#Keready Mobile Health Services for Young People Position: Young Medical Doctor


Young Medical Doctor


Full-time fixed contract until 30 September 2024


Western Cape

Vacancy application deadline:

November 21, 2023


#Keready’s mission is to provide accessible and affordable mobile health services to the youth in South Africa whilst running a movement that speaks frankly about health issues facing young people. Mobile outreach services proved effective during Covid-19 with over a million people reached with vaccinations in informal settlements and rural areas. The Keready campaign was likewise effective in encouraging many young people to get vaccinated. By providing 46 mobile health clinics for outreach, this model will now be used to reach other young people and extend the package of primary health services available to them.

This project is made possible through a grant to the Department of Health from the Federal Republic of Germany. DGMT, a South African foundation, is the project implementer, working with the provincial departments of Health in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

DGMT would like to recruit individuals who are passionate about extending health care to underserved communities, focused on young people.

DGMT is looking to appoint a young doctor (< 35 years and ex-community service) willing to engage with other young people on social media, radio, at schools and in communities, wherever young people are – young people want to hear about health issues from young doctors. There are ten young doctors in Keready who make up the team. We wish to appoint a young doctor to be contracted until September 2024. They will lead the work of the Keready Communicators and Mobilisers’ work and support the project implementation and activities aimed at driving demand for the efficient and effective execution of the mobile outreach services. The role requires a doctor who is also a strong communicator, has a good understanding of the needs in the community, and has a passion for working with young people and marginalised communities.

Minimum requirements

  • Young Medical Doctor and ex-community service (<35 years of age)
  • Current HPCSA registration
  • Multilingual and a strong communicator
  • Lives in the province, preferably the district, serviced by the mobile units
  • Valid driver’s license

Prior experience working on public health campaigns, including social behaviour change communication (SBCC) and risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), and Covid-19 vaccine demand creation would be an advantage.


  • Support strategic planning and implementation to increase demand for integrated health services.
  • Collaborate closely with the Keready communicator and professional nurse to ensure that the communication plan is being implemented.
  • Champion the Keready campaign and brand at the provincial and district levels.
  • Establish and nurture partnerships with traditional (radio, print and TV) and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Provide media interviews that promote consistent clinical messaging and highlight the availability of mobile clinic services.
  • Work with the Keready campaign team to identify and respond to community needs and develop a local flavour for health promotion.
  • Coordinate and oversee the activities of the communicators and mobilisers.
  • Actively supports outreach activities, community events, school interventions and tertiary engagements aimed at driving demand.
  • Respond to health-related queries via the Keready WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
  • Produce regular health messaging and education content for social media spaces such as Twitter and podcasts.
  • Support the mobile unit in service site planning and coordination to optimize impact.
  • Collaborate with all members of the mobile unit to maintain the prescribed standards of care and the integrity of the Keready brand at all levels of community engagement.
  • Support outreach events through scheduled and unscheduled visits.
  • Contribute to the development of an induction package for the Keready Communicator and Mobilisers and conduct clinical training for the new Keready team.
  • Weekly reporting complying with M&E unit guidelines.
  • Use data to identify service delivery gaps and pressure points and provide recommendations.
  • Adopts flexible working hours (weekend and out of hours) that complement demand creation and specific community needs.
  • When required provide on-demand and emergency medical duties at Keready service sites.

Self-management and performance ownership:

  • Accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management.
  • Ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistent and accurately maintained.
  • Maintain a professional positive attitude and respond openly to feedback.
  • Drive your own career development by participating in ongoing training and development.
  • Quarterly performance evaluation will be implemented.

Additional information

The incumbent needs to be willing to support beyond the responsibilities highlighted above.

Please be advised:

  • This is full-time fixed contract until 30 September 2024
  • The doctor will be based both in the provincial office and the mobile health unit during the working week.
  • Preference will be given to local qualified and suitably experienced candidates.

How to apply

To apply, please submit an application on the Hoogle link: https://forms.gle/8PnJRJLhQkMvPzT66

For queries only – please email hr@keready.co.za

Please do not send your application to this email as only applications sent via the Google link will be considered.

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