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Talent Acquisition Manager

The Talent Acquisition Manager will support Amref’s efforts of finding and retaining excellent employees. The job holder will be entrusted with an ongoing quest to discover talent, build a strong employment brand and ensure great relationships with both candidates and employees. In addition, the Talent Acquisition Manager will champion Resourcing best practice and Amref Reward principles.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support HRBP’s in developing workforce plans; determining current staffing needs and producing forecasts, including preparation of talent acquisition strategies and hiring plans for countries supported.
  • Manage the Recruiting team who are based in Headquarters ensuring appropriate resources to deliver on recruiting needs; ensuring coverage and balanced workload allocation.
  • Oversee the adoption and consistent usage of the recruiting process and contribute to the continuous improvement of recruiting practices.
  • Maintain thought leadership in next-generation recruiting practices and associated tools.
  • As a working Manager, serve as recruiter for certain roles, including providing coverage for recruiters’ absences.
  • Oversee Recruiting’s effort for capacity building of hiring managers in the areas of networking, sourcing, interviewing and assessing talent, and onboarding.
  • Contribute to the oversight and management of recruiting related projects. Help set project priorities, assign activities to team members and lead identified projects accordingly.
  • Promote Amref Health Africa’s diversity, equity and inclusion plans and work with all Amref leaders and HR colleagues to actualize these plans.
  • Develop and drive adherence to recruiting guidelines and best practices and update operational and training material.
  • Lead employment branding initiatives including career fairs, talent forums and other events aimed at increasing employer brand visibility and expanding talent reach.
  • Use metrics to create reports on recruitment effectiveness and identify areas of improvement.
  • Provide oversight and monitor team performance. Provide feedback, guidance, and mentorship during regular meetings with each team member.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or relevant field

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience of recruiting and working in a high-volume organization with at least three (3) years in a supervisory position.
  • Proven experience as Talent Acquisition Manager.
  • Experience in recruitment of professional and technical positions.
  • Experience in full-cycle recruiting, sourcing and employment branding.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Targeted Selection certification or behavioural interviewing training
  • Experience in international/global workforce in African context and possess cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to use creative sourcing and networking skills to connect with talent in different professions
  • Successful skills and ability to prioritize effectively and manage multiple projects in a fast paced and ever-changing multinational organization
  • Ability to operate within a geographically dispersed organization
  • A deep understanding and passion for recruitment, aware of the latest trends and global talent market
  • Demonstrated computer literacy to include experience in tracking recruitment outcomes/metrics
  • Must be in full agreement and support of Amref’s Core Values, to evaluate candidate’s motivational fit for the organization.
  • Second language such as, French is highly desirable
  • Understanding of all selection methods and techniques
  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards
  • Willingness to understand the duties and competencies of different roles
  • Excellent communicator
  • Well-organized
  • A leader and strategic thinker.

Programme Manager

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The Programme Manager will report to the SEMA Head of Operations and lead SEMA’s efforts to develop and implement a standardized approach for effective programme management across the organization. This role will also work closely with the Executive Director, Global & Country Heads of Markets and Head of Data and Analytics to ensure that all relevant project initiatives are effectively managed for maximum results and impact. This will include working with SEMA project sponsors to plan and develop scopes of work and key deliverables, secure the required resources, and develop the necessary work plans, budgets, and timeframes for delivery. Therefore, this person will be expected to bring strong program management expertise to different components of SEMA’s business including operations, programs, and external engagement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and assist SEMA programme leads in planning and implementing allocated projects, ensuring incorporation of best practice project management processes. This will include developing full-cycle project implementation plans in collaboration with SEMA leads and setting objectives, performance measurements, standards, and results for impact
  • Manage the timely and cost-effective implementation of SEMA interventions according to strategic goals/targets, internal expectations, and approved budgets
  • Ensure timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting.
  • Manage effective relations and communications with SEMA donors and implementing partners
  • Support SEMA resource mobilization for expansion and extension of current projects
  • Support the SEMA management team/country leads/finance manager to ensure the financial sustainability of country programmes and delivery of desired results, ensuring compliance with organizational strategies, rules, regulations, and standards of performance
  • Liaise with implementing partners, manage contractual issues, payments, budgets, and invoice reviews, and review deliverables in coordination with the relevant SEMA team to ensure they meet technical and quality standards
  • Conduct periodic SEMA country office visits to monitor and support SEMA operations and implementation, including conducting training, conducting or responding to audits, providing input to work planning, training on SEMA systems, conducting research, and performing other relevant tasks
  • Submit critical programme management issues to the Head of Operations, to drive future process improvement and business development planning
  • Manage the preparation of programme documents (including business cases/strategies, policy briefs, programme plans, and risk assessments)
  • Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partners to ensure linkages, consistency, and harmonization of approaches and compliance with guidelines, framework, accountability, integrity, and performance standards
  • Foster an inclusive and positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed
  • Monitor and manage risks on programme implementation, assess constraints, and take corrective action, ensuring early warning of risks to the relevant lead for action and/or intervention.
  • Contribute to developing and introducing programme management innovation to ensure SEMA continually leverages best practice approaches to achieve results and drive impact
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building

