Monthly stipend, airfare, and accommodation
Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting.
A small community in rural western Kenya founded the organization as a response to extreme health challenges.
The region experiences some of the highest HIV, maternal mortality, and infant mortality rates in East Africa. As such, community members built their region’s first health center.
From these humble beginnings, Lwala is now the largest provider of health services for a population of over 60,000 people. The work extends far beyond the original hospital, as we support communities in their homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
We address the complex causes of poor health through a multi-dimensional strategy, which engages community members in driving their own change.
We have built a model for community-led health and are now working with the Ministry of Health to improve how millions of Kenyans access healthcare.
The Policy Fellow is overseen by the Community Health Systems Director and works closely with the Managing Director.
The fellow will also have remote support from the Impact Director. The Fellow will support Lwala and the Migori County government as they research and develop community health strategies for the county.
This position will include supporting government partnerships, writing policy briefs, and conducting deep research.
The Policy Fellow position is a 12-month placement, with additional opportunities after this period. The Policy Fellow will be joined by two other international fellows – Lwala’s Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow and Technology Systems Fellow.
Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Government Engagement