Deputy Director – Regional Policy & Advocacy at Living Goods

Living Goods

Deputy Director – Regional Policy & Advocacy at Living Goods,

Deputy Director – Regional Policy & Advocacy at Living Goods

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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, fortif…

Deputy Director – Regional Policy & Advocacy

Key Responsibilities will include:

  •  Leading the execution of Living Goods’ advocacy initiatives in the African region. Define advocacy priorities, targets, and strategies at the regional level with a focus on advancing policy change, raising awareness of Living Goods work, and influencing decision-makers to prioritize high-quality community health services.
  •  Collaborating closely with global and country-based Advocacy, Program, Business Development, and Communications teams in a highly matrixed and collaborative fashion to create a strong enabling environment for community health programs in the African region.
  •  Supporting country-level advocacy initiatives in our current countries of operation (Kenya, Uganda, Burkina Faso), alongside efforts in new countries.

  •  Focusing on strategic engagement with key stakeholders including leadership in the African Union, Africa CDC, WHO regional offices, and other technical bodies, funders, NGOs, and CSOs in the region.
  •  Reviewing and providing technical input into the policies, practices, and budgets of key stakeholders.
  •  Building and managing regional partnerships, coalitions, and alliances to advance the organization’s advocacy goals.
  •  Identifying and managing opportunities for high-profile engagements throughout the African region to increase visibility and buy-in on the importance of effective community health programs.
  •  As an external ambassador of the organization, representing Living Goods to key external constituencies. This includes both formal and informal presentations such as speaking at conferences and other high-level gatherings.
  •  Gathering and analyzing intel and trends, conducting situational and policy analyses, and disseminating regular updates across key internal stakeholders, including intel and analysis on new countries for expansion.
  •  Advising on the development of communication and advocacy messages and materials.
  •  Support staff to strengthen their skills and abilities in advocacy.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Attributes

  •  Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies. Master’s degree preferred.
  •  At least 10 years of experience working in advocacy and/or public affairs aimed at influencing policy change in the African region, including the development of effective advocacy strategies.
  •  Knowledge of global health and development issues and hands-on experience in advocacy related to primary health care, health workforce, universal health coverage, and/or community health is strongly preferred.
  •  Ability to work autonomously combined with experience working remotely and with global staff.
  •  Experience developing and managing advocacy initiatives to influence policymakers, institutional funders, and other external stakeholders like Africa CDC and WHO regional offices, while forming and sustaining collaborative relationships.
  •  Strong analytical, writing, editing, and verbal skills for communicating with broad and diverse stakeholders.
  •  Effective as a collaborator in complex internal and external organizations.
  •  Proven ability to build and cultivate strong relationships.
  •  Bilingual with French as a desirable language.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Living Goods on to applyA