Education requirements

  • At a minimum, a degree in social science, international development, business administration, or a related field

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 7 to 10+ years of relevant experience, including hands-on practical experience in programme management, preferably on sexual and reproductive health, global health, and/or global development programmes/organizations/initiatives
  • Demonstrated evidence of proactivity and ability to think strategically, set priorities and manage concurrent projects, handle pressure, manage time effectively, exercise independent judgement, and assume responsibility for seeing projects through to timely and successful completion
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and pressure to perform
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong results focus on getting the job done
  • Excellent use of Excel and other software for programme and budget management
  • Self-motivated and effective including being willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a complex, multi-cultural work environment and committed to promoting an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and belongs
  • Eagerness to contribute positively and collaborate effectively in a team working in a start-up environment (i.e., enjoy creating, can be flexible, embrace ambiguity)
  • Entrepreneurial and creative
  • Deep personal commitment to sexual & reproductive health & rights, including the right to safe abortion for all who need it
  • Team management experience desired
  • Fluency in English required, French language skills desired

Closing: 31 August 2022

Finance Manager SEMA

The Commercial Manager will report directly to the SEMA Head of Operations and drive all financial and commercial management activities for SEMA to advance its mission. The portfolio will include activities to support the financial processes and budget management of SEMA ensuring that the initiative’s implementation adheres to the agreed commercial management framework principles agreed with SEMA’s donors and in line with AMREF’s compliance framework. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective project financial management and reporting systems are in place to manage compliant and efficient project spending against budget.
  • Collect, prepare and analyze required reports in a timely manner in order to meet internal and external deadlines for submission in order to receive payments from SEMA donors.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and Head of Operations on the oversight of all project financial processes and transactions, including the disbursements of funds and verification and approval of financial reports from partners & suppliers.
  • Lead the adherence to key financial controls for SEMA, including budgeting, management reporting and forecasting, procurement policy, travel policy, bank reconciliations, and treasury management, to ensure fully compliant end to end financial management.
  • Review programmatic documents and other relevant documents to ensure budget feasibility, compliance with forward-funding guidelines, appropriate methods of financing/payment, and adequacy of financial reporting.
  • Review sub-budgets and reports prepared by SEMA heads of department and country leads, giving support and capacity building to teams to build expertise and capability.
  • Ensure financial oversight responsibility for SEMA financial transactions:
  • Process and maintain transactions on Amref ERP
  • Maintain regular reconciliations of bank and other balance sheet accounts
  • Monitor foreign exchange fluctuations and track exchange gains and losses
  • Ensure payments are made in good time to suppliers, partners for invoice payments, etc
  • Ensure adequate documentation supports transactions.
  • Produce reports as required for donors, internal management and other key stakeholders
  • Ensure all financial project documentation is managed, filed, and available on Amref’s ERP and SEMA shared drive workspace
  • Oversee and ensure adherence to key financial controls for SEMA including budgeting, management reporting, forecasting, procurement processes, treasury management, etc.
  • Ensure all costs incurred by SEMA are coded correctly and in a timely manner into Amref’s ERP
  • Ensure all payments via the Amref finance department are paid within the agreed upon internal timelines
  • Support banking requirements for SEMA including ensuring compliant per diem payments, compliant payments to suppliers, and other requirements as necessary
  • Working with colleagues in Amref to prepare SEMA inter-company payments and reports in Amref ERP in order to ensure correct and timely payments.
  • Oversee SEMA’s financial audits and reviews (both external or internal audits) from time to time
  • All other duties as identified and agreed to fulfil SEMA support costs and transactions

