NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - LG

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Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We believe community health is critical to deliver universal health coverage and that community health workers are essential because they bring health services to people’s doorsteps.
We also help governments transform community health through mobile phones.  Using the disruptive power of mobile technology, we’ve equipped and deployed 7,500 community health workers across Africa. These community health workers treat common illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria focusing on children and mothers.  They also provide primary healthcare to 6 million people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses.  And they’ve reduced child mortality by 27 percent.
The secret to our success is a winning team.  One that enables people to bring their ideas and creativity to work every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, meet challenges with determination and a have a sense of humor, come work for Living Goods!
Committed to Evidence
Living Goods is growing!  We’ve grown 30 percent every year for the past 5 years. We now have 400 Living Goods staff and 8,200 community health workers working in four countries. In three years, we will have 1,000 staff across Africa and work with 30,000 community health workers.
We’re growing because we have a winning model and mission: to ensure that every family has high quality health care in their community.  No matter how dense the neighbourhood or how remote the village.
We’re also growing because we measure what matters. We continuously analyze community health data and use it to hone programs and protocols. Four years ago, researchers conducted a randomized control trial of our work, validating our impact on child mortality reduction and helping us recalibrate programs to better achieve health targets.

Global Senior Analyst

Committed to Evidence
Living Goods is growing!  We’ve grown 30 percent every year for the past 5 years. We now have over 400 Living Goods staff and over 8000 community health workers working in Uganda and Kenya. In three years, we will have 1,000 staff across Africa and work with 30,000 community health workers.
We are growing because we have a winning model and mission: to ensure that every family has high quality health care in their community.  No matter how dense the neighborhood or how remote the village.
We’re also growing because we measure what matters. We continuously analyze community health data and use it to hone programs and protocols. Four years ago, researchers conducted a randomized control trial of our work, validating our impact on child mortality reduction and helping us recalibrate programs to better achieve health targets.
Responsibilities
Our strategic plan for growth has 3 objectives: to scale, spread, and strengthen. The Global Senior Analyst is a newly created role to build and strengthen analytics and learning across the organization. We have an enormous amount of data that is only partially tapped for insights and evidence generation today. There is a huge opportunity to more strategically and effectively use and analyze our data, together with other partner and publically available data to drive impact, cost efficiency, learning and advocacy in community health.
·         Lead Analytics. You will proactively identify and conduct high quality, insightful and actionable analytical deep dives aligned with strategic, operational and advocacy related priorities. You will synthesize key data and insights into relevant deliverables for internal and external audiences. You will work closely with a team of analysts in our country offices to do the same.
·         Leverage a range of statistical and analytical tools. You will leverage a range of analytical and statistical tools to use for different projects. Examples include: costing and cost-effectiveness analyses, analyzing baseline household survey for a new country, analyzing programmatic data across our countries to build evidence of which CHW supervision strategies are most effective, using GIS data to analyze the extent to which we reach households furthest from health facilities, or building a predictive analytics model to target the highest risk children in the areas we work.
·         Support Business Development, Advocacy and Communications. You will contribute regularly to proposals, reporting, advocacy briefs and other external communications that rely on robust analysis, visualization and interpretation of data.
·         Build and strengthen tools and systems for analysis. Our teams rely on live dashboards to monitor and improve performance across our supported CHW networks. You will work with colleagues on the tech team, and external vendors to strengthen dashboards and build other analytical tools and systems to further strengthen our data driven culture and processes.
·         Build analytical capacity. You will create best practice analytical systems and tools across the organization. You will work closely with colleagues in other teams including analysts in our country offices to strengthen their capacity to conduct proactive, strategic, rigorous and insightful analyses.
Qualifications
·         Technical chops.  You have at least 7+ years’ experience in analytical roles with some experience working for an impact-focused organization. You have a master’s degree, PhD or equivalent in related field such as public health, economics, or data science.
·         Demonstrated experience in using data to drive impactful, scalable and cost-effective solutions. You love data and are passionate about using data to make decisions that can save and improve lives at large scale. You have demonstrated experience in the same.
·         Strong analytical skills. You have experience in a range of analytical tools, types of analyses (cost-effectiveness, impact modeling, regression analyses, etc.), and proficiency in a variety of commercial and open source statistical software packages and data visualization tools (Tableau, STATA, SAS, SPSS, GIS, power Bi, R and others).
·         Strategy and Learning. You think strategically and can adeptly structure robust analyses to answer priority questions that you or others have identified.  You have a track record of using data to drive strategic, operational and programmatic decisions. You can creatively and effectively bring together data from different sources.
·         Writing & presentation skills.  You have demonstrated experience translating complex data into insights and actionable recommendations, presenting complex information to a variety of stakeholders in a clear,  concise and inspiring manner, and writing white papers and other internal briefs based on analyses you have conducted.
·         Curiosity.  You stay current on new research and analytical tools. You love the opportunity to dig into an interesting question, to come up with creative approaches to data use and analysis to derive important insights. You’re eager to learn from others and try new approaches.
·         Project and Team Management. You are organized, have strong project management skills and are able to effectively manage multiple projects and work with different teams simultaneously and prioritize accordingly. You enjoy mentoring and coaching colleagues, and have experience building team capabilities in analytics and using data to inform strategy.
·         Systems builder. You like creating strong systems, processes and tools for collecting, using and analyzing data. When you see a need for a better way, you keen to roll up your sleeves and make it happen!
·         Collaborative spirit.  You actively listen and communicate.  You connect easily with your colleagues internally and externally.  You are keen to help others out and proactively look for ways to contribute.
·         Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.
Compensation
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

