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Senior Advisor to Government

Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer


The Community Health System Strengthening Team

The Community Health System Strengthening Team consists of seven savvy specialists.  People who understand the challenges of community health, can develop new partnerships with Ministries of Health, and help governments deliver high impact, low cost community health services.  The Senior Advisor to Government is the technical base that the rest of the team depends on.


The Opportunity

Living Goods provides technical assistance to governments to build networks of motivated and effective Community Health Workers.  We need you to be our top technical assistant.  A trusted advisor to governments in developing countries worldwide in their work to strengthen community health.

  • Build strong partnerships.  We need you develop strong relationships with public officials and policy makers and to determine the best ways that Living Goods sustains our relationships with Ministries of Health. 
  • Ensure technical assistance is robust. You are an expert in delivery technical assistance and will help to deliver sustainable and effective technical assistance at multiple levels. This means helping design both our approach to technical assistance and the design of new programs and helping solve problems during implementation.
  • Shape policy.  You will lead the design of country and county level policies to support community health.
  • Raise our visibility.  You will represent Living Goods at high-level meetings, workshops and conferences.  Places where Ministry of Health officials gather most, like African Union meetings, WHO conferences, and university symposia. You will help to scope new opportunities with governments who are seeking support to transform their community healthcare.
  • Track trends.  You will research trends and developments in community healthcare, HSS, health financing, mhealth both globally and in our target countries and innovations in community health work.


Your background

  • Technical creds.  You have 7+ years’ experience in health policy or working in health system strengthening in developing countries.  You have an MPH or other relevant advanced health degree.
  • Ability to influence. You have partnered with NGOs and advised Ministries of Health in your work. You have both the confidence and humility to influence high-level stakeholders.
  • 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 sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Culturally adaptable.  You are eager to work with people of different cultures and different sectors: the private sector, social entrepreneurial sector, nonprofit sector and public health community.


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 Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check 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 will thrive at Living Goods.



How to Apply

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