Technical Expert – Digital Health and Innovation At Amref Health Africa

Background Information

Amref Health Africa was founded in 1957 and has since grown to become the largest African-based international health development organisation. Currently, Amref implements more than 120 programmes across 35 countries and directly reaching more than 12 million people annually. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa has offices in nine African countries namely – Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Senegal, South Sudan, and Zambia. Additionally, there are eleven advocacy and fundraising offices across Europe and North America.

With the bold vision of catalysing “Lasting health change in Africa”, the organisation prioritises transformation aimed at bridging the gap between communities’ needs and the rest of the health system. The organisation’s mission is to increase sustainable health services through innovative solutions in training, quality service delivery, and health financing. To catalyse desired change, Amref deploys a series of process-based and cross cutting drivers namely advocacy and policy, research, innovation, youth, diversity and inclusion.

To deepen, expand, and accelerate its impact, Amref is seeking part time Technical Experts to work with its thematic technical teams (organised as communities of practice). Through this engagement, it is expected that Amref will achieve technical excellence, growth, and deeper impact across Africa.

Scope of Work and Deliverables

The Technical Expert will provide support covering the following scope;

  • Clearly defining Digital Health and Innovation, and its importance to global health and Amref Health Africa, and analysis of Amref’s current positioning with regard to digital health.
  • Extensive engagement with Amref COP/country programsto audit innovations in Amref over the last 10 years including SWOT analysis, map and document.
  • Support the set-up of a structured repository, with a clear process for documenting innovations going forward.
  • Extensive plan for external engagements for Amref to build and grow its reputation as a Digital Health Innovation leader

The Person

  • Recognised expert in the digital health ecosystem with experience in the health innovations space or development innovations.
  • Demonstrable understanding of digital health concepts and principles
  • Experience and understanding of knowledge management.
  • Master’s degree in Business Strategy and or Technology/Innovation or relevant background experience. The candidate should have demonstrable experience working in the digital health space such as health system strengthening or other innovation space.

How to apply

Interested? Please visit our website to view the Terms of Reference. Bid documents must be submitted to and to be received on or before Wednesday May 04, 2022 at 12:00 noon (EAT). Late tenders will be rejected. Only shortlisted bidders will be contacted.