Living Goods Government Relations Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Aug 2, 2016

Position: Government Relations Manager

Kenya (Frequent in country field travel)

Type: Full Time

Role: Living Goods Kenya is scaling up its operations in Kenya working closely with the national and county governments to strengthen the community health system through its entrepreneur community health platform. 

We therefore are seeking to hire a new position of Government Relations Manager based in Nairobi, Kenya to support and deputize for the Director of Health and Government Relations; managing the day to day coordination of national and county government and other stakeholder’s relations.

  • Support driving the Kenya advocacy and influencing plan of Living Goods through organizing and managing a variety of stakeholder’s engagement activities. 
  • Maintain a stakeholder database and manage the day to day relationships with all key influencers and other partners especially at county level.
  • Support in the initial engagement with a new county and sub county, helping to establish new ways of working and support the branch staff in stakeholder engagement and ensuring the county and sub county government are fully engaged and supportive of our operations.
  • Represent Living Goods in national technical engagements through the technical working groups and inter agency coordinating committees and organize and support Living Goods technical engagements.
  • Represent and offer support in county and sub county technical meetings and engagements and actively seek out, identify, advise upon and implement opportunities for collaborative work across the sector.
  • Prepare and present reports and key insights as necessary to national and county groups and individuals. 
  • Track and update the Director for Health and Government Relations on the status of all LG obligations to the county governments.
Qualifications and Person Specifications
  • Degree in health sciences.
  • Post-graduate training in Management or Public Health an added advantage.
  • 5 years or more experience bringing a sound understanding of the Kenya Health System and prior work experience with and/or involving close association with national and county governments. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Should be flexible and willing to travel across Kenya and periodically stay up-country.
  • Good computer and analytical skills a must.
Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.

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.

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. 


How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply for Government Relations Manager through our applicant tracking system. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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