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Affordable technology-powered diagnostics for Africa

Ilara Health makes common diagnostics accessible and affordable to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access even basic blood tests.

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We bring tests patients need. Directly to the doctor's office.

We partner with companies using robotics and AI to lower the cost of diagnostics, integrate their devices into our tech platform, and sell this bundle to doctors with financing.

Our Solution

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AI and tech-powered diagnostic equipment

Our devices cost a fraction of what typical devices cost and doctors pay only 10-20% upfront with financing partners covering 80-90% via loans.

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Faster access to the tests doctors need

Tests are completed in the doctor’s office with results available in less than 10 minutes.

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Software to digitise the doctor's office

Our software links diagnostic devices with an electronic medical record (EMR) system that records all patient data. It also sends customized health tips and reminders to patients based on their condition.

Benefits for doctors

Better Care:

Optimal treatment guided by evidence

Faster turnaround time:

Results in 10 minutes vs. 1-2 days

More revenue:

Broader test range using FDA/CE-approved devices previously not available

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Benefits for patients

Affordable tests:

Cost less than traditional labs

Faster turnaround time:

Do not spend time and money visiting far away labs

Better quality care:

Patient records are stored for higher quality follow-up visits

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Testimonials

Ilara Health Customer

Dr. Boniface Ndamiano, Bodaki Medical Centre

Ilara Health helped me acquire new diagnostic equipment at a much lower price. I can now offer more tests, make more money and most importantly, offer better care to my patients.

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We focus on what matters

Our diagnostics target the conditions that cause 80% of patient visits to primary care clinics.

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Infections

The biggest killers in Africa but are largely preventable with accurate, timely diagnosis and treatment.

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Non-communicable diseases

Diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease affect 20%+ of Kenyan adults.

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Maternal and child care

Africa has the world's worst maternal and newborn health outcomes, but many promising new innovations exist.

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Our team

Ilara Health was founded by entrepreneurs and investors with multidisciplinary skills in medicine, distribution, software and sales.

CEO, Co-founder

Emilian Popa

Former MD at Rocket Internet. 10+ years of launching, growing and exiting 20+ tech ventures in Africa and globally. Columbia MBA.

Head of Strategy

Maximilian Mancini

Ex-Lazard Healthcare M&A. Columbia University BA.

VP Operations

Sameer Afzal Farooqi

Ex-Careem (acquired by Uber), Ex-Daraz (Alibaba Group), Former Senior Analyst at S&P Global, Analytics MBA at the University of Iowa

Tech Director

Sam Wilks

Former Technical Director and Director of Product at Maisha Meds and Software Engineer at PowerGen. Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

Head of Sales

Cyndi Levendale

10+ years experience in building sales teams and strategies in Cape Town, London and Ireland with a real passion for training and development. Former Head of Sales for Groupon South Africa.

Head of Labs

Dr. Angela de Poli

Previously project lead at the Dutch National Blood Bank. PhD in nanoscience at Aarhus University. Alumna Marie Skłodowska Curie Action program.

Investors

Institutional Investors

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A brief intro - just a few paragraphs so that potential new ones can get more familiar.

Investors / Advisors

Esther Dyson
23andMe, Yandex, Meetup
Nijhad Jamal
Moja Capital, ex BlackRock, Acumen
Aadil Mamujee
Musha Ventures
Selma Ribica
AfricInvest, Lebara Money, M-Pesa
Shakir Merali
LGT Impact, ex Abraaj

Media about Ilara Health

Ventureburn
7 Aug 2019

Kenya-based diagnostics startup Ilara Health raises $735k

Nairobi-based healthtech startup Ilara Health has raised $735 000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors and venture capital (VC) firms.
The angel investors that participated in the deal include Esther Dyson, Nijhad Jamal, Aadil Mamujee, former director of the Africinvest Innovation Fund Selma Ribica and Shakir Merali...

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Techpoint.africa
7 Aug 2019

Ilara Health raises $735k to deliver affordable diagnostic services in Kenya

Nairobi-based Ilara Health, that’s working to make healthcare diagnostics services more accessible, affordable and accurate in Africa, has raised $735,000 in a seed round with participation from local and foreign venture capital firms.The investment round has participation from Nairobi-based...

