Branch Manager – Business Background Job Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)




Organisation: Living Goods
(LG)
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 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 Branch Manager – Business Background will
motivate others and should possess good business skills and clinical knowledge
and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the mark for a how a
social enterprise can improve health impacts in a sustainable way.  The Branch Manager will play a key role in
supporting Community Health Promoters (CHPs) to deliver high quality health
care to their communities and generate sales of critical products. Living Goods
is currently expanding its operations very fast and adding new CHPs every
month.
A prerequisite
to this role is a 6-week Branch Management Training Program, which will immerse
you in our community health care model. 
The Branch Management Training Program – a paid program – provides
training on branch management, stock management, community health care focusing
on diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria prevention and treatment, as well as nutrition
and maternal/newborn care. Successful graduates will have the opportunity to
gain a full time role as part of the Living Goods team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
CHP Support and Motivation:
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Motivate CHPs to achieve health and sales targets.
Work to support strong performers, to increase effectiveness of medium
performers, and increase or remove poor performers.
·        
Ensure that all CHPs are delivering impact in the
communities (esp. diagnosis and treatment)
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Take lead of monthly meetings of CHPs.
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Implement marketing and promotional efforts to
support CHPs sales goals.
2.
Operations Management:
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Manage Branch team members, ensuring performance
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Manage Branch operations, ensure that the books
balance and operations to keep costs as low as possible.
·        
The incumbent will also manage and maintain
inventory.
·        
Build and manage relations between the implementing
partner organizations.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a business
related degree or diploma
·        
The ideal candidate should have an excellent track
record as a Community Health Promoter, entrepreneur, business manager, or
health professional.
·        
A minimum of four years’ managerial experience is
required
·        
Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
·        
Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal
skills.
·        
Basic computer skills and proficiency is an added
advantage
·        
Ability to relocate up country a must.
·        
Excellent written and verbal communications skills,
both in English and Luganda. Lusoga, Lugisu a plus.
How to Apply:
All candidates
are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 4th January, 2016
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