Software Engineering Director

The opportunity
mHealth is the biggest health transformation of our lifetime.  All around the globe, mobile phones are making a difference between life and death.  They allow families to call for medical help in emergencies, help rural pharmacists locate lifesaving drugs during stock outs, and enable health workers to track potential pandemics.  In developing countries, mobile phones have also transformed community health at the grassroots level.
Living Goods is rapidly transforming into a digitally-led business in order to better serve our communities and other stakeholders. Our belief in the power of technology, mobile phones and phone apps is not unique.  Nowadays, everywhere you look healthcare executives and Ministry of Health leaders are talking about mobile health.  But at Living Goods, we’ve done more than talk.  We have created tools, fine-tuned them, and used them to equip over 9000 Community Health Workers and hundreds of supervisors to deliver high impact, low-cost community health services.We truly believe using data for decision making is transformative.
We now want to take it a notch higher by strengthening our Technology team to enable us to customize and build high performance and scalable mHealth systems. As such, this is an excellent opportunity for a driven candidate to take on a leadership role where you would be committed to building and maintaining a highly productive software engineering team instilled with the ethos of delivering quality solutions. In return, you will enjoy an exciting, innovative environment that supports flexible and agile working. You will lead the engineering team and work closely with operational managers and high-level staff in multiple countries. You will support the CTO in developing and delivering the overarching technology strategy and setting the direction for the software engineering and operational teams within the organization. Since technology is central to what Living Goods does, you will contribute to the global organizational strategy and contribute to the technology team transformation strategy and future direction.
Responsibilities
·         Provide leadership oversight of 10+ software engineers, including employees, contractors, and third-party partners.
·         Participate in strategy conversations the organization in general and technology in particular.
·         Develop an understanding of organizational goals and requirements, and develop a vision to translate those requirements to the technical end-product.
·         Work in alignment with project leadership and internal & external stakeholders to deliver projects on time, with high quality, and that meet client needs.
·         Partner with cross functional teams, stakeholders, product owners, and operational managers to deliver software solutions in alignment with organizational objectives.
·         Be the team’s representative among senior and project leadership, effectively managing upwards and downwards.
·         Develop and deliver regular communication including software delivery status and risks to senior management.
·         Determine appropriate work load for engineers and develop engineer’s skills in alignment with their career goals and organizational future needs.
·         Has a strong Software Engineering background and deep knowledge of agile development practices, TDD/BDD, automated builds, continuous integration, Cloud & container infrastructure.
·         Has experience across the entire software development life-cycle from inception, through build to production.
·         Is an experienced leader who has built effective teams that deliver results across the organization; technical experts, managers and future leaders.
·         Has confidence to express own opinions, and pragmatic about modifying them when appropriate.
·         Has the desire to learn and evaluate new technologies for cutting-edge solutions.
Key responsibilities
·         Collaborate with senior engineering staff to define and implement reliable, scalable, efficient and secure architectures operating in a cloud environment.
·         Create and execute key strategies to meet business outcomes and manage strategic relationships.
·         The ability to lead and influence C-level stakeholders.
·         Deliver high quality, high availability, highly reliable, scalable, and secure systems.
·         Lead the architecture, design, implementation and deployment of products, working with project teams to ensure effective translation of requirements into technical specifications, delivery of products to schedule with high quality.
·         Define and manage the entire software development lifecycle in an agile delivery environment focusing on continuous deployment at pace while maintaining quality and performance of software systems including supporting systems in production, responding to production incidents and managing unplanned work.
·         Grow, mentor, manage and inspire a growing team of software engineers, providing clear and constructive feedback and creating opportunities for learning and growth.
·         Strategic collaboration with senior management and stakeholders (e.g. Health, Operations, Innovation, Business Development, CHST, etc.) to define and build new features and products
Qualifications
·         BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
·         12+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on high performing, innovative/creative and consumer-facing application and platforms.
·         7+ years of leadership experience of which 5 should be direct management experience of a medium-size team i.e. 15+,
·         Previous hands-on experience developing web/mobile applications, transactional platforms from requirements gathering to delivery and support.
·         Proven ability to efficiently manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle in an Agile environment particularly multi-tier data-driven applications.
·         Preferably experience in Java, Android, Node, Javascript, React, Python and Linux.
·         Comfortable with integration, extension and modification of open-source tools.
The ultimate success
The ultimate measure of success is working software in production fit for now and the future, and a team that is continually challenged, motivated, mentored and supported where necessary. So, if being at the cutting edge of technology for development in health appeals and you have the background and skills, we are looking for then get in touch, we would be keen to hear from you.
Compensation
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

