Amref Health Africa is the largest international health development organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa’s vision is to bring lasting health change in Africa and is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. For more information on Amref Health Africa, please visit www.amref.org.
The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) is a resource hub aimed at strengthening strategic purchasing capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. 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. An advisory committee made up of key global, regional, and country stakeholders provides additional input and guidance to SPARC's approach and activities.
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.
Under the leadership of the Program Manager, the Business Development Lead will drive SPARC's effort towards achieving a financially sustainable organization with the compliment of required resources (Relationships, technical and financial) to generate demand for SPARC's offerings continuously.
The Business Development Lead will identify business development and partnership opportunities, pursue, and harness those opportunities for SPARC. He/She will also support the development of SPARC's product/service offerings working with SPARC's pillar leads. Under the guidance of the program manager, the BDL will support the development of relevant tools, processes and systems that will ensure a systematic implementation and institutionalization of SPARC's Business Development and Partnership Approach. Principal responsibilities are detailed below:
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