Deputy Director, Community Health Partnerships

at Living Goods
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Deputy Director, Community Health Partnerships

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.

Skills

• Communication 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.

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
Comfortable with ambiguity, fast paced, supporting teams to grow, advance and deliver.
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