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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • At Maisha Meds, we believe all patients have a right to appropriate and effective healthcare. Across sub-Saharan Africa, private sector pharmacies play a major role in providing primary care, yet they remain largely separate from and unrecognized by the health system, lacking the technology, data, and support to make the highest quality healthcare widely acc...
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    Chief of Staff

    About The Role

    Maisha Meds is looking for a Chief of Staff to join our team in May 2021. They’ll be responsible for supporting the executive team on strategic planning, internal communications, the people function, and special initiatives.

    This role is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with potential travel to Kisumu. You will report directly to the CEO for this role, and provide indirect supervision of various team members based on the active portfolio.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic strategic thinker and strong communicator to support the executive team on driving results and shaping organisational culture. The Chief of Staff will be an essential part of a leadership team that is working to build a fun yet strongly performance-based culture at Maisha Meds and help us build out systems and processes for scale. You will do a mix of internal and external relationship management, spearhead key initiatives, and help shape Maisha Meds into a company with a focus on impact and sustainability while also maintaining our nimble approach to problem-solving and testing new solutions.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead strategic planning: Work with team leads and executive leadership to coordinate and execute on strategic planning, including objectives and key results and financial modeling
    • Coordinate internal communications: Take the lead role on internal communications as necessary and ensure effective communication across teams and time zones
    • Build and lead people function: Work closely with the executive team to build out Maisha Meds’ people function, and drive projects aimed at improving team culture and performance. Work with relevant teams to provide support for recruiting across levels
    • Assist with finance and admin support: Work closely with executive team and supervise relevant team members to achieve finance and admin support goals, including supporting set-up of new country programs (likely Nigeria and Zambia in H2 2021)
    • Oversee special initiatives: Lead and oversee special initiatives, including country expansion, and leading internal teams to design programmatic changes that increase the operational efficiency of Maisha Meds
    • Support on fundraising and external communications as needed

    Maisha Meds reserves the right to adapt the work scope for the employee, in response to company needs or changes in direction.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business, economics, strategy, or other related field
    • 4+ years work experience (minimum), with at least 2+ years in roles that have required significant coordination, communications, and people-related experience, as well as roles requiring strategic thinking; management consulting experience preferred
    • Adaptability to a fast-paced working environment
    • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Growth mindset and enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
    • Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
    • Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward
    • African country national

    Why you should join us

    Maisha Meds aims to leverage technology to solve problems that affect millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa. We can promise you an opportunity to drive real, quantifiable change that literally saves lives. We are dedicated to our work and care deeply about our product’s impact. You’ll join our small and friendly team to grow Maisha Meds into a company serving tens of millions of people across East Africa.

    Start date is early May, and compensation is commensurate with experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Maisha Meds on maishameds.org to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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