Innovations Manager Job in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

Programme management

  •  Develop annual plans and budgets in line with the programme proposal and deliverables
  •  Ensure project plans and deliverables are completed in line with the project documents.
  •  Ensure timely development and submission of quality programme updates and donor reports in collaboration with M&E and Finance department in line with partner and donor requirements
  •  Work with the monitoring and evaluation teams to utilize data to refine programme strategies and clearly report on progress to stakeholders.
  •  Ensure quality and timeliness of communication and reporting to the overall coordination team, including meeting contractual obligations on time;
  •  Ensure the proper implementation of Amref Health Africa operational policies, standards and procedures by all staff and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the programme;
  •  Actively participate in programme’s governance structures, including the Programme Implementation Team (PIT), ensuring provision of relevant data for decision making.
  •  Be proactive in managing programme developments, risk identification, mitigation and course correction for optimal programme implementation;

Technical Assistance

  •  Design and launch tech-driven solutions that integrate entrepreneurship into healthcare workforce development to strengthen training infrastructure and unlock new employment opportunities.
  •  Lead the creation and implementation of entrepreneurship programmes and community-based training programmes that are relevant to current market needs in close collaboration with the programme’s partners.
  •  Implement strategies for workforce diversification through role optimization and role substitution. This includes improving recruitment, retention, and professional development programmes for healthcare workers and health entrepreneurs
  •  Advocate for innovative solutions to healthcare workforce challenges on national and international platforms. Build strong relationships with key government officials, health institutions, entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support organizations and community leaders.

Partnership and Collaboration

  •  Support the building of strong partnerships to support and sustain these initiatives.


  •  At least 5 years of experience in health systems strengthening, workforce development, and project management in low-resource settings.
  •  Proven track record of implementing innovative health programmes and strategies.
  •  Strong understanding of the health challenges and opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa.
  •  Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  •  Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
  •  Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective partnerships and advocate for programme goals.
  •  Proficiency in English; knowledge of French or local languages in the targeted countries is an advantage.

Key Competencies:

  •  A proven track record in programme management, social entrepreneurship, or innovation within the healthcare sector.
  •  Experience in developing and implementing training programmes that empower individuals with entrepreneurial skills.
  •  A strong grasp of public health challenges in Africa, particularly workforce shortages and resource limitations.
  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  •  A passion for working with entrepreneurs and an interest in the potential of health and assistive technologies for building sustainable healthcare ventures.
  •  Approach challenges with a creative and unconventional mindset. Be constantly on the lookout for new ideas and innovative approaches to strengthen healthcare delivery in Africa.

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