We seek a volunteer Community Director to help us successfully launch a Kenya pilot project and establish a support network to then scale efforts globally.
We are an all-volunteer non-profit focused on using mobile health (mhealth) to reduce malnutrition in young children in a way that can be franchised and globally scaled. We empower local leaders to train volunteer community health workers (CHWs) to use mobile phones to improve information collection, analysis, and dissemination at the village level.
Our efforts happen on the ground in Kenya’s Coastal Province around Kilifi. The mHealth work will be done mainly by committed CHWs in the rural communities and will be managed by Rotary International volunteer leadership. There are 32,000+ Rotary clubs worldwide. Our model involves working with Rotary to franchise our solution globally.
As our Community Director, you will engage and empower a global support network for the on-the-ground fieldwork. This requires creating the KK community voice and moderating the discussion around that messaging. Your efforts offer a window into our mission.
Time. We ask our Community Director to commit 2-3 hours / week to the project.
Ambition. We seek a motivated, passionate, results-driven self-starter.
Articulate. We seek an extrovert ready to engage our community in a shared sense of purpose. This comes through polish, sincerity, and clarity in communication.
Acumen. We seek a storyteller highly proficient using online and offline community and campaign tools.
As the voice of Kilifi Kids, your weekly focus is to write, edit, engage, monitor, gather, and curate using a mix of website, blog, social media, email, and events:
Plan & execute quarterly goals w/Publicity and Production Directors
Follow pulse of mhealth industry and participate in the discussion
Team with Production Director to integrate video into community messaging
Maintain daily social media presence, weekly blogs, monthly emails, etc.
Support Publicity Director initiatives– press, conferences, bloggers, etc.
Plan community dinners, events, retreats, co-authored blogs with partner network
This position is unpaid. The Kilifi Kids leadership team is dedicated to making every team member’s service as rewarding and fulfilling, including skill building across the following:
Results. We will help you define and execute upon monthly, quarterly, and annual program goals that directly impact child nutrition, health, and wellbeing.
Industry Competency. We will ensure this experience provides you deep and broad experience at the intersection of international policy, technology, and health care.
Network Access. Kilifi Kids community, which includes leading academic, business, public health, and technology leaders, becomes your community with this role.
International Project. Our pilot is Kenyan and our team and community is global.
Team Management. This position will recruit and manage a team of 1-2 assistants and/or interns.
Kilifi Kids Description:
In 2006, brothers Marc and Michael Olsen created Kilifi Kids to improve education resources in an impoverished Kenyan community around the town of Kilifi. Over time and through experience, a committed group of volunteers found affecting change at scale meant focusing on public health and wellbeing of young kids to maximize their long-term potential. This led the team to provide medication to 10s of 1000s of children. The next step is to empower the community, engage families, and gather and share information using advances in mobile phone penetration and innovation.
Get in Touch:
Want to apply and find out more? Please send your questions, resume, and any portfolio or other relevant links of yourself:
Erik @ Kilifi Kids by emailing:
communications [at] kilifikids [dot] org
Subject line “Community Director Volunteer”.