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NGO Job Opportunities - Living Goods

Living Goods empowers micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-changing products to the doorsteps of the underserved. We are a pioneering, dynamic and highly impactful social enterprise and are entering a period of exciting expansion.


Vacancy: Marketing Manager

Living Goods is seeking Marketing Manager to support this development and to implement strong marketing plans both at the branch level and at the community health worker level.

As the Marketing Manager for Uganda you will develop and implement all point of sales displays, marketing activities and product support for Uganda. 


Reporting to the Uganda Sales and Performance Director, you will be a key contributor to drive sales and health impact in Uganda. This position is based in Kampala, Uganda.


Responsibilities

Point of sales branding and Marketing activities

  • Ensure great Living goods visibility including developing and implementing  relevant merchandising at Ugandan branches and CHP level. 
  • Plan and design successful marketing activities throughout the year to support CHP work and sales: promotions, SMS campaigns, outdoor events, launch plan…
  • Liaise with 3rd party when needed and ensure the quality and creation of all editorial design, production and distribution of all LG marketing materials generated in Uganda.
  • Ensure timely and flawless execution of the activities on the ground including support to sales team and training team
  • Measure success of activities both on performance and return on investment
  • Identify new marketing opportunities through consumer  insight research, competitive analysis, and analysis of internal data

Products and analysis

  • Analyze performance of our product portfolio
  • Work with procurement to make recommendation on pricing
  • Support the product team to improve our portfolio performance and develop and/or launch innovations

Partnerships

  • Manage marketing partnerships with suppliers/NGOs including on the ground implementation, monitoring and relationships with partners
  • Develop new partnerships to increase Living Goods impact and efficiency

Testing

  • Create, develop, implement and evaluate innovative marketing tests quickly and cheaply based on LG’s objectives

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in sales, marketing or communication
  • Minimum 4 years work experience marketing and/or trade marketing 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, both in English and Luganda.
  • Computer literate, Proficient in adobe a plus. 

Compensation: A highly 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.

How to Apply


Vacancy:Technology Manager - Operations

We are seeking an energetic and resourceful Technology Manager - Operations. 

Reporting to the Director of Technology Innovation, this position will be based in Uganda and shall be responsible for managing all our existing systems there and leading the deployment of new systems, services, tools, and strategies that improve our profitability and deepen our impact.

Responsibilities


  • Oversee the deployment design and management of Android across LG operations in Uganda by deployment of quality control, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Provide project management support for the countrywide scale-up and rollout of Android through project tracking, reporting and documentation. 
  • Provide advisory and technical support to the Android development process though regular involvement and interaction with the development team.
  • Manage the LG database on a day-to –day basis and facilitate training, data extraction and reporting as the need may be.
  • Work in consultation with the LG country director to develop and design an I.T policy to guide operational support and I.T infrastructure management.
  • Manage cross-departmental knowledge sharing, content design and provision on behalf of the tech-department.
  • Act as principal coordinator in the identification, selection and management of vendors for I.T related functions.
Qualifications

1. Project management 


  • 4+ years of project management or equivalent experience
  • High degree of competency with project management including: planning & organizational skills, prioritization, tradeoff management, issue and risk identification and management, dependency and milestones tracking, and establishing accountability across the team
  • A passion and proven track record for shipping high quality software across all phases of the engineering cycle is required
  • Experience in Rapid Application development methodologies - agile, scrum, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting complex ideas and visions, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enthusiasm and interest in project management and process design  Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively across teams and locations to achieve desired outcomes
2. Android development and deployment

  • Expertise in Java and Android development. 
  • Proficiency in data parsing (e.g. XML and JSON). 
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.). 
  • Experience with JUnit or other xUnit test frameworks. 
  • General understanding of good UI practices and creating high-performance mobile application experiences. 
3. Database administration and management 

  • 4+ years of DBA experience
  • In-depth Oracle, Access and MSSQL database development experience
  • Involvement in MSSQL database development and support activities
  • Experience in SQL server (2008 -2012)
  • Access development and SSRS/SSIS skills
  • Front end development experience (C#.net/ASP.net/VB.net)
4. Data analysis and reporting 

  • 4 years+ small to medium data management environment experience
  • Perform Data Profiling and conduct Data Quality reviews
  • Validate Data and Workflows output from all test cycles
  • Review and validate Error Handling, and confirm with requirements
  • Create custom SQL in a DB2/Unix environment
  • Create source to target mapping documents for ETL development purposes
  • Management experience a strong plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible and willing to travel across Uganda or Kenya and stay for some nights up-country
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Experience managing resources
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 willthrive at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

How to Apply

Click here to apply online

In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods. 

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:  www.livinggoods.org

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