Health Sector Experteer for Growing Health Social Enterprises
Consultant (Typically 1 - 12 weeks)
You must be able to speak English.
When Can You Start?
You can start Flexible and stay for 1¾ month to 2¾ months
Description and Impact
Health clinics in Tanzania need to grow in order to support the countries growing population. Government facilities are full to capacity, and private facilities that exist are not an option for the many people living on less than $2 a day but social enterprises are popping up that want to provide high quality, affordable healthcare, but they need support to grow. We will provide business development support to private health clinics, giving them everything they need to run smoothly, and at a cost that is affordable to their populations. At the end of the project, you will have worked directly with 2 to 3 health businesses, and contributed to the development of a health business development curriculum that will serve the needs of these businesses.
Direct support to 2-3 health businesses
Depending on need and your skill-set, the project focus could be:
- Strategic planning
- Finance and accounting
- Marketing and sales.
We want to develop modules in the following areas:
- Managing growth, Managing records, Managing medications and medical supplies, Risk management in the facility, Understanding quality, Establishing a patient safety culture, Understanding costs and profitability, Managing payments and collections, Managing cash flow, Developing a budget, Funding the business, Understanding the market, Pricing products and services and marketing the health practice.
- Depending on your skills and interests we would like to develop 3-5 modules during the project's duration.
Our ideal candidate has experience in the health sector and willing to contribute this skillset to a low income, low resource setting.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
- Good For Groups
Working with us you'll get key insights into the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania, and a look at sustainable development in action. You'll see the challenges entrepreneurs face in growing their business, but also the passion they have to grow Tanzania. You'll hopefully pick up some Swahili too, working with our bi-lingual team.
Many of our volunteers have gone onto switch career paths into the startup life or development work. This is a great opportunity to see if this is the right environment for you
As is Tanzanian tradition, we'll cover the costs of your lunch Monday - Friday.
Transport costs to visit entrepreneurs are covered. Our offices function as co-working spaces, and you'll be invited to any events we have taking place with our entrepreneurs. If you're also looking to learn about a new sector, you can work with our team to support entrepreneurs outside of health.