Public Health Specialist at Helium Health

July 7, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Helium Health is a full-service Healthtech company that provides a suite of solutions for healthcare providers, payers, and patients in emerging markets — at the core of which is our SaaS based electronic medical records/hospital management information system (EMR/HMIS).


Strategy & Donor Sourcing Operations:

  • Develop partnership strategies to deliver on Helium Health’s public health-focused goals. Identify and cultivate opportunities for alternative potential funding streams for the organization, locally and globally.
  • Prospect new relationships and partnerships with public health-focused funders, foundation donors, trusts, and others.
  • Develop grant management tools and methodology to ensure accurate tracking of opportunities, reporting, and adjustments through the project life cycle.
  • Lead the identification and submission of proposals and bids toward public health funding partnerships for Helium Health. Act as a lead writer when necessary.
  • Work with the Management Team to develop and expand programs that donor partners can fund.
  • Work with the rest of the Strategy & Partnerships Team to develop and maintain an extensive data bank of all partners and funders; liaising and expanding networks with current & potential donors and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the Company’s overall Corporate Strategy through the delivery of high-quality services to key stakeholders and partners.
  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team in implementing public health campaigns, community outreach events, and & other PR activities.

Partner Management:

  • Ensure programs and services are delivered in a manner which is responsive to partner needs, putting in place mechanisms for gathering and acting upon customer feedback and insight.
  • Liaise with partners to finalize project descriptions, budgets, work plans, and monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Respond to requests from donors for compliance information and respond to donor compliance questions as needed.
  • Manage engagement by constantly showcasing the impact of the organization’s work.
  • Ensure the design of interventions is sound and reflective of established needs.
  • Collate performance information and produce performance reports.

Programme Design:

  • Collaborate with the relevant teams (Product, Service Management, Project Management, Growth), on the development and implementation of Public Health programmes.
  • Drive and develop joint business plans with relevant strategic partners, organisations, and community groups.
  • Maintain sound and up-to-date knowledge of the public health sector and draw on good practices for the benefit of the Company and its clients.
  • Develop strategies for advancing the public health outlook and competencies of health facilities within the Helium Health Network
  • Devise a policy framework to guide Helium Health’s push for the inclusion of private health facilities in national health policies, plans and budgets

Business Research and Analysis:

  • Collaborate with the relevant teams to gather the company’s impact data and manage its analysis and dissemination
  • Interpret trends and data to gain actionable insight that aid the development of public health partnership strategies.
  • Work with R&D and other departments to conceptualize and create new programmes and solutions for Helium Health.
  • Work with the Marketing Team to provide public health and global health thought leadership and expertise that raises the company’s profile on these topics
  • Conceptualize and manage the creation of reports that showcase the company’s public health/global health competencies, achievements and leadership


  • First Degree or equivalent experience from a reputable institution.
  • 6 – 10 years’ partnership management experience with an extensive network across public health funding and donor agencies locally and globally.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional fundraising and grant/proposal writing skills.
  • Successful track record of identifying and successfully applying for relevant grants and funds from local, national, and international organizations.
  • Experience working with agencies aimed at improving health opportunities in Africa.
  • Programme development and implementation skills, budgeting and resource planning skills.
  • Excellent programme design skills working across a range of disciplines and strategic agendas.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of policy and legislation affecting public health service delivery.
  • Experience in working cooperatively with communities.
  • Willingness to work remotely in neighborhood venues and to travel to other locations as required for the role.


Competitive based on experience, includes guaranteed take home and performance bonus


  • Health cover; Opportunity to choose from a range of home service options; Paid time off (20 days Annual Leave, 60 days paid Maternity Leave and 20 days paid Paternity Leave, Adoption Leave, paid Sick Leave, 7 days Volunteer Leave); Pension Scheme; Life Insurance; and other company benefits and perks