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Deputy Director, Community Health Partnerships

at Living Goods
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 19, 2019
Category Healthcare
Currency UGX


Deputy Director, Community Health Partnerships, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: Living Goods
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your advocacy skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life saving products and health services to people's doorsteps.

We also transform community health through mobile phones. Using the disruptive power of mobile technology, we've equipped and deployed 7,500 community health workers across Africa. These community health workers treat common illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria. They also provide ongoing care to 6 million people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses. In the places we work, Living Goods has reduced child mortality by 27 percent.

The secret to our success is having a winning team. One that enables people to bring their ideas and creativity to work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, meet challenges with determination and a have a sense of humour, come work for Living Goods.

Role purpose

The main purpose for this role is to be Living Goods' face for government and to lead on our efforts to engage the Ministry of Health as a recognized key partner on community health. On top this role will lead advocacy efforts within the country with key stakeholders in the CH space.

On top this role will second the DCD Community Health Partnership in the strategy definition and any other duties when the DCD is unavailable.

Key Duties / Functions

Strategic engagement and technical expertise with Ministry of Health

Manage strategic relationships with MOH Quality Assurance, Planning, Community Health, Health Promotion, Environmental Health and other relevant departments and Division of Health Information
Oversee and provide leadership to Living Goods engagement with the Ministry of Health to drive community health agenda, policies and efforts toward high impact community health both at national and local levels.
Support MOH Seconded Officer(s) to identify LG focal persons to work with MOH on new/ existing areas of work
Act as a high level expert to provide technical assistance to support MOH in:

Improvement of governance and management of the health sector, with a focus on strengthening community health
Developing national community health guiding document(s) for community health system
Monitoring, evaluation, and learning from community health work
Conducting high level conferences, advocacy meetings
Strategic planning and decision making


ommunication skills; both interpersonal and oral i.e. be able to projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured eloquent and logical way.
Team player; builds team spirit, motivates team, shows respect for the contributions of other team members; shows empathy, consults and shares information/expertise with them.
Relating and Networking. Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks within LG, within the wider UN system and with external parties; relates well to people at all level
Ambiguity: A lot of this work evolves and so it's critical that the person can manage working under ambiguous circumstances

Experience Requirements

Experience 10 years' or more managing diverse teams
Experience working with Governments (national and district level) years working with district local government or under Health System Strengthening program at district level

Education Requirements

Masters Public Health
Medical Doctor or PHD is an added advantage
Comfortable with ambiguity, fast paced, supporting teams to grow, advance and deliver results