mHealth New Business Development Manager - Nairobi , Kenya

TitlemHealth New Business Development Manager - Nairobi, 3 years FTC
Job IDmob-oth-579
DepartmentMobile for Development

The role of New Business Development Manager will involve supporting the mHealth Programme teams in Nigeria and Malawi to develop the business case for a suite of mHealth services. A parallel function will be to create and support partnership opportunities between GSMA member mobile operators and the mHealth stakeholder community with the aim of either: leveraging and growing existing mHealth services in Nigeria or Malawi; and/or stimulating new service launches that leverage mobile operator assets. Key responsibilities include: • Robust understanding of grant objectives, activities and associated budget. • Objectively assess the value drivers for mobile operators in Nigeria, Malawi and across the broader African continent and align these to strategic partnership opportunities. • Support new partnership opportunities and provide robust technical assistance to newly established partnerships to ensure launch of mHealth services that ensure shared value creation for mobile and health industry. • Communicate new mHealth product/service opportunities to the broader Pan-African mHealth Initiative stakeholder group in a regular, clear, concise and actionable way. • Provide the mHealth Programme team with strategic insight into the stakeholder ecosystem, new developments amongst public and private stakeholders and develop risk mitigation strategies for product/service launches. • Manage and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders for duration of project. • Manage delivery of objectives for both internal and external stakeholders and implementation partners. • Troubleshoot delays and adjust timelines where needed in case of unforeseen external factors. • Share knowledge with other project managers and the industry where needed to embed best practices globally. 

GSMA – Mobile for Development GSMA Mobile for Development brings together our mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets. We identify opportunities for social, economic and environmental impact and stimulate the development of scalable, life-enhancing mobile services. Mobile is the predominant infrastructure in emerging markets. We believe it is the transformative technology that enables us to put relevant, impactful services into the hands of underserved people. Since the creation of GSMA Mobile for Development we have partnered with 46 mobile operators, rolling out 83 initiatives, impacting tens of millions of people across 45 countries. GSMA Mobile for Development - mHealth The GSMA’s Mobile for Development mHealth programme brings together the mobile industry and health stakeholders to improve health outcomes in emerging markets, with initial focus on Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6 across Africa. There are a number mHealth services in the market today, but few currently demonstrate scale, replication or significant impact. A study conducted by the GSMA, reviewing almost 700 mHealth services, showed that less than 1% are significantly impacting health outcomes. In order to unlock the latent potential of mHealth, the GSMA has identified three key barriers that need to be addressed: fragmentation of service delivery; a lack of scale and sustainability across the full reach of mobile networks; and limited, sustainable public private partnerships that are able to replicate or demonstrate impact to the lives of people most at risk in each country. To address these barriers the GSMA is bringing together its mobile industry members and health stakeholders to collaborate to demonstrate a sustainable business case for investment, support implementation of mHealth services in priority markets; and facilitate partnership opportunities between mobile and health stakeholders. The initial focus of this work is on Africa where mobile and ICT can play a big role in helping to fast track Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6. In June 2012, the GSMA’s Pan-African mHealth Initiative was launched with the aim of creating a sustainable public-private partnership to deliver a reference implementation for scaled mHealth services that can be replicated across disease portfolios and countries. For more information go to

The best candidate will be/have • Very conscientious with high personal standards and excellent attention to detail. • A high sense of responsibility and focus on delivering to commitments. • Ability to manage multiple tasks with high quality and timely delivery. • Enjoys both high level planning and hands on delivery. • Comfortable working in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment. • A strong relationship manager. • A team player with experience of working in a consultative and facilitative environment. Will need excellent English verbal, written, and presentation skills. • Intellectually sharp, self-motivated and passionate about the use of mobile for development and mHealth. Criteria for selection • Extensive experience in initiating and launching products amongst a consortium of partners in multi-functional product/project areas, and working within a matrix environment using virtual team structures. • A bachelor's degree in marketing, economics, communications or related business field. A master's degree is preferred. • Proven success in marketing and selling products/services in a fast changing and uncertain environment with clear evidence of personal involvement in complex technical, commercial and management issues. • Ability to negotiate with C-level manager and Government/Development industry managers. • Experience in the mobile telecoms industry leading cross functional product development and project delivery. • Experience in the public sector, especially health care, will be advantageous. • Operate effectively in a flat, geographically diverse, global organisation, delivering projects involving technical and non-technical individuals and groups. • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in the escalation of issues and the formulation of solutions. • Proven ability to build effective strategic working relationships for the benefit of the programme. • Strong analytical skills. • Willingness to travel on an international basis. The New Business Development Manager will report to the mHealth Programme Manager.

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