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Peer Coach – Kisumu

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Role: Peer Coach.

Reporting into: Supervisor Coach.

Location: Kisumu – Kenya.

About Us

Our Strategy for delivering high-quality, cost-effective community health through and with digitally empowered, equipped, supplied, supervised, and compensated CHWs requires that we continuously re-invent the way we work. Innovating incessantly and with swift responsiveness to global trends is, therefore, a critical success factor for building a thriving and sustainable LG of today and tomorrow.

 Over the last four years, Living Goods has become a more complex organization with multiple implementation modes, exciting opportunities in new countries, and new partnerships in existing countries. Furthermore, while we have delivered some strong work over the last couple of years in technology, we now need to go the extra mile beyond technology and ensure a much greater emphasis on government partnerships in the broader digital health space. We can only do this by building a great place to work where our teams thrive, grow, and deliver extraordinary results.

Purpose of role:

To support a network of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) within a sub-county – primarily by supporting the Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) & Community Health Assistants (CHAs) deliver high impact through best practice, digitally enabled performance management and supervision and supporting the sub-county and county health teams to deliver impactful community health.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coach and mentor CHAs & CHEWs on performance management, use of digital tools, utilization of dashboards, and use of data for decision making.
  • Accompany CHAs & CHEWs during field visits to offer support supervision.
  • Undertake necessary measures to ensure that CHAs & CHEWs report quality data.
  • Offer first-level support on Android issues faced by the CHAs, CHEWs & CHVs.
  • Participate in Community Events including dialogue & Action days.
  • Support ongoing training and any other pieces of training that may arise.
  • Strengthen adherence to the public supply chain system and commodity tracking by CHAs & CHEWs while ensuring CHVs have access to commodities and are accountable for stock in their custody.
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the local government.
  • Attend and support CUs review meetings and sub-county planning meetings.
  • Alert the Supervisor Coach to any arising risks, challenges, and impediments to implementation.

Qualifications & Experience Required

Qualifications:

Diploma or Degree in Community or Public health, Nutrition, Social Sciences, business management, or a related field.

Experience:

Minimum of (1) year relevant experience for degree holders and (2) years relevant experience for diploma holders in the community health field.

Competencies & Attributes:

  • Agility to learn from experience and apply learnings in new situations.
  • Plans prioritize and break down tasks accordingly.
  • Supports in Program/projects data analysis, collation of information, reporting
  • Supervisory, mentorship, coaching skills, and high level of integrity
  • Ability to precisely communicate and share information verbally and in writing
  • Bilingual with French as a desirable language.

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.

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