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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 works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We believe community health is critical to deliver universal health coverage and that community health workers are essential because they bring health services to people’s doorsteps.

We also help governments 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, diarrhea, and malaria focusing on children and mothers.  They also provide primary healthcare to 6 million people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses.  And they’ve reduced child mortality by 27 percent.

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!

Committed to Evidence

Living Goods is growing!  We’ve grown 30 percent every year for the past 5 years. We now have 400 Living Goods staff and 8,200 community health workers working in four countries. In three years, we will have 1,000 staff across Africa and work with 30,000 community health workers.

We’re growing because we have a winning model and mission: to ensure that every family has high quality health care in their community.  No matter how dense the neighbourhood or how remote the village.

We’re also growing because we measure what matters. We continuously analyze community health data and use it to hone programs and protocols. Four years ago, researchers conducted a randomized control trial of our work, validating our impact on child mortality reduction and helping us recalibrate programs to better achieve health targets.

Responsibilities

Our strategic plan for growth has 3 objectives: to scale, spread, and strengthen. The Senior Manager, Global Research & Learning will strengthen research, analytics and learning across the organization ensuring that we continue to deepen impact, learn from new innovations, and build evidence for our advocacy efforts.

  • Ensure excellence in research, learning and knowledge sharing.  As we expand you will ensure that our research is rigorous and data reliable. You will use LG’s data and other data and research to advise the best ways to strengthen the program and deliver lasting results in community health.
  • Drive learning from innovation. You will lead research and learning related to our health program innovations. You develop theories of change, design evaluation frameworks and create and verify data collection tools, analyze and interpret data, and ensure strong documentation and dissemination of results at key milestones.
  • Research, analyze and write with rigor.  You will work with country and advocacy teams to identify and prioritize research needs, and then develop and oversee operational research studies and impact evaluations to improve programs and produce evidence for advocacy.  You and colleagues will write articles in peer reviewed journals contributing to filling priority knowledge gaps in community health.
  • Build and strengthen research and learning. You will build the capacity of our teams in research, evaluation, learning and dissemination. You will develop RFPs for external evaluations and help build strategic research partnerships with other global health organizations, academic institutions, and government partners to further our learning and advocacy goals.
  • Knowledge Management and Dissemination. You will create best practice systems and tools to document learning from research and program innovation and ensure the translation of this research for advocacy.

Qualifications

  • Technical chops. You have at least 7+ years’ experience as a researcher or in monitoring and evaluation focused roles in non-profits, social enterprises or foundations. You have a master’s degree or equivalent in related field such as public health, economics. PhD is highly valued.
  • Research, monitoring and evaluation skills.  You have designed and led operations and implementation science research studies. You have expertise in evaluation design, best practices and both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. You have strong methodological and analytical skills with a track record of supporting program evaluations and research from project inception through post analysis and dissemination.  You have excellent proficiency with excel and statistical software (Tableau, STATA, SAS, SPSS, R) and survey software tools. You are familiar with publicly available data sets such as DHIS, MIS, DHS and others.
  • Strategy & learning. You are a strategic thinker with experience developing theories of change, designing evaluation frameworks, building and testing data collection tools, analyzing data, and translating insights for program learning and advocacy.
  • Writing & presentation skills.  You have demonstrated experience translating complex data into actionable recommendations, presenting complex information to a variety of stakeholders in a clear and concise manner, contributing to peer reviewed articles, and writing white papers and other internal briefs. You can write simply about complex topics and teach others to do the same.
  • Community health curiosity.  When it comes to public health, you’re a voracious reader.  You stay current on new research. You like asking tough questions and wading through information to answer them.
  • Project Management. You are organized, have strong project management skills and are able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly.
  • Systems builder. You like creating strong systems, processes and tools for collecting, using and translating data. When you see a need for a better way, you keen to roll up your sleeves and make it happen!
  • Collaborative spirit.  You actively listen and communicate.  You connect easily with your team and colleagues internally and externally.  You are keen to help others out and proactively look for ways to contribute. You can inspire your team, and you enjoy developing the capabilities of colleagues.
  • Lives our values. You can thrive in our culture – you can demonstrate inclusion, integrity, innovation, quick footedness, collaboration, and accountability.
  • Research Publications. You have proven track record of publications as a lead author in high impact conferences and journals specific to community and public health research.

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.

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.

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