App Developer Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya / Uganda - Medic Mobile

Position Title: App Developer Manager

We're seeking an experienced, technical, and people-focused App Developer Manager to lead our team of app developers in East Africa, within the App Services team.

The team is currently focused on:

– Being the technology partner for the Kenya and Uganda ministries of health and supporting them digitise their community health tools and scale up nationally

– Several additional smaller-scale projects and pilots.

All the mobile apps are built using the Community Health Toolkit, a collection of open-source technologies and open-access resources. This is a unique opportunity to strengthen health systems in some of the hardest to reach communities.
As an experienced developer manager your primary role will be to lead our incredible team of developers in producing high quality digital health tools while being an advocate of their professional development and well being. You will report to the Head of App Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Building a world-class software development team and culture.
  • Manage a team of software developers to produce high-quality digital tools that make a difference.
  • Guide the growth of the team through technical mentorship, performance management, and development opportunities.
  • Set technical direction and directly contribute to solve the team's hardest technical challenges.
  • Support the growth of our open-source community by contributing learnings, expertise, and code.
  • Travel to the field (Kenya, Uganda) to test apps in their realistic operating environment.
  • Support in proposal writing, publications, present Medic Mobile in meetings, seminars, summits & forums when called upon to do so.


  • Have a history of building highly effective teams of software developers.
    Have 5+ years of experience managing a group of software developers. Experience managing a remote team is an asset.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • Are proficient in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Are proficient in Javascript or other programming languages.
  • Are proficient in relational databases (Postgres)
  • Are capable and experienced mentor of junior to intermediate developers.
  • Can manage and prioritise a distributed team of developers to deliver on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience delivering and monitoring software services.
  • Familiarity with the Community Health Toolkit is an asset.
  • Good logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgment in the resolution of problems.
  • Passion for digital health systems
  • Candidates must have valid authorization to work in the region without requiring sponsorship.

Why Medic?

Purpose & Impact

  • Ability to create and see real impact in your work
  • Freedom to take initiative and innovate, bonus of an agile, small team
  • Work for a globally awarded social enterprise recognized for developing a solution that can create global systems change in the health sector

The Team

  • Work with a value and mission driven team that is consistently described as warm, incredibly kind and supportive
  • Exposure to a diverse team: over 15 different nationalities
  • Opportunities for global travel: all team meet-up + functional team meet-up + field visits

Work/Life & Growth

  • Generous leave time: vacation, maternity/paternity, bereavement, & sick days
  • Professional development funds & opportunities + 5 days off for prof dev
  • Home Office Set up Stipend.
  • Flexible, remote schedules

We will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis, and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline. We encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.

About Medic

Medic is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to advance equitable healthcare and strengthen community health systems by building, innovating, applying, and scaling open-source, low-cost digital health tools in collaboration with communities, governments, and implementers. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is a secured human right.

Medic serves as the technical steward and core contributor of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a leading open-source, global good for digital health and advanced community health systems. We drive increases in coverage, quality, and speed of care in the hardest-to-reach communities, improvements in health workforce performance, and greater data-driven decision-making among health system leadership. Digital health apps built using the CHT currently support over 41,000 health workers in 16 countries across Africa and Asia. To date, health workers using CHT apps have conducted over 80 million healthcare activities.

Our global team of 90+ teammates is our biggest strength. We live our organizational values of Humanity, Solidarity, Openness, Creativity and Initiative in everything we do. We are a remote-first organization that works across more than 14 countries, 32 cities, 4 physical hub locations (Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, and Senegal) and all time zones. We are dedicated software developers, researchers, project managers, designers, and operations specialists working together to reimagine care for all. Join our mission of building a more just world together!

How to apply

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