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Deputy General Manager and Universal Health Coverage Department Head

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Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Senior level
Minimum Qualification
Years Experience
5 years
Application Deadline
Nairobi CBD Nairobi

Technical Leadership and Innovation

  • Develop Amref’ s strategy and conceptual framework for UHC technical assistance in the context of recent HSS strategy development work, focusing on design, implementation and monitoring of large-scale health financing reforms and other approaches for increasing access to high quality, equitable health caDre, drawing upon Amref’s expertise in a range of practices, health areas and settings.
  • Increase Amref presence at strategic meetings/global forums on UHC
  • Working with Amref International University, lead Amref research on UHC to identify, evaluate and promote innovative approaches for achieving UHC, internally and externally; publish in peer-reviewed publications and other venues; represent Amref at conferences and other technical forums. Participate in UHC advocacy as needed
  • Develop a UHC technical exchange network of interested Amref staff and consultants who can organize around the vision and mission and support our efforts in UHC
  • Partner with Amref project teams to develop a strategic approach to building Amref’s UHC portfolio, based on present work, our capabilities and the UHC health system needs going forward
  • Interact with and support centers, projects, technical and country teams to pioneer and provide a UHC lens and input into all Amref activities
  • Lead the health financing team and other elements of the HSS strategy that are key to achieving UHC

Technical Assistance and Expertise

  • Provide technical assistance to governments and other partners, consistent with the strategy and conceptual framework. Provide technical oversight to Amref’s UHC future projects and technical activities
  • Serve as resource for technical information on UHC to other experts, offices and projects within Amref
  • Document Amref’s portfolio of UHC activities, update it regularly with new experiences and disseminate results

Business Development

  • Use network and connections to identify and build relationships with strategic partners and funders on UHC; conduct outreach to LMIC governments pursuing or considering UHC reforms
  • Working with the BD team in AEL Develop strategic plans for growing the business portfolio for Amref in UHC
  • As a technical leader in UHC, support new AEL UHC business development efforts acting as the primary resource for technical program design, lead writer, and reviewer of UHC proposals
  • Serve as a scheduled Amref Health Africa Technical Support Lead (TSL) on roughly three to five bids per year
  • Work in close coordination with BD Team in reviewing bid opportunities, determining the opportunities that Amref should pursue in UHC. Provide strategic guidance and insight in pre-positioning for UHC bids
  • Work in coordination with Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communication PHT to track private sector funding opportunities
  • Lead and/or participate in pitching ideas to donors and funders on UHC
  • Identify potential strategic partners and funders and strategically manage, keeping in mind the diversification of Amref’s UHC portfolio. Interact with and represent the Amref UHC program to the MOPHs/MOF and to other donor agencies

External Representation

  • Partner and build strong relationships with thought leaders and engage new audiences in the area of UHC
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external players

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line: **REF: Amref/Enterprises2018/01-07.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment.

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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