Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) job at Amref Health Africa
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Vacancy title:
Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Amref Health Africa

Deadline of this Job:
20 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, September 09, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Director, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

• Provide technical leadership and advisory services on Health Systems Strengthening.
• Continuously assess Amref’s support to building stronger health systems. Based on the assessments, recommend additional HSS support that would achieve organization’s goals.
• Oversee capacity-building of Amref’s expertise in HSS, particularly in provision of technical assistance and health financing.
• Provide oversight of Amref’s technical assistance framework, working closely with various units across Amref to ensure execution of the strategy.
• Align the technical assistance framework to Amref’s transformation agenda by designing a robust learning agenda. Document lessons and maintain tools and approaches for TA.
• Facilitate internal and external learning platforms for knowledge exchange.
• Oversee Amref’s funding of technical assistance initiatives and capacity building activities.
• Provide strategic and technical leadership to define and grow Amref’s health financing objectives and priorities.
• Ensure that evidence-based policy, advocacy, financing and governance approaches inform Amref’s objectives and priorities in health financing.
• Build knowledge and thought leadership; increase Amref’s network of health finance experts and partners with a goal of increasing Amref’s visibility in this area.
• Establish and sustain partnerships with African governments and regional blocks to influence health priorities in African countries. Provide guidance to governments in developing and implementing health priorities, resolve challenges and barriers to build and sustain efficient health systems.

The successful candidate will have a strong technical background in health systems strengthening, particularly in health financing; as well as solid experience in the delivery of technical assistance. S/he should also be highly motivated, a creative problem solver; have strong analytical, communication, process facilitation, and collaboration skills.

Education and Professional Qualifications
• An advanced degree in public health, health financing, international development, or a similar field.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• Minimum ten (10) years of experience working in health systems strengthening, familiarity with health financing issues across the African continent and technical knowledge of policy, advocacy, financing and governance.
• Prior experience in health financing, particularly delivery of TA to strengthen public financing management, health financing capacity building, etc.
• Proven leadership in developing strategies, conceptualizing, planning, and implementing projects or programs.
• Demonstrated track record in building partnerships with government health agencies, donors, and other key health stakeholders.
• High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, and reliability. Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced environment and be responsive to internal offices/units and partners.
• Highly collaborative and accessible leadership style, with experience managing teams. Enthusiasm about working in an open environment with multicultural peers and staff, including global, regional, national, local, public and private sector.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate high-level meetings; prepare clear and concise briefs, presentations, and reports.
• Strong interpersonal and capacity building skills, including training, mentoring and coaching skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
• Demonstrated thought leader
• Technically sound in health and community systems
• Ability to build and work with networks
• Well organized, results focused, creative, innovative and flexible
• Fluency in French would be an additional advantage

• This role attracts internationally competitive benefits including relocation for internationally recruited staff.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure

Interested? Kindly send your application to  quoting Director/HSS/09 in the subject line. Your application should only include your CV with relevant skills and experience and a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position. Please do not attached any certificates or recommendations. Closing date will be September 20, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 20 September 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 09-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-09-2066
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