Maternal Health Fellowship

Position in Nairobi » Job for a Medical Student or MPH

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.

They are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women.

Jacaranda Health is looking for a medical student or MPH with experience and interest in maternal health to help us develop evidence-based protocols for our new maternity clinic.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious student or recent graduate to spend three to six months working with some of the most exciting innovations in maternal health.

They have a great team in Nairobi, and good advisors internationally, and would like to have some help from someone who has a combination of a clinical and public health research background.


  • The Maternal Health Fellow would work with our international clinical advisors, our front-line clinical staff, and our operations manager to help develop a set of clinical protocols that are truly world-class and evidence based.
  • This will require research, compiling protocols from our library of protocols and academic research in maternal health, and vetting them with our clinical staff in the field.
  • There will also be an opportunity to get involved in other clinical activities, such as systematizing our clinic processes, working with our partners at Harvard School of Public Health on our impact evaluation, and some of the new technologies that Jacaranda is piloting.


  • MPH or medical resident, with experience working in maternal health, ideally from both a clinical and a research perspective
  • Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
  • Demonstrated professional experience and an interest in maternal health
  • Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
  • Desired: experience working in East Africa


  • Opportunity to work with our advisors and partners from obstetricians at Harvard and internationally, to experienced nurses and midwives in Kenya
  • Exposure to all facets of building innovative maternal health organization.
  • You will have a chance to see first hand the clinical, operations, marketing, technology, and business elements that go into building a successful social enterprise
  • Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
  • Significant responsibility and independence

    This is a full-time three to six month position, preferably based in Nairobi.

    Start date as soon as possible: August or September through November.

    The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit;Maternal Health Fellowship Website

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