Simprints empowers the existing mobile tools that governments and development organizations are already using to deliver essential services at the frontlines. Our goal is to radically disrupt the inaccurate way we currently track and deliver progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, and instead build a world where every person counts in the fight against poverty.
Since August 2016, we have launched projects in Bangladesh, Nepal, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Malawi, and Ethiopia that collectively have reached over 100,000 beneficiaries. This is just the beginning. We are rapidly extending our reach, implementing projects across sectors and geographies, aiming to impact over 500,000 lives by the end of the year and 4 million lives by the end of 2020. Right now, our flagship project with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (backed by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) is delivering essential deworming treatment to 2 million individuals across 15 woredas of Ethiopia, so this is an exciting time to be joining Simprints!
The Country Director - Ethiopia, without doubt, is the most important hire for the region. You will report directly to the COO and will focus on increasing our reach and impact with partners - NGOs, social enterprises, funders, and governments. The role will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Your responsibilities will be based around the overarching objective of scaling our operational impact in Ethiopia, and will include:
You are a proven leader and have a strong desire to blend leading edge technology with progressive development programs. You are skilled at effectively interacting with key stakeholders, from a variety of backgrounds, and have substantial experience with international development programs, ideally in health digitisation. You will be a proven self starter with an enquiring mind, and a demonstrated ability to lead large complex projects that drive scale, efficiency and growth.
You are confident, passionate, reliable, deeply collaborative, a quick learner, and thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment. From one day to the next you might be heading out to SNNP to check in on the roll-out of our latest project, recruiting a team of passionate individuals, meeting with senior officials of a funding partner, scoping an upcoming healthcare project, negotiating the final terms of a partnership for a nation-wide project with the Ministry of Health, or presenting at a conference to hundreds of ICT4D specialists.
At Simprints you will be working within a cross-functional team of passionate engineers and development professionals focused on different aspects of designing our products and deploying them in the field. Therefore, a deep-rooted commitment to collaborative problem solving, robust data-driven insights, and high quality communications is critical. Past experience with the requirements below, and the genuine desire to develop world-class skills, are the ideal fit. You have the skills outlined below and want to develop them more:
Please submit your CV and cover letter on our website. For the cover letter, please answer the following questions: