Friday, May 16, 2014

Chief Executive Officer, Amref

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

Amref Health Africa (formerly African Medical Research Foundation) is the premier African-led international health development organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to bring critical health services to remote communities, Amref Health Africa in the intervening years has broadened its mission to include training of some 500 thousand community health workers and managing the design and implementation of health development projects in more than 30 countries across Africa. 

With a focus on women and children, Amref Health Africa strives to overcome the most critical health challenges facing the continent: maternal and child health, HIV & TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and surgical and clinical outreach. 

Amref Health Africa has offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda as well as in Europe and North America. The organisation employs over 1,000 people. 

As Amref Health Africa’s next leader, an experienced, seasoned and charismatic CEO with vision, is needed to take the organisation to the next level, guide its strategic development and articulate its common purpose. 

This person should have a deep knowledge of and commitment to Africa; must have been a successful manager in an international business environment or organisation; have an entrepreneurial mindset to business development; experience in leading/managing organisational change; and proven experience and/or high potential in raising unrestricted funding. 

As the spokesperson for Amref Health Africa, the CEO will be responsible for increasing the overall visibility of the organisation at a global level, especially in fora that focus on global health issues. 

In this context, ability and willingness to inspire the respect of leaders in the global health community is critical.

Candidates with an appropriate health or medical professional background, complimented by experience in the private sector are strongly preferred.

Please visit for further information. 

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your online application attaching a detailed CV to 

To be considered your application must be received by 13th June 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.