• Government Relations Manager at Living Goods

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women. Living Goods supports a network of over 2,000 micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights. As part of the Branch Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.
     

    Government Relations Manager

     

    Responsibilities

    • Support driving the Kenya advocacy and influencing plan of Living Goods through organizing and managing a variety of stakeholder’s engagement activities. 
    • Maintain a stakeholder database and manage the day to day relationships with all key influencers and other partners at county level.
    • Support in the initial engagement with a new county and sub county, helping to establish new ways of working and support the branch staff in stakeholder engagement and ensuring the county and sub county government are fully engaged and supportive of our operations.
    • Represent and offer support in county and sub county technical meetings and engagements and actively seek out, identify, advise upon and implement opportunities for collaborative work across the sector.
    • Prepare and give feedbacks to the sub counties on the implementation impact realized on a quarterly basis and prepare joint plans.
    • Prepare and present reports and key insights as necessary to national and county groups and individuals. 
    • Track and update the Director for Health and Government Relations on the status of all LG obligations to the county governments. 
    • Support the field teams in managing the daily relations with the government and other stakeholders.

    Qualifications and Person Specifications

    • Degree in health sciences.
    • Post-graduate training in Management or Public Health an added advantage.
    • 5 years or more experience bringing a sound understanding of the Kenya Health System and prior work experience with and/or involving close association with national and county governments. 
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
    • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Should be flexible and willing to travel across Kenya and periodically stay up-country.
    • Good computer and analytical skills a must. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Living Goods career website on livinggoods.applytojob.com to apply

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