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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Partnerships Associate -Living Goods

Job title: Partnerships Associate

We believe that the poor are not helpless victims; they are resilient entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers. We empower the poor through our 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 simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, fortified foods, water filters, clean cookstoves, 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, wealth, and productivity of the world’s poor.

Job Summary: Living Goods is entering a period of rapid growth. In addition to growing operations in Uganda and Kenya, we launched an Advisory Services division in 2012 to dramatically scale our impact through partnerships and influence. Living Goods has since brought on several leading global NGOs as clients to adapt and scale Living Goods-like models. The Partnerships Associate will be a core member of the Advisory Services team – supporting client engagements and bringing new business to the unit. From time to time, the Partnerships Associate will lead special operations and strategy-focused projects for LG Uganda and LG Kenya operations.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 2 years
Minimum degree: Diploma
Job Profile:
We’re looking for someone with a blend of strong management consulting and emerging markets experience who is eager to roll up their sleeves and build this new unit within Living Goods. We’re a small organization striving for big impact so we’re looking for someone proactive and energetic, with a start-up attitude. From day one, you’ll demonstrate problem-solving prowess and commitment to achieving huge impact for Living Goods and our partners.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
Experience in direct selling, franchising, or BoP distribution a plus
Two or more years of management consulting experience with top firm with proven track record of exceeding expectations, or equivalent experience in a fast-paced intense-learning environment
Top-notch quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and proven success proposing useful solutions for internal or external clients
Proven ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner and inspire confidence in a wide variety of audiences
Entrepreneurial spirit and professional maturity; ability to work independently, think creatively, learn quickly and know when to seek support
Experience working with culturally diverse teams in developing countries, preferably Sub Saharan Africa.
Contact/How to apply:

If interested in working with Living Goods, Send a single file with resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@livinggoods.org not forgetting to include:

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