Senior Manager, Digital Health Partnerships

Digital health is transforming the face of healthcare.  All around the globe, access to a mobile phone can mean the difference between life and death. Mobile phones allow families to call for medical help in emergencies. They help rural pharmacists locate lifesaving drugs during stockouts. And they enable health workers to track disease outbreaks, so they can respond quickly and prevent disease from spreading.
At Living Goods, every community health worker we work with gets a smartphone on day one. Using our SmartHealth app, community health workers register households, track maternal health, monitor infant growth, and diagnose and treat common childhood ailments like pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. Living Goods’-supported supervisors also use smartphones to monitor the performance and target their supervision of community health workers. And our Ministry of Health partners use the data collected by these community health workers and supervisors to measure results and recommend program improvements.
mHealth is at the heart of how we drive impact, enabling Living Goods and government to gather reliable data, provide consistent and accurate diagnoses, and deliver high-quality, cost-effective community health care. However, we do not think that any single technology is the solution for all contexts. Instead we want to support partners and governments identify the right solution for them among the growing number of platforms targeted at CHWs.
The Team
Although this role will sit in LGs Global Technology Team, it will work closely with the Community Health Strengthening Team (CHST) Team. CHST is a group of smart and innovative professionals who seek to transform community healthcare across the developing world. They help large-scale implementing partners and Ministries of Health design policies, develop innovative ways to finance healthcare, and co-design programs to deliver high impact, low-cost community healthcare.
Key to achieving this will be to get governments to adopt digital health solutions that will enable these Governments to more efficiently and effectively manage their community health programs. That’s where you come in. As Senior Manager for Digital Health Partnerships, you will work with the rest of the CHST to identify and pursue opportunities to support government in existing and potential expansion countries, and, to design context-appropriate solutions and lead implementation of the same.
Responsibilities
·         Make it happen. We are increasingly being asked to support governments to use digital health to improve the performance of their community health programs. You will lead the design of our approach to providing mHealth technical assistance to governments and partners, and you will deliver it. You will support program design, training and technical assistance to build the capacity of governments and partners to implement and their own digital solutions for community health.
·         Build and strengthen our digital health rep. You will help build and strengthen LG’s reputation as a key, tech-agnostic digital health partner and implementers. Develop and maintain strong relationships with solution providers, implementing partners and innovators.
·         Scope new opportunities. Using your knowledge of the digital health landscape, in conjunction with the CHS team you will identify opportunities to partner with country governments and other organizations working in community health to support the design and/or implementation of digital solutions for community health.
·         Stay on top of it.You will keep up to date on trends, developments and innovations in digital health in our current and potential expansion countries.
·          Using your Tech Project Management skills, you will develop detailed project goals, plans, resources, and budgets for digital health projects, lead project implementation, and manage and monitor project risks. You will coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for execution of projects; and create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Qualifications
·         Technical creds.  You have a university degree in public health, international development, or information and communication technology or computer science. You have 5+ years of experience implementing digital health projects in low-income countries, and providing technical assistance to government.
·         Plays nice with others.You have experience working and collaborating with people from all different sectors: government, non-profit and private sector. You know how to build trust and relationships with people from different backgrounds and with different interests to get things done.
·         Self-starting. You are highly organized, self-motivated and able to work independently without much guidance. You can handle multiple priorities while remaining flexible and professional.
·         You are intellectually curious and not afraid to propose new solutions, new ideas, or challenge the way things are done.