Education requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, business, or a closely related field
  • A certified Accountant or Finance professional (e.g CPA, ACCA, etc)

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience designing, implementing, and managing highly effective financial and commercial management processes, preferably in the field of sexual and reproductive health, global health, and/or global development.
  • Experience supporting financial and commercial management for comparable programs or organizations working with diverse stakeholders (governments, funders, implementation organizations)
  • Robust & evidenced knowledge of performance, financial, and budgeting performance processes
  • Excellent use of Excel for business analysis
  • Proactive and able to think strategically, set priorities and manage concurrent projects, handle pressure, manage time effectively, exercise independent judgment, and assume responsibility for seeing projects through to timely and successful completion
  • Up to date on industry trends in commercial and financial management able to stay ahead of the latest developments in the industry.
  • Deep personal commitment to sexual & reproductive health & rights, including the right to safe abortion for all who need it
  • Self-motivated; willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural work environment and committed to promoting an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and belongs
  • Eagerness to contribute positively and collaborate effectively in a team working in a start-up environment (i.e., enjoy creating, can be flexible, embrace ambiguity)
  • Entrepreneurial and creative.

Head of Country Markets

Role Overview & Responsibilities

The role of Country Head of Markets is an opportunity for a strategic, passionate, forward-thinking, and creative individual to build and shape how SEMA will work with country and regional stakeholders to strengthen country stewardship of SRH markets and drive toward more healthy, equitable and resilient SRH markets. This role will work with SEMA country staff to define the strategic approach, partnerships, data/analytics, tools, etc. that SEMA will leverage to support country stakeholders to understand the state of their markets, align on market priorities, and coordinate activities. In addition, this individual will lead testing different operational models for how SEMA engages countries and country stakeholders to guide SEMA’s organizational model moving forward. SEMA country representatives will report to this role so the Country Head of Markets can oversee, learn from and represent both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of country market activities. S/he will thereby be responsible for defining how SEMA engages with country stakeholders, gathering and sharing best practices, and identifying common SRH market needs that need to be escalated. In addition, this individual will consider different operational strategies for how SEMA might not just support focal countries but also create strategies to ensure a broad set of countries take advantage of global or product market opportunities (e.g., improved financing solutions, new technology, improved price/quality). The Country Head of Markets will participate in the SEMA leadership team to discuss and prioritize market opportunities that SEMA might pursue across country, product, and global markets. In addition, this role will identify and manage relationships with other country and regional stakeholders to understand SRH market needs and nurture partnerships to advance common agendas. Success for this role over time is that more countries are strengthening their capacity to steward markets and that SRH markets are improving so people can access the SRH products they want and need to control their health and future.

Key Activities

Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will be a part of the Management Team and have the following responsibilities:

Leadership/Strategy

  • Oversee the development and evolution of SEMA’s vision and approach to:
  • Defining and promoting a healthy, equitable, and resilient SRH country market
  • Working in priority countries to align with local stakeholders around understanding and developing strategies to improve local SRH markets and to identify how SEMA can complement the work of others while supporting countries to be stewards of their public and private SRH markets
  • Synthesizing country needs in collaboration with the Data & Analytics team to identify SRH market problems that SEMA could address
  • Engaging with country and regional stakeholders to understand broader market trends and opportunities to guide strategic direction
  • Supporting mobilizing of resources with country-oriented stakeholders to advance agendas
  • Ensuring effective coordination of SEMA supported market interventions within countries to ensure alignment with local stakeholders
  • Building and testing different efficient, operational models to provide strategic SRH market support to a broader set of countries
  • Tracking, reporting, and learning from experience to continually enhance its approach
  • Participate in the SEMA Management Team to drive prioritization among country, product, and global market opportunities to guide strategy and resource allocation
  • Advise the Head of Global Market to ensure global and product market solutions are driven by the priorities, needs and insights emerging from countries, particularly consumers themselves
  • Advise the Head of Data on SEMA’s strategy for how it invests in market data and consumer insights to ensure effective use by country and global stakeholders
  • Translate the above in collaboration with other SEMA Management Team into a strategic plan for market activities; track, adapt, and update the strategic plan over time
  • Present and gather feedback on SEMA market strategy and activities with the Technical Oversight Committee
  • Develop and present market strategy updates and recommendations to Governing Body as necessary

