MedicineAfrica: an award-winning technology company with high social and health impact in one of the most fragile regions of the world. Join us and help lead MedicineAfrica into the future.

Having overcome a number of complex challenges over the past 10 years as part of deploying agile technology to solve complex problems in a complex place, MedicineAfrica is now at an exciting juncture. The current work enables us to be financially secure so there is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to be exposed to the end-to-end workings of a lean educational technology company. A committed individual with a positive attitude will receive support to develop their professional skill set and autonomy, lead MedicineAfrica’s current activities, and increase the impact of the organisation by delivering further innovative technology with our international partners.

MedicineAfrica is run by a small core team committed to a kind and supportive working environment as guiding principles. We are passionate about improving healthcare outcomes by responding to challenges in complex health systems through the use of appropriate technology. Our ethos applies throughout our internal operations as well as our work in Somaliland – supporting each other, and creating a positive and challenging environment is key to our success. We are looking for someone who shares our values to bring a new dimension to our team. We believe we offer a rare chance to learn about all aspects of a small company with a bold vision, the support of an experienced executive team for you to grow as a professional, and the opportunity to shape the company with exciting new ideas.

For anyone with a keen interest in visiting the areas we work within Somaliland, we can offer the unique opportunity to visit the region to conduct technology consultations, support training on the ground, and meet the welcoming people of Somaliland! We believe this is an incredibly rewarding experience and we would be happy to fully support anyone committed to this project. Equally, this element of our work can be covered by the existing team going forward so there is no obligation to visit the region.

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How to apply

If you believe you can bring positive energy to a team, are keen to gain start-up experience, and have a facilitative attitude please get in contact! We would love to support your professional development with the opportunity to play a key role in the company now and into the future.

We believe that work is just one part of an individual’s life, and we would like to be able to support both personal and professional growth. We are keen to understand you as an individual so in addition to a CV and cover letter, we kindly ask that you include answers to the questions below.

Please send your application to info@medicineafrica.com. We prefer interviews to be a discussion where we can learn about each other, so gathering this information enables us to have a conversational dynamic during our face-to-face meeting.

Questions:

  1. What kind of work do you think you will be doing? We’re keen to improve our own abilities so this question assesses our communication skills and helps us understand how you interpret the role.
  1. What core values are important to you, and why?
  1. We would love for you to share some things you enjoy doing now, what you would like to learn in the near future, and why these are important to you. We encourage honesty and openness when sharing these, and we welcome all comments even if they are outside the specific role advertised here. This will help us support you in the long term, and identify opportunities that could be exciting for you.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you need any adjustments for the interview.

Closing date for applications: 29th January 2019 (23.45 pm).