Maisha Meds is an organization dedicated to improving health care in East Africa. We began full-time operations in 2017 and over the past two years has grown to support nearly 150,000 patients monthly across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with our suite of software products. We have built a network of pharmacies and clinics that use our restocking system to order medicines from high quality suppliers and we are testing a variety of payment systems and incentive structures for patients to improve uptake of high-impact health products like antenatal care commodities, infectious disease diagnostics, and contraceptives. We measure our success by our ability to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare commodities for low-income patients across East Africa.
We are seeking an exceptional professional to execute on behalf of the CEO. As Maisha Meds grows, our CEO is focused on an increasingly diverse set of priorities, from communicating effectively with external partners to conducting analyses to improve our operations. We are seeking a detail-oriented, deeply analytical communicator to work very closely with the CEO to and execute on those priorities.
The Role Has Three Primary Responsibilities
Executive-level, strategic communications: We believe well-crafted communication of our strategy is critical to the success of Maisha Meds. This role will reflect the voice of our CEO in communications with the most important influencers in the sector and internal audiences. Most frequently, this involves researching and writing persuasive memos and presentations. Possible workstreams include:
One-off, fast analyses and tasks: These are analyses and tasks of one week or shorter duration, typically exploring a new strategic direction for the organization. These may include:
New partnership development and support: As we begin to work with a wider range of government, insurance, and clinical partners, many of them require specific datasets and analyses to help assess the potential of our system for their particular use-case. Because these pilots are still at early stages and we have not committed engineering capabilities to support them, we will require custom analyses to help guide their decision-making. This could include:
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1-4 years of work experience. We are looking for candidates that will help take our organization to the next level of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career–track role, with a two-year minimum contract. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
We're looking for an engineer to support this work. We prefer a full stack web engineer with an in Android development.
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Our company is based in Kisumu and we would love to have you join us onsite (although flexible for the right candidate).
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