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Program Intern - Uganda

Maisha Meds

Maisha Meds

Central America
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Program Intern, Uganda

Maisha Meds is hiring! We’re looking for a Programme Intern, Uganda with sales & marketing experience, preferably selling technology solutions to support the Uganda programs team in acquiring new partner facilities (private clinics & pharmacies in the Northern Central sub-region).

About Maisha Meds

Maisha Meds is an organization dedicated to improving health care in Africa through best-in-class technology.

Founded in 2017, Maisha Meds has created the largest digital network of private pharmacies and clinics across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zambia through our mobile software. Our platform not only helps these providers improve business by making sales, managing inventory, and tracking patients. It also reimburses them for providing high-quality care for malaria, family planning, and HIV prevention at discounted costs.

Maisha Meds logs millions of patient visits every year and has provided hundreds of thousands of reimbursements to date. We harness data from our network of pharmacies and clinics to reveal health and market trends, which allows us to design better solutions that work for the people we serve. We have worked with leading academic institutions such as UC Berkeley, Emory University, and KEMRI to evaluate the effectiveness of our programs. Research shows that our system is able to significantly increase the uptake of long-acting contraceptives and appropriate malaria case management.

Our work is funded by a range of partners including scale-up funding from USAID Development Innovation Ventures and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This will help Maisha Meds greatly expand its mobile software to 7,500 total pharmacies and clinics by late 2026, delivering subsidized care to nearly a million new patients in the process.

About the role

The program intern will be responsible for prospecting, engaging and acquiring facilities to partner with Maisha Meds on the loyalty program. They will also support in monitoring performance of these partners with the goal of ensuring the success of the program.

This role is based in Kampala with frequent travel to districts of North Central subregion (Uwero, Nakasongora, Kiboga, Kasanda, Mityana, Mubende, Nakaseke, Kyankwanzi, Buvuma, Kyankwanzi and Kayunga).

You will report to the Senior Program Manager.

The start date is 3 July 2024 , and compensation is commensurate with experience.


  1. Support in facilities acquisition for the program in the North Central sub-region. This shall entail the following:
    1. Map ideal Loyalty program appropriate areas within the districts of North central sub-region.
    2. Prospect private health facilities (clinics, pharmacies & drug shops) that have the potential to implement the program
    3. Perform KYC exercises on private facilities interested in partnering with Maisha Meds and report to the program manager
    4. Document and maintain a long list of prospect facilities that have been profiled
    5. Document all lessons & growth opportunities during the pitching process as an input to process and program improvement
    6. Pitch the program to the prospect list facilities, that are program fit, and close these partnership deals
    7. Ensure all the prospect facilities fully understand the program processes and are willing to implement the Loyalty program
    8. Convert prospect facilities to program acceptors by way of paying a stock security as a program requirement
    9. Share a list of private health facilities that are program acceptors with the program manager in time for further action
  2. Identify potential community based partnerships for program expansion
  3. Make timely reports on all the activities and tasks undertaken
  4. Undertake any other tasks assigned to you by your supervisor


  1. Academic qualifications: Diploma or Degree in a business related field or a medical related field. Other fields will be considered based on relevance of experience
  2. Experience: 1 year experience in a sales or a customer support role is preferred
  3. Mindsets:
    1. A team player who loves working collaboratively
    2. A sense of optimism, flexibility, and adaptability to any situation
    3. An ability to thrive in ambiguous situations due to your resilience and tenacity
    4. A growth mindset and a deep enthusiasm for learning, feedback, and continuous improvement
    5. A blend of passion, humility, patience, and a good sense of humor
    6. A tendency to roll up your sleeves in order to move projects forward

Why You Should Join Us

  • On a roll: We are doubling year-over-year with new funding partnerships that are boosting expansion in multiple countries
  • Great team: We are founded, managed, and backed by successful veterans of Stanford School of Medicine, Google, mPharma, and I&M bank. We have technologists, doctors, and economists working side by side to solve difficult problems.
  • Great funders: We’re supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID Development Innovation Ventures, CIFF, WHO FIND, and Pfizer to pay for healthcare on behalf of patients, with others to be announced soon.
  • Huge market: We are disrupting a massive, growing $50+ billion market for healthcare payments for low-income patients, with a focus on paying for health outcomes to ensure patients get the best quality care.
  • Great customers: We create financial incentives that ensure our health care providers deliver excellent care.
  • Impact: We have cultivated a fun and exciting start-up culture that empowers its talented staff to make a huge impact.