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Clinical Lead Job Vacancy


Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region in the next few years, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services.

We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable and friendly 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 in the next few years.

Please visit our website at for more details.

Job Description

Jacaranda Health is seeking an experienced
 Clinical Lead to manage our growing clinical team and run all aspects of clinical operations for our growing chain of clinics in Nairobi. We are seeking a healthcare manager to join our management team and help lead growth.

The ideal candidate will have strong strategic judgement, can work well with nursing staff, handle supplies and logistics, is excited about providing excellent care to women, understands the business side of managing facilities, and is tirelessly committed to quality control.

Our preference is for an clinician or specialist who also has excellent management experience, but we will also consider experienced midwifes or non-clinicians with the right set of clinical leadership experience.

We are a growing business, and we need to hit ambitious targets to achieve our goals of sustainability. The position will at first be responsible for care in our first mobile and fixed clinic, and all new facilities that we set up.

The Clinical Lead will work closely with our marketing director, finance and business leads, and managing director – as well as our external advisors, who include some of the most respected names in maternal health in Kenya and globally.


  • Manage clinical nursing staff and all aspects of clinical operations
  • Work with clinical staff on quality improvement processes
  • Help coordinate purchase of supplies and equipment and the setup of physical space
  • Sit on Jacaranda’s management team, and help drive strategy for growth and service delivery
  • Provide clinical input into implementation of our systems (e.g. technology systems, marketing and outreach)
  • Work closely with external advisors (medical doctors) to design, review and help implement processes, workflows, clinical protocols, and quality control for Jacaranda clinics
Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
  • Significant experience working in clinical operations management in a leadership role – e.g., running hospitals or complex clinical programs (management experience needs to be across multiple departments, rather than an in-charge role)
  • Enthusiasm, altruism, integrity, and a commitment to providing high-quality care to low-income women
  • Excellent people skills, and commitment to managing both nurses and patients with respect
  • Willingness to work tirelessly to make this Jacaranda Health the best service provider in East Africa.
  • Degree in management or strong experience with health business management preferred
  • Salary and health benefits commensurate with experience, and in line with private healthcare providers
  • Opportunity to work with our world-class group of clinical advisors.
  • Exposure to all elements of building innovative maternal health organization. You will have a chance to see first-hand the clinical, operations, marketing, technology, and business elements that go into building a successful enterprise
  • Significant responsibility
Additional Comments

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

Please put "Clinical Lead" in the subject line, and include your current and expected monthly salary.

No Calls Please.

Your application must be received on or before end of business, December 23, 2011.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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