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Senior Manager, Global Innovation-Uganda

  • Post-graduate education
  • Business, strategic management
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We are creating a dedicated team led by a new Global Innovations Director to provide catalytic leadership with a Senior Manager role to support him or her. The Innovations team will work closely with the country teams to lead the innovation agenda. One arm of the team will focus on radical innovation to transform community health – called LGX. Another arm will run our existing Innovation Network, a Gates-funded incubation lab that tests community health technologies. The third arm of team is the Innovation Experiment Program. Led by the Senior Manager, Global Innovation, this arm will lead programmatic, financing and technology innovations.


Lead the Innovation Experiment Program - across Kenya and Uganda, ensuring we are rigorously prioritising what will get us closer to our vision.

• Build the idea pipeline – Build capacity across the organisation to generate ideas that will make the biggest difference, collating ideas top down, bottom up including input from clients and Community Health Workers.
• Brainstorm - Lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions with the country and technology teams to robustly develop their ideas.
Develop learning processes - Develop and oversee a multi-stage phasing and learning process. Ensure all new ideas are thoroughly thought through and evaluated, coaching the idea owner at the start of the process and leading the project managers throughout the experiment.
Lead Innovation Committee meetings preparing and guiding a robust decision making and review process on what experiments are progressed. Run quarterly sessions with the Senior Leadership Innovation Steering Committee to drive alignment and progress updates.
Manage the Project Managers – Guide and motivate the Innovation Program Project Managers based in each country.  Ensure that their experiments are delivered against the approved design plan, success criteria are monitored, challenges are overcome, and country teams are fully engaged to deliver.
• Contribute to the Innovation Network and LGX teams, ensuring ideas and process lessons are implemented across Living goods.
Share lessons learned - Share widely what we learn, helping not just Living Goods but also the field of community health, ministries of health, and other community health organizations all around the world

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Concepting and ideation; Reporting; Programme management; Innovation processes; Meeting management; Experimentation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Living Goods

Non-profit, social work

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.