Startup & High Growth

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Nairobi Kenya

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Ilara Health is a Kenya-based health tech startup working to make healthcare diagnostics services more accessible, affordable and accurate in Africa. Ilara Health equip a network of small, peri-urban healthcare providers with life-saving and essential diagnostic tools to improve the quality of medical care across sub-Saharan Africa. As informal businesses, these clinics and pharmacies lack access to the traditional financial services typically used by SMEs to support their growth. Ilara Health employs smart financing options to connect these small businesses to revenue generating diagnostic assets which enable them to both develop their business and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients. Utilising technology to seamlessly integrate these devices into a single user-friendly patient management platform that communicates test results as well as health insights and patient reminders for better quality care.


The Ilara Health platform acts as a provider facing tool that provides clinics with flexible means to improve care outside of the facility through messaging channels and a simple patient portal, while simultaneously giving them the ability to collect and view complete data generated by their diagnostic devices. In just one year of operation, they have made an impact, delivering improved services across maternal, metabolic, cardiovascular, and infectious disease care. Ilara Health recently raised $3.75-million in a Series A funding round led by TLcom Capital with contribution from DOB Equity, Global Ventures, and Chandaria Capital and has ambitious expansion plans and a mission to make inclusive healthcare accessible to everyone. Ilara's leadership team are looking for an entrepreneurial, passionate marketer to join their team as the new Country General Manager in Kenya.



The Opportunity


You will be responsible for the growth of Ilara Health’s business across Kenya as a whole. The Country GM is by far the most demanding position Ilara Health has to offer – requiring talent, leadership, and an entrepreneurial drive. This is first and foremost a role for a strong marketer, focusing on reaching and acquiring new clients, and extending the Ilara Health brand across the healthcare system in Kenya. Operational excellence, sales, growth, finance, customer support, local marketing, supply chain management, other supporting functions, all of these sit under the GM. Continual improvement and a quality focus are the name of the game. Ilara Health believes in solving local problems with local solutions, so understanding the local market and delivering custom messages is important. This is where creativity meets analytics head on.


As the ideal candidate, you are someone who enjoys challenges, is flexible, can work long / irregular hours (when needed), and can deal with ambiguity / ever-changing demands on your time & productive capacity. You want to be an owner (stock options / long-term incentive compensation) and you aspire to ascend into a leadership role in a fast-growing start-up.


  • 6+ years of consulting, investment banking, marketing, operations management experience or experience leading and building startups in the region, preferably in Kenya
  • Proven track record of managing and growing $1m+ P&L
  • Data-driven decision mentality and sound business judgment through strong analytical thinking
  • Creative solutions driven mindset, with a get stuff done attitude
  • Relevant experience in consumer service marketing is helpful
  • Stellar networking skills and the ability to make smart partnerships happen
  • Entrepreneurial DNA and fear tolerance of a honey-badger
  • Proven track record of establishing, optimizing, and running scalable processes across business units
  • Experience in the healthcare / healthtech industry preferred but not required
  • Kenyan nationals strongly preferred


  • Globally competitive, full-time salary negotiable based on experience, and equity compensation plan
  • Live healthier than ever: employees are showered with healthcare benefits
  • Work with a team of AAA entrepreneurs and professionals from all over the world
  • Ground floor opportunity: shape the strategic direction of the company
  • Make a difference – play a role in changing the way primary care is delivered in emerging markets
  • Get access to an amazing list of advisors and investors that are actively engaged

About Ilara Health

Ilara Health brings accurate and affordable diagnostics to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access a simple blood test. We distribute low-cost, AI-powered diagnostic devices directly to primary care doctors in peri-urban and rural clinics, where the availability of common diagnostics is very poor. Our proprietary software integrates all the devices that we distribute and enables the doctor to provide effective patient management. We use technology to bring light to a dark world of healthcare in a similar way technology has leapfrogged landlines, banking and electricity grids.