Project Manager, Innovation Job Placement – Living Goods (LG)

Title:              Project Manager, Innovation
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager,
Global Innovation
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 Project
Manager, Innovation will provide catalytic leadership. The Innovations team
will work closely with the country teams to lead the innovation agenda.  One arm of the team will focus on radical
innovation to transform community health – called LGX.  Another arm runs the Innovation Network, a
Gates-funded incubation lab that tests community health technologies.  The third arm of team is the Innovation
Experiment Program.  Led by the Senior
Manager, Global Innovation, this arm will lead programmatic, financing and
technology innovations.  The Senior
Manager oversees the Project Manager, Innovation in Uganda.
Key Duties and
  • Design experiments – You will develop
    experiments and workplans for new programs, technologies and processes-
    that can improve efficiency and health impact. 
  • Manage experiments – You will coordinate
    experiments to test new programs, technologies, and processes.  You will work with field teams,
    partners, and other departments. 
    You will draw insights, identify challenges, and make adjustments
    needed to ensure success.
  • Contribute to the idea pipeline –
    collaborate with colleagues to generate ideas that will make the biggest
    difference, collating ideas top down, bottom up including input from
    clients and Community Health Workers.
  • Manage your team– You will guide and
    motivate the Innovation Coordinator and Innovation Analyst. Ensure that
    you work as a team to deliver experiments against the approved design
    plan, overcome challenges, and monitor and report frequently against
    success criteria.
  • Share lessons learned – Share widely what
    we learn (successes and failures), helping not just Living Goods but also
    the field of community health, ministries of health, and other community
    health organizations all around the world

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Project
    Manager, Innovation job should have project management skills.  You have a bachelor’s degree and 4+
    years experience managing projects in emerging markets. You like to get
    things done in a structured, methodical way. You are driven to use data to
    find solutions and inform decision-making.
  • Passion for community health.  Ideally, you have experience working in
    public health or health technologies. 
    If not, you are steadfastly committed to improving health of low
    income people globally. 
  • Curiosity. 
    You wonder a lot.  You love
    to day- dream about solutions to problems. 
    You are good at conceptualizing. 
    You like to design things. You read a lot and know what is
    happening around the world, and new ideas in difference contexts spark
    your creative juices.
  • Collaborative.  You know how to motivate people to think
    differently and to help others set priorities and work towards goals.
  • Strategic. You are a quick thinker, laser
    focused and clear decision maker. You have a strong interest in
    private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce
  • Lives our values. You can thrive in our
    culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick
    footedness, collaboration, and accountability.  
NB: Ugandan nationals
preferred. 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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