Jacaranda Health Real Estate Manager Jobs vacancy in Kenya 2013

Real Estate Manager 
Background
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa.
We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women.
We launched our first clinics Nairobi last year, and plan to expand within Nairobi and to other locations in the region.

Job Summary

Jacaranda recently opened our first maternity hospital on the Eastern Bypass just before Ruiru town; we also operate mobile clinic services providing antenatal care at community sites around northeastern Nairobi.
We plan further expansion in Nairobi later this year.
To support our expansion, we seek an experienced professional to oversee key components of Jacaranda’s growth.
In particular, as we open new facilities, we need dedicated leadership on the search for new rental properties, negotiation of deals with landlords, and construction/renovation of the premises to achieve our clinical needs.
This person will work closely with our marketing team to assess the suitability of potential areas for expansion, and with our clinical operations team to develop suitable plans for the facility.

We need someone with strong expertise in real estate negotiations, architecture, and/or construction project management.

The ideal candidate would have some experience with these issues in a health care setting in particular.
The successful candidate will also have experience managing staff, strong computer skills, and a self-starting nature.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual workplans that align with Jacaranda’s expansion goals
  • Maintain an ongoing list of criteria for Jacaranda facilities in order to guide our searches
  • Directly and through other staff, conduct searches for properties for new facilities
  • Conduct due diligence on properties, including verification of valid titles, assessment of security and other local conditions, and assessment by local health authorities.
  • Negotiate with landlords on rental terms
  • Engage architects and other consultants to develop feasibility assessments and architectural plans
  • Select contractors for works to be done via a competitive process, and supervise their work to a high standard of quality
  • Conduct smooth handoffs of maintenance responsibilities to clinical staff
  • Serve as ongoing point of contact for relationships with landlords
Desired Qualifications
The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject; additional qualifications in a relevant field such as architecture would be an advantage
  • 6-10 years’ experience in real estate, construction management, or other relevant fields
  • Additional experience in hospital facility standards, infection prevention, quality improvement, interior design, etc. would be desirable
  • Strong organizational and management skills, and ability to supervise a team of 2-4 permanent and/or short term staff
  • Ability to form relationships with outside vendors and advocate for Jacaranda’s interests
  • Excellent reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
Additional Comments
Interested candidates may apply by:
1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/dvIOB.
2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacararandahealth.org.

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered.

No calls please.
Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 15.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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