Brick by Brick Uganda Seeking A Community Health Educator

Brick by Brick-Uganda is a growing and innovative bi-national organization that has been operating in Rakai District since 2003. Our main office is in Masaka Town. Our Mission is to create partnerships that improve education, health and economic opportunity in the communities we serve. We have been working with rural communities; rebuilding crumbling Universal Primary Education schools, identifying critical needs in water, sanitation and health delivery and developing a cooperative work plan addressing these problems. Brick by Brick recently received a two-year grant funded by the U.S. State Department to expand the My Pads Program to 16 secondary schools in the Rakai District, serving 2400 students. The My Pads Program aims at empowering young adolescents with reproductive health knowledge and life skills while addressing gaps in access to menstrual hygiene products. Job title: Community Health Educator

Reports to: My Pads Program Coordinator

Role Definition: To provide overall assessment, training and implementation of the My Pads Program. In collaboration with our M&E Officer, assist in monitoring and evaluation of the My Pads Program and most especially under the DREAMS Innovation Challenge Grant implemented by Brick by Brick Uganda.

