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Regional Field Manager Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

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Title:              Regional Field Manager
Organisation: Living
Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Living Goods (LG)
seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by
revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing
world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business
operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale
partnerships.  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.
Job Summary:  The Regional Field Manager will provide direct
supervision and support to field based branch teams. You will have extensive
experience in leading and driving the performance of large teams. Foremost, you
will be a skilled coach, helping to solve complex field based problems in a
timely fashion. You will have demonstrated experience at working closely with
community health workers or similar community based structures. You are an
expert communicator – able to bridge gaps between your team members across
Uganda and the HQ in Kampala. The Regional Field Manager will be field based,
with the primary work location being a Living Goods branch or a District Health
Office in the region the position supervises. You will spend approximately 75%
of your time in the field and 25% of time at HQ in Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning and
Analysis
  • Support branch teams efficiently plan their monthly activities
  • Based on branch performance, support branch teams for effectively
    prioritize their time to concentrate efforts on most urgent areas of
    improvement
  • Monitor branch KPIs using dashboard and other tools. Support branch
    teams overcome challenges
  • Proactively monitor and resolve potential risks at branch e.g. lack
    of compliance against LG policy, low stock of items etc.
Performance
Management
  • Provide leadership to the branch managers building a high efficient
    and effective team.
  • Provide supportive supervision to branch teams in your region both
    face to face and remotely
  • Provide coaching to Senior Branch Managers and Community Health
    Manager to improve individual and team performance. 
  • Support professional development of branch team members
  • As required support the new Branch Management (Community Health
    Managers/Supervisors) Trainees as they are undergoing training in your
    region
  • Visit the field with all branch team members and observe
    interactions between Community Health Workers, clients and branch teams.
    Provide feedback using performance management tools
  • Pro-actively work with branch teams to meet key KPIs through brainstorming
    problems, identifying areas for improvement, bringing new ideas for
    testing to the innovations committee
Compliance and
Quality Improvement
  • Ensure branches are compliant with all LG policies and procedures
  • Support the management of credit, consignment and other finance
    processes
  • Support branch team members in inventory management including shrink
    remedial plans
  • Support branch teams in the development and implementation of
    quality improvement action plans
    .
Communications and
linkage with other departments
  • Champion changes and new policies and build understanding within the
    region
  • Cascade messages from HQ to field teams accurately and in a timely
    fashion
  • Represent the region at HQ meetings, ensuring that their voices are
    heard and their concerns are addressed
  • Liaise effectively between branch teams and relevant HQ based teams
    to ensure efficient operations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Living Goods Regional Field Manager must hold
    a Clinical or public health degree. Master’s degree preferred
  • Certificate in coaching preferred
  • Track record of developing field based teams including managing
    teams of 15+
  • Results oriented and strong track record of driving KPIs qualitative
  • Unimpeachable integrity
  • Ability to analyze and use data to inform decision-making
  • Social enterprise experience a plus
  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Ability to conduct business in Luganda and other local languages
    preferred
Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience
including health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity
to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.
NB: Please
note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be
considered.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online at
the web link below.
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