Business Advisor Job at Marie Stopes Kenya

On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Job Description

Business Advisor for African Health Markets for Equity (AHME)
Position:  Business Advisor

Workstation: Marie Stopes Kenya Support Office, Nairobi with constant visit to the field sites

Reports to: AHME Project Manager
Salary: Kshs. 125,000

Purpose of the Job

To provide technical and administrative support to the African Health Markets for Equity networks to ensure efficient and effective management of the credit component of the AHME Program.

The main role of the Business Advisor is to assist with and/or implement all activities pertaining to the credit component of AHME as per the detailed Medical Credit Fund (MCF) AHME Flowchart in close coordination with the MCF Program Manager in the country.

  • Identification of health facilities in the AHME partners’ networks that might be eligible for credit delivery.
  • Upon positive intake as per relevant Selection Criteria, conclude the signing of a Participation Agreement with the facility.
  • In cooperation with the networks’ Quality Advisors produce the Situational Analysis Plus document.
  • Write an Expert Opinion on the facility and have it approved by MCF.
  • Upon approval assist the facility in applying for an Entry Loan with the MCF’s partner bank.
  • Upon loan approval and disbursement facilitate the Quality Advisors’ production of a SafeCare Entry Assessment and a subsequent Quality Upgrade Plan.
  • Provide business training to participating health facilities.
  • Produce a Business Plan for and with the facility and have it approved by MCF.
  • Upon approval thereof assist the facility in applying for a Medium Loan with the MCF’s partner bank.
  • BSc Business Administration or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • MBA or post graduate qualification in Management, Accounting or Finance is desirable
Working Experience
  • At least three years post qualification experience in the financial sector.
  • Management experience in the health sector.
  • Experience in microfinance or SME lending is major added advantage.
  • Financial analytical and planning skills.
  • Computer literate, including use of tablets and databases/web applications.
  • Display a commitment for health development.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Business writing skill.
  • Advocacy and negotiating skills.
Personal Qualities and Attributes
  • Strong commitment to an output and performance-based working style.
  • Decisive.
  • No criminal record.
  • Sound in mind.
  • Innovative, Initiative and drive.
  • Honest, fair and firm.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set: explorative, hands-on, initiating.
  • Excellent team leader: coaching, leading team members.
  • Able to work in a context of international performance standards and expectations.
  • Work out of office on location a good part of the time.
  • Able to work with clinics that are not yet there; inclination to help improve.
  • Stress resistant; able to work under pressure, meeting deadlines.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate or former supervisors) should be submitted to: 

People and Development Dept using [email protected]
On or before 2nd May, 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject the position applying for ‘Business Advisor AHME’ 
Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer

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