Country Market Oversight

  • Recruit and oversee SEMA country staff in each priority country to serve as SEMA’s primary points of engagement in each country
  • Oversee Country Leads to ensure they are effectively engaging with country stakeholders, participating in local processes, and gathering information to:
  • Understand the local market context, support a country-led process to develop a market strategy, and identify priorities for how SEMA could complement the work of others to advance the country’s market strategy
  • Identify, propose, develop and manage programmatic investment opportunities to support the local country market strategy
  • Build and manage effective partnerships with critical stakeholders to advance work
  • Oversee the SEMA country representatives and ensure they are learning and sharing best practices from each other in country engagement/support
  • Develop and oversee SEMA’s approach to (i) monitor country needs and experiences and ensure these issues inform the broader SEMA strategic priorities and (ii) ensure SEMA is tracking how countries are building market stewardship capacity
  • Collaborate with the Global Head of Markets to co-design strategies to efficiently provide market support in a broader set of countries so these countries can take advantage of market public goods (e.g., best practices, tools, platforms, improved products, etc.) to expand SEMA’s impact
  • Document and share any lessons learned on how to optimize country market strategy engagement with the SEMA Management Team to continuously learn and improve the approach moving forward

Communications/Stakeholders

  • Communicate and represent SEMA’s strategy with key stakeholders – including country, regional, and global stakeholders – to build awareness and alignment, gather feedback, guide strategy, develop partnerships, and advance SEMA’s mission
  • Develop and manage effective relationships especially with country and regional partners and agencies (e.g., regional SRH civil society networks, Ministers of Health and Finance, Africa Union, regional pharmaceutical agencies, etc.) to represent SEMA and advance common agendas
  • Communicate updates on country work to SEMA leadership, working groups and technical agencies

Organizational Development

  • Collaborate with and support other SEMA Management Team members to:
  • Support effective launch and evolution of SEMA organization including providing input on business model, staffing, and strategic priorities
  • Align workplans and activities for organizational effectiveness and impact
  • Identify, build, and nurture effective partnerships
  • Mobilize funding and meet donor reporting requirements
  • Recruit, onboard and manage people to support the desired culture and build a highly functioning, motivated and effective team where people bring their best to work

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who wants to design and drive a new way to support countries to improve SRH market shaping that puts countries in the driver’s seat. This role requires someone with exceptional market shaping knowledge to be able to engage with global, regional, and country stakeholders to discuss and align on market issues, opportunities, and agendas. S/he also loves to lead a team and thrives on thinking about how to optimize organizational models to make a vision come to life. A successful candidate also must be comfortable working in a start-up organization and can embrace uncertainty, changes, learning and adapting along the way.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Masters degree or higher in medicine, public health, social science or closely related field

Essential:

  • Strategic and visionary leader with proven experience in designing and managing market interventions (e.g., product introduction, reducing product prices, addressing product quality, ensuring consumer insights inform program design) in global health at global and country levels
  • 10+ years of professional experience working in market dynamics with understanding of global and country market dynamics (financing/procurement flow, product introduction, public/private service delivery, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting and managing multi-cultural team providing service/technical support across different African country contexts
  • Demonstrated success developing and managing complex partnerships with African country governments related to market areas
  • Experience working in sexual & reproductive health & rights markets specifically in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)
  • Experience designing and managing partnerships among diverse sets of players to align on a common strategic direction and execute against the strategy
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including areas of presentation and reporting writing, with experience presenting to multi-cultural and executive level bodies

Highly desired:

  • Experience managing investments/contracts with partners and holding them accountable to outputs/results
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing complex partnerships across key global donors and implementing organisations related to market areas
  • Experience developing and managing complex market partnerships with pharmaceutical developers and/or manufacturers

Other Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial and creative mindset: track record in building new initiatives, entities, and/or teams
  • Ability to think strategically (where are we going, how to organize the work) and drive project management (plan and manage numerous processes and projects simultaneously and meet deadlines)
  • Ability to work independently in an ambiguous and changing environment
  • Eagerness to contribute and collaborate to management team working in a start-up environment (i.e., enjoy creating, can be leader and execute on operational tasks where needed)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness to work in a multi-cultural work environment and committed to promoting an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and belongs
  • Deep personal commitment to sexual & reproductive health & rights, including the right to safe abortion for all who need it
  • Language proficiency: English (required); French (highly desirable).

