Partnerships Associate Career Opportunity – Living Goods

Job Title:     Partnerships Associate
Organisation: Living Goods
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Living Goods supports
networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching
families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable,
high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters,
clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a
reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised
micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile
marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people
who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of
micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a
sustainable system to improve the health and wealth, of underserved
communities. Living Goods aims to improve the lives of tens of millions of
underserved customers in the developing world. To do this, LG not only grows
its own business, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through
large-scale partnerships. Living Goods works with many of the world’s leading
visionary organizations across the business, social and government sectors.
Current partners include the Clinton Foundation, BRAC, PSI, and Marie Stopes.
LG has also advised top global brands like Unilever and Nestle.
Job Summary
The Partnerships Associate will be in charge of collaborating with
leading international NGOs, businesses and governments to replicate LG’s
business model. The incumbent will have the opportunity to improve the health
and livelihoods of millions of underserved customers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Technically
    support new country research and scouting trips to help identify
    opportunities for replication through partnerships;
  • Actively
    contribute to successful execution of partnership engagements by helping
    partners adapt Living Goods’ model and tools including: market research,
    business plan development, operations design, financial modeling, adapting
    mobile technology, and staff development;
  • Build
    and grow working relationships with potential funders, partners,
    governments and other social enterprises;
  • Develop
    materials detailing the LG model, best practices, and lessons learned to
    share through our networks and social media channels.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicants should have a minimum of five years’ experience in a top
    consulting firm, large health focused NGO, or highly demanding
    professional environment, with proven track record of exceeding
    expectations in a client-facing role;
  • Prior
    experience working in developing countries with culturally diverse teams;
  • Superior
    quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated
    ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, and
    inspire confidence in a wide variety of audiences;
  • Highly
    passionate about designing and scaling innovative, market-based approaches
    to improve lives of the poor;
  • Excellent
    computer skills and working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, CRM tools,
    knowledge of mobile technology a plus;
  • Knowledge
    of French or Portuguese language skills is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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