Assistant Branch Manager – Business Background Career Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)

Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Central (outside Kampala) and Eastern Regions, Uganda
About US:
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.
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
Assistant Branch Manager /Branch Manager 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 Assistant 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.
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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. CHP Support and
  • Motivate Community Health Promoters
    (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 all CHPs are delivering impact in the
    communities (esp. diagnosis and treatment)
  • Implement marketing and promotional efforts
    to support CHPs sales goals.
2. Operations Management:
  • Manage and maintain inventory.
  • The incumbent will also organize and support
    remote deliveries
3. Training:
  • Assist with training of CHPs both in regular
    in-service trainings, and on an ongoing basis to ensure high level of
    knowledge of LG products, services and health procedures.
  • Oversee ongoing training to all CHPs. 
  • Ensure high quality training, CHP
    understanding to deliver the highest quality service to the community.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should have an excellent
    track record as a Community Health Promoter, entrepreneur, business
    manager, or health professional.
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    business related degree or diploma
  • Prior management experience is an added
  • 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 and Lugisu a plus.
How to Apply:
candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
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