Careers

We offer a variety of positions in both the United States and Kenya. Our open positions are listed below.

Kenya Based Jobs

Advocacy and Communications Manager

The Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Team leads Lwala’s policy and advocacy work to strengthen community health systems. The HSS Team works closely with our Communications & Development Team to develop advocacy strategies, communicate evidence and asks to target policymakers, and tell stories about how our work is changing the health system. The Advocacy & Communications Officer/Manager sits within the HSS team and will report to the Health Systems Director, with linkages to the Communications & Development Team. The position will support policy, advocacy, and communications to advance community-led health at the county, national, and global level, as well as position Lwala as a leader in community health systems strengthening. The Advocacy & Communications Officer/Manager will be based in Kenya with travel required between Nairobi, Migori County, and 2 additional counties. The position title is flexible, based on experience.

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Strategic Partnerships Manager

Lwala is growing our strategic partnership and business development capacities to meet organizational needs and fundraising goals. In the last five years, we have grown from $1.3 million to over $8 million in annual revenue, with support from private foundations, technical health funders, and individual donors. In order to implement our ambitious 2025 Strategy, we expect to raise $50m over this 5-year period. To support the organization in reaching this goal, we are hiring a Strategic Partnerships Manager based in Kenya who will steward relationships with key donors and partners, scope new funding opportunities, and lead the development of successful proposals. This role will report to Lwala’s Co-CEO based in US and will work closely with the Co-CEO based in Nairobi and the Communications and Development Manager based in Washington DC.

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Development Officer (Kenya)

Lwala is growing our strategic partnership and grants management capacities to meet organizational needs and fundraising goals. In the last five years, we have grown from $1.3 million to over $8 million in annual revenue, with support from private foundations, technical health funders, and individual donors. In order to implement our ambitious 2025 Strategy, we expect to raise $50m over this 5-year period. Lwala’s reporting, development, and communications processes have been growing over recent years to better drive feedback loops within the organization and to external stakeholders. The Development Officer will support Lwala’s Development and Program teams to make strides in improving its data systems, driving feedback loops, reporting, proposals and communicating externally. These organizational elements are intertwined and require communication and coordination between them in order to drive impact, learning and growth. Further, the Development Officer will support team members in growing their skills in writing and telling stories. Helping to build the capacity of team members in their ability to fully understand, talk about and share program results that directly benefit the overall mission of Lwala Community Alliance. The Development Officer sits within the Development team, with significant collaboration with program teams, research and learning, and finance.

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WASH Consultant

Lwala Community Alliance leverages a BOTTOM-UP APPROACH in an all-out effort to drastically reduce maternal and child mortality in western Kenya. We are tackling the key drivers of deaths – unplanned pregnancies, mother-to-child transmission of HIV, poor prenatal care, unskilled deliveries, poor clinical practices, lack of emergency transport, and delayed treatment of childhood illnesses. WASH Vulnerable populations and HIV are important components that we focus on for the improvement of the quality of life, prevention of communicable diseases and reduction of under-five mortality. While at this, Lwala works with vulnerable populations including Persons with Disability and hence the need to offer specific skills to CHWs who are at the center of delivering services in our Community-Led Model to enable them to adequately deliver health HIV and WASH services and messages without leaving anyone behind. Job Description

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United States Based Jobs

Development Officer (U.S.)

Lwala is growing our strategic partnership and grants management capacities to meet organizational needs and fundraising goals. In the last five years, we have grown from $1.3 million to over $8 million in annual revenue, with support from private foundations, technical health funders, and individual donors. In order to implement our ambitious 2025 Strategy, we expect to raise $50m over this 5-year period. Lwala’s reporting, development, and communications processes have been growing over recent years to better drive feedback loops within the organization and to external stakeholders. The Development Officer will support Lwala’s Development and Program teams to make strides in improving its data systems, driving feedback loops, reporting, proposals and communicating externally. These organizational elements are intertwined and require communication and coordination between them in order to drive impact, learning and growth. Further, the Development Officer will support team members in growing their skills in writing and telling stories. Helping to build the capacity of team members in their ability to fully understand, talk about and share program results that directly benefit the overall mission of Lwala Community Alliance. The Development Officer sits within the Development team, with significant collaboration with program teams, research and learning, and finance.

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Major Gifts Manager

Lwala is growing our strategic partnership and grants management capacities to meet organizational needs and fundraising goals. In the last five years, we have grown from $1.3 million to over $8 million in annual revenue, with support from private foundations, technical health funders, and individual donors. In order to implement our ambitious 2025 Strategy, we expect to raise $50m over this 5-year period. To support the organization in reaching this goal, we are hiring a Major Gifts Manager who will steward relationships with Lwala’s most committed supporters, cultivate new individual funding relationships, and lead the development and implementation of an endowment campaign. We are considering both full-time candidates and more senior candidates for a contract position. This role will report to Lwala’s Co-CEO based in Nashville.

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Remote Part-time Administrative and Communications Assistant

The part-time Administrative and Communications Intern, overseen by the Office Manager, will provide key administrative support to the U.S. staff, assist in all aspects of general office maintenance and management, perform general clerical duties, and conduct general administrative duties including event support, management of the donor database, and meeting coordination and research. The Assistant will also provide communications support to the U.S. and Kenya staff, assisting in the creation and posting of social media content and posts, tracking digital metrics, managing social media communities, assisting with quality assurance and troubleshooting issues, and researching new outlets for coverage.

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Lwala is a member of the Community Health Impact Coalition - an initiative of some of global health's most innovative implementers to catalyze the adoption of high-impact community health systems design. You can learn about job opportunities with fellow coalition members here.

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