Job Description 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. Living Goods supports a network of over 2, micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda and Kenya who teach families in their communities how to improve health and well-being while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook-stoves, and solar lights. As part of the Branch Team, you will play a key role in supporting Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.ResponsibilitiesResearch Project Management Manage priority internal and external research projects from end to end including developing the evaluation strategy, drafting RFPs, identifying and contracting research partners (where appropriate), project management and oversight, data anlaysis report writing, dissemination, and ensuring translation of evidence and insights for program improvement and advocacy.Provide technical guidance/management to other LG and partner staff to adhere to research systems/processes/protocols to ensure high-quality research design, implementation, and analysis.Conduct analysis of internal program data and external evaluation data to answer priority learning questions or develop key evidence and insights for advocacy. External Research Partnerships & Business Development Expand and deepen strategic global research partnershipsIdentify Principal Investigators and high-quality research partners for collaboration on specific projects.Package up key evidence, learning and insight to share externally for advocacy, thought leadership and business development.Represent the organization externally with government partners, academia, fundersLead the technical input on evaluation and research sections of funding proposals.Partner with the business development team to identify specific opportunities for research funding aligned with the strategy.Participate in relevant external coalitions and technical working groups Knowledge Pieces and Publications Publish key research, analysis, evidence and insights in peer-reviewed journals.Write knowledge pieces including blogs, policy briefs, and other articles to drive LG thought leadership, fundraising and advocacy goals. Professional development & capacity-building Provide technical mentorship and capacity building across staff in research design, management and dissemination.Share relevant literature and research with team to enable and encourage evidence-informed decision making. Administrative/Other Contribute to Global Program Team and country-level research strategy, annual planning and budgeting.Lead or participate in internal and external steering committees and technical working groups as assigned and appropriate. RequirementsMinimum Qualifications Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, health systems strengthening, health policy with quantitative research specializationDemonstrated research technical experience with 7-9 years of total work experience with ideally 1-3 years at managerial level Skills and Competencies: Excellent research & analytical technical expertise including in Epidemiology, bio-statistics, health economics, health systems research, quantitative & qualitative methods, survey design and management, data management,Experience managing multiple research projects from end to end with a high degree of quality and excellence.Strategic thinking and analysis, ability to synthesize and interpret evidence and data into relevant, strategic recommendationsTrack record of packing up evidence and insights into high quality knowledge and learning outputs, policy briefs, peer-reviewed publications etc.Ability to foster research collaboration internally and externally across an established personal network of research colleagues.Experience in team management, technical capacity building and mentorship.Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders including team members, external partners, funders and government partners.Strong interpersonal skills including cultural sensitivity. Experience working cross-functionally across teams
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