Monday, October 10, 2016

Deputy Country Director

About Living Goods
Living Goods seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  We believe that families should have access to basic healthcare and no child should suffer from easily preventable and treatable diseases.

The Opportunity
Living Goods (LG) is entering a phase of rapid scaling. To support our ambitious goals, we seek an innovative and passionate individual, with a strong-track record of driving results, to join our team as the Deputy Country Director in Kenya.  This new role will be based in Nairobi and will provide strategic leadership to the Living Goods Kenya organization.  
This is a tremendous opportunity to help scale and build an already successful organization and to dramatically improve the health and livelihoods of millions of low-income households.
As part of the senior leadership in Kenya, you will work across the organization and with external stakeholders to continue to deliver significant health impact whilst expanding our footprint across Kenya.  You will be a results-focused professional with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit drawing on best practices from both the private sector and the public health sector.

Key Responsibilities
Growth Strategy
  • Partner with the Country Director to shape Living Goods’ Kenya strategy and develop the geographic and operational growth plans for Kenya in line with Living Goods’ mission and values. 

  • Lead the evolution of our model to become even more impactful, cost effective, replicable and coordinated with government to deliver our long term goal of national scale implementation.                                                                                                                                              

Implementation / Execution
  • Oversee the implementation of the growth strategy whilst meeting all our key health impact KPIs.

  • Strengthen Living Goods Kenya expansion and operational processes in an effort to build highly efficient and effective operations.  

  • Review performance against key indicators and take action to ensure on-going measurable improvements.

  • Work with the Country Director and CFO to budget and carefully monitor and control all costs and ensure all internal control procedures are followed.

Strategic Partnerships/Business Development
  • Support the Country Director and the Business Development team in developing relationships with donors and other implementing partners in order to deepen and expand Living Good’s current funding base and to identify other possible long term funding solutions.

  • Partner with the Government Relations team to develop strong county and sub county government relationships at all levels.

  • In the absence of the Country Director, represent Living Goods Kenya at key internal and external meetings and events.

  • Work closely with the Uganda team to share learnings and continually seek improvements to our processes and ways of working.

Team Development 
  • Partner with the Country Director and Senior Management in building a culture of high performance at Living Goods.

  • Recruit and provide line management, mentorship and support to your team.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Attributes
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in managing teams of at least 50 people.

  • Deep experience in salesforce management, or health delivery management in Africa or Asia.

  • Experience working with different partners and ideally with government in an African context.

  • Strong financial management and analytical skills.

  • University degree in business or related field. Post graduate qualification in business a plus.

  • Willingness to travel across Kenya with an estimated 30% of time spent on the road.

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

What is Living Goods?
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 has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See

To Apply
We have retained Schaffer&Combs, a certified B Corporation, to support this high priority search. In order to apply, please email livinggoods@schaffercombs.comwith:

Thoughtful cover letter, indicating why you are the right fit for Living Goods and this Kenya Deputy Country Director position
Please include your name, the title for this position, and the company name(“Your name – Deputy Country Director - Living Goods”) in the subject line of your email.  Please refrain from contacting Living Goods directly; all inquiries should be directed to Schaffer&Combs.  We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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