Scale Manager Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

Job
Title:         Scale Manager
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.
Job Summary:  The Scale Manager will lead Living Goods
Community Health workers (Community Health Partnership) expansion function. The
incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of the expansion
strategy and workplan.  The jobholder
will also lead the team responsible for mapping areas that require addition
CHPs, identify and recruit them. The Scale Manager will lead the engagement
with the local and district administration in this process ensuring
concurrence, buy in and their cooperation in process. The Scale Manager will be
based in Kampala with frequent travel to the field across the operational
region. Primary location will be Kampala Headquarters You will spend
approximately 70% of your time in the field and 30% of time at HQ in Kampala.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategy, Planning
and Coordination
  • Develop annual expansion strategy and workplan to meet growth
    targets for each year, detailed action plans to achieve targets and set
    priorities.  These will require
    market analysis, resource assessments, and risk evaluations.
  • Coordinate activities and resource needs with branch teams and HQ
    departments involved in expansion. 
    Prepare branch teams for expansion, identify and problem-solve
    issues/challenges for each branch and/or expansion.
  • Guide development of well-organized team workplans to minimize
    delays and safeguard timely expansion. Build trust and community
    partnerships among health facilities, community and religious leaders, as
    this team is the first to represent Living Goods.
Performance
Management
  • Build a high performing, empowered team and increase their
    capacity.  Ensure they feel valued
    and address their needs by removing barriers.  Conduct performance reviews, support performance
    improvement and personal professional development. This will include
    identification of areas for improvement and supporting the teams through
    training, mentorship and development for performance tracking and
    management tools.
  • Maintain the team’s focus on the importance of their work, ensure a
    high level of service quality, provide supportive supervision and set
    clear expectations. 
  • Conduct spot checks on mapping and expansion activities to ensure
    that teams are correctly carrying out activities and supporting them to
    identify areas of opportunity.
  • Ensure the implementation deadlines are met.
Reporting and
Financial Management
  • Draft and submit scale up (mapping and expansion) monthly reports
    highlighting achievements against planned activities, barriers and updated
    annual projections against targets.
  • Produce detailed workplans and progress reports required monthly on
    progress of mapping, recruitment, and trainings. 
  • Create annual budgets. 
    Monitor, approve, and report on monthly budget performance.  Address variances and recurring expense
    issues.  Establish cost controls and
    identify cost savings/reductions to increase value and impact.
  • Review and approve monthly requisitions and accountabilities.  Provide requisitions before the new
    month begins and expense reports prior to the end of the month.
  • Ensure accountability and cost-effective management of Living Goods’
    resources.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Scale Manager placement
    must hold a Clinical or public health degree. Masters degree preferred.
  • Three years of management experience managing teams of 5+ staff
    including track record of developing field-based teams.
  • Previous experience in Community Health work especially the
    engagement with Village Health Teams (VHTs) or similar community-based
    structures strengthening Community Health Systems and engagement with the
    district leadership.
  • You will have extensive experience in leading and driving field
    teams
  • You are an experienced communicator and problem solver, able to
    bridge gaps between your team members across Uganda and the HQ in Kampala.
  • Prior work experience of implementing public health or
    community-based projects at district level is a plus.
  • Results-oriented and strong track record of achieving KPIs
  • Ability to analyze and use data to inform decision-making
  • Strong project and operations management skills.
  • Impeccable track record of integrity
  • 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 and bonus opportunity. 
NB: Please
note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be
considered.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 7th April 2019
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