Technical Expert – Human Resources for Health (HRH) Assets Business Modelling 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

Through a consultative and field-based process, the consultant will co-develop the HRH business model using a pre-approved inception report.

Without limitation, the process will entail the following:

  • Identifying needs, potential investors/partners and competitors in the health workforce space in targeted markets
  • Assessing current challenges that inhibit commercialization of Amref HRH assets. These could include but not limited to; product design, pricing, distribution, promotion/marketing
  • Flag market opportunities (size, buyer etc) in the select countries
  • Develop a commercially viable business model for a sustainable HRH agenda in Amref. This should include a clear Unique Value Proposition (UVP)/differentiation for our niche
  • Recommend a clear, detailed roadmap for execution of Amref’s HRH business model
  • Support initial roll-out of the model

This assignment will include gathering business intelligence on various aspects of HRH including deployment of technology in training, insights into trends, changes, projections, and opportunities across the entire market. Further, it should capture data on market share, segmentation, size, and growth of the health workforce in those countries.

The Person

The ideal Consultant will process the following attributes:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in economics, business management or any other related field.
  • Proven experience in entrepreneurship, either as an entrepreneur or provision of support to enterprises towards scale
  • Proven hands on skills in research and economic analysis, with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in the development field, preferably in health training and education and labour markets/skills issues.
  • Able to formulate relevant solutions for complex sector problems, considering cross-sectoral linkages.
  • Preference will be given to a consultant/firm that combines or brings on board the following skills or experiences:
  • Ability to produce well written, analytical reports in English
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
  • Experience in planning for education and training in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Experience in (social) enterprises and commercialization of assets
  • Experience in designing and managing challenging education or related projects, and relevant analytical work.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entrepreneurship and the health/education sector specifically, as it relates to health workers training.

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.

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