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Facilities Officer

The Opportunity

Living Goods has proven a cost effective, high-impact community health care model that is changing how government thinks about delivery of frontline community services. Significantly reducing Under-5 mortality at less than $2 per capita, Living Goods aspires to revolutionize how governments across Africa deliver community health with a goal of not only saving the lives of children and serving millions of underserved, but providing a strong, economic driver to developing countries.

We are seeking a highly organized and passionate professional to join our team as the Facilities Officer based in Kampala Uganda.  The ideal candidate is an analytical and detail-oriented professional.  You will project manage the setting up of all new offices and branches including budget setting, checklist timelines, lease negotiation, build out and branding, setting up of the offices and warehouses, computer systems, solar, racking, and security.

Responsibilities

  • Project manage the setting up of all new offices and branches including budget setting, checklist timelines, lease negotiation, build out and branding, setting up of the offices and warehouses, computer systems, solar, racking, and security.
  • Ensure all Living Good facilities (branches, head office and warehouses) are fully compliant with all legal and licensing requirements.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the landlords; track and ensure timely payments for leases per Tenancy Agreements.
  • Ensure all Living Goods facilities are maintained in good order. Ensure a quarterly review of all facilities, and develop action plans to ensure that maintenance happens in a timely and cost effective way.
  • Manage the timely and cost effective non stock procurement requirements to ensure the smooth operation of Living Goods Uganda facilities e.g. stationery and printing orders, tech orders, marketing purchases and staff uniforms etc.
  • Support the Logistics Manager with prequalifying and managing all service providers and contractors – including caterers, training venues, etc. -  ensuring they are fit for purpose and deliver to the right quality and cost.
  • Coordinate with any local government authorities on signage or other licensing requirements for branches.
  • Manage all service providers for branches – utilities, security, pest control, etc., including developing RFPs, assessing quotes, and managing timely delivery of services.
  • Serve as the point person for all branch maintenance issues, focusing on timely and cost effective maintenance, and tracking and reporting on activities.

Key Performance Indicators

  • New branches set up on time and to budget and to the right standard.
  • Branches and offices are maintained in a proactive way so they are in good condition and serve as effective hubs for branch teams and CHPs.
  • Turnaround time in responding to branch requests and resolving facility issues.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in facilities management.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Facilities, Logistics, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Project management and planning skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving dynamic environment.
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to deliver results as an individual and within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to adapt communication to different stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer literacy especially with Excel and data analysis.
  • Ability to travel across Uganda at least 30% of the time to oversee facilities.

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 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 the poor. 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. See www.livinggoods.org

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