·         Lives our values.You can thrive in the Living Goods culture: you are a model of inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability in your work.
Compensation
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

Global Research & Learning Senior Manager

Responsibilities
Our strategic plan for growth has 3 objectives: to scale, spread, and strengthen. The Senior Manager, Global Research & Learning will strengthen research, analytics and learning across the organization ensuring that we continue to deepen impact, learn from new innovations, and build evidence for our advocacy efforts.
·         Ensure excellence in research, learning and knowledge sharing.  As we expand you will ensure that our research is rigorous and data reliable. You will use LG’s data and other data and research to advise the best ways to strengthen the program and deliver lasting results in community health.
·         Drive learning from innovation. You will lead research and learning related to our health program innovations. You develop theories of change, design evaluation frameworks and create and verify data collection tools, analyze and interpret data, and ensure strong documentation and dissemination of results at key milestones.
·         Research, analyze and write with rigor.  You will work with country and advocacy teams to identify and prioritize research needs, and then develop and oversee operational research studies and impact evaluations to improve programs and produce evidence for advocacy.  You and colleagues will write articles in peer reviewed journals contributing to filling priority knowledge gaps in community health.
·         Build and strengthen research and learning. You will build the capacity of our teams in research, evaluation, learning and dissemination. You will develop RFPs for external evaluations and help build strategic research partnerships with other global health organizations, academic institutions, and government partners to further our learning and advocacy goals.
·         Knowledge Management and Dissemination. You will create best practice systems and tools to document learning from research and program innovation and ensure the translation of this research for advocacy.
Qualifications
·         Technical chops. You have at least 7+ years’ experience as a researcher or in monitoring and evaluation focused roles in non-profits, social enterprises or foundations. You have a master’s degree or equivalent in related field such as public health, economics. PhD is highly valued.
·         Research, monitoring and evaluation skills.  You have designed and led operations and implementation science research studies. You have expertise in evaluation design, best practices and both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. You have strong methodological and analytical skills with a track record of supporting program evaluations and research from project inception through post analysis and dissemination.  You have excellent proficiency with excel and statistical software (Tableau, STATA, SAS, SPSS, R) and survey software tools. You are familiar with publicly available data sets such as DHIS, MIS, DHS and others.
·         Strategy & learning. You are a strategic thinker with experience developing theories of change, designing evaluation frameworks, building and testing data collection tools, analyzing data, and translating insights for program learning and advocacy.
·         Writing & presentation skills.  You have demonstrated experience translating complex data into actionable recommendations, presenting complex information to a variety of stakeholders in a clear and concise manner, contributing to peer reviewed articles, and writing white papers and other internal briefs. You can write simply about complex topics and teach others to do the same.
·         Community health curiosity.  When it comes to public health, you’re a voracious reader.  You stay current on new research. You like asking tough questions and wading through information to answer them.
·         Project Management. You are organized, have strong project management skills and are able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly.
·         Systems builder. You like creating strong systems, processes and tools for collecting, using and translating data. When you see a need for a better way, you keen to roll up your sleeves and make it happen!
·         Collaborative spirit.  You actively listen and communicate.  You connect easily with your team and colleagues internally and externally.  You are keen to help others out and proactively look for ways to contribute. You can inspire your team, and you enjoy developing the capabilities of colleagues.
·         Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.
·         Research Publications. You have proven track record of publications as a lead author in high impact conferences and journals specific to community and public health research.
Compensation
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

