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The Opportunity

Living Goods (LG) seeks to improve the lives of tens of millions of underserved customers by revolutionizing the way community health is delivered in the developing world.  To do this, Living Goods not only grows its own business operations, but also dramatically magnifies its impact through large-scale partnerships.  Living Goods works with many of the world’s leading visionary organizations across the corporate, social and government sectors.  Current partners include the governments of Kenya and Uganda, plus Care International, BRAC and PSI. Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the state of the art mHealth, communications, the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies to drive impact.

 

LG seeks three experienced project management professionals to join our growing team.  In this role, you will ensure the effective management and delivery of LG’s strategic projects.  

The ideal candidates will be innovative, detailed oriented, capable of managing multiple priorities and have a track record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.

 

Responsibilities

As the project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project(s) assigned to you. The project manager will work closely with the LG internal resources and external vendors to ensure the flawless execution of projects.

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Develop and implement project plans with the involvement all relevant stakeholders. Outline objectives, expectations, plans, resource requirements, budgets and coordinate resources with LG departments and partners/stakeholders
  • Liaise with other LG departments and related projects to ensure that work is neither overlooked nor duplicated.  Maintain an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact; and identify and obtain support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project(s)
  • Work with M&E Team to develop M&E framework for projects
  • Monitor progress and deliver relevant and timely communications, documentation, reports and updates to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage project risks, including the development of contingency plans.  Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Ensure achievement of financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing a project budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective action.
  • Conduct project evaluations and prepare follow-on action recommendations.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of five years of practical experience and proven track record of success in managing large projects
  • Qualification in project management essential, e.g. PMP, PRINCE2 or equivalent from a recognized project management professional body
  • Working in the field environment and on technology related projects preferred
  • Professional experience in Africa is essential.  Not for profit sector and Government experience desired
  • Experience with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning plans
  • Proven ability to contribute and to succeed in a rapidly expanding and fast-paced organization.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and delivering under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality
  • Strong analytical skills, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to adapt communication (verbal and written) to different stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Excel is essential
  • Willingness to travel upcountry for extended periods of time
  • University degree required
  • Fluency in English essential

 

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.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply through our applicant tracking system.  https://livinggoods.org/careers/ for more information about Living Goods, please visit:  www.livinggoods.org

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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. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

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