Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
The mobile health (mHealth) trend, offers an unprecedented opportunity to transform the health services available to people across the globe. In particular, the mHealth transformation can be most disruptive in the developing countries, which is often characterized by a dysfunctional public health system with a severe scarcity of health infrastructure and resources. Despite this opportunity, the growth of mHealth in developing countries is rather slow to achieve its full potential. Various factors are hindering the growth of mHealth in low-income countries.
mHealth is at the heart of how Living Goods drives impact. We believe that reliable data, consistent diagnostics and analytics are crucial for delivering high quality and cost-effective community healthcare at scale. We want to utilise our experience to enable other implementers and governments to adopt mHealth solutions which drive the performance and therefore impact of CHWs. The technology plays important role in achieving our long-term goals. We are an innovative in rolling out new solutions and ideas to empower CHWs and management. Living Goods has broad experience of technical solutions relevant to healthcare sector in the developing world and we are continuously shaping our platform to meet our customers’ current and future requirements.
The Data Scientist will represent the foundation of a data driven culture that has made Living Goods a successful organization delivering health services via the community health worker. The successful candidate in this role will use a wealth of internal data streamed for different physical sources, and external data available to understand beneficiaries’ behaviour, improve operational efficiencies and provide actionable insights to stakeholders so they can make smarter, data-driven decisions.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the ideal candidate will have an established background in solving complex problems, a strong technical ability, excellent project management skills, great communication skills, and the motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment. Our team is small, creative, diligent, highly entrepreneurial and business-focused.
What we are looking for:
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.
About Living Goods
Living Goods is a non-profit organization that’s partnering with governments to transform access to essential health care for mothers and children under age 5, by supporting the delivery of effective community health programs. Our approaches leverage the power of technology, including data-driven performance management, and motivated and compensated community health workers, to bridge critical health care gaps. We want to ensure that every mother gives birth safely—and that no child dies from easily treatable and preventable diseases like malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea—by equipping community health workers to serve as cost-effective catalysts for stronger health systems.
We’re about disruption and transformation, not charity and quick fixes. We’re working to permanently change the way health care is delivered across the developing world, so that all mothers and children have access to on-call, life-saving primary health education, diagnoses and treatments at their doorsteps. We started our operations in Uganda in 2007, moved to Kenya in 2015, and are looking to strategically expand across sub-Saharan Africa.
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.
Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of the poor. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.
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.
Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. 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.