Senior Program Manager, Innovation Network
The Opportunity
We have created a Community Health Innovation Network to research, test and demonstrate the viability of community based technical innovations.  The Network will house and explore a wide range of initiatives that will integrate traditional public health interventions with technology and diagnostic software and hardware.  We are seeking an innovative and dynamic professional to join LG as the Senior Program Manager.
The Senior Program Manager will work closely with both LG internal resources and external partners to ensure the flawless execution of Innovation Network projects and contribute to strategic evaluation of various initiatives within Innovation Network to allign with organizational goals.  You will be an expert in effectively managing the numerous stakeholders and elements of a program. You will have primary responsibility for the management of all innovation network projects, with a focus on meeting project commitments, including communications with key internal and external stakeholders.  You will provide direct supervision to project resources involved in the specific projects/initiative(s). You will own delivery against project plans, overseeing coordination across teams within LG and with our partners, identifying and managing risks, ensuring LG & Partners deliver against agreed timelines, budget and scope. You will support the leadership of the network and coordinate and operationalize the day-to-day management of the Innovation Network.
Responsibilities
·         Strategic evaluation of initiatives and projects within Innovation Network
·         Scaling Innovation Network projects to the operational level
·         Active engagement with external partners
·         Deliver a coordinated set of Innovation Network projects from design through implementation
·         Develop and drive robust work plans outlining objectives, goals, timelines, tasks, and resource requirements. Resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas.
·         Manage project staff and resources including the budget; and ensuring a high standard of performance is delivered on all the projects.
·         Design and own methods for tracking progress and managing risks. Take corrective action if necessary.
·         Monitor progress on all projects and deliver timely status reporting to internal and external, e.g. the Steering Committee, LG Management, Technical Committee. Chair the Technical Committee.
·         Remain current on key developments in the community health and technical field.
·         Provide mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members.
·         Dissemination of results to wider audience.
Qualifications
·         3 years expereince of leading mid size team
·         Relevant undergraduate qualification with project management qualification, e.g. PMP, Prince2, PMQ etc.
·         Minimum of 7 years of program management experience overseeing complex programs.  Success in managing multiple technology projects is preferred.
·         Broad knowledge of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and its application.
·         Proven ability to contribute and to succeed in a rapidly expanding and fast-paced organization.
·         Exceptional analytical skills, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
·         Excellent communication skills including the ability to adapt communication (verbal and written) to different stakeholders.
·         Expertise in project planning and tracking tools.  Expertise in the Microsoft Office suite, e.g. Excel, PowerPoint is a must.

Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance
Responsibilities
Living Goods provides technical assistance to National and County governments, implementing partners and communities to build networks of effective community health workers.  We believe that individuals who understand the challenges of community health, can develop new and strengthen ongoing partnerships with at government and implementer levels, helping governments to deliver high impact, low cost community health services.
We are looking for Someone to ensure that our programs hit all the high notes.  Reflect the latest evidence on what works in community health. You will be the technical base that the rest of the team depends on to offer strategic direction on interventions requirement, successful implementation and knowledge management. In this role, you will be a trusted advisor to National and County governments in Kenya to:
·         Ensure technical assistance is robust. You are an expert in shaping and delivering technical assistance. You will support the development and lead in delivering sustainable and effective technical assistance at national and county levels. This working with the internal technical assistance teams to design/ inform both our approach to technical assistance and lead the design of new technical assistance programs in Kenya. It also includes providing direct technical assistance to national government and helping the Living Goods technical assistance delivery team to solve problems during implementation.
·         Identification of technical assistance (TA) opportunities: You are our top technical expert.  The one who stays on top of research, smells opportunities from afar, identifies new products and services to incorporate into technical assistance and advices on new areas to venture into. A go getter who uses evidence and data to develop improvements to the TA with a view to optimizing impact and cost effectiveness.
·         Ensure program excellence: You will lead in supporting counties to design, plan and optimally resource and operationalize technical assistance interventions. You will institute appropriate mechanisms to support roll out of robust and high impact initiatives.
·         Maintain strong partnerships: You will need to develop and maintain strong relationships with national and county public officials, policy makers as well as technical and implementing partners.
·         Raise our visibility:  You will help to scope new technical assistance opportunities with governments and implementing partners who are seeking support to transform their community health services. You will make Living Goods continue to play a prominent advisory role at national level, forge new collaborative relationships with government, technical agencies and implementing partners. You will help to document and publish Living Goods learning on technical assistance.
·         Track trends.  You will research trends and developments in community health including community healthcare, health systems strengthening, performance management, last mile supply chain, health financing, mhealth, partnerships (implementer and funders) at global, regional, national and sub national levels and alert Living Goods on the developments and implications.
Qualifications
·         Technical creds.  You have 7+ years’ experience in health policy or working in health system strengthening efforts at national and sub national levels in Kenya.  You have experience in health program design. You have an MPH or other relevant advanced health degree. You have additional training and hands on experience in project management, budgeting and reporting.
·         Mentorship and coaching. You have training and/or experience in providing mentorship and coaching that transforms individuals, systems and institutions into high performers.
·         Motivate the team – You will lead your team, draw lessons from their experiences, hone their techniques, and solve problems along the way. You will also help team members learn from and support each other.
·         Multitasks.  You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’  You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.
·         People management skills.  You are a seasoned, collaborative manager who can motivate and guide a team, and team members as individuals.
·         Problem solving skills.  You are able to research problems and solutions.  You like to get things done in a structured, methodical way.
·         Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.
·         Data driven. You have an analytical mind and are outcome oriented. You have hands on experience in using data for decision making. You are passionate about rigorous measurement and accountability.
·         Ability to influence. You have partnered with stakeholders in health and provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and to County Governments. You have both the technical know-how, sensitivity and confidence to influence high-level stakeholders including political leaders at national and county level.
·         Articulate. You have excellent communications skills both orally and written for policy briefs, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, training modules, reports etc.

