Friday, April 1, 2011

Jacaranda Health Clinical Consultant


Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. We are launching our first clinics in Nairobi this year, and plan to expand to other locations in the region.

Job Type

Consulting contract position for 2 months. Full time commitment preferred but part time considered for exceptional candidates.

Job Description

Jacaranda Health is seeking a physician (MO or CO) and/or nurse with experience in maternal and child health to help plan and launch our first mobile maternity clinic in Nairobi. The position will be a mix of operations and strategy.

Jacaranda Health is experimenting with creative healthcare service delivery with a goal of improving cost-efficiency and affordability while improving quality of care. We are seeking a clinician who can handle supplies and logistics and is committed to quality control and creative thinking about protocols, emergency referrals, etc.

Jacaranda Health aims to become a chain of maternal health clinics and also a pioneer in maternal health innovation. The clinical consultant will have the opportunity to interact with clinicians and advisors at the forefront of maternal health and to learn about interesting technologies.


Work with external advisors (medical doctors) to design,review and help implement workflows, internal protocols and quality control for Jacaranda clinics
Provide clinical input into implementation of our systems (e.g. technology systems, marketing and outreach)
Help coordinate purchase of supplies and equipment and the setup of physical space
Assist with the development of client education content
Assist with the development of programs integrating community leaders, TBAs and CHWs into the clinical care processes
Interact effectively with nurses and community health workers

Education, Experience and Qualifications

Experience working in clinical operations management / e.g. as an in-charge at a facility
Enthusiasm, altruism, and a commitment to providing high-quality care to low-income women
Excellent people skills, managing nurses and patients

Additional Comments

Interested candidates may apply by email with an up to date CV/cover letter to

Please put "Clinical Consultant" in the subject line.

No Calls Please.

Your application must be received on or before end of business April 8th, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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