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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 accessible.

Maisha Meds develops technology solutions that leverage the pharmacy point of sale to increase visibility up and down medication supply chains and ensure evidence-based care. Better information and insight enables pharmacies, suppliers, and medication manufacturers to track inventories, forecast drug demand, purchase quality medicines, and provide patient follow-up and advice.

Maisha Meds began in 2013 as a multidisciplinary team at Stanford University that is passionate about supporting the health sector in East Africa. We launched a company in 2014 based around the concept that private sector pharmacies provide the bulk of primary care in the region and began piloting an Android application in 2015. Our team is based in Kenya and has funding from Stanford University’s Biodesign Program and Center for Innovation in Global Health as well as D-Prize, the Unreasonable Institute in East Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Merck’s Digital eHealth Accelerator in Nairobi.

Our next year will include the following milestones:

  • Grow from a pilot stage to serve 100 pharmacies
  • Launch new products, including patient support via SMS, mobile money integration, and an analytics platform to guide investment in the health system
  • Lead innovative research projects on the role of technology in providing care to bottom of the pyramid consumers

We are looking for exceptional, committed individuals to join our team as we work to transform private sector healthcare in Kenya and across the continent.

 

Senior Full Stack / Android Developer

Maisha Med’s is hiring! We’re looking for someone with leadership experience and a wide breadth of technical expertise to join the team. As a senior developer at Maisha Meds you will play a large and important role in building and scaling our platform across East Africa. You’ll be given ownership of significant components of our growing product portfolio, and will have the opportunity to help shape the technical direction of the company.

Successful applicants should have in-depth experience in Android or back-end development with Node JS or a similar language and/or a breadth of experience across many different platforms, languages and development environments. Most importantly, candidates must demonstrate that they can learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, and show that they have the ability to pick up new languages, development environments and workflows. We are looking for individuals who are willing to tackle difficult tasks that they might not yet have experience in. Candidates should additionally have a passion for improving healthcare in East Africa.

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years professional experience developing native mobile applications for Android or equivalent web experience
  • 1+ years in a leadership role, or can demonstrate adequate knowledge of Android to excel in a leadership role
  • 1+ years developing in a second language/platform
  • Thorough knowledge of Android best practices, design methodologies and recent developments
  • Shipped mobile products via Google Play or equivalent production web-app experience
  • Experience in a rapid, agile environment
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize a long list of dependent and independent tasks based on business and technical constraints
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code
  • Effective problem solving, decision making and time management skills
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • Experience with NoSQL (we use Couchbase and Couchbase lite) a plus
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

 

Maisha Meds is driven by our mission to build systems with potential for large-scale impact in improving access to medicines and healthcare across East Africa. We see our people as our greatest asset, and we have a dynamic and engaged team working hard to deliver the best possible product suite possible. We are a flat organization, where everyone has input into the development of the business. We love our work, and try hard to make sure that each team member is working on tasks that interest him or her most.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@maishameds.org with the subject line “Maisha Meds Senior Full Stack / Android Developer Application.” Feel free to include a link to your Github profile or any other projects you think are relevant to your application.

Android Developer

Maisha Med’s is hiring! We’re looking for someone with at least a year of professional technical experience who is motivated, a quick learner and can demonstrate a good foundation in computer science and software engineering. Candidates should be able to show that they can learn quickly in a fast-paced development environment. Successful developers will be given ownership of features quickly, and have the chance to make a large and visible impact on our product. Plus, as an early employee, there are plenty of opportunities for advancement within the company.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate that they can learn quickly, adapt to changing circumstances, and aren’t intimidated by difficult tasks that they might not have experience solving. We expect all of our team members to learn on the job and learn to tackle new challenges daily. Candidates should additionally have a passion for improving healthcare in East Africa.