Junior Software Engineer
Responsibilities
·         Join engineering team tasked with continuous development of the Living Goods platform producing clean and efficient code.
·         Develop high-quality software design and architecture.
·         Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle.
·         Work with QA engineers to Perform validation and verification testing.
·         Document development phases and monitor systems.
·         Contribute to design, development, and maintenance of features on the Living Goods platform, including new feature development, review and fixing bugs, code review and scalability testing.
·         Report in daily scrums on milestones, progress towards tasks, barriers needing attention, etc. Log all development activities inside LG  task management system.
·         Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting.
Qualifications
·         Degree in Software development, IT, Software Engineering or related field.
·         Have 2-3 year’s experience in software development i.e JavaScript, Java, Python
·         Experience of Android development.
·         Experience of developing, deploying, and maintaining production web applications.
·         Ability developing backend systems using Javascript, Java and Python.
·         Experience of AWS, SVN, GIT and Continuous Integration.
·         Understanding of concepts like MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful APIs.
·         Ability to forge ahead and independently, demonstrate effective collaboration with teams across different functions.
·         Are productive in a UNIX-like environment: you can script your way out trouble.
·         Are excited to work with asynchronous JavaScript in the browser and in Node.
·         Understand the basics of database systems – both SQL and NoSQL databases, and can become proficient with any one of a wide variety of them without too much trouble.
·         Are capable of picking up front-end JS frameworks, such as AngularJS, ReactJS, even better if you are already a master with one of them.
·         Proven experience in developing and maintaining highly scalable Node.js microservices
·         Are well-versed in CSS, HTML and JavaScript, as well as mobile responsive web development.
·         Enjoy working closely with and learning from designers to iterate upon solutions and solve problems together.
·         Experience leading and/or mentoring a small team of developers.
·         Perfectionism: knowing how it should be done and not stop until it’s done right.
·         Can communicate effectively in English over video and text chats as part of a results-focused distributed team.
·         Ability to work through ambiguity and deal with shifting priorities

Health Trainer

The opportunity
Are you looking to use your health knowledge in a high impact training career?
If you are a natural public speaker and health professional who loves working with people you could be the right fit to join Living Goods as a Health Trainer. This role is based in Nairobi with significant travel to other counties. Applicants must be willing and able to travel 50-75% of the time.
Responsibilities
·         Prepare and deliver technical modules trainings in Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) focusing on Malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition as well as MNCH, RH and HIV to Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
·         Provide ongoing training to all LG Branch team members on health topics keeping abreast of new health information and changing trends.
·         Offer technical assistance in RH, MNCH, Immunization and HIV to LG research agenda and LG programming.
·         Assist in ensuring all LG agents are in compliance with regulations set by health authorities and professional bodies including compliance with standard service provision guidelines.
·         Coach the Community Health Volunteers in the field on case identification and management as needed.
·         Conduct support supervision to CHVs in the field after training in the first month of operations.
·         Certify and recertify CHV during base training and annually respectively to ensure quality of CHVs.
·         Project management of training agenda from planning, logistics, communication with government relations and government officers to back stopping training operations in every base training in the field to ensure efficiency.
·         Compile training reports and analyse training results and conduct simple operational research from base training and field work and customize solution based mentoring and coaching and training.
·         Contribute to the development and design of workflows updating of the LG smart health mobile applications to ensure they are technically sound user friendly for CHVs to deliver Community Health Services.
Qualifications
·         BSc degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nursing, Community Health, Diploma in clinical medicine or pharmaceutical technology.
·         Certificate training in HIV/AIDS management, RH and MNCH, ICCM added advantages.
·         Minimum 3 years’ post-graduation experience in ICCM, RH, MNCH, HIV patient management and/or research.
·         Technical expert in Community Health, ICCM, RH, MNCH and HIV areas.
·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Swahili.
·         Self- motivated and an avid reader.
·         Well organized and attentive to details.
·         Team player – supportive, collaborative and encouraging of team mates.
·         Charismatic and enthusiastic; a natural leader.
·         Creativity and problem solving skills.
Compensation
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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