Programme Officer – USAID/PROPEL Adapt at Amref Kenya

January 4, 2023
Application Ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description


The Programme Officer will report to the Deputy Director, Health Financing and will provide administrative and technical support to the project to build and expand the body of knowledge of how policy, advocacy, financing and governance mechanisms can be leveraged to create an enabling environment to support the continuation of FP/RH services in humanitarian settings. The preferred location for this position Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Support the development of annual workplans and budgets for the Project.
  • Support the development and implementation of a learning agenda including the design and management of evidence generation activities, working with the project consortium and SPARC’s community of experts.
  • Contribute to evidence generation and learning activities through development of concept notes, desk research, literature review and other relevant activities.
  • Capture, synthesize and support the dissemination of learnings from PROPEL Adapt’s key pillars and any other internal or community wide learning/knowledge sharing events.
  • Support the organization of knowledge sharing events including seminars/webinars, workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions by coordinating schedules, correspondence with participants and presenters, managing the implementation of the event workplan and working with communications unit to ensure effective publicity.
  • Contribute to the development of the country work-plans through desk research, data analysis, note taking, process documentation and first draft developments.
  • Support the Deputy Project Director is engaging partners, country actors and other stakeholders as occasion demands.
  • Periodically collate, organize relevant health financing/strategic purchasing resources (articles, briefs, reports etc.) and work with the project communications team to provide material for PROPEL Adapt’s resource hub.
  • Support the development of technical presentations, reports and other materials as required.


SPARC is a small team with an ambitious work plan and works in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. The ideal candidate is highly-motivated, a fast learner, resourceful, flexible, independent, energetic, with excellent
communications skills, cultural sensitivity and experience working with senior leaders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Financing or any related field.


  • At least 4 years’ experience providing program support, research, learning, knowledge production and dissemination activities preferably in the health financing technical assistance space.
  • Experience in humanitarian and fragile settings is an advantage


  • Excellent knowledge of UHC, health financing and/or health economics landscape in low- and middleincome countries (LMICs).
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, as well as the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner
  • Demonstrated proficiency in research establishment and nurturing of learning networks including promotion of engagement, collaboration and knowledge exchange in the communities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with cross cultural and multi diverse teams
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands, highly organized
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products at intermediate leve