Luhya Speaking Pharmaceutical Technologist at Living Goods

On Friday, April 10th, 2015
If you are a natural entrepreneurial pharmaceutical technologist who loves working with people, creating an impact in health and selling life-saving products, you could be Living Goods’ Assistant Branch Manager. 
Please Note: To be qualified for this position you must be registered at the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (please include your registration number in your CV).
Entrepreneurial Pharmaceutical Technologist

Living Goods supports a network of over 800 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 Promoters (CHPs) to deliver high quality health care to their communities and generate sales of critical products.

To be successful in this role you must be able to motivate others, have strong business skills, and want to be part of a cutting edge team that is setting the bar for how a social enterprise can improve health impacts in a sustainable way.


  • Recruit, train and manage Community Health Promoters.
  • Motivate agents to meet health and sales targets.
  • Ensure all agents know and follow health protocols (esp. diagnosis and treatment).
  • Support agents in learning and using correctly their smartphones and the health-centered Android apps
  • Implement marketing and promotional efforts to support agent sales.
  • Contribute to Branch operations.
  • Achieve sales targets and health impact goals.
  • Manage inventory: Ensure no stock-outs and ensure management on First In/First Out basis.
  • Manage the financial operations, ensuring the books balance; cash matches sales daily.
  • Manage credit: deposit, timely repayments, rigorous reporting.
  • Build strong community relations.
  • Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology required (NOTE: must be registered with Pharmacy and Poison Board).
  • Diploma in Business or Health related areas; Bachelor of Arts welcome.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in health/community related work.
  • Team player with drive for results. 
  • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
  • Ability to interact with community elders, Community Health Promoters and clients.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.
  • Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in Luhya and English.
  • Good knowledge of Busia County a plus.
Compensation: We offer an attractive salary package, plus health insurance and the opportunity to enter an exciting career path within a fast and growing mission driven team.

Life at Living Goods: Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. 

We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. 
If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you willthrive at Living Goods.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please either:

1. Send the following to [email protected] with the subject line: Re: Assistant Branch Manager.

a. Cover Letter

b. CV (please include your Pharmacy and Poison Board Registration Number in CV).

2. Apply directly for ‘Entrepreneurial Pharmaceutical Technologist​’ through our applicant tracking system.

Applications must be completed by March 25th. 

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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