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14 Mar 2017

Full-Time NGO: Innovation Senior Manager

Living Goods – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

The Opportunity

Living Goods has developed and proven a cost effective, high-impact community health care model using a business-minded focus on innovation, paired with critical public health delivery. To drive replication and scaling by partners, and to evolve the model to continue as a world-class health delivery initiative, we seek an innovative project manager to join our team as the Innovation Senior Manager. This new role will be based in Nairobi and will jointly design with other members of the Senior Management team, and project manage and coordinate with field teams on a range of innovations and experiments designed to drive improvement in health delivery, reductions in costs, or replicability by partners.

The Innovation Senior Manager will lead the project design, develop project plans and KPIs to test innovations, work with the field teams and across other departments (Finance, Procurement, Product, Technology, Government Relations, Partnerships) to implement effective pilots, monitor and supervise implementation, analyze and identify key insights and learnings, and build recommendations on innovations that can be scaled.

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, data-driven, detail-oriented individual with experience managing several projects and timelines at once and can balance the detail with the strategic objectives and thinking of the projects. The role will require some travel within Kenya and to Uganda.


· Design projects – objectives, success factors, work plans, budgets, KPIs – and that can drive replicability, efficiency or greater health impact.

· Project manage key innovation experiments – including coordination with field teams, partners, suppliers and other departments to ensure effective implementation.

· Provide ongoing support during implementation, with keen attention to insights gained, challenges and rapid adjustments needed to ensure success.

· Analyze data directly and review analytics on an ongoing basis, assessments and recommendations for ongoing improvement and/or roll out.

· Coordinate preparation and submission of timely and high quality project narrative reports.

· Develop insights and case studies on innovations to provide lessons learned from initiatives, which will inform future operations activities for Living Goods and partners.

· Research and develop innovative new products for Living Goods portfolios in Kenya and Uganda


· Minimum of 4-6 years of project management experience in emerging markets.

· Strong analytics skills.

· Strong communicator, able to work with multicultural teams.

· Private sector experience in one of the following fields: consumer package goods, health delivery, pharmaceuticals, retail or direct selling/franchising, management consulting would be ideal.

· Some understanding of M&E a bonus.

· University degree required. MBA preferred.

· Ability and comfort to be in the field 50% of time.


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 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

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page or follow this link to apply through the applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Job Categories: Policy/Monitoring. Job Types: Full-Time.


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