Our client is a key partner to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Uganda. They work to reinvent how to improve the lives of the under-served. They think big, but operate lean and nimble. They train community health workers to bring health services and products life-saving to people’s doorsteps through modern technology.
Working with our client, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive.
Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your advocacy skills to make a difference, not just money? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
Our client works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. They think big, but operate lean and nimble. They train community health workers to bring health services and products life-saving to people’s doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.
They also transform community health through mobile phones. They train community health workers to assess the health of mothers and children with mobile phone apps and to treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea. They also create predictive algorithms to make the best use of their time. And they test cool new tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.
With our client, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive at Living Goods.
They have a team of 150 employees in Uganda and will grow to 3400 in the next four years. This year they will serve 5 million Ugandans. In four years we’ll serve 15 million. They're growing because they’ve honed a model that works and we are driven by our mission: to ensure that every mother and child has basic healthcare in their community.
Reports to: Country Director, Uganda
Location: Kampala, Uganda
The organisation will multiply its reach through partnerships with government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These are our Assisted Networks. We need you to create more of them
Create strategy. You will create the Assisted Network strategy. Your plan will define the best ways we can partner with the Ugandan government and NGOs to improve community health. We help government and NGOs better utilize mobile technology, collect and analyze data, strengthen their supply chains for drugs and equipment, and develop financial incentives, like pay for performance, that motivate managers and community health workers.
Develop partnerships. Your relationships will enable you to build partnerships with leaders in the ministry of health, districts, and NGOs. You will make it easy and compelling for governments to contract with the organisation for help with mobile health tools, data collection, supportive supervision, and community health worker training. The alliances you develop with government and NGO leaders will lead to contracts and pay-for-performance financing mechanisms for the organisation to manage more community health networks.
Advocate for community health. The organisation’s model weaves business practices like marketing, sales targets, and pay-for performance into its work. While they don’t need you to sell our products, they do need you to sell both the organisation and their approach – to donors, Ugandan government leaders, private health organizations, and NGOs.
Develop our innovative financing approach. Help the organisation to become a pioneering in health financing and a best in class technical advisor for effective community health systems.
Lead the troops. Direct the Government Relations and Advocacy team to increase external audiences understanding of and commitment to community health and the organisation, specifically. Build a brand new team to deliver technical assistance to government and partners.
Uganda health creds. You have 8+ years of experience in health organizations, particularly in government relations, public relations, sales and marketing, or program development. You have a MPH, MBA or other relevant masters degree.
International donor experience. You have experience overseeing programs or departments funded at least partly by international institutional donors like The Gates Foundation, Global Alliance, or USAID.
Management skills. You are a seasoned, collaborative manager who can motivate and guide a team as a whole, and team members as individuals.
Committed to our mission. You have a demonstrable commitment to international development and global health.
Get our model. The organisation is a hybrid model. We’re a nonprofit organization with a private sector minded approach. We use private sector practices to achieve social goals. Candidates with for-profit and nonprofit experience preferred.
Culturally adaptable. You are eager to work with people of different cultures and different sectors: the private sector, social entrepreneurial sector, nonprofit sector and public health community.
Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
All applications should be marked: “JOB POSITION”. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be considered.
Address: People Performance Group Plot 8 Kitante Close P.O. Box 12405 Kampala.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.