Results and Impact Lead

JOB PURPOSE
The Results and Impact Lead will report directly to the SEMA Head of Data & Analytics and lead SEMA’s efforts to evaluate organizational and programmatic impact, establish processes, synthesize learnings, and foster an environment of continuous adaptation and learning within SEMA to maximize results and impact of SRH market shaping efforts. This role will also work closely with the Head of Markets and Head of Operations at SEMA to ensure that the data collected is appropriate and robust and able to support multi-faceted evaluation of SEMA’s investments and operations. The portfolio will include activities to develop SEMA’s internal approach to monitoring and learning organizational impact, within and across the organization’s investments, as well as ensuring alignment with external evaluation processes that SEMA’s donors may implement. Success for this role is that SEMA has a robust measurement, learning and evaluation approach in place and is implementing efforts to promote continuous learning about SRH
market shaping to support the field and advance SEMA’s mission.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the development and implementation of SEMA’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan
  • (MEL Plan), programmatic MEL plans, and the design and implementation of evaluation processes to
  • ensure they inform project objectives and programme adaptation;
  • Ensure the project has a well-defined results framework, theory of change and reporting systems
  • that include baseline data and targets to measure progress and outcomes for evaluation/program
  • learning and oversee the development and maintenance of a user-friendly database for the storage
  • and management of monitoring data;
  • Work closely with the technical leads and SEMA partners to co-design monitoring tools, select
  • indicators, and monitor responsibilities to ensure coordinated implementation of M&E activities;
  • Develop operational and strategic result reports for SEMA to monitor and report its work;
  • Identify and implement practical management processes, related to monitoring, learning and
  • communications, including clear schedules, responsibilities and interdependencies;
  • Coordinate with others on the SEMA management team to ensure that activity data and results are
  • used to inform activity implementation and shared with relevant stakeholders;
  • Align with SEMA external evaluation team to track progress along SEMA’s theory of change, ensuring
  • close collaboration and coordination;
  • Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning,
  • collaboration, and adaptation, within and across SEMA’s investments;
  • Oversee the publication and dissemination of global goods on successful and promising approaches,
  • lessons learned, and other program results to SEMA leadership (Governing Body, Technical
  • Oversight Committee, Management Team) and other key stakeholders;
  • Contribute to strengthening of the M&E systems around SRH market shaping overall, sharing
  • approaches and experience with national partners and program staff in M&E, as need is identified;
  • Collaborate with SEMA communications personnel to optimize methods of information
  • dissemination for different stakeholder groups;
  • Collaborate with the project’s technical teams to identify activities, processes and/or outcomes that
  • are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices;
  • Serve as an effective member of the SEMA team, providing strategic direction and planning for project activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Science, International Development, or a related field

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, including hands-on practical experience developing and managing the implementation of M&E systems, preferably in the field of sexual and reproductive health, global health, and/or global development
  • Demonstrated and evidenced expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated and evidenced familiarity with and understanding of development and monitoring of output, outcome, and impact indicators
  • Prior experience using Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approaches to improve project performance and achieve impact
  • Prior experience designing M&E systems and tools, preferably related to SRH

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and communication skills, including areas of presentation and reporting writing, with experience presenting to multi-cultural and country/donor leadership stakeholders
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent use of Excel and other software for data management, analysis and analytics
  • Demonstrated evidence of proactivity and ability to think strategically, set priorities and manage concurrent projects, handle pressure, manage time effectively, exercise independent judgement, and assume responsibility for seeing projects through to timely and successful completion
  • Deep personal commitment to sexual & reproductive health & rights, including the right to safe abortion for all who need it
  • Self-motivated; willing to work independently and as part of a team
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural work
  • environment and committed to promoting an inclusive culture where everyone is valued and belongs
  • Eagerness to contribute positively and collaborate effectively in a team working in a start-up environment (i.e., enjoy creating, can be flexible, embrace ambiguity)
  • Entrepreneurial and creative
  • Fluency in English required, French language skills desired.

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