Jacaranda Health Project Associates Jobs in Kenya

Project Associates

Background  
 
Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services. 
We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable and friendly maternity and reproductive health services. 
We are launching our first clinics in Nairobi this year, and plan for quick expansion within Nairobi and beyond.  Please visit www.jacarandahealth.org for more details.

Job Description


Earlier this year, we opened our first maternity hospital just off Thika Road on the Eastern Bypass before Ruiru. 
In the coming months, Jacaranda will expand substantially, adding new facilities and services as well as refining our current systems.

To achieve these goals, we will need support in a range of areas. We seek candidates for Project Associate roles across several departments:
  1. Growth and expansion: researching new locations for Jacaranda’s growth, searching for suitable properties, negotiating with landlords and property managers, and overseeing elements of construction / other setup
  2. Sales and marketing: testing new sales strategies, developing new marketing materials, etc.
  3. Service offerings and clinical operations: researching the demand for new services, benchmarking against other providers, collecting information about how we can refine our operations, etc.
We are open to candidates with a range of different experiences and qualifications. 
Key skills required include:
  1. Project management: able to develop the key objectives to be achieved in a project, and assign realistic timelines to these steps
  2. External communications: able to represent Jacaranda to external audiences (e.g., property managers, government stakeholders, community leaders) and convey our objectives and needs effectively
  3. Data gathering: able to compile key information from other health facilities, clients, and other sources and summarize for Jacaranda management
Successful candidates will need to have multiple skill sets and wear many hats. 
We need individuals who are passionate about maternal health care, excited about working in the community, and can work independently with minimal supervision.

This position will be a consultancy or short term contract, with the possibility of converting to longer-term employment. 
Depending on the position, this may be a full or a part-time role. 

To Apply

Interested candidates may apply by:
  • First, complete the online form available by clicking here Jacaranda Health Project Associate Application Form or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/dA770    
  • After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacararandahealth.org, with the subject line “Project Associate”
Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. No calls please. 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions. 
Preference will be given to applications submitted by November 12, 2012.


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