Living Goods is on a rapid growth trajectory—we plan to expand our coverage from 1.9 million people to reach 5.8 million people, almost tripling in size by 2020. To support these ambitious goals, the Living Goods Business Development team will have to raise significant funds from bilateral, multilateral and institutional donors in the US and globally. As such the Business Development team at Living Goods is growing quickly, to include a new position that supports our growing prospects.
We are seeking a passionate individual with a strong track record of delivering results to join our fundraising team to farther develop and build out our pipeline of funding opportunities. This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of an innovative, dynamic and collaborative team that is looking to scale thoughtfully but ambitiously. The position will focus on external facing relationship building with key bilateral, multilateral and institutional donors and implementing partners at the regional and country level with a focus on Kenya and Uganda. The candidate will also be expected to secure new grants by tracking and scoping priority opportunities, building partnerships with implementers as needed, and shepherding opportunities through to proposal submission—this will include internal tasks such as proposal writing, program design, budgeting, and the preparation of supplementary documentation. This position will require an exceptional eye for detail, a strong sense of professional judgment and responsibility, and solid writing and communications skills. This role will lead business development for Uganda, and will be based in Kampala, Uganda, reporting to the Deputy Director of Business Development, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Core Job Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.
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 willthrive at Living Goods.
How to Apply
To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Business Development Manager through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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