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Board Members

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 26, 2024 (27 days ago)

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  • Living Goods is significantly growing its impact and reach and seeks to expand its Board with exceptional individuals who can help lead the organization to new heights. We seek talented and visionary leaders aligned with our mission to reduce child mortality at scale. These sector leaders will bring substantial governance and operating experience to organizations operating at scale in multiple countries. As a Living Goods Board Member, you will play a crucial role in the strategic leadership, governance, and oversight to help further our mission.

Experience and Qualifications:

Candidates are not required to have experience in all areas. We will consider a variety of candidate profiles with complementary expertise.

  • Substantial experience serving on boards of non-profit or for-profit organizations of the same or greater complexity as Living Goods.
  • Track record of building/financing organizations larger than Living Goods. Experience in growing, leading large complex entities.
  • One or two new Board members should be respected, connected leaders in the African health space with gravitas that is well recognized and can help Living Goods open doors and influence key funders, government leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Depth of experience engaging with or working for African/Asian organizations with a multi-country presence, non-profit and/or for profit.
  • At least one Board member will come with extensive digital technology experience. Ideally, a current or former leader of a digital forward organization specializing scaled mobile digital products who understands delivering enterprise solutions to large institutions/governments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving lives of the most vulnerable and delivering impact deeply aligned with Living Goods' mission and vision.
  • Ability and willingness to commit the time required to effectively serve in the role.


Responsibilities
  • Living Goods is significantly growing its impact and reach and seeks to expand its Board with exceptional individuals who can help lead the organization to new heights. We seek talented and visionary leaders aligned with our mission to reduce child mortality at scale. These sector leaders will bring substantial governance and operating experience to organizations operating at scale in multiple countries. As a Living Goods Board Member, you will play a crucial role in the strategic leadership, governance, and oversight to help further our mission.

Experience and Qualifications:

Candidates are not required to have experience in all areas. We will consider a variety of candidate profiles with complementary expertise.

  • Substantial experience serving on boards of non-profit or for-profit organizations of the same or greater complexity as Living Goods.
  • Track record of building/financing organizations larger than Living Goods. Experience in growing, leading large complex entities.
  • One or two new Board members should be respected, connected leaders in the African health space with gravitas that is well recognized and can help Living Goods open doors and influence key funders, government leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Depth of experience engaging with or working for African/Asian organizations with a multi-country presence, non-profit and/or for profit.
  • At least one Board member will come with extensive digital technology experience. Ideally, a current or former leader of a digital forward organization specializing scaled mobile digital products who understands delivering enterprise solutions to large institutions/governments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving lives of the most vulnerable and delivering impact deeply aligned with Living Goods' mission and vision.
  • Ability and willingness to commit the time required to effectively serve in the role.


  • Strategic Planning: Participate in the development and implementation of Living Good’s strategic plan. Set long-term goals and objectives, monitor progress, and adjust strategies to achieve plan outcomes.
  • Financial Stewardship: Review and approve budgets, financial statements, and expenditures. Ensure prudent financial management, including adequate internal controls and economic sustainability.
  • Governance and Oversight: Ensure Living Goods operates by its mission, legal requirements, high ethical standards, and complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Identify potential risks and challenges and develop mitigation strategies. Ensure appropriate insurance coverage and crisis management plans are in place.
  • Resource Mobilization: Support fundraising and resource development to enable Living Goods to achieve its goals and mission. This includes cultivating philanthropic funders, and connecting and advocating with bi and multilateral development finance institutions and local governments.
  • Advocacy and Partnerships Development: Serve as an ambassador for Living Goods, promoting its work to key stakeholders. Identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership with other stakeholders to maximize Living Good’s impact.
  • Program Oversight: Monitor programmatic activities and outcomes to ensure alignment with the mission and strategic priorities. Regularly assess the effectiveness of the organization's programs. Provide guidance on programs in your areas of expertise. Hold management accountable for achieving goals and objectives.
  • Board Meetings and Committees: Attend and actively participate in board meetings, and committee meetings. Serve on committees as needed to support specific focus areas such as finance, governance, fundraising, or program oversight.
  • Mentorship and Professional Development: Provide 1-1 mentorship and coaching for Living Good’s CEO and senior leaders, empowering them to achieve their personal and organizational ambitions.


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