Qualifications:
  • 1+ years professional software development experience, Android or Node JS development a plus
  • Candidates must have at least some experience developing Android applications
  • Knowledge of Android best practices, design methodologies and recent developments
  • Experience in rapid, agile environments.
  • Ability to write clean, well-documented code
  • Effective problem solving, decision making and time management skills
  • Not intimidated by difficult tasks that you might not have experience solving
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • Experience with NoSQL (we use Couchbase and Couchbase lite) a plus
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

Maisha Meds is driven by our mission to build systems with potential for large-scale impact in improving access to medicines and healthcare across East Africa. We see our people as our greatest asset, and we have a dynamic and engaged team working hard to deliver the best possible product suite possible. We are a flat organization, where everyone has input into the development of the business. We love our work, and try hard to make sure that each team member is working on tasks that interest him or her most.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@maishameds.org with the subject line “Maisha Meds Android Developer Application.” Feel free to include a link to your Github profile or any other projects you think are relevant to your application.

 Health Innovations Fellow

We seek a creative and data-driven Health Innovations Fellow to help us identify new approaches to maximizing our impact and develop small-scale experiments to evaluate these approaches and integrate patient care improvements into the app. These include using a combination of proprietary data on medicine quality, the quantity and strength of the medicine being prescribed, and available knowledge on the optimal use of medication to suggest improvements in chemists’ workflow and prescribing behavior. In addition, we will be rolling out a patient-focused SMS service in late 2016, and you will work with our partner organizations to design the text and workflows for this product.

You will leverage data-driven approaches, including analytics from the system and A/B testing to evaluate how different designs of these nudges lead to differential behavior change across the network. The work will also require extensive user-testing and market research to understand how pharmacies in our network interact with the technology.

  • Leverage best-practice for design: Conduct literature review to identify optimal strategies for providing advice and information that leads to health behavior change at both the pharmacy and the patient level
  • Use data to develop systems: Work with product and marketing teams to conduct extensive user testing and market research, build personas, and identify a variety of strategies for integrating information and advice at salient points in the sales process. Work with product team to wireframe features and build or acquire databases with relevant information
  • Lead A/B testing of behavioral health nudges for evidence-based care: Design and carry out pilot studies using our network of pharmacies that provide salient health prompts regarding best-practice for medication prescribing and quality
  • Evaluate impact and cost-effectiveness of approaches: Evaluate the potential for health impact for different approaches and the cost associated with implementation.
  • Report on findings and roll into core offering: For any approaches that seem to add significant value with a straightforward and cost-effective approach, roll into core operations and work with team to ensure implementation and integration in product.
Qualifications:
  • Previous success driving results in an early-stage organization
  • Experience with modeling, A/B testing, or health care delivery
  • Interest in working with a diverse and multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective communicator and extremely strong written and spoken English
  • Strong problem solving skills including decision-making and time management
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • Previous experience in developing contexts preferred
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with strong technical abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and R

Maisha Meds is driven by our mission to build systems with potential for large-scale impact. We see our people as our greatest asset, and we have a dynamic and engaged team working full and part-time. We can currently offer extremely modest compensation and travel, with the possibility for a future increase in compensation and equity as we scale.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@maishameds.org with the subject line “Health Innovations Fellow Application.”

Design Fellow

We seek a creative, talented, and motivated UI/UX designer to work with the team on a short-term basis to develop integrated tools that harness the power of technology for better healthcare. The ideal candidate will be willing to commit 3 months full-time in Kenya to work with our engineering and field teams to iterate on design. We are looking for someone who will own the design process, from developing simple and beautiful icons and graphics to wireframing the UI. Furthermore, the candidate should be passionate about building engaging, elegant, and intuitive mobile applications that will scale rapidly and impact millions of lives in East Africa.

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of professional experience in graphic design or UI/UX related fields
  • Desire and ability to create beautiful icons, graphics, and interfaces
  • Ability to establish visual hierarchy, layout, typography, and color effectively
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch
  • Demonstrable experience producing wireframes and UX for mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of Android design principles and guidelines
  • A drive to simplify and clarify complex sets of information.
  • Effective problem solving skills including decision making and time management
  • Entrepreneurial nature, creativity, resourcefulness, and a sense of humor
  • Design of software for emerging markets a plus

Maisha Meds is driven by our mission to build systems with potential for large-scale impact. We see our people as our greatest asset, and we have a dynamic and engaged team working full and part-time. We can currently offer extremely modest compensation and travel, with the possibility for a future increase in compensation and equity as we scale.

Please send a resume, cover letter and a link to your portfolio to jobs@maishameds.org with the subject line “Design Fellow Application.”