Senior District Technical Adviser Employment Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)

Title:         Senior District Technical
Organisation: Living
Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy
Country Director, Community Health Partnerships
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 Senior District Technical Advisor will be
responsible for coordination of the district work, technical assistance and
advocacy with the local government to ensure prioritization of community health
at district level, local communities, partners and other stakeholders. S/he
will lead in delivering sustainable and effective technical assistance at
district level. This means helping to translate the LG TA approach to fit the
context of the specific TA opportunity in the district and the design of new
programs such as district budget lines for CH). It also includes providing
direct technical assistance to district local government and helping Living
Goods and districts solve problems during implementation. Beyond providing the
TA, the Senior District Technical Adviser 
will be in charge of assessing the impact of our technical assistance
based upon a set of criteria and process developed at a higher level (by
CHST/ID insight).
The Senior District
TA will lead a team comprised of a District Government Relations Manager and
District Government Relations Coordinators. S/he will be responsible for
managing the district budget, reviewing and approving expenses for the district
work and managing the team performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead on advocacy efforts to increase commitment for effective
    community health.
  • Lead on the development of a cost sharing model for LG and the
    District VHT Program where both parties will contribute money and in kind
    resources to develop a sustainable VHT program
  • Ensure technical assistance is robust. You will lead in delivering
    sustainable and effective technical assistance at district level. This
    means helping us revise and fine tune our TA approach It also includes
    providing direct technical assistance to district local government and
    helping Living Goods and districts solve problems during implementation.
  • Ensure the effective assessment of the impact of our district
    approach to inform our technical assistance strategy   
  • Partnerships   Build strong
    partnerships.  We need you to
    develop strong relationships with public officials, policy makers and
    other implementing partners to determine the best ways that Living Goods
    sustains our relationships with District Local Governments.
  • Operationalising of District Work successful planning, resourcing
    and operationalization of the district TA opportunities.
  • You will lead in supporting districts to design district and lower
    level implementation in support of the operationalisation of the upcoming
    CHEWs policy and the existing VHT program.
  • Lead on the operationalisation of the LG TA approach at the District
  • Management of Teams. Accomplish district staff results by
    communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising;
    coaching, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity
  • Collaborate with other departments at LG and within the district to
    ensure that the work is harmonised
  • Raise our visibility. Strengthen awareness of LG work at district
    and lower levels through strategic advocacy and BCC efforts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Senior District Technical
    Adviser job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree with 10 to 12 years’
    total experience with 1 to 3 years managerial-level experience
  • Experience in managing diverse teams
  • Ability to influence. You have partnered with NGOs and advised
    Ministries of Health and/ or District Local Governments in your work. You
    have both the confidence and humility to influence high-level stakeholders
    including political leaders at the district.
  • Articulate. You have excellent communications skills both orally and
    written for policy briefs, PowerPoint presentations etc.
  • Connected.  You have assisted
    governments through technical assistance and built lasting relationships
    with government ministries, NGOs and/or international donors.
  • Emerging market experience. You’ve worked in developing countries,
    preferably Uganda and/ or sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Culturally adaptable.  You are
    eager to work with people of different cultures and different sectors: the
    private sector, social entrepreneurial sector, non-profit sector and
    public health community.
NB: Please
note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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