Partnerships Manager Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:       Partnerships Manager
Organisation: Living Goods
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 disruptive 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 fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of
underserved communities.
Living Goods
(LG) 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 businesses, but
also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships. Living
Goods works with many of the world’s leading visionary organizations across the
corporate, social and government sectors. Current and past partners include
Care International, BRAC, and PSI.
Job Summary:  The Partnership Manager will be a key partner
in supporting business design, operations and implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Actively contribute to successful execution of
partnership engagements by providing hands-on advisory services to help partner
organizations adapt and operationalize the Living Goods model in a new frontier
market setting;
Support partners to refine their action plans to
maximise health impacts and sustainability in a manner consistent with the
Living Goods model;
Learn from partners and take best practices to
inform and support Living Goods ongoing learning and direct operations.
Support Living Goods project implementation with an
eye toward taking lessons learned to support partners
The incumbent will provide technical advisory
services to one of the world’s largest non-profit organizations as it scales up
its entrepreneurial community health network.
The job holder will also work across multiple
product categories (consumer packaged goods, nutrition, solar, and pharmaceutical)
and draw on best practice from the private sector and the public health sector
to build a venture that has the potential to dramatically improve the health
and livelihoods of low income consumers.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Partnerships Manager
placement must hold a University degree. MBA preferred.
The applicant should have at least five years’ experience
in one of the following fields: management consulting, public health,
pharmaceuticals, FMCG, retail, or micro-finance, ideally in an emerging markets
At least two years in managing people and projects;
The ideal candidate is a results-focused
professional with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders from various
cultural backgrounds;
Ability to work independently and to thrive in a
dynamic, fast-paced start-up environment;
Project Management experience – ability to see the
big picture while paying acute attention to the details.
Previous experience with proposal development and/or
grant management for large funders (e.g. USAID, DFID, Global Fund, Gates
Foundation, corporates, etc.) is an added advantage;
Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of
Excel, PowerPoint, knowledge of innovative mobile technologies a plus;
How to Apply:
All candidates
are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 29th February, 2016

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