• Career Opportunities at Living Goods

  • Posted on: 8 August, 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.

    Director, Global Talent Acquisition


    The ideal candidate will be innovative and capable of managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. You will have experience recruiting in both corporate and non-profit environments. The location of this role is negotiable with our Nairobi and Kampala offices preferred. Up to 25% travel can be expected if you will be based in Kenya or Uganda. 50% travel if your primary location is elsewhere.


    You will own our talent acquisition process, including responsibility for employer branding, candidate experience, interviewer training, hiring metrics, and our sourcing strategies at all levels of the organization (from C-level executives to junior staff).

    This is a new senior level position that will responsible for both strategic consultative support to the organization, as well as, operational and administrative tasks.

    • Lead the design and implementation of the global talent sourcing strategy
    • Drive the end to end recruitment and selection process, creating and executing recruitment plans expeditiously. From supporting workforce planning efforts, creating job descriptions, sourcing, selection, offer, onboarding and orientation
    • Design and implement world class recruiting practices and guidelines for all employees to follow
    • Create proactive pipeline development strategies for future talent needs and vacancies
    • Develop and manage recruiting reports, dashboards, and metrics
    • Coach hiring managers on effective interviewing and assessment. Facilitate recruitment skill building
    • Champion employer branding efforts and participate in recruitment and networking events on behalf of Living Goods
    • Create and implement innovative programs, events and campaigns to attract top talent to Living Goods


    • A minimum of 10 years of recruiting experience leading recruitment efforts in a rapidly growing organization
    • Expertise in recruiting across geographies. Practical experience and strong networks in Africa is essential
    • Success in full-cycle recruiting, from first touch to start date for roles in both the private and public sectors
    • Proven success recruiting across multiple levels of an organization from C-level executives to junior staff
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels of candidates and employees
    • Success in implementing new ideas which help build company brand awareness
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems
    • High level of IT literacy. MS Office knowledge and experience using databases and spreadsheets
    • University degree in HR Management or related field. Advanced degree or HR Certification a plus

    Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.


    A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

    Pharmaceutical Technologist Assistant Branch Manager


    Job description

    Pharmaceutical Technologists will provide expertise and support on pharmacy supply chain management and handling of medicines at the branches and by CHVs, training and coaching branch staff and CHVs and government relations. The ideal candidate is results focused, can manage multiple priorities and is able to coach and motivate colleagues and CHVs.


    Responsible for 1 or more branches. Reports to the Branch Manager at host branch (day to day) and Branch Manager(s) at other branches and has a dotted line into the Procurement and Pharmaceutical Manager.

    Location: LG branches in the counties of operation (currently Kiambu, Nakuru, Kisii, Kakamega, Busia).


    Pharmacy Stock Management

    • Ensure all branch staff adhere to the pharmacy stock management procedures and that all pharmaceutical products received meet all protocols pertaining to; storage, labeling, tracking, recall and recording and disposals.
    • Alert the Pharmaceutical and Procurement Manager of issues related to pharmaceutical stock including quality and quantity issues
    • Provide technical support and training in dispensing, handling and management of pharmaceuticals to branch staff including any new procedures.

    CHP support

    • At assigned branches, monitor the dispensing of medicines by CHVs in the field to ensure compliance of all treatment and dispensing protocols and undertake pharmacovigilance.
    • Support the branch team in the delivery of health training during in service trainings, and support the training teams during base trainings within their county.
    • Provide support to assigned CHVs as may be required in the capacity of an ABM.

    Staff training and coaching

    • Deliver continuous skills training on relevant health topics and coach branch staff within their county to improve health knowledge. Advise the Pharmaceutical and Procurement Manager on areas where additional support is needed.
    • Gather and share best practice in health and pharmaceutical management within their branches and more widely across Living Goods.

    Government Relations

    • Work closely with the County and Sub County pharmacists and other relevant government officers to ensure harmony and excellent relations. Continuously consult on pharma related issues and represent the branches in pharmaceuticals fora in the county. Escalate concerns to the Government Relations team.
    • Allow access and accompany authorized officers (as per the provision of Cap 244) to carry out inspections. Respond to concerns that may arise.


    · Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology required (NOTE: must be registered with Pharmacy and Poison Board) and have your license available for use.

    · Diploma in Health or Business related areas;

    · Minimum 1 year experience in health or community related work.

    · Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.

    · Ability to interact with community elders, Community Health Volunteers and clients.

    · Team player with drive for results.

    · Ability to work under minimum supervision.

    · Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.

    · Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency.

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills in English & Kiswahili.

    Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.


    A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

    Method of Application

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