Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Washington, D.C., New York City, Geneva
Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?
Living Goods is working to reduce maternal and child mortality by partnering with governments to deliver effective community health services to people’s doorsteps. We think big but operate lean and nimbly. We believe community health is essential for achieving Universal Health Coverage and focus on ensuring community health workers (CHWs) have the tools they need to drive deep health impact: disruptive digital technology, essential medicines, supportive supervision and compensation.
We both directly manage government CHW networks and also provide technical assistance to governments to strengthen their community health systems and workforces. In 2019 alone, we directly supported more than 10,000 government CHWs to educate, assess, treat and refer for common childhood illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria; ensure children get immunized on-time; and support women through their pregnancies or with choosing voluntary family planning options. These efforts reached nearly 8 million people in Kenya and Uganda with primary healthcare at their doorsteps, at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses.
The secret to our success is 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 humor, come work for Living Goods! We deeply value diversity, equity and inclusion in both our hiring and promotion practices and believe that this makes us stronger as an organization.
Living Goods has grown 30 percent every year for the past 5 years. We now have more than 450 Living Goods staff, 97 percent of whom are based in East Africa.
At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.
We’re seeking a results-driven and passionate individual, with a track record of thought leadership in international health and development, to join our organization as the Director of Advocacy. He/she will help build global awareness, momentum, and support for community health and community health workers.
The Director of Advocacy will be a global influencer and thought leader, championing and shaping agendas surrounding community health. The Director of Advocacy will lead the organization’s global advocacy strategy to influence decision makers to increase the prioritization and financing of community health on a global scale and to increase the quantity and quality of community health workers. You will also advise and provide strategic support to our East Africa based government relations and advocacy teams to advance their country and regional-focused and advocacy efforts.
You will serve as an international ambassador, for both the organization, as well as the community health sector more broadly. You will be expected to speak and/or write, champion and share best practices, represent Living Goods in high-level meetings, and pursue innovative opportunities and connections for Living Goods’ leadership.
Essential Qualifications, Experience & Attributes
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.
Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information. If offered a role at Living Goods, we’ll request consent to complete a background check, which is part of our hiring process