Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your advocacy 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 train community health workers to bring life saving products and health services to people’s doorsteps.

We also 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.  They also provide ongoing care to 6 million people at a fraction of the cost of doctors and nurses.  In the places we work, Living Goods has reduced child mortality by 27 percent.

The secret to our success is having 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.

 

Your Role

Thanks to our winning mission and model, we’re growing!  New donor dollars mean new funders to manage.  More opportunity means more budgets to create.  That’s why we’ve added two new roles to the Finance & Grants Manager for Uganda and another in Kenya.

Like a honeybee pollinating a variety of flowers, the Finance & Grants Managers will work across teams – helping business development, programs, and accounting.  In the same month you might develop a budget for a grant proposal, convene program staff to kick off grant procedures for a new program, analyze program costs, and advise senior leaders on regulatory compliance.

Manage grants.  Govern grants through the funding life cycle, from advising on proposal strategy to financial reporting.  Your portfolio will include a variety of donors including USAID, BMGF, TED foundation, and GAVI.

Steward donors. Draft financial narratives for donor updates, including financial reports and explanations.   Develop funding forecasts and advise program leaders on financial oversight issues.

Advise program staff. Train program staff to on grants management.  Guide staff on how to structure and manage programs in order to maximize program integrity and minimize compliance risk.

Create proposal budgets. Work with business development and program team members to develop cost proposals for new programs.

Develop tools.  Lead the development of tools to aid in areas such as of procurement, solicitation, budget preparation, and award administration (grants, cooperative agreements and contracts).  When we win a new award, ensure that we have the systems and processes in place to effectively manage it.

Negotiate awards.  Interpret complex government policies (such as FAR, OMB budget circulars).  Launch new awards with agency stakeholders to ensure a common understanding of donor compliance.  Work with development and program leaders ensuring alignment of donor requirements.

Develop financial reports.  Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.  Run comparative analyses of actual-to-budget expenses and make recommendations based on findings.

 

Your background

  • Grants management skills. You have 3+ years experience in grants management, finance or accounting in international development organizations.  You have a bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, business or accounting.
  • Donor knowledge.  You have experience working on multilateral or bilateral funded programs.  Terms like A-122 and USAID rules and regulations don’t intimidate you.
  • Organizational skills.  You’ve build and maintained systems for managing information.  You are disciplined and methodical.
  • Plain spoken. You know how to make financial information easy to understand.  You can explain legal and regulatory information to different audiences.
  • Computer savvy.  You’re highly computer literate.  You love Excel and databases.  You also know how to use various financial software and accounting systems.
  • Integrity.  You have an unwavering commitment to moral and ethical principals.  Even when it’s unpopular, people count on you to do the right thing.
  • Problem solving skills.  You know how to identify problems and find solutions.  You like to get things done in a structured, methodical way.
  • Team player.  You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multi-tasker.  You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’  You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

 

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.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly.  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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