SPARC Director

Amref Health Africa

Job Summary

The Director is ultimately responsible for the overall leadership and management of SPARC and all aspects of its operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Overview of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre

The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) – a resource hub hosted by Amref Health Africa with technical support from Results for Development (R4D) – is aimed at strengthening strategic health purchasing (SHP) capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa by connecting existing regional expertise and matching it with country demand to make better use of resources for health. Our vision is to empower countries with knowledge and practical tools to make access to affordable and quality health care a reality for all. SPARC is a complementary resource and partner to the many health financing initiatives on the African continent and globally. SPARC is supported by Amref Health Africa as the institutional host and Results for Development (R4D) as the core technical partner.


SPARC is not just a resource center — it is a movement. SPARC is engaging individuals from stakeholder groups across sub-Saharan Africa to understand, talk about and advocate for strategic purchasing as a way to make better use of limited resources for universal health coverage (UHC) and to hold decision-makers accountable for effective health spending. We are also working with partners to change how technical assistance is provided — tapping into and deepening regional expertise and building a coaching approach that emphasizes learning by doing. We are creating a network of regional experts who can support countries to develop practical, home-grown solutions that advance their strategic purchasing objectives.


Job Summary: SPARC Director

The Director is ultimately responsible for the overall leadership and management of SPARC and all aspects of its operations in sub-Saharan Africa. This involves the strategic oversight and execution of: 1) strategy development, 2) program planning, implementation and innovation, 3) partnerships development, 4) advocacy, 5) financial oversight, and 6) risk management.


Job Purpose

The Director is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and quality implementation of activities align with SPARC’s mandate.


How to apply

Please visit our website https://amref.org/job/sparc-director/ make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Kindly note that this position will remain open until filled, and the selection process will be on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and have not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.


Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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