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Technical Lead

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Technical Lead (Innovations)
We are looking to immediately hire a Technical Lead to assist our partners in implementing Medic tools to be based in Nairobi, Kenya with 50% travel in Africa.

We believe that the technologies, work environments, and approaches to global health and development you've experienced in the past, and have mastered in-depth will be useful to further build Medic’s tools and technology. We expect that you are a quick learner and equally quick to adapt to new and changing technologies. Ideally, you are proactive, a strong written and verbal communicator, self-directed, self-motivated, committed and passionate about Medic Mobile's mission, and excited to join a dynamic, growing team.
If this role inspires and intrigues you, please get in touch. Please submit a resume and cover letter with Technical Lead (Innovations) - Kenya in the subject line.


• Manage project technical configuration: Work independently and with project managers to write technical scope of work, support service design, configure and customize communication technologies and data visualization dashboards to meet partner health program requirements. Collaborate with project team to create user manuals, deploy and train on technologies, assist with managing of project timelines specific to tech and monitor tech usage.

• Assure on-time delivery of new product, and also collecting, validating, analyzing and archiving all product data management information.
• Collaborate with internal teams - design, product development, strategic sourcing, planning and others - to ensure a unified and sustainable new product development channel.
• Lead implementation of engineering initiatives, configurations and prototyping to improve the new product development process and outputs.
• Support product development: Work with internal team of designers to describe mHealth needs and opportunities in the region to ensure these needs are addressed in Medic Mobile’s current tool kit or product roadmap.
• Represent Medic Mobile: Support in proposal writing, publications and presenting Medic Mobile in meetings and events when called upon to do so.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Systems design; Analytics; Relational databases (SQL); Testing and debugging; Installing new software; Product development; Bidding and proposal generation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Medic Mobile Africa

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Operating as a unique, nonprofit technology company, Medic Mobile develops free and open-source tools that support various health program areas. Health workers currently use Medic Mobile to register every pregnancy in their community, ensure that infants are immunized against illnesses, track disease outbreaks faster, keep stock of essential medicines, and communicate about emergencies. Our workflows and tools are designed through a human-centered process and we study our impact to determine what scales. Medic Mobile has worked with over 60 partners across 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the US.

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