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Disrupt Africa
20 Aug 2019

Meet the Investor: Emilian Popa

When Disrupt Africa reported last week on the US$735,000 seed funding round raised by Kenyan e-health startup Ilara Health, the name of the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) may have been a little familiar to many.Best known in recent years for his investment activities, Emilian Popa is also an entrepreneur in his own right, with more than 10 years of experience launching...

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Business Daily
18 Aug 2019

Diagnostics firm gets Sh75.8m funding

Ilara Health has raised Sh75.8 million in seed funding from local and foreign venture capital firms for local expansion. Nairobi-based healthcare diagnostics company Ilara Health has raised Sh75.8 million in seed funding from local and foreign venture capital firms for local expansion. Founded last year, Ilara Health says it sources tech-powered diagnostic equipment...

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WeeTracker
8 Aug 2019

Kenya’s Healthtech Startup Ilara Raises USD 735 K To Push Affordable Dignostics

Affordable medicine is a miracle still in its African infancy. One of the companies pushing this turnaround for the continent is Ilara, a healthtech startup based in Nairobi. The firm has raised a seed round of USD 735 K from foreign and local investors. The new investment saw the participation...

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ImpactAlpha
7 Aug 2019

Ilara Health secures seed funding for pay-as-you-go diagnostic devices.

The Kenyan startup helps doctors and their patients access affordable health diagnostic equipment with installment payments. It raised $735,000 from ShakaVC, Chandaria Capital, Villgro Kenya, and a group of angel investors.

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Nairobi, KE

Compliance Lead

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Kisumu, KE

Telesales Representative-Kisumu

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Nairobi, KE

Telesales Representative-Nairobi

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Kisumu, KE

Medical Device Field Sales Representative- Kisumu

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Nairobi, KE

Medical Device Field Sales Representative- Nairobi

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Nairobi, KE

Regional Sales Head

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Nairobi, KE

Sales Manager

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Nairobi, KE

Telesales Manager

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Nairobi, KE

UX Reseacher

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Finance Associate

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Nairobi, KE

Operations Associate

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Nairobi, KE

Finance Manager

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Nairobi, KE

Regional Lab Manager

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Nairobi, KE

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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Compliance Lead

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Requirements

  • Experience working in a compliance consulting or audit environment (KPMG/PWC/Deloitte or equivalent experience preferred

  • Deep knowledge and experience in medical device regulations including implementation of approvals

  • Experience with medical device imports

  • Experience with the corporate and employee tax environment is preferred but not required


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Telesales Representative-Kisumu

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Customer Care

  • Handle customer inquiries via telephone and/or Email.

  • Update customer information in the customer service database during and after each call.

  • Manage and resolve customer complaints.

  • Provide customers with product and service information by clearly explaining procedures; answering questions; providing information.

  • Identify and escalate priority issues and where necessary, follow up customer concerns.

  • Document all customer interaction information according to standard operating procedures.

  • Work with the management team to stay updated on product knowledge and be informed of any changes in company policies.

  • Impact the company’s bottom line by problem solving and turning frustrated clients into repeat customers.

  • Maintain and improve quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines and recommending improved procedures.

Sales

  • Actively assist sales agents in acquiring new customers.

  • Cross Functional Roles

  • Receive and communicate any feedback from the customer that impacts the organization.

  • Surveys assigned from time to time.

  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

Requirements
  • Degree OR Diploma in any business-related field.

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages.

  • English and Kiswahili (Written and spoken)

  • Proven customer support experience or experience as a Telesales representative.

  • Proficient in Office and CRM applications.

  • Strong phone contact handling and active listening skills.

  • Someone who has great service attitude and passion towards customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to work in shifts.

  • Maintains communication equipment in working order, reporting problems promptly and effectively.

  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt and respond to different types of people.

  • Demonstrate ability to handle pressure and perform duties well to completion.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.

  • Demonstrate ability to be a team player, working to achieve own and team targets. ·

  • Previous Call Center experience will be an added advantage


To apply

Telesales Representative-Nairobi

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Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities


Customer Care

  • Handle customer inquiries via telephone and/or Email.

