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Senior Health Advisor job at Living Goods

Role: Senior Health Advisor.

Reporting to: Deputy Country Director/Head of Program Delivery – Program Delivery.

Location: Kampala – Uganda.

The Organization 

At Living Goods, we support networks of trusted government community health workers (CHWs) to transform health outcomes for women and children and work to advance systems change by partnering with governments to sustainably lead.  We focus on ensuring CHWs are treated as essential health workers who are digitized, equipped, supervised, and compensated, and we harness community-level data to transform health systems. We focus on treating some of the deadliest but most easily treatable deadly childhood diseases, supporting women of reproductive age with family planning and safe pregnancy care, and ensuring every child is fully vaccinated. 

Over the last four years, Living Goods has become a more complex organization more intentionally focused on supporting governments to lead, with exciting opportunities in new countries as well as new partnerships in existing countries. We are deeply focused on advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and continuing a journey of increased localization – with 95% of our staff being citizens of the countries in which we operate. But to truly succeed in our goals and maximize the strength of our talent pool—we must ensure we have built a great place to work where our teams thrive, grow, and deliver extraordinary results.

The Opportunity

The role provides strategic technical direction for the development and implementation of the Living Goods RNMCAH health program and ensures that Living Goods Uganda deepens its health impact and adapts to the evolving environment and remains compliant.

The role also collaborates with the business development, advocacy, and communication teams to ensure strong technical input into grants proposals and implementation of the LG Uganda government engagement and advocacy strategy.

In collaboration with the procurement lead, the role also provides technical and managerial oversight for Pharmacovigilance and service quality assurance functions and teams.

The role serves as the principal technical advisor to the Country Director and Senior Leadership Team on health-related matters as well as the overall strategic direction and operational model for the organization.


Senior & Strategic leadership

  • Drive strategy for deepening the health impact of the Living Goods model, staying on top of best practices, new research, and innovations to integrate into our model.
  • Support the Global Director of Health in developing evidence-based programmatic interventions to maximize impact and operational effectiveness in our direct operations, partnerships, and health system strengthening approaches.
  • Provide technical advice to the business development team to facilitate the development of high-quality grant proposals.
  • Contribute to the development of LG policies, guidelines, and strategic plans.

Technical support

  • Oversee development of all key training, job aids, and other diagnostic tools, ensuring they comply with the Ministry of Health, are fit for purpose, and are relevant to global health standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the LG program delivery team, and innovations team in the design and implementation of projects and delivery of RNMCAH services ensuring high quality of service delivery and continuum of care.
  • Provide technical oversight in the implementation of continuous clinical quality improvement processes and activities.
  • Support implementation of annual clinical audits.
  • Provide technical oversight and management to the selected projects and initiatives.
  • Support the design and implementation of new and/or innovative approaches and cost-effective service delivery models.
  • Provide technical advice to the business development team to facilitate the development of high-quality grant proposals, donor, and stakeholder reports.
  • In collaboration with the Procurement lead, provide oversight in the selection of pharmaceutical products and ensure LG sources medicines from reputable suppliers and ensure processes to monitor the use of these medicines are functional.
  • Oversee health-related risk management and lead health-related crisis management.

Team Leadership

  • Manage, supervise, and build a high-performing team to ensure the effective delivery of the LG strategic plan.
  • Coach and mentor mid-level managers to build their capacity to effectively manage their team members.
  • Identify opportunities for growth for the members of the health team and support career planning across the team.
  • Lead the recruitment of exceptional talent to Living Goods and support their integration into the LG team.

External relations

  • Represent Living Goods at technical and other fora including national-level technical working groups and conferences and manage relationships between LG and other health stakeholders.
  • Engage implementing partners, donors, and other stakeholders during partnership engagements and donor visits to Living Goods.

Essential Qualifications, experience, and Attributes.

  • Master of Public Health/Health Services Management/Global Health/Health Policy/ Population Health (Preferred).
  • Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Nursing (Desirable).
  • Project Planning and Management (Desirable).
  • At least Seven (7) years of experience in a similar organization with two (2) at supervisory level.
  • Proven track record of people management and leadership skills.
  • A public health leader with vast experience in the design and management of health programs.
  • Strategic and critical thinking.
  • Deep understanding of the health system and community health service delivery.
  • Extensive experience in managing and working with multi-functional teams.
  • Proven effective interpersonal communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and achieve organizational change.
  • Able to critically analyze data to support strategic decision-making.
  • Fluency in French is a plus.

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.

Living Goods is an equal-opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Application procedure

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