Organisation: Amref Health Africa

Position: Partnerships Manager

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia preferred with remote work as an option

Salary: $85,000USD with consultant responsible for taxes

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Closing date: 31/07/2022 (day/month/year)

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Partnerships Manager

Amref Health Africa

Background

Background

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven interventions and programmes.

The CDC was established in January 2016 by the 26th Assembly of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government and has been in operation since 2017 following the Assembly’s recognition of the urgent need for a specialized agency to support African Union (AU) Member States in strengthening health systems by building the capacity of public health institutions on the prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies (including outbreaks, man-made and natural disasters, and public health events of regional and international concern), and reducing the disease burden on the continent.

To effectively carry out its mandate, the Africa CDC rolled out a Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which outlines a path towards attaining an integrated and prosperous continent; through tackling all communicable diseases, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and significantly reducing non-communicable diseases, injury and trauma.

Amref Health Africa as the largest health development non-governmental international organisation based in Africa is committed to improving health and health has a mission to increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health services delivery and investments in health.  Amref Health Africa and the CDC are working in partnership to achieve their combined mandates.

As part of their partnership, Amref Health Africa has been tasked to support the Africa CDC to address challenges faced in strengthening health systems through two key outputs:

i)  Organizational development and project management capacities of the Africa CDC strengthened.

ii) Partnership management of the Africa CDC strengthened.

To achieve this aim, Amref Health and the CDC are jointly seeking to recruit a consultant to undertake a partnership status review, develop a partnership management strategy and support the development of a Partnership Management Information System (PMIS).

Job description

Assignment scope and deliverables

The overall goal of the assignment isto develop a partnership strategy and implementation plan.

Objectives:

Specifically, the assignment will seek to:

Carry out Africa CDC partnerships situational analysis

i.    Review existing partnership and stakeholder assessment and management documents.

ii.   Carry out current Africa CDC partnerships inventory and opportunities.

iii.  Drawing an assessment tool as required.

iv.  Identifying participants of the process.

v.   Scheduling sessions with the participants.

vi. Documenting the current Africa CDC’s partnership situational analysis.

Development of a Partnership Strategy within the following activities:

i.   Draft partnership identification and mapping process.

ii.  Develop partnership strategy and Implementation tools.

iii. Develop policies and procedures on partnership and stakeholder engagement in alignment with the Africa Union policies and procedures.

iv. Develop work plans and reports for strategic partnerships.

v.  Induct Africa CDC staff to the developed strategy and implementation tools.

Participate in PMIS development

  i.  Support the development, pre-test and launch of the PMIS.

Expected Deliverables of the Assignment 

The consultant will be expected to deliver:

1.  A comprehensive, edited report on inventory status of Africa CDC partnerships within two months of starting the assignment.

2.  A partnership strategic plan, including identifying key partners and stakeholders.

3.  A detailed partnership implementation plan and standard operating procedures.

4.  Presentations and reports to SCPPA partners.

5.  A fully functional Africa CDC Partnership Management Information System.

6.  A detailed report of the Induction of Africa CDC staff to the partnership strategy, tools, systems, and policies.

Candidate requirements

Professional experience required

  • Ideally 7- 10 years of relevant professional experience in partnership development (with CDC partners such as; institutional, governments, embassies etc.).
  • Experience in Africa is ideal but not mandatory.
  • Manged complex political situations with high level stakeholders.
  • Successful track record of developing partnership strategies and their subsequent implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills with good interpersonal and negotiation skills; well-able to explain complex issues to others and present the organization in an engaging and concise manner.
  • Good understanding of current humanitarian issues and priorities in Africa.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting the implementation of PMIS.

Certifications and education required

  • University degree or equivalent experience in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Communications, International Relations, Finance, or another field relevant to the role.
  • Fluent in English, French desirable.
  • Excellent digital literacy (MS Office, CRMs, business intelligence tools, etc.).
  • Project Management Qualification, an asset.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in English and in strict confidence by email only to Ruth Gardner at ruth@darylupsall.com. Please ensure that they are sent as pdf documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “ICRC – Philanthropy Specialist Individuals” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 31st July 2022

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Contact person: Ruth Gardner

Response email: Click here to email the recruiter

Website: amref.org/vision-and-mission

Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2022-07-31

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