Africa Partnerships Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 27 September 2019

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Medic Mobile designs, delivers and supports world-class software for health workers who provide care in the hardest-to-reach communities. Our software is free, open-source, and deployed at scale in the last mile of healthcare. Evidence-based workflows come together in the software to support health workers and families, helping to ensure safe deliveries, track outbreaks, treat illnesses at the doorstep, communicate about emergencies, and more. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is secured as a human right.

The Community Health Toolkit now supports more health workers than ever before, with a total of 26,208 health workers using the tools in Q2 of 2019. Medic Mobile and its partners equipped 1,139 new health workers in Q2 of 2019 alone and delivered updated tools to 524 existing health workers. In this current phase of growth, we are scaling through large partnerships with Ministries of Health and Model Building Partners, while also leveraging the Open-Source Community Health Toolkit to spur renewed engagement with implementers and technical partners within the community health space. We aim to support health workers serving 100 million people between 2017 and 2021.

Our global team supports more than 60 partners across 23 countries, with offices in San Francisco, Nairobi, and Kathmandu. Medic Mobile brings a wide range of experience and creative solutions to complex problems, building and delivering technology that works for people who have been marginalized. We are searching for a Partnerships Manager to contribute to our team, mission, and impact.

Position Details and Responsibilities

We are searching for a Partnerships Manager to work with our team to identify viable partners for Medic Mobile. This role will focus on bringing on new funding, implementing and Business partners to support the mission. Key activities will include; partner outreach, partnership development activities, relationship management for current partners, proposal writing, blog writing, help managing social media channels, identifying communications, marketing, and PR opportunities for the region. The Partnerships Manager will act as an ambassador for Medic Mobile at digital health and public health conferences and events.

This role can be based in our Nairobi, Kampala or Dakar office. This position will report to the Africa Regional Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage regional partnership development strategy to meet Medic Mobile’s regional partnership goals, as per the organizational strategy
  • Identify and target new opportunities, conduct outreach to Governments, funding partners and Implementing organizations, to educate on Medic Mobile’s digital health tools and offerings, and build a pipeline of opportunities for said tools
  • Manage and prioritize pipeline opportunities, to ensure the availability of support and resources with internal & external stakeholders
  • Research on health systems, digital health ecosystem, countries, funders and Partners of focus for Medic Mobile’s growth in the region informing strategy
  • Develop partnership collateral to support new partners with knowledge on Medic Mobile’s mission, vision, strategy, capabilities, product, development and deployment process and follow up with a proposal and contractual documentation.
  • Support the Relationship Management team in managing and maintaining existing partner relationships through potential funding opportunities to scale or modify existing partnership
  • Support partners in the preparation of bids and proposals in response to funding requests
  • Manage and coordinate the Africa regional marketing plan and partnership opportunity sourcing
  • Identify stories, prepare content and collateral for blog, print and web in collaboration with the communications team at a regional and global level
  • Manage regional communications strategy and support regional teams and colleagues as a local communications resource

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Computer Science /IT, Business Administration or any other related field of study. Master’s degree desirable but not a prerequisite
  • +5 years of work experience in a senior role interfacing with the Public, Corporate, and NGO sectors or in partnerships development and planning, or with a social enterprise focused on development work in low-resource settings
  • Ability to conceptualize, conduct feasibility analysis, and present information clearly. Have experience formulating proposals for a range of audiences to include international donors/funders, NGOs and smaller foundations
  • Experience working in Africa is preferred; a familiarity with the public health and community health sectors across the continent
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate and develop relationships with a broad range of people, both internal and external to the organisation, in a professional and ethical manner
  • Passion for and experience in technical and creative writing (concept notes, proposals, personal blogs, websites or articles)
  • Interest or experience in non-profit communications and marketing
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Social media experience

Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a distributed team
  • Superior organisational skills with high attention to detail with the ability to prioritize, delegate and multi-task
  • Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters with minimal supervision
  • Exhibit empathy and respect for other cultures
  • Fluent in English; other language skills a plus
  • Must have a valid work permit in any of three locations and a valid passport

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