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Dec 19, 2017

Living Goods Technical Android Field Support Officers.

Living Goods

Job Title: Assisted Network Technical Android Field Support Officers 

(2 Positions)

Reporting to:
Assisted Network Program Manager with dotted line to LG Tech Team

Direct Reports: None

Location: Field Based

The Organisation: Living Goods seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved households by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world. 

To do this, Living Goods is not only scaling its direct implementation, but is now starting to provide technical assistance to governments and partners to the delivery of their community health services by improving their internal capacity to enhance implement best practices that have been tested and proven effective through LG direct operations.

The Opportunity: Living Goods Kenya is co-designing with county governments, how to assist their networks of Community Health Volunteers and to provide technical assistance in implementing community health. 

LG will provide hands-on support, to build and strengthen community health systems, implement mHealth technologies and performance management support.  

County Governments recognize a need to implement innovative approaches to achieve significant results in key areas within the reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) space.

The goal of Living Goods support is to build capacity in order that high impact community health is managed by government and to fully owned by the Country Health Management Teams to ensure sustainability in the long term.

To support our ambitious goals in Kenya, we seek experienced, innovative and passionate individuals, with a strong-track record of delivering results, to join our Assisted Networks team as Technical Android Field Support Officers. 

The Technical Field Support Officers will provide direct support on technology issues (Android phones/tablets and applications) to Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) supervisors. The long term vision is to transition to government doing this role

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that CHVs and CHEWs are supplied with appropriate technologies and equipment with the software application, analytics software and where appropriate data bundles
  • Support the training of CHVs and CHEWs in the use of the software applications and supervisory tools, including dashboards
  • Support CHEWs and other county health teams on field visits
  • Provide CHEWs and CHVs with support on any technical issues with the phones and tablets
  • Ensure CHVs are able to send key health messages through SMS to registered clients
  • Support county health teams to access performance dashboards
  • Provide support for mobile devices and applications to LG Staff and CHVs within the assigned region.
  • Resolve technology (hardware & software) failures/faults within agreed time limits
  • Implement mobile application upgrades as required
  • Support rollout of new applications as relevant
  • Keep a detailed record of assigned county systems and mobile devices/application issues for purposes of reference and implementing improvements
  • Support management of all technology assets in the field as required
  • Provide regular verbal and written reports as required
  • Perform other professional duties as identified within the context of the role as directed by the organization.
  • Diploma in IT or Computer Science required.
  • Experience troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults;
  • Training experience
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting Android smartphones a must.
  • Willingness to travel in the field.
  • Strong customer focus
  • Ability to manage and prioritize many open cases at one time
  • Excellent listening and questioning skills, combined with the ability to interact confidently with clients to establish what the problem is and explain the solution;
  • Ability to prioritize your workload
  • Excellent verbal communications skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
How to Apply:
CLICK HERE to apply online for the position of Technical Android Field Support Officers.
For more information about Living Goods, please visit: (
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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.

Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. 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. 


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