Reports to: Software Engineering Manager.
Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Living Goods endeavours to improve access to essential healthcare services in underserved regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. We empower Community Health Workers (CHWs) with digital tools that enable them to deliver door-to-door care. CHWs use a mobile app to track pregnancies, diagnose and treat common infectious diseases like malaria and pneumonia, monitor disease outbreaks, and follow up with families. Real-time data also supports performance monitoring and impact assessment. By integrating tech-based solutions into community health systems, Living Goods fosters better health outcomes, demonstrating the power of digital health in transforming healthcare delivery in resource-constrained settings.
The Kenyan government recently initiated the scale-up of digital tools intended for the facilitation of Community Health Services in all 47 counties. The Ministry of Health is creating a unified national electronic health information system(eCHIS) to improve community health service delivery and supply chain, reporting and performance management for better health outcomes at level one.
As a partner, Living Goods supports the government in the development and implementation of a robust eCHIS, and is working within a coalition of MOH-coordinated stakeholders to support government in leveraging the eCHIS to drive strong performance management, revolutionize service delivery and ultimately improve health outcomes. Considering this, Living Goods plans to embed technical experts at MOH to support the implementation of eCHIS.
Living Goods is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our Global Software Engineering (GSE) team on a secondment basis working closely with MOH. The position involves working on digital health software development projects in collaboration with MOH to address critical needs and enhance eCHIS. As a Software Engineer, embedded at MOH, you will be responsible for designing, developing, testing, and rolling out software solutions for users such as Community Health Promoters (CHPs) and Supervisors to enhance the programâs impact on the ground and help save more lives through a more responsive community health system.
Roles and Responsibilities:Design, develop, and maintain robust and scalable applications for the digital community health sector Work closely with MOH and County representatives to understand eCHIS requirements, goals and constraints Participate in meetings and discussions to align software development efforts with MOH initiatives on eCHIS rollout Design, develop and implement reliable, scalable, efficient, and secure software systems that are built on Community Health Toolkit (CHT) Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle. Support Kenyaâs MOH and County end users on any arising technology issues/bugs working alongside the tech support team to resolve or escalate to other tech teams and follow up to resolution. Work with QA Engineers to Perform validation and verification testing. Work with MOH product managers to translate complex requirements into software solutions. Contribute to Design, Development and Maintenance of features of eCHIS, 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 a task management System. Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting.
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.
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