  • Update customer information in the customer service database during and after each call.

  • Manage and resolve customer complaints.

  • Provide customers with product and service information by clearly explaining procedures; answering questions; providing information.

  • Identify and escalate priority issues and where necessary, follow up customer concerns.

  • Document all customer interaction information according to standard operating procedures.

  • Work with the management team to stay updated on product knowledge and be informed of any changes in company policies.

  • Impact the company’s bottom line by problem solving and turning frustrated clients into repeat customers.

  • Maintain and improve quality results by adhering to standards and guidelines and recommending improved procedures.

Sales

  • Actively assist sales agents in acquiring new customers.

  • Cross Functional Roles

  • Receive and communicate any feedback from the customer that impacts the organization.

  • Surveys assigned from time to time.

  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

Requirements
  • Degree OR Diploma in any business-related field.

  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages.

  • English and Kiswahili (Written and spoken)

  • Proven customer support experience or experience as a Telesales representative.

  • Proficient in Office and CRM applications.

  • Strong phone contact handling and active listening skills.

  • Someone who has great service attitude and passion towards customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to work in shifts.

  • Maintains communication equipment in working order, reporting problems promptly and effectively.

  • Customer orientation and ability to adapt and respond to different types of people.

  • Demonstrate ability to handle pressure and perform duties well to completion.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively.

  • Demonstrate ability to be a team player, working to achieve own and team targets. ·

  • Previous Call Center experience will be an added advantage


To apply

Medical Device Field Sales Representative- Kisumu

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Responsibilities


  • Achieve sales targets as set forth in the sales projections.

  • Manage time and expectations on the field daily.

  • Manage your sales funnel by reaching out to potential clients and maintaining relationships in a very organised manner.

  • Ensure sales are conducted in accordance with documented processes and procedures

  • Ensure to only sell to customers that are able to pay for the products during the loan period.

  • Coordinate customer installations, while maintaining the agreed SLA.

  • Manage use of Ilara Health’s assets and vigilantly contain selling costs.

  • Drive the implementation of the after sales process by ensuring that the customers are aware, trained and performing in accordance with it.

  • Ensure proper documentation and handling of the administrative work involved in the on-boarding of new facilities.

  • Collaborate with the VP of Sales in planning & implementing training programs for facilities.

Qualifications

  • Required education: Undergraduate degree/Diploma

  • Nice-to-have: experience as a field sales representative / sale associate in a medical equipment or pharmaceuticals distributor company.

  • Adaptable & comfortable in a complicated and constantly evolving business environment. Fast learner. Willing to contribute in areas beyond formal job description

  • Strong communications & highly organized and structured individual.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Willingness to work a variety of hours as the business demands, including occasionally late nights & weekends.

  • Familiarity with office applications (especially Excel) as well as Google Drive, Google Forms, Skype etc

  • Linguistic capabilities: Swahili, and English

Benefits of Working at Ilara Health

  • At Ilara Health, we are a diverse team of highly energized local and international individuals, committed to listening to the needs of our customers in peri-urban/rural primary healthcare facilities that do not have access to common diagnostic tests.

  • Every individual from our interns to the company founders contributes to the success of the company in different ways.

  • Every team member at Ilara Health has the same drive an excitement towards achieving the collective goals. Working hard and being creative are synonymous in our start-up ethos.

  • You will have the opportunity to directly/indirectly impact primary healthcare facilities/patients by dramatically improving the quality of healthcare for millions.

  • Competitive Salary package based on a fixed and variable component.


To apply

Medical Device Field Sales Representative- Nairobi

Area of Work
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Level
Required Work Experience
Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities


  • Achieve sales targets as set forth in the sales projections.

  • Manage time and expectations on the field daily.

  • Manage your sales funnel by reaching out to potential clients and maintaining relationships in a very organised manner.

  • Ensure sales are conducted in accordance with documented processes and procedures

  • Ensure to only sell to customers that are able to pay for the products during the loan period.

  • Coordinate customer installations, while maintaining the agreed SLA.

  • Manage use of Ilara Health’s assets and vigilantly contain selling costs.

