• Career Opportunities at Living Goods - 3 Positions

  • Posted on: 29 July, 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.

    Branch Manager

     

    To be successful in this role you must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar on improving health impacts in a sustainable way.

    Responsibilities

    Agent Support and Motivation

    • Motivate agents in-field 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 CHVs are delivering impact in the communities both through remote checks and through in-field checks (esp. diagnosis and treatment)
    • Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support CHVs sales goals.
    • Lead monthly meeting of agents.

    Operations Management

    • Manage Branch team members, ensuring performance
    • Manage Branch financial operations and ensure that the books balance: cash matches sales on a daily basis.
    • Manage and maintain inventory.
    • Manage operations to keep costs as low as possible.
    • Manage relations between the implementing partner organizations.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in Business or Health related areas; Bachelor welcome.
    • Minimum 2 years experience in health/community/business related work.
    • Business related degree or diploma a plus.
    • Management experience a must.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
    • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
    • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.
    • Luhya, Luo, Teso, Kisii, Kikuyu, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kiswahili speaking added advantage.
    • Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency. 
    • Flexible and willing to work and travel in rural Kenya

    Assistant Branch Manager

     

    To be successful in this role you must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar on improving health impacts in a sustainable way.


    Responsibilities

    • Recruit, train and manage Community Health Volunteers.
    • Motivate Community Health Volunteers to meet health and sales targets.
    • Ensure all Community Health Volunteers know and follow health protocols (esp. diagnosis and treatment).
    • Support Community Health Volunteers in learning and using correctly their smartphones and the health-centered Android apps
    • Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support agent sales.
    • Contribute to Branch operations.
    • Achieve sales targets and health impact goals.
    • Manage inventory: Ensure no stock-outs and ensure management on First In/First Out; First Expiry/First Out basis.
    • Manage the financial operations, ensuring the books balance; cash matches sales daily.
    • Manage credit: deposit, timely repayments, rigorous reporting.
    • Build strong community relations.

    Qualifications

    • Nurses or public health diplomas and degrees an added advantage.
    • Degree or diploma in business or education also welcome.
    • Minimum 1 year experience in health / community / business related work.
    • Team player with drive for results.  
    • Ability to provide guidance to Community Health Volunteers.
    • Ability to interact with community elders and clients.
    • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
    • Ability to speak in public to promote healthy behaviors.
    • Ability to sell life-changing products.
    • Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.
    • Proficiency with Word and Excel and general computer proficiency. 
    • Excellent oral communication skills in English.
    • Experienced in handling microcredit a plus.

    Compensation

    A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance, vacation, and a bonus opportunity. The opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.

    Finance Senior Manager

     

    Specific duties and responsibilities:

    Financial Management

    • Establish effective financial planning, analysis and measurement techniques, and oversee the development of financial reporting, business plans, forecasts and budgets for Living Goods Kenya
    • Implement all aspects of cash flow, cost allocation, budgeting, forecasting, financial statements, consolidations, financial modelling and analysis for a complex social enterprise.
    • Direct all appropriate accounting activities including accounts receivable and payable, bank reconciliations, grants accounting, and work with partnerships to ensure appropriate accounting and banking procedures.
    • Ensure effective controls and procedures for all Branch related processes
    • Prepare monthly financial reports tracking all expenditures and funds received against budget projections and recommend financial and operational modifications to ensure sound management of Living Goods Kenya resources. 
    • Develop, maintain and monitor internal controls over all Living Goods Kenya finances.  Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are developed, communicated and monitored.  Assess strengths and weaknesses of financial management strategies and implement strategic and tactical steps to improve them.
    • Coordinate the activities of external auditors and respond to external auditors’ reports including the implementation of recommendations.
    • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting Living Goods Kenya financial operations, including applicable tax laws in Kenya and other countries in which partnership offices may be established.
    • Work collegially with other members of management and staff to integrate financial elements into its programmatic strategy.

    Financial Planning and Budgeting

    • Supports the Country Director in the preparation of Living Goods Kenya budget estimates
    • Assists the CFO in the preparation of Living Goods administrative budget estimates for submission to the Board for discussion and final approval.
    • Working with the Deputy Country Director, regularly monitors expenditure against budget and advises the Country Director on variances, cost escalations, and budget re-allocations

    Procurement

    • Counter-approves all Local Purchase Orders (LPO’s) signed by the Head,  Procurement
    • Acts as first signatory on all payments (cheques and wire transfers) to suppliers
    • Approves all ticket requisitions for both local and international travel to ensure correct allocation.

    Payroll Management

    • Reviews and authorizes the staff payroll on a monthly basis
    • Ensures that all statutory deductions are effected and remitted within the stipulated period(s).
    • Liaises with the administrators of the Living Goods Kenya staff provident fund, to ensure that proper records are kept and that the scheme conforms to Kenyan law and practice

      Banking

    • Ensures that banking arrangements are adequate to support the activities of Living Goods
    • Ensures all bank transactions conform with the agreed upon banking contracts, controls and arrangements
    • Maintains cash flows and liquidity at optimum levels

    Annual accounts and Audit

    • Prepares the annual accounts for Living Goods Kenya
    • Facilitates the carrying out of the external audit
    • Regularly reviews and updates Living Goods Kenya internal controls and procedures manual
    • Advises the CFO on any necessary amendments

    Relevant Experience and Professional Qualifications

    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Finance and general accounting at least 4 years of experience working at a senior level in a multi donor, multi program International NGO.   
    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, accounting, finance or related field and a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist qualification.
    • Demonstrable understanding or certification in key donors rules and regulations for cooperative agreement, Contracts, Procurement, and Sub awards management and project administration.
    • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including MS Excel, MS Word, and accounting packages.
    • Working knowledge of not-for-profit and private foundation law and accounting regulations.
    • Proficient in ERP software desirable
    • High numeracy, analytical and sound technical skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Problem-solving skills and initiative.
    • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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