Jacaranda Health is a nonprofit organization whose mission for the last eight years has been to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes in the public health system. We work hand-in-hand with governments, including county health management teams and Ministries of Health, to deploy affordable and scalable solutions through public hospitals, where the majority of underserved mothers and babies receive care. These solutions include PROMPTS, an AI-enabled text messaging service for mothers, and MENTORS, a facility-based training program equipping frontline nurses with lifesaving skills and knowledge. In Kenya, we are in 22 of Kenya’s busiest counties, who co-own our interventions, and work with us to design what and how we measure impact for effective decision-making. These partnerships have helped us reach 2.4 million women with our solutions across 1,100+ health centers and hospitals and will continue to be the cornerstone of how we approach the path to national scale in Kenya. We have expanded operations within Eswatini and Ghana. 

Jacaranda Health is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regards to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health is seeking to engage an experienced and talented individual for the role of a Biostatistician who will lead complex analytics that support the mission and growth of Jacaranda Health by providing information that advances programing. He/She will have the opportunity to play a technical advisory role to support a rapidly growing team that guides the implementation, assessment, and scale of a package of maternal and child health-focused tech interventions in Kenya. The role will be responsible for working closely with multiple teams, analyzing data that informs machine learning and AI enabled mobile platforms, designing research approaches and executing complex analyses that answer key organizational questions. This role will provide a wide range of advanced statistical expertise, advice, and support to the Research, Design & Evaluation Division, which consists of the Data and Analytics Department and the Research Projects Department. The Biostatistician will collect, analyze, and interpret Jacaranda Health data across multiple platforms towards answering questions of impact, implementation success, and product design. They will provide design advice for research assessments and evaluations. Finally, they will serve as a technical expert, providing strategy inputs towards the division’s goals of supporting, through evidence, a robust package of maternal health solutions. 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reports to: Director Research, Design and Evaluation

Preferred start date: April 2024

Main Responsibilities 

  • Lead technical aspects of study and research design such as sample size, sampling strategy, and analysis, enable robust evaluation of organizational research questions

  • Develop analysis plans to assess organizational impact and reach, and execute them

  • Analyze program data to generate insights that inform organizational strategy and program deployment.

  • Apply rigorous analytic thinking in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data for report writing and communication.

  • Lead writing of sections of protocols, reports, presentations that are relevant to statistical expertise including sampling methodology, sample calculations, data management and analysis.

  • Develop data analysis processes that streamline the efficiency of routine analyses and provide usable programmatic information.

  • Contribute to the RD&E division strategy, from a technical advisory capacity

  • Mentor and coach Data and Analytics team members to deliver high-quality analytical outputs

  • Build and sustain collaborative relationships with individuals in different departments and serve as a subject-matter expert for teams, internal and external committees, and other constituencies and collaborators..  


  • Masters degree  in statistics/biostatistics/epidemiology and & 4  years of experience OR

  • PhD in statistics/biostatistics/epidemiology or related field from an accredited institution.

  • At least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

  • Statistical programs: SAS/STATA/R or equivalent 

  • Experience supporting digital platform operations 

  • Experience supporting programs within the public health system

  • Programs: Python, GIS, Power BI, SQL

Contract Period

This position is expected to be a contract of 12 months, renewable.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send their applications to No hard copies required or accepted.  

Application Deadline

Open to applications until the position is filled

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