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Medic Mobile Africa   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Impact Lead

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

As Africa Impact Lead, you will expand our team’s ability to understand how Medic Mobile tools are being used by health workers and the impact our programs are having in communities. You will work directly with project teams, consisting of project managers, designers, and technical leads to support our end-to-end project design and deployment process. Through this, you will identify the most important learning opportunities for our team, and focus your work to help us answer those pressing questions. You will be responsible for generating a thorough understanding of project activities and outcomes, building on our existing monitoring frameworks, and drawing from both quantitative and qualitative methods. You will guide our team in providing data-driven support to our partners.

As Africa Impact Lead, you will be a consistent champion of our organizational impact goals, keeping a focus on not only measuring, but increasing the impact in the communities we serve.

Essential Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a focus in public health, epidemiology or significant work experience in the global health or development space. It is essential that you have a working understanding of health service provision/ public health systems/ community health
  2. 4+ years relevant work experience
  3. Strong training and experience with numerous quantitative analysis methods, including comfort with statistics and data visualization
  4. Experience conducting qualitative research
  5. Experience in community-based field work with underserved populations or with ICT4D is a plus.
  6. Natural ability for sensemaking in complex problems
  7. Familiarity with relational databases, with at least a basic understanding of SQL
  8. General love of data and excitement for data-driven decision making
  9. Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  10. Proactive work style
  11. Detail oriented
  12. Strong creative intuition
  13. Interest in mentoring teammates
  14. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili
  15. Ability to collaborate with a distributed team, under pressure and with limited supervision
  16. Valid passport to travel internationally
Legal work permit for Kenya required. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with significant regional travel, primarily in East Africa.
If this role inspires and intrigues you, please get in touch. Send an email with subject line: 'Africa Impact Lead' and a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter, cc’ing [email protected]


Support for project deployments (75%)

  1. Collaborate with project team to build an understanding of Medic’s impact model for the project. Establish appropriate metrics and support in the collection of baseline data and setting appropriate targets.
  2. Identify and document important learning opportunities for the project, paying attention to organizational priorities, and when more formal research would be appropriate.
  3. Collaborate with designers to update workflows based on our most up-to-date knowledge of challenges and successes in other deployments
  4. Work with project Technical Leads and Analytics team to ensure we are collecting all of the required data points to set-up desired monitoring frameworks. Support data and indicator mapping for integrating with existing National HMIS systems such as DHIS2.
  5. Lead on interpretation of project data, and support the project team in understanding data and metrics. Analyze trends in user engagement and impact that help us determine how the project is faring. Identify follow up questions and necessary action items for partner and Medic Mobile team.
  6. Conduct additional analysis to build a better understanding of project successes and challenges. Follow through on learning objectives identified in pre-launch phase.
  7. Support preparation for site visits, identifying key points of qualitative feedback to collect.
Act as a resource to regional teammates, helping to build a data-driven culture (15%)
  1. Act as a resource for teammates to discuss project activity and impact data.
  2. Identify areas for capacity building within teams to better promote a data-driven culture. Champion this approach, and provide in-house training on use of data to understand and improve project impact.
  3. Support partnerships team during proposal writing, including feedback on metrics and monitoring processes.
Contributions to global impact team (10%)
  1. Collaborate on complex challenges with other members of the Medic Mobile impact team, as well as other teammates working on research, analytics, design, and data science.
  2. Work with impact and design teams to develop impact metrics and indicators for new workflows and keep current ones up-to-date based on changing protocols.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Partnerships; Data collection; Project implementation; Qualitative methods; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Medic Mobile Africa

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Operating as a unique, nonprofit technology company, Medic Mobile develops free and open-source tools that support various health program areas. Health workers currently use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy in their community, ensure that infants are immunized against illnesses, track disease outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicines, and communicate about emergencies. Our workflows and tools are designed through a human-centered process and we study our impact to determine what scales. Medic Mobile has worked with over 60 partners across 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the US.