  • Drive the implementation of the after sales process by ensuring that the customers are aware, trained and performing in accordance with it.

  • Ensure proper documentation and handling of the administrative work involved in the on-boarding of new facilities.

  • Collaborate with the VP of Sales in planning & implementing training programs for facilities.

Qualifications

  • Required education: Undergraduate degree/Diploma

  • Nice-to-have: experience as a field sales representative / sale associate in a medical equipment or pharmaceuticals distributor company.

  • Adaptable & comfortable in a complicated and constantly evolving business environment. Fast learner. Willing to contribute in areas beyond formal job description

  • Strong communications & highly organized and structured individual.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Willingness to work a variety of hours as the business demands, including occasionally late nights & weekends.

  • Familiarity with office applications (especially Excel) as well as Google Drive, Google Forms, Skype etc

  • Linguistic capabilities: Swahili, and English

Benefits of Working at Ilara Health

  • At Ilara Health, we are a diverse team of highly energized local and international individuals, committed to listening to the needs of our customers in peri-urban/rural primary healthcare facilities that do not have access to common diagnostic tests.

  • Every individual from our interns to the company founders contributes to the success of the company in different ways.

  • Every team member at Ilara Health has the same drive an excitement towards achieving the collective goals. Working hard and being creative are synonymous in our start-up ethos.

  • You will have the opportunity to directly/indirectly impact primary healthcare facilities/patients by dramatically improving the quality of healthcare for millions.

  • Competitive Salary package based on a fixed and variable component.


To apply

Regional Sales Head

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Responsibilities


  • Know the potential of each territory in your region and plan accordingly. How many facilities are there and how long will it take before the territory is exhausted.


  • Allocate accounts weekly based on your findings when territory planning, Facebook leads and upsell opportunities.

  • Conduct not less that 10 interviews/week to ensure you always have a strong pipeline of top talent to join your region.


  • You will be responsible for onboarding new starters using the ILARA HEALTH sales playbook.


  • Conduct weekly 1 on 1’s with your team leads.


  • Daily regional sales meetings must be planned a week in advance and shared with the Head of Sales for discussion.
  • Daily meetings with your team leads are to discuss the day before and to reinforce accountability for each member of their team using the CRM as a reference

  • Daily call with Head Of Sales

  • You will spend 2 days a week on the field, supporting your team lead in coaching reps and to ensure reps are working their territory efficiently.

  • Manage device installers performance and tasks

  • Weekly reporting to Head Of Sales on regions performance, pipeline, activity and conversion rate based on data in the CRM

  • You will be responsible for going to potential new regions to identify if we are able to make an impact and ultimately launching the region should there be potential based on company guidelines and criteria- this is a 5 phase process.


Requirements

  • Diploma or equivalent (Advantageous)

  • 2-5 years experience in managing sales leads/managers - B2B is advantageous

  • Successful track record in sales training

  • Sense of urgency and accountability

  • Obsessed with efficiency and process

  • Results and target driven

  • Competent in G- suite

  • Highly organized

  • Fluent in English and Swahili - written and spoken

  • Able to travel on a regular basis

  • Car/motorbike (Advantageous)

Benefits

  • Medical cover after probation period

  • Travel and phone allowance

  • Uncapped commission

  • Monthly incentives

  • Quarterly sales conference

  • All expenses paid when travelling for work

  • Company meeting every Friday with drinks and recreational activities

To apply

Sales Manager

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About Ilara Health
Responsibilities

  • Daily field coaching and feedback; spend at least 5 hours a week with each individual on your team. During this time you will be coaching them and giving them live feedback on their pitch and ensuring they are working their territory efficiently. This feedback needs to be documented and shared with the Regional Sales Manager daily.

