• Information Technology Specialist at Penda Health

  • Posted on: 11 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Penda Health is a chain of outpatient Medical Centres that offer the highest quality outpatient care for the whole family and unbelievable patient experiences at surprising affordable costs. Open since 2012, we now operate two of the busiest and most well respected Medical Centres in Kitengela, Umoja and we aim to be operating 50+ medical centres across Nairobi by 2020.

    Information Technology Specialist


    This Position Offers

    We’re looking for a self-starter who can help us implement our IT systems across the company. The ideal candidate would have strong knowledge and experience in hardware systems including laptops, tablets, and peripherals. Basic knowledge of networking including routers, WIFI, and modems is also a requirement. The candidate would be responsible for helping us make good decisions about which hardware solutions to purchase. He or she would also be responsible for maintaining all our hardware in working order and maximizing its life span. Troubleshooting common hardware and software issues would also be a core part of the job. Finally, the candidate will help all of our employees make the most out of our e-mail and Dropbox accounts.

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    Our three medical centres in Umoja, Embakasi, and Kahawa West are seeing over 1500 patients per month, two more are planned for 2017. Building a successful startup requires hard work, lots of change and working with low resources. It also means the opportunity to design a solution that could help millions of people in East Africa.

    This position offers the exciting opportunity to implement IT solutions across our entire company! As we role out our IT systems across all our different departments, you will learn how to treat your colleagues as customers, delivering excellent service so that each department can perform their core functions efficiently.

    This is an exciting new position that is critical for our ability to scale over the next several years. We are looking for individuals with real drive and development qualities.


    • Must have deep hardware knowledge: Advise us on recommendations for specs for our clinic hardware.
    • Must have at least one year experience troubleshooting basic hardware, operating system, and software problems for users
    • Must have knowledge/experience in maintaining hardware in excellent condition in low-resource settings
    • Fluent in English & Swahili with exceptional communication skills


    Competitive Package With Benefits Depending On Experience And Qualifications


    You will generally work 8-10 hours per day. You will be on call for troubleshooting hardware and software problems. There will be periods of more intense work and hours as we roll out our systems at new locations.

    Where is the position?

    Nairobi, Kenya. Our office is on Lusaka Rd (near Nyayo roundabout) in Simco Plaza.You will frequently travel between Umoja, Embakasi, Kahawa West, and other locations.

    What’s the job?

    • Most importantly: Make Penda a great place to work for all!
    • Become the hardware expert at Penda Health
    • Make hardware recommendations to Penda Health leadership
    • Procure and setup hardware systems at our locations
    • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems
    • Perform routine maintenance on our systems
    • Work with a senior Penda healthcare IT leader to learn more about the software platform we use at the medical centres
    • Understand our different departments and how we can support them from an IT standpoint
    • Complete deadlines fast and have fun at work
    • Be a great teammate and go above and beyond
    • Opportunities for rapid personal growth


    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Penda Health career website on pendahealth.applytojob.com to apply

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