Impact Market Shaping Director

Impact Market Shaping Director
Nexleaf Analytics, Kenya

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 14, 2023
Last Date
Feb 14, 2023

Job Description

Who We Are

Nexleaf is a nonprofit technology company that builds products and partners with countries to ensure they have the data they need to build lasting solutions that improve the health of people. We are committed to transforming global health systems using data-driven insights. Nexleaf’s technology is in use in over 25 low and middle income countries across Africa and Asia, monitoring the vaccines for 1 in 11 children born each year. Our goal for 2027 is to ensure the full potency of the vaccines for 1 in 5 children born each year.

We operate quite uniquely compared to many nonprofits, and compared to many technology companies: we run an Impact Business, which not only builds the technology solutions to solve the most important problems in global health, but supports the Ministries of Health and international community to improve the processes, policies, and systems for all players. Through a feedback-rich culture and a focus on iteration, our team collaborates globally to build lasting solutions for health systems around the world. Partnering with leading organizations such as, Gavi, Qualcomm, and the Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, we are focused on measurable and long-lasting impact.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a Director for our Impact amp; Market Shaping (IMS) department, which generates evidence for how remote temperature monitoring (RTM) and internet of things (IoT) technology leads to better equipment management in healthcare systems. The learnings generated by the IMS Department:

  1. inform the development of our technology and service models, and
  2. help to shape the international market for healthcare equipment and data systems around the globe.

The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced leader and executor, both strategic and analytical thinker, and strong advocate who is excited to forge a path for technology and data to positively impact health systems, in ways that are at times radically different from the status quo in the nonprofit sector. Sitting on the Leadership Team, this candidate will need to be a problem solver and cross functional collaborator who is energized by working with diverse teams to tackle complex problems and will champion the needs of health systems within a technology company. If you are a leader who is excited about generating learnings and user-driven insights within a complex health system, and testing new models that catalyze use of data within Ministries, this role may be for you!

This role will report directly to the COO and is fully remote. Some international travel will be required.

Your Responsibilities

  • Create, fund, execute, and disseminate learnings from projects which advance our internal and external objectives. Donors and international partners are eager to fund projects which will advance the world’s ability to support the vaccine cold chain, as well as support other global health technology. A great IMS director will see the big picture at Nexleaf, understand our vision and strategy, and rally the entire company towards funded projects which support our internal product development and service, support our Ministry of Health customers to turn data insights into good action and policy, as well as shape the market (international organization policies, national priorities, and even RTM device amp; software standards) to help us achieve the impact we want.
  • Lead the process of setting the evidence, learning amp; design scopes of work for Nexleaf. The Director will pull together the input from the IMS team, product team, customer team, and international stakeholders to identify and implement the most important research and learning initiatives.
  • Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships with international organizations, donors, and other service providers, with the aim of shaping the market for high quality data and effective health systems management. Serve as a thought leader among partners and the global health sector, using Nexleaf’s learnings to advocate for systems change.
  • Lead the IMS team to success through recruiting, delegation, coaching, and direction-setting. Rather than being the top individual contributor/doer in the IMS department, the Director will make sure the right talent and expertise are in place, directed, motivated, and supported to excel at doing the work.
  • Support the Research amp; Data, Vaccine and Medical Equipment Program teams with the design of pilots, research pilots, and evaluations to generate needed evidence for creating systems for effective use of data and technology adoption among Ministry of Health customers.
  • Oversee proposal development. Work with Strategic Partnerships amp; Engagement team as well as Program Managers to identify funding opportunities that match identified proposal concepts and evidence generation needs, and lead them in submitting grant proposals.
  • Oversee communications and advocacy. Lead team members to effectively communicate evidence and to develop resources and technical content that can be disseminated via our regional partnerships to support the use of all data products. Leverage Nexleaf’s data in order to publish reports and inform global stakeholders on the state of health systems today
  • Represent Impact amp; Market Shaping on Nexleaf’s Leadership Team, and coordinate efforts between IMS and other department leads to ensure coordination of shared goals and effective feedback loops between field evidence, product development, and customer service delivery.
  • Department budgeting and fundraising. Work with the Finance Manager to oversee Department budget allocations, expenditures, and identify fundraising needs.

Outcomes that this position will own:

  • A portfolio of case studies, reports, presentations, workshops, thought leadership content, and other communication products sharing the insights and learnings from Nexleaf’s experiences implementing health equipment monitoring technology worldwide that can be used to shape the market and influence global health sector actors.
  • A pipeline of research and learning initiatives providing robust impact, measurement of impact, insights, and evidence from our activities.
  • Input to the Customer and Product amp; Innovation departments to drive them to produce the right products and services for the customer.
  • Strong relationships with global health sector actors, multilaterals, and other strategic partners who are invested in learning with us.
  • A strong culture of data within Nexleaf, led by a motivated and collaborative IMS team.


  • 10+ years experience in global public health and/or international development, including:
    • Experience working with Ministries of Health or similar government agencies in LMICs.
    • Experience in technology adoption program design amp; implementation, research, and/or evaluation
    • Experience interfacing with high level global development agencies and funders
  • A results-focused get it done disposition that ensures our work turns into impact on the ground, rather than collects dust and decays.
  • Demonstrated experience leading or supporting research and evaluation activities, including both project design and end communications
  • Systems thinker with an ability to make decisions and lead work in highly complex, shifting environments with many stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience translating data into powerfully communicated insights
  • Exceptional leadership qualities and experience mentoring distributed teams from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience leading, supporting, or executing proposal development, grants management and non-profit funder reporting
  • Experience working cross-functionally across different sectors. Nexleaf is a multi-faceted organization that requires the ability to translate and find coordinated ways of working between the NGO and technology industries
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
  • Interest and passion for innovative applications of technology in global public health


  • Amazing start-up culture that's purpose-driven and highly collaborative
  • Fully remote company
  • Fast-paced, high performing team focused on learning and getting better every day
  • Benefits including health and generous PTO (including 1 week summer break and 1 week winter break)
  • Flexible work hours

Job Specification

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