  • Daily KPI management; ensure individual daily KPI’s are met and entered correctly into the CRM

  • Daily evening calls with team; run evening calls with your team to discuss the day using the data in the CRM as a reference

  • Morning reporting; daily morning call with the Regional Sales Manager to report on the previous day and discuss plans for the day

  • 1 on 1s; conduct weekly 1 on 1’s with each individual on your team


Requirements

  • Diploma or equivalent (Advantageous)

  • Successful track record in field sales - B2B is advantageous

  • 1 + years experience in sales management - B2B is advantageous

  • Successful track record in sales training (Advantageous)

  • Sense of urgency and accountability

  • Obsessed with efficiency and process

  • Results and target driven

  • Competent in G- suite

  • Highly organized

  • Approachable yet firm

  • Fluent in English and Swahili - written and spoken

  • Car/Motorbike (Advantageous)

Benefits
  • Medical cover after probation period - 3 months

  • Travel and phone allowance

  • Commission

  • Monthly incentives

  • Quarterly sales conference

  • Company meeting every Friday with drinks and recreational activities


To apply

Telesales Manager

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Job Level
Required Work Experience
Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities
  • Daily coaching and feedback; spend at least 5 hours a week with each individual on your team. During this time you will be coaching them and giving them live feedback on their pitch and ensuring they are working their accounts efficiently. This feedback needs to be documented and shared with the Regional Sales Manager daily. 

  • Daily KPI management; ensure individual daily KPI’s are met and entered correctly into the CRM

  • Daily end of day meetings; Run evening calls with your team to discuss the day using the data in the CRM as a reference

  • Morning reporting; daily morning call with the Regional Sales Manager to report on the previous day and discuss plans for the day

  • 1 on 1s; conduct weekly 1 on 1’s with each individual on your team

Requirements

  • Diploma or equivalent (Advantageous)

  • Successful track record in telesales - B2B is advantageous 

  • 1 +  years experience in telesales management  - B2B is advantageous 

  • Successful track record in sales training

  • Sense of urgency and accountability

  • Obsessed with efficiency and process

  • Results and target driven

  • Competent in G- suite

  • Highly organized

  • Approachable yet firm

  • Fluent in English and Swahili - written and spoken

Benefits

  • Medical cover after probation period - 3 months

  • Phone allowance

  • Uncapped commission

  • Monthly incentives

  • Quarterly sales conference

  • Company meeting every Friday with drinks and recreational activities


To apply

UX Reseacher

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Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities
  • Work with the leadership team to identify key areas where we need to gather more information from users

  • Spend 75% of your time in the field coordinating projects, gathering data, and speaking with users

  • Build a user design pipeline for new projects and standardize processes

  • Incorporate user research methods that guide the design, development and refinement of our research

  • Plan and implement design projects such as user interviews, surveys and other design project methods

About you
  • You have 2+ years of experience in UX research/design, behavioural research and/or product design/management roles

  • Strong background in prototyping, user research and human centred design

  • Have experience applying analytical, data-driven decision making to design projects

  • Experience working on real world design projects that have contributed to projects that have been rolled out an iterated on

  • Experience in a fast-paced startup environment where you’ve integrated rapidly and pivoted quickly on your designs

  • Entrepreneurial/business orientation

  • Excited by taking the time to deeply understand a user base and applying that knowledge to develop products and services that serve a real need

  • Some technical experience a bonus

NB: If you have a link to your portfolio, you can add it to your resume/cv. This is optional


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Finance Associate

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About Ilara Health
Responsibilities

• Assist in balancing general ledger accounts

• Assist in creating and analysing financial reports

• Assist in ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.

• Assist in ensuring efficient, timely and accurate recording of payments and tracking of accounts payable.

• Assist in preparing and processing bank payments and reconciliation of banking activities

• Assist in preparing payment vouchers ensuring proper documentation and recording to accounting system on daily basis.

• Assist with audit related duties.

• Assist in performing other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

• Diploma/Degree in Finance or a related course.

• Great attention to detail

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent knowledge is MS Excel is an added advantage.

• Ability to adapt quickly and work independently.

• Fluent in English and Swahili


To apply

Operations Associate

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Responsibilities
  • Receive, Inspect and record inventory in the Inventory account system.

  • Minimize lead time from the time of order to delivery

  • Leads communication efforts between Suppliers and Ilara Health in establishing availability of Inventory

  • Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates company needs on an on-going basis.

  • Provides operational feedback for development of operational strategies.

  • Growing and developing existing clients through account specific growth strategies.

  • Address operational problems and complaints to maximize satisfaction within the company.

  • Be accountable for the commercial performance & growth in share of wallet of accounts.

  • Work with cross divisional teams to meet the objectives and goals of the company

  • Proactively report all operational information to the Head of Operations.

  • Build strong communication with the sales, product development and Customer Success teams that support clients to establish high customer satisfaction.

Skills

  • Be Organized.

  • Ability to manage the whole relationship cycle.

  • Negotiation skills to craft solutions for our customers.

  • Good time management to prioritize work accordingly.

  • Collaboratively work with internal departments for customer satisfaction

Who You Are

  • Ability to understand medical devices and healthcare value chain

  • Willingness to initiate and build relationships

  • Self-starter who is capable of working autonomously

To apply

Finance Manager

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Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities
  • Build and refine revenue and cost accounting processes

  • Coordinate with outsourced accountants to get monthly/weekly accounting reports

  • Build in house capacity for accounting

  • Ensure tax/regulatory compliance on all fronts (payroll, logistics, sales)

  • Manage company budgeting and planning processes

  • Provide management constant visibility on P&L and key financial metrics

  • Support management on capital markets strategy and opportunities (ie working capital, debt and equity financing)

Requirements

  • 3 - 5 years finance experience at a top-tier investment bank, management consulting firm, investment fund, accountancy firm or large-cap corporate

  • Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; MBA / CFA / CPA preferred

  • Prior work experience across Sub-Saharan African markets strongly preferred, experience with cross-regional teams and stakeholders a plus

  • High degree of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Exceptional proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

To apply

Regional Lab Manager

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Job Level
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Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities
  • People management of local lab managers and lab technicians

  • Operations management for labs including inventory, accounting, and customer service

  • Owning local P&Ls and responsible for existing laboratory growth and profitability

  • Marketing management by building a robust referral network of medical facilities for each lab and maintaining engagement with them over time

  • Field research operations for scouting locations for the next few labs

  • Adhoc operations including awareness campaigns, screening campaigns, and medical camps

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in managing, building, and expanding a chain of labs

  • 3+ years as a laboratory technician

  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory landscape for diagnostic services and laboratories in Kenya with existing KMLTTB relationships

  • Willingness to experiment with new business models and a drive to disrupt business models

  • Strong understanding of P&L management and budgeting processes

  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience managing cross-regional teams and working alongside a varied range of stakeholders

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

To apply

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

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Description of role
About Ilara Health
Responsibilities
  • Help build and ship industry-leading healthcare products

  • Build beautiful user interfaces and user experiences on the front end, and efficient, scalable backend solutions

  • Be a Javascript wizard and lead development on Node.js and React

  • Work with other senior engineers to develop product technical and visual design

  • Contribute towards developing Ilara’s product road map and vision

  • Assist with front-end UI and UX design

  • Help make high-level technical decisions about Ilara’s tech stack, infrastructure requirements and internal coding workflow process

  • Assist with hiring med-level and junior engineers

  • Assist with back end development in Kotlin/Spring and/or Express and Node.js

  • Assist with dev-ops where necessary

  • Be a coding chameleon! Ilara is a super young company, and we’ll need help with a wide range of engineering tasks.

  • Write clean code and effective documentation

About you

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering Computer Engineering, Math or other technical degree. Equivalent professional experience is also sufficient

  • 5+ years of experience in technical role

  • 2+ years of experience working with React, Node, Express or equivalent Javascript framework

  • 1+ years working on front-end web development using a modern javascript framework

  • Experience developing and shipping production-level software

  • Proven ability to build simple, beautiful front-end interfaces

  • Experience building and designing secure, robust and efficient back-end applications

  • Some experience building front end and/or back end systems in a JavaScript stack

  • Ability to pick up new languages, frameworks and system easily

  • Some managerial experience a plus

  • Experience building software systems for healthcare a plus

  • Some dev-ops experience a plus

  • You have entrepreneurial drive, creativity, are resourceful and have a sense of humour

  • You get energy from working with a mission-driven team who are passionate about improving healthcare in Kenya

NB: ADD A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO ON YOUR RESUME/CV


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