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Medical Team Lead Job in Nairobi Kenya

Penda Health is building a chain of world class Penda Health Centres with the vision of revolutionizing the way women are cared for in East Africa.

We are searching for a doctor with the creativity, knowledge and willpower to completely rethink and improve the way women currently receive healthcare.

We need someone with an open mind, impeccable social skills and strong knowledge of women’s health and reproductive healthcare.

This role will be based in Nairobi at the start and will soon require travel around the world.

The Medical Team Lead will design our medical practices, writing training programs, training our staff, meeting industry and government leaders, managing employees, procuring our equipment and supplies and occasionally will be providing care (often in low resource areas).

The Medical Team Lead should expect to work closely with other team members to complete these tasks and to spend time researching existing best practices and documentation.

Penda Health is a new company with big ambitions. This means hard work, long hours and low resources. It also means the opportunity to manage projects, grow quickly and make a transformation in our field.

The Medical Team Lead will be part of Penda Health’s Management Team and report to the Cofounder and Team Leader.

Job Title: Medical Team Lead

Salary Range/Grade:
 Matches experience

 Full time, long hours

  • Registered and licensed medical officer
  • 5+ years of experience providing medical care
  • Experience in a management role
Work base: Nairobi
  • Works from our office, our women’s center and on location at factories and with women’s groups.
Responsible For:
  • Designing and implementing all components of world class medical organization that is delivers services in the way women want them.
Main Purpose of Job:
  • Researching and designing the organization’s practices for
  1. Medical care provision
  2. Customer experience
  3. Hiring and talent management
  4. Training
  • Challenging all the industry practices and norms; creating a new paradigm for delivering women’s care, using Population Council’s guide as a starting point
  • Providing care for our patients
  • Hiring our medical staff
  • Training our staff
  • Creating systems and processes that are replicable
  • Representing the company as an industry and global visionary
  • Establishing a culture that loves and provides for women
  • Collecting feedback from customers and encouraging them to invite others
  • As this is a start-up company there will be many duties and roles that don’t yet have a defined person leading them. This candidate will need to wear many hats and be able to quickly and efficiently complete a wide range of tasks
We are looking for a person who:
  • Loves people. Loves women. You must be outgoing, friendly and able to relate to people well, especially women
  • Works extremely hard and sacrifices personal interest for the good of the company. We need passionate people
  • Is a qualified and experience medical provider
  • Is capable of building and leading the medical side of world class organization
  • Is fun!
  • Can manage many tasks with a high level of independence
  • Has contacts and relationships in the healthcare, insurance and government sectors (a plus, not necessary)
Penda Health is a for-profit social enterprise that delivers quality, comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) and education directly to Kenya’s women. 

We will provide services through an innovative delivery model focused on meeting our target clients in groups and in their workplaces.

The base of the company will be a series of strategically placed Penda Health Centres around the Nairobi area.

Penda Health has developed a comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare model.

We will provide family planning services, critical screening for all types of cancer, HIV and STIs; counselling, guidance and education; and products such as sanitary pads, lubricants, and nutritional supplements.

To apply,
 email with a one-page cover letter that
specifically states the reason why you want to work in women’s health and your CV.

Penda Health (K) Ltd.
Garden Terraces Unit F2
Kabarnet Rd. Off Ngong Rd
PO Box 17726-00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Penda Health is registered under the name Penda Health (K) Ltd. in Kenya.


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