interpersonal skills
·         Excellent communication skills
·         ICT proficient
·         Ability to work under minimal supervision
·         Facilitation & Presentation Skills
·         Planning skills
·         Commitment, Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
·         Self-confidence
·         A team player
·         Integrity
·         Initiative
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum to with the subject line: REF: Amref/BD/2018/01-18 on or before November 16, 2018.

Communication Specialist
Overall Job Description
Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor for CEFM and FGM/C and in collaboration with other team members, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the development and adaptation of branding and Information and Education Communications (IEC) materials, leading comprehensive documentation and dissemination of project activities and successes, support and lead research as needed, and supporting regular project and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) reporting;, while adhering to the donor (USAID) and Amref Health Africa regulations and requirements.
Experience Required
·         At least five years of relevant experience supporting communications related to community health programming preferably in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender equality, or abandonment of FGM and Child Marriage programming, social work or other relevant areas
·         Demonstrated experience in graphic design, audio/visual production and web content development
·         Experience supporting communications for USAID or other U.S. Government -funded projects is a plus
·         Bachelor Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a related field
·         Demonstrated experience in writing and editing performance reports and creating project documentation products (fact sheets, brochures, newsletter articles, technical briefs, success stories).
·         Experience in proposal/grant writing is a plus.
·         High level of proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite or other desktop publishing software (
·         Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently with minimum supervision
·         Ability to manage multiple priorities, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to exercise confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with diverse groups of people
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum to with the subject line: REF: Amref/BD/2018/01-18 on or before November 16, 2018.

Sales Executive
Skills and Abilities
·         Confidence and tenacity in opening conversations both in a formal or informal setting
·         Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills
·         Discipline, resilience (bounce back), attention to detail and a positive outlook whilst proactively pursuing business opportunities
·         An ability to convey excitement around how AFD solutions bring value into a client’s business context
Person Specification
·         Ability to influence, work with and present to business decision makers with confidence while demonstrating a high level of business acumen
·         Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external clients
·         Goal oriented individual with strong reserves of energy, enthusiasm and ‘bounce back’
·         Professional attitude and appearance.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their motivation letter and Curriculum to with the subject line: REF: Amref/BD/2018/01-18 on or before November 16, 2018.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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