Analyst to the CEO
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Maisha Meds is an organization dedicated to improving health care in Africa. We began full-time operations in 2017 and over the past few years has grown to support over 2.5million patient encounters annually across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zambia with our suite of software products. We are building the financial and technology infrastructure to enable global health funders to pay for health outcomes at the last mile, with a focus on malaria case management (and results from a RCT with UC Berkeley due out later this year), injectable contraceptives, prenatal care, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, and COVID testing and vaccination.
We use data from our point of sale software to design programs that leverage financial incentives to improve uptake of high impact health products. We measure our success by our ability to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for low-income patients across Africa. And we work with a mix of leading global health funders, pharmaceutical companies, and ministries of health to make this happen.
Who We’re Looking For
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 work streams include the following:
- Working with our CEO to write concept notes and proposals for use with funders and global and regional policymakers
- Supporting development of our annual report and strategy letter
- Developing materials for quarterly board meetings and internal strategy sessions
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:
- Writing a memo summarizing the impact case for subsidizing access to HIV self-tests in private pharmacies and clinics and related policy and regulatory implications
- Conducting research and recommend a methodology for measuring usage rates, pricing, and barriers to access for injectable contraceptives across our network and make recommendations for how to improve access to these products for patients
- Developing a quick market assessment for different biometric tools and the benefits and challenges of each potential tool Maisha Meds might adopt
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:
- Pulling specific usage rates of cardiovascular medicines for UN-affiliated pilot
- Helping assess engagement with our platform for a MOH county-wide pilot and recommend improvements to ops and tech team for higher usage
- Designing and testing simple ODK tools to evaluate possible uptake of a new subsidy product
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 1-3 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:
- Exceptional written communicator. We are looking for clear, concise communicators who have a demonstrated ability to effectively engage a range of audiences, including internal staff, external stakeholders, and organizational leadership. Writing samples will be requested.
- Stellar analytical skills with experience with Python, R, or STATA
- Research ability. Candidates should have experience and skills in conducting powerful secondary research.
- Strong work experiences. Targeting former consultants (or similar skillset). Unstructured work experiences are also helpful.
- Professional/technical skills. Ability to hit the ground running with high levels of proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Leadership experiences at work, or outside of work.
- Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
- 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.
- Strong preference for African country nationals
Tell me more about Maisha Meds
- On a roll: Doubling year over year with new funding partnerships soon to be announced and recent expansion into Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia
- Great team: Founded, managed and backed by successful veterans of Stanford School of Medicine, Google, mPharma, I&M bank. We have technologists, clinicians, and economists working side by side to solve difficult problems.
- Great funders: We’re backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID Development Innovation Ventures, CIFF, WHO FIND, and Pfizer to pay for healthcare on behalf of patients, with others to be announced soon.
- Huge market: Disrupting a massive, growing $50+ billion market for healthcare payments for low-income patients, with a focus on paying for health outcomes to ensure patients get better.
- Great customers: Create incentives that ensure our nurses, pharmacists, and clinicians provide excellent care and pay them when this happens.
- Impact: A fun and exciting start-up culture that empowers its people to make a huge impact.
We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, 401(k) / pension, stock options, and sponsorship for work visas in Kenya.