Data Analyst at Jacaranda Health

On Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Background: Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 

As we are building our network of maternity hospitals, we have launched one clinic in Nairobi in 2012, are opening a second one by the end of this year, and are in the process of launching two more in 2014 to other locations in the region.

We strive to be a data-driven company which improves its quality of care, operational efficiency, and the health outcomes for our patients by carefully monitoring our results. 

In addition, we are implementing a number of innovative research projects that require high quality data, analysis and reporting. 
These projects aim to measure our effectiveness as a business and to understand our impact in improving access to health care.

Job Summary

Jacaranda is seeking an Impact Evaluation Associate to report to our Finance and Impact Evaluation Director. 
This individual will work closely with the director, our clinical and our marketing staff to design and maintain a robust data management system. 
This includes creating and monitoring data in electronic databases to track:
  • Client contact and demographic information
  • Client health outcomes, medical records and visits to our in- and out-patient facilities
  • Marketing information (calls, campaigns or surveys directed to our clients)
  • HR information
  • Financial information (costs associated to all marketing, clinical or other operations)
We are looking for an intelligent, proactive, and flexible individual with experience managing large databases, project management skills and great attention to detail.


  • Refine the data management system to track operational and financial indicators
  • Research right indicators to present to business and clinical management to better understand operations; implement the data collection of identified indicators;
  • Create dashboards focusing on the right data;
  • Create data reports to be presented to internal and external audiences
  • Create and supervise processes of tracking and data entry by frontline staff (receptionists, nurses)
  • Audit the quality of the data, organize for data re-entry as necessary and change data entry processes to improve data quality
  • Help transition legacy data from older system into new electronic data platform used in the company
  • Perform basic administration of Jacaranda IT resources as they relate to the quality of our internal data
  • Attend to other administrative duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Science or its equivalent
  • Additional training in data management is a definite plus
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ proven experience managing large databases; experience in a health care setting is a definite plus, but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS Excel in particular) and Google products; familiarity with database management programs (e.g. Access) is a plus; (Shortlisted applicants  will be tested on practical Excel higher level functions and formulas)
  • High attention to detail and analytical skills required
  • Proactive, self-starter and team-oriented;  able to multi-task effectively and manage competing priorities in a typical start-up environment
  • Dependable and upholding highest level of honesty and confidentiality
To Apply
Interested candidates may apply by:
Completing the online form available by clicking here:  Data Analyst Application Form – November 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser:

Submitting the current resume’ and cover letter to [email protected]

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. 

No calls please. 
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions. 
Submission will be received by December 20, 2013, but preference will be given to applications submitted by December 2, 2013.
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