2021-05-01

Praava Health is building Bangladesh’s fastest growing consumer healthcare brand. We are raising the bar with a brick-and-click healthcare platform that combines digital tools with meaningful doctor-Patient relationships, quality diagnostics, and pharmacy services. In May 2020, Fast Company recognized Praava Health in its World Changing Ideas Awards. Praava’s work has also been featured by Forbes Magazine, Financial Times, NASDAQ, Tech in Asia, and Devex; and Praava won MIT Solve’s Bangladesh Tiger Challenge in 2019. Praava Health was selected by the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures at Columbia Business School as an inaugural portfolio venture, and was also selected by Alter Global as one of Bangladesh’s most promising new companies.

Praava is a Patient-driven company that aims to be every Patient’s first call, seamlessly integrating quality infrastructure with technology to improve efficiency, accessibility, & scalability of the brick & click model. Praava is the combination of the words “praan” (life) and “aava” (beam) -- “beam of life” is a symbolic reflection of what we are building. We aspire to be Bangladesh’s trusted partner in health, empowering Patients to manage their health in a manner aligned with their values. We are a small, impassioned, collaborative team that is inspired to build the best healthcare company in Bangladesh. We seek interns who are excited to help us to build, design, and communicate a new brand and a new concept of healthcare to a new market.

Why Bangladesh is the Next Asian Tiger

Nearly 170 million people live in Bangladesh, making it one of the world’s most populous countries and densely populated markets. Bangladesh is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has been dubbed the next Asian tiger by the World Economic Forum, The Economist, and others. A dynamic, growing middle class of 40+ million people – 25% of the population – has already propelled Bangladesh to “middle-income” status. As income levels rise, health expenditures increase disproportionately. Middle class families demand and can pay for higher quality services. To learn more about Bangladesh’s healthcare system, check out pieces penned by the founder for the Strategic Review and the Council on Foreign Relations.

 





Given the pandemic, this role will be fully virtual until travel restrictions are lifted. We are currently recruiting for both part-time and full-time roles. 

As an Intern, you will be responsible for the successful planning and execution projects to deliver specified requirements and achieve stakeholder satisfaction at Praava Health. 2-3 projects will be selected based on your experience, skillset, and interest. Essential to your success will be your ability to manage project dependencies and stakeholder relationships, as well as to effectively communicate with your team and stakeholders. You will work under general direction and report to Directors and CEO.

 

Potential Project Area

  • Strategy & Operation:

    • Support CEO in strategic projects and planning, especially critical due to global uncertainty and opportunities caused by COVID’s impact on economies and healthcare services. 

    • Analyze and report project data. 

    • Collaborate with management to identify needs, challenges and opportunities.

    • Recommend new techniques and technologies to achieve business goals.

    • Develop a budget and process for the upcoming new branches.

    • Create dashboards and analytical tools to drive better decision-making in the organization. 

  • Work closely with the Marketing team to design and implement sales strategies aligned with business targets.

  • Optimize clinical and operational process maps.

  • Collaborate with IT and Product teams to develop and launch new products.

  • Fundraising: 

    • Suggest capital structure and support fundraising initiatives.

    • Compile or develop materials to submit to investors.

    • Conduct cash flow planning.


The Strategy Intern is a current student or a recent graduate from a top international graduate school with a passion for global health and an analytical skillset. 

You also demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical skills and experience dealing with large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Experience working in healthcare settings is a plus.

  • Understanding of value-based healthcare concepts is especially attractive.

  • Ability to listen with empathy and to communicate with respect when interacting in person with healthcare professionals and Patients.

  • Patience and creativity when faced with challenges and openness to new experiences.

  • Attention to detail and excellent writing and documentation skills.

  • Strong commitment to our Founder’s vision for a healthcare brand based on the pillars of Trust, Quality, Reliability, and Affordability, based on team values of Service, My Praava, Integrity, Listening, and Excellence (SMILE).

  • Initiative, drive, and enthusiasm to build and be part of a visionary team working to transform healthcare in Bangladesh.


  • Make the world a better place: Every member of our team believes in her/his capacity to contribute to systemic change in healthcare in Bangladesh.

  • Be at the forefront of redesigning healthcare delivery: Praava has an incredible platform for impact, including through incorporation of value-based concepts that align our incentives with our Patients’ for a healthier future for our communities and our country.

  • Improve healthcare and health through evidence: We are investing in constantly evaluating the effectiveness and impact of our work.

  • Revolutionize healthcare through the concept of patient-centric care: Praava’s core values ensure that Patients are treated with empathy, respect and dignity. We are committed to creating an unparalleled healthcare experience and to change the perception of healthcare in Bangladesh. We are driven by the belief that clinical outcomes are actually improved when Patients are engaged in managing their health.

  • Join a diverse, energetic team: The Praava team is proud to have attracted a wide range of international and local talent, and we hope you can help us to expand this. The team is energetic, amiable, and helpful, and truly embodies a work family.

  • Be part of a rapidly scaling organization: By harnessing technology,data, and creative alternative financing models, Praava Health expects to offer world class health care to tens of millions of Bangladeshis.

• What previous interns have shared about their experiences at Praava:

“Praava is using the people, knowledge, and diversity of thought extraordinarily. … My heart is full of gratitude for Praava's family and everything I learned these past few months. ...Thank you, thank you, thank you! Working at Praava has been a wonderful experience for me and will be something I'll cherish throughout my career. I have learned analytic skills, healthcare nuances, and communication tools, but most importantly, I have experienced colleagues and work that genuinely excites me. I am in awe of the drive, work ethic, and purpose people in this company relay. I hope nothing but the best for the Praava family!”

~ Undergraduate Intern
Data Analytics, B.S. Candidate, University of Virginia

“It's been an absolute pleasure working with Praava. I've learned a great deal from this experience and it has ticked so many new boxes for me. I've had great experiences with everyone I've worked with and everyone has been exceptionally kind and patient with me - which I really appreciate.”

~ Strategy Intern

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School 

Praava Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other quality protected by law.

Please email your cover letter and resume with the subject line “Strategy Intern” to careers@praavahealth.com