Director of Operations
Jacaranda Health
Kenya
4h ago
source : NgoJobsinAfrica

Responsibilities :

Execution expert : Lead the execution of strategies developed in collaboration with senior leadership. This includes streamlining program operations to set them up for success at scale.

The DO will directly lead the operations team and will provide leadership and guidance to Program Team Leads.

Data-driven change agent : Conducting deep dives into program activities and operations to identify improvement areas, developing a workplan for change and coordinating team leads in achieving these goals.

Develop and track and engage program teams to meet their KPI’s to ensure that Jacaranda is meeting its commitment to quality while growing rapidly.

People leadership : Coach and mentor junior managers and coordinators to grow, through identification of technical and soft skill gaps.

Coordinate and allocate resources required to address these gaps and institute a culture of continuous improvement.

Strategic thought partner : Provide significant contributions to strategic planning and associated business development activities, including writing grants, engaging donors and building a coalition of partners.

Domain leadership : Act as the technical expert for senior leadership in one of these areas : health systems strengthening, research and analytics, scaling operations, product design and development.

Who will be successful in this role?

  • You excel at everything to do with people management. You have experience in helping organizations grow and leading change management.
  • You are experienced in linking strategy to operational execution. You use data to drive your decision making, and you are able to synthesize information to present compelling arguments
  • You are comfortable with failing fast and pivoting. Testing new ideas and helping them scale requires being comfortable operating complex, uncertain and evolving environments
  • You are committed to solving global health challenges and you believe that every woman and child has the right to better quality health care.
  • Requirements :

  • 8-12 years of experience in demanding and results driven environments such as a high-growth business, social enterprise, or professional services firm
  • Experience managing and growing managers in mid-sized organizations that have had to address challenges of rapid scale
  • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) skills with the ability to effectively communicate (orally and in written form) to a variety of audiences
  • MBA or Masters / PhD in related field (economics, management, health sciences).
  • Strongly desired :

  • Fluency in Swahili
  • Requirements : CV (no more than 2 pages), cover letter (half a page), LinkedIn profile

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