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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 for 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

Systems Administrator
Ref: Amref/AMIU/2018/07-01
Physical Location: Amref International University, Nairobi Campus
Main Purpose of Job:
Reporting to the ICT Director, the role holder will develop and maintain Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Amref International University (AMIU) and ensure appropriate use of the ERP in line with the AMIU’s policies and regulations.


Systems Management
·         Optimise Systems for efficiency in performance.
·         Management of ERP within Amref international university Stakeholders analysis
·         Identify the stakeholders who will be impacted by change and understand their influence and authority levels.
·         Conduct usability tests and ensure that user interface meet user requirements.
·         Requirements Management
·         Offer guidance on techniques to gather information at the right level of detail and scope to represent all of the stakeholder’s needs, and the ability to ask questions that lead to an understanding of the business need rather than what they want.
·         Work with corporate IT team to address networking and hardware needs
Systems modelling
·         Design new software by analyzing requirements, constructing workflow charts and diagrams, studying system capabilities and writing specifications.
·         Utilizing various modelling techniques such as process modelling, data modelling, system modelling.
·         Improve systems by studying current practices and designing modifications.
·         Systems Development
·         Enhance and develop Microsoft Dynamics NAV modules within Amref international university
Key Areas Main Tasks
·         Monitor Software project progress by tracking activity, resolve problems, publish progress reports and recommend actions.
·         Systems documentation
·         Implement controls by identifying problems and documenting improved procedures.
·         Facilitate documentation of systems using different approaches such as use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and state charts, data dictionaries, class or entity relationship diagrams.
·         Maintain system protocols by documenting and updating procedures.
·         Provide reference for users by writing and maintaining user documentation, providing level 2 and level 3 support and training users.
·         Maintain user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
·         Prepare technical reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information and trends. Technology updates
·         Prepare technical reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information and trends.
·         Ensure systems are in conformity with the current technology platforms.
Any Other Tasks
·         Advisory on procurement and acquisition of information systems.
·         Development of training material for Microsoft Dynamics NAV for internal information system users.


·         Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field with a strong bias in systems analysis, design and development.
·         Extensive knowledge in large scale systems development on cloud, mobile and web-based platforms.
·         Certified in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Installation and Configuration, and Development) and knowledge in other web developing languages will be an added advantage.
·         Must have knowledge in software development paradigms, especially object and aspect oriented programming such as joint-point models, MVC, MVVM.
·         Must have at least 3 years ERP implementation experience in Microsoft Navision, using Microsoft Sure Step or equivalent implementation methodology.
·         Extensive experience in user systems requirements management.
·         Experience in C/SIDE Development and RTC
·         Experience in Microsoft SQL server developing on MS SQL 2008/2012 and Certification will be an added advantage.
·         Extensive experience in developing applications and user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio– C#, WCF, XSL, Web Services interaction, HTML, Scripting, ASP.NET, XML, AJAX
·         Experience in object-oriented programming.
·         Must have a passion for software development and exposure to diverse – multicultural environment.
Skills Required
·         Must be influencing and demonstrate high level of creative thinking
·         Outstanding logical analysis, design and diagnostic skills
·         Ability to exercise good judgement in design of software solutions.
·         Must be proactive and demonstrate good facilitation capabilities.
·         Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to work with other members.
·         Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
·         Excellent problem solving skills.
·         Must be flexible to changes in the work environment
Competencies Required
·         Must demonstrate high level of confidentiality, along with integrity, and diplomacy to work effectively with colleagues.
·         Must be reliable, ethical and ability to work within deadlines.
Work Environment
Normal office environment with occasional travel to African Countries
Hours of Work
Normal working hours. Job holder may be required to work outside normal working hours due to the nature of the work in general
Head of Finance
The Finance Department provides support and advice to the organization on all financial matters. Its mandate is to provide professional financial management support and administrative efficiencies in pursuit of the organisation’s vision and mission in a manner consistent with its values. Job Purpose As a key member of the Senior Finance Team, the Head of Finance-Enterprises will have oversight and leadership of the financial management and reporting activities across the social enterprises within Amref Health Africa.
S/he will provide strategic leadership to the function ensuring financial viability of each of the activities within the enterprise portfolio including oversight of budgeting and proposal development, pricing strategies and risk management.
REF: Amref/HQ-HFE2/2018/07-02


Financial management and reporting
·         Ensures proper books of account are maintained and kept up to date
·         Works with enterprise finance managers to ensure optimal financial performance is achieved across the business area
·         Works with the Senior Management Accountant to ensure reporting is accurate and timely and that cashflows are optimized across the Amref Health Africa group
·         Ensures that accurate financial reports are submitted to stakeholders on a timely basis

·         Ensures that all statutory and best practice accounting requirements are met in full
·         Sets key performance indicators to monitor and evaluate performance across the social enterprise areas
·         Builds capacity within the financial management area Budgeting
·         Oversees annual budget production within each social enterprise area
·         Ensures flex budgets are prepared in an efficient and timely manner
·         Manages longer term forward planning systems
Organizational Growth
·         Oversees financial element of proposals developed for donors, customers and students to ensure that they are competitive and generate sufficient income to optimize financial returns for the organisation
·         Works with senior enterprises staff to help achieve corporate growth targets
·         Ensures that viable strategies are in place to meet cash obligations on a timely basis
·         Assists in the consideration of the viability of new enterprise opportunities
Risk management
·         Reviews financial policies and procedures to ensure they are fit for purpose
·         Maintains an appropriate system of internal control across all social enterprises
·         Oversees the development of control systems across the social enterprises that are well documented
·         Ensures that mitigation strategies are in place to address identified risks across the social enterprises
Skills and Competencies
·         Integrity
·         Strategic thinking
·         Envisioning
·         Business /Financial Acumen
·         Business Savvy
·         Innovative
·         Creative and strong problem solving skills
·         Ability to understand and interpret financial information and principles
·         Ability to enhance efficiency of business processes through the use of technology
·         Strong organizational, management and reporting skills
·         Ability to multi-task and handle a fast paced work environment.
·         Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels


·         Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field
·         Certified Public Accountant
·         Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a busy commercial environment across a wide range of functional business processes
·         Significant experience in or knowledge of commercial enterprises of non-profit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting
·         Proven understanding of computerized financial systems
·         Experience in international development or corporate sector
·         Multi country experience in Africa will be an added advantage

HR Business Partner
Human Resource Business Partner (3 positions – HRBP Kenya and HQ
HRBP Enterprises and HRBP Regional Offices)
REF: Amref/HQ-HRBP1/2018/07-01
Job Purpose
As a senior member of the HR team, the HR Business Partner is an agent of change in the department and the business at large. The HR Business Partner takes full responsibility for design and delivery of HR solutions for their areas of responsibility. Working across all aspects of the function’s remit, the HR Business Partner is responsible for the implementation and success of HR policies and initiatives.


·         Building trusted relationships with senior stakeholders and leaders in the business
·         Develop a coherent HR strategy for Country/ Region/ Business unit, as may apply
·         Providing strategic and day-to-day leadership to drive the delivery of the business’ HR plans
·         Using experience, skills and knowledge of the HR industry to make an impact in key areas such as change management, organizational design, employee engagement and succession planning
·         Assisting in building strong talent pipelines and managing recruitment up to c-suite level
·         Supporting line managers across the business on organizational structure and design
·         Technical lead of at least one of the HR core areas; performance management, talent management, Reward, Organization design, Resourcing for Amref Health Africa and Strategic Business Units
·         Coaching and mentoring HR team members
·         Employee relations and oversight of the disciplinary process in area of responsibility
Skills and Competencies
You will be expected to hold a university degree, with a professional qualification from an accredited chartered institute such as IHRM or the CIPD. The applicant will also be expected to have experience in a leadership position, either as a HR Business Partner in another organization, or as a HR Manager. You will also be required to have the following:
·         Communication skills – delivering the strategies of the business will require you to talk to stakeholders from around the business. As such, you will need to be able to present effectively to different levels of seniority.
·         General skills – a HR Business Partner will need to be a true generalist, with a good understanding of the many different responsibilities of the function (e.g. learning & development, reward, compensation & benefits, performance management).
·         Leadership – you will be working with line managers to deliver the function’s strategy. As such, you must be able to lead in the day to day operations of the business, and also on specific projects.
·         Coaching skills – you will be seen as a mentor within the function and the business at large. You must be comfortable in offering advice to both your peers and junior employees.
·         Strategic thinker – working closely with the HR Director to deliver and implement new programmes and initiatives, experience of thinking strategically is an absolute must.
·         Industry knowledge – building a coherent and successful HR strategy will require an extensive knowledge of the trends and changes in policy that are affecting people at work.
·         Performance management – provides the day-to-day performance management guidance to the business’s management personnel through coaching, counseling, and disciplinary actions. In this capacity, the HR Business Partner manages and resolves complex employee-relations issues.
·         Workforce planning – creates a people plan for the business and its various departments taking into account the wider HR agenda and any specific people issues that may be existent within the business.
·         Talent management – implements talent management processes for all employees in all departments within the business and provides thought-leadership on issues that may avail improved operation and performance of the business as a whole as well as the HR department
·         Collaboration – teams up with other HR departmental teams in determining approaches to matters of recruitment, compensation, and other HR functions in order to ensure that the programs in place are effective and efficient. Incumbent will actively participate in HR department meetings and contributes to the formulation of solutions for the HR department, business department, and business-wide challenges.


·         Bachelor’s degree in HR or business related course. Masters in Human Resources or equivalent will be an added advantage § Professional qualifications in HR
·         Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in HR business partnering position or Senior HR generalist in a leading international organization, last three at a similar or senior level.
·         Multi country experience in Africa will be an added advantage
·         Experience in international development or corporate sector
·         Proficiency in French is desirable
How to Apply
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application letter and CV to by Friday, 27 July 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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