We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Digital
Healthcare lead who will be responsible for leading the development and
implementation of digital health strategies, programs, and solutions to improve
patient outcomes, enhance customer experience, and create value for the
The Lead must have a strong understanding of the
intersection of digital health and healthcare, a customer-centric mindset, and
the ability to drive innovation and collaboration across the organization. The
ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in digital health
and innovation, and the ability to effectively manage large-scale projects.
This position requires strong leadership and organizational skills, as well as
excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will
be a confident and passionate professional who is eager to make a positive
impact on the healthcare industry.
Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a
comprehensive digital health strategy leading to development of Safaricom’s
ability to apply of technology and innovation in healthcare.
Public sector Collaboration: Act as the primary liaison with
government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders assisting in the
implementation of national digital health projects. Ensure that projects align
with both the organizations and public sector objectives.
Team Management: Lead a diverse team of product
managers, engineers, data scientists, researchers, and healthcare experts.
Promote a culture of innovation and inclusivity. Additionally Manage and
develop digital health resources, including personnel and budget.
Product Research, Development and
the creation and management of digital health products, ensuring they meet the
needs of both the market and public healthcare initiatives.
Regulatory Compliance and Advocacy: Ensure compliance with
healthcare regulations and standards (Digital Health Act, Data Protection Act,
etc.), and advocate for favorable policies and regulations in the digital
Stakeholder Engagement: Foster strong relationships with
healthcare providers, patients, regulatory bodies, technology partners, and
government officials to drive the success of digital health initiatives.
Additionally Establish and inculcate a strong partner ecosystem.
Market Analysis and Business
Conduct market research to identify growth opportunities, particularly in areas
aligning with government healthcare objectives.
Budget and Resource Management: Oversee budgeting and resource
allocation, maximizing ROI and ensuring effective use of funds.
Innovation: Develop and implement digital
health strategies, programs, and solutions to improve patient outcomes, enhance
customer experience, and create value for the organization. Enable Safaricom to
Stay up to date on industry trends and developments and identify new
opportunities for digital health initiatives.
Execution: Collaborate with internal and
external stakeholders to ensure that roll out of digital health initiatives
that are effective and successful.
An undergraduate degree in the medical
sciences and a master’s degree or higher in Health Informatics, Digital Health,
Healthcare Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in
digital health implementation, research, with leadership experience preferably
involving public sector projects.
Demonstrated experience in developing,
implementing, and managing large-scale digital health projects and
collaborating with different healthcare stakeholders including the government
and private sector.
Deep understanding of the health
systems, digital health technologies, and the healthcare regulatory
Familiarity with the digital health
ecosystem in Kenya with good networks in the Government, private sector,
academia, and development partner community
Exceptional leadership and
communication skills, adept at managing diverse teams and projects.
Strategic thinker with robust
analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong leadership and communication
skills, with the ability to build consensus and motivate diverse teams.
How To Apply