Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Living Goods empowers micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-changing products to the doorsteps of the underserved. We are a pioneering, dynamic and highly impactful social enterprise and are entering a period of exciting expansion. Living Goods is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to support this development and to implement strong marketing plans at the branch, community health worker, and consumer level.

As the Marketing Coordinator for Uganda, you will develop and implement all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for Uganda. Reporting to the Director of Field Operations, you will be a key contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.

 

Responsibilities

 

Point of sales branding and marketing activities

  • Ensure great Living Goods visibility including developing and implementing relevant merchandising at Ugandan branches and agent level.
  • Develop successful marketing activities throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS campaigns, outdoor events, new product launch plans…
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of the activities on the ground including support to sales team and training team
  • Liaise with outside providers to ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Measure success of activities both on performance and return on investment

 

Products and analysis

  • Support analytics to measure success of our ranges and marketing activities
  • Support the product team to improve our portfolio performance: help develop testing in Uganda and support launch of any innovation

 

Partnerships

  • Help manage marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs including on the ground implementation, monitoring and relationships with partners

 

Testing

  • Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on LG’s objectives

 

Communication

  • Develop content & stories from the field to support Living Goods’ social media strategy
  • Design and execute a media strategy for Uganda to strengthen Living Goods awareness in country

 

Compensation

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.

 

What is Living Goods?

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.

 

Living Goods has been featured in The New York TimesNBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington PostCheck out these articles and more on our press page.

 

Life at Living Goods

Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you willthrive at Living Goods. See http://www.livinggoods.org/principles.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

http://www.livinggoods.org

follow us @Living_Goods

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communications.
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in marketing and/or trade marketing.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, proficient in Adobe a plus.

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Technology/IT Manager

Living Goods is seeking a Technology/IT Manager to join our team in Kampala. We believe that mobile is an increasingly powerful and positive disruptive force in enabling our agents to provide effective community health service and drive impact.

As the Technology/IT Manager you will pioneer and implement game-changing innovations while managing Living Goods’ mission critical mobile tools, data management systems and software needs. Working with our Nairobi-based tech team, you will lead our Kampala technology team in piloting multiple innovations to use mobile technology to improve diagnosis and treatments by agents, monitor and evaluate impact, solve last mile distribution problems, and track product and inventory. You will provide management leadership in the IT projects though coordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities.
Responsibilities

  • Support Living Goods Uganda’s IT technology strategy implementation, pioneering innovative mobile/tech solutions and applications to drive our growth, expansion and impact.
  • Establish and implement appropriate IT project management plan and infrastructure and undertake continuous coordination and monitoring of the project activities to assess progress against planned delivery.
  • Establish appropriate IT quality assurance and control standards and ensure compliance
  • Manage the Living Goods’ in-country technology team, cultivating the growth of existing talent and bringing in new skills and experience where necessary.
  • Support product management and product design for all technology products, whether developed in-house at Living Goods or developed by vendors, ensuring effective communication across actors.
  • Oversee development of innovative mobile marketing tools and platforms, e.g. data collection, training support, field sales force management, mobile money, customer financing, incentive systems, smart phone and tablet apps, GIS etc.
  • Support management of all Living Goods management information systems including: LG’s data warehouse and reporting tools, website, accounting software, point of sale system, and Salesforce database.
  • Prepare and disseminating project reports on a regular basis to internal and external users.
  • Work with department heads, end users and stakeholders to understand their needs and develop creative and effective solutions.
  • Contribute to overall organizational tech strategy.

Compensation

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.

 

What is Living Goods?

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 the developing world, 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 the poor.

 

Living Goods has been featured in The New York TimesNBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:

http://www.livinggoods.org

follow us @Living_Goods

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • University degree required, preference to candidates with Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Business degrees.
  • 5+ years experience leading or implementing technology strategy for organizations with large teams, with in depth exposure to: mobile-based systems, accounting systems, and CRMs.
  • At least 3 years experience managing multi-stakeholder IT projects or programs.
  • Experience leading and managing software application development for web or mobile platforms as well as developing database systems.
  • Very strong project management skills, comfortable with managing complex project in one or more: SQL, PHP, Python, JavaScript, web-development and health systems development.

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Marketing/Sales and Customer Service

SafeBoda is hiring in Uganda! Join the Community. Spread the word. Looking for marketing/sales and operations people. Minimum requirements:

1. 2+ years experience with a leading company in marketing/sales and customer service

2. Great Communicator, Hard-Working and a Problem Solver

3. Bachelors Degree from a leading university

If interested please send:

a 1) CV and 2) Cover Letter to info@safeboda.com

 

Data Supervisor (3 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable  candidates  for  the  positions  of  Dat a supervisor  who will be based in three regions (Central, Eastern and Northern) supervising data collection in  6 districts of B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu  and  Oyam.   The   successful   candidates   will  be  reporting  to  the  Project Coordinator/ Co-Principal Inverstigator.

Position description

The overall duty of the data supervisor will be to ensure that field research assistants follow the study operating procedure in data collection.  Specifically data supervisors will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely  with  resident  Village  health  team  members   and  research assistants
  • Receive electronic data from research assistants
  • Review electronic data and then discuss with the relevant research assistants in case of some data queries.
  • Receives data queries from the study coordinator and  handle them together with the respected research assistants
  • Supervises field  data  collection  and  management  activities  following  the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Uploads all the data from that specific region.
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the study coordinator  any issues that may affect the study
  • Provides t h e  c o o r d i n a t o r       with d a i l y  u p d a t e s  i n c l u d i n g  c l i e n t recruited,  interviews  completed,  and any other  important  information  about assigned clients from that region.
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Maybe asked in data collection as needed
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree   in   Humanities,    public   health,   Nursing,   statistics, information technology and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior knowledge in data collection and management
  • MUST possess a personal laptop computer
  • Proficiency (both spoken and written) in English.
  • Knowledgeable about   common local languages spoken in that region.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the region  for the entire study period
  • Willing to make regular trips to health facilities in the survey districts
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072, and Kampala Uganda not later than Friday

20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop the j o b a p p l i e d f o r a n d preferred

r e g i o n     to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

Job Advertisement for Research Assistant (12 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable   female  candidates  for  the  positions  of Research  Assistants  who  will  be  based  in  the  6  districts  of  B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu and Oyam. The successful candidates will be reporting to the Project Coordinator/ data supervisor.

Position description

The overall duty of the research assistant will be to ensure that data is collected appropriately and submitted electronically to supervisor promptly. Specifically research assistants will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely with resident Village health team members
  • Receive clients from the Village health teams
  • Perform field data collection and management activities following the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Review  data before uploading and proceeding with another interview
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the immediate supervisor any issues that affect the study
  • Provide t h e  s u p e r v i s o r     with  daily  updates  including  client recruited, interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned clients
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, public health, Nursing, statistics and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior experience in face to face interviews
  • Proficiency (both  spoken  and  written)  in  English  and  a  common  local language spoken in that district
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to

follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.

  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the district for the entire study period
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072 Kampala Uganda,  not later than Friday 20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop  the  j o b  a p p l i e d  f o r  a n d  preferred district  to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.