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Associate in Ethiopia

Maisha Meds
Full time
Apply by 25 February 2021

Job description

Maisha Meds is hiring! We’re looking for an Associate with a background in public health, supply chain, pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical drug sales to support the implementation of our project in Ethiopia.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to support the implementation of our project in Ethiopia. The ideal candidate enjoys a fast-paced working environment, loves working with and interacting with customers, and is passionate about improving access to healthcare in rural Ethiopia. 

The role is based in Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Oromia and Amhara. You will report to the Country Manager for this work and will supervise 2-4 field team members.


  • Managing team of 2-4 field support team members 
  • Overseeing and coordinating the onboarding and training of health posts (HPs) to start using product, which will include frequent travel to Amhara and Oromia regions
  • Conducting data entry and training to ensure high-quality data is in the system
  • Supporting in developing onboarding materials and strategies related to efficiencies in the onboarding process including training manual, tutorials, and in person training to create positive, excellent customer experience after onboarding of HPs
  • Supporting in collecting ongoing metrics related to operational success, including HPs continuing to be engaged with systems, hardware inventory, hardware use and breakage, and retention
  • Supporting in ensuring all the proper registration documents and contracts are collected and filed

Maisha Meds reserves the right to adapt the work scope for the employee, in response to company needs or changes in direction.


  1. Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in public health, pharmacy, sales, business or other related field
  2. 3+ years working in enterprise, training, experience in medical, tech-based, pharmacy, or pharmaceutical field preferred
  3. Experience in project management
  4. Flexibility and willingness to travel to Amhara and Oromia regions frequently
  5. Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
  6. Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic
  7. Experience working with government stakeholders and tech interventions a plus
  8. Growth mindset and enthusiasm for learning, feedback and continuous improvement
  9. Humility and personal stability. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service
  10. Ability to roll up one’s sleeves and directly move projects forward

Why You Should Join Us

Maisha Meds aims to leverage technology to solve problems that affect millions of people across sub-Saharan Africa. We can promise you an opportunity to drive real, quantifiable change that literally saves lives. We are dedicated to our work and care deeply about our product’s impact. You’ll join our small and friendly team to grow Maisha Meds into a company serving tens of millions of people across East Africa.

Start date is in February, and compensation is commensurate with experience.

Open to Ethiopian applicants only.


About Maisha Meds

Maisha Meds is a digital software company working to make quality medicines affordable for the 2.5 billion patients worldwide who access primary health care at their local drug shop. Our Point of Sale (POS) application software is used by hundreds of pharmacies in Africa to support hundreds of thousands of patients each year. For the people who use our software, it represents a way of tracking business decisions and accessing deals and working capital. For patients, we help strengthen supply chains and ensure that the medicine that they buy will be affordable and consistently high quality, in a setting where 1 in 10 products is counterfeit or substandard

Maisha Meds was first built by a multidisciplinary team at Stanford University that is passionate about supporting the health sector in East Africa through digital innovation. Our team is based in Kenya and has funding from Stanford University’s Biodesign Program and Center for Innovation in Global Health as well as D-Prize, the Unreasonable Institute in East Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationMerck’s Digital eHealth Accelerator in Nairobi, GIZ, and the Dioraphte Foundation.


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