Jacaranda Health believe that every woman and her family should experience childbirth safely and with dignity. A non-profit organisation founded in 2011, Jacaranda Health have set up gold-standard maternity hospitals to deliver high quality maternity care in the private sector. They are now working with governments to improve the quality of care in public sector hospitals, where the majority of under-served women deliver babies. In a short period of time, Jacaranda has deployed innovative, low-cost tools and processes that are dramatically changing the status quo in government hospitals. Having started with 3 hospital partners in 2015, they now work with 100+ hospitals across 5 Kenyan counties and have an ambitious scaling strategy to catalyse change across the country and the region. The team are now looking for an experienced leader to join their team.
Jacaranda Health is seeking a Director of Operations to join their leadership team as they continue to use innovation to solve global maternal and newborn health challenges. Reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer, you will be a strategic thought partner to the senior leadership team, contributing to strategic planning and business development. You will be responsible for the execution of these strategies, whilst streamlining program operations to enable Jacaranda to scale. As an experienced leader, you will directly lead the Operations team, and provide guidance to the Program Team Leads, creating culture of continuous improvement.
As the ideal candidate:
Jacaranda Health is a leading social enterprise based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jacaranda’s approach is to establish clinics in peri-urban areas that provide high-quality services based on the best available maternal health innovations, at rates that are affordable for the women who live there. In doing so, they help combat a socio-economic climate which results in 30% of all mothers in urban Nairobi having little option but to deliver their children at home, and a maternal mortality ratio of over 700 per 100,000, significantly higher than the national average.
Jacaranda’s ambition is to become the most innovative chain of maternity hospitals in East Africa, and transform the quality of maternal health care across Africa through public and private sector partnerships. Jacaranda combine business and clinical innovations to provide affordable, high-quality, and friendly maternity and reproductive health services to low-income women. Jacaranda has won global and local recognition for their business model, and their facilities have been independently rated as among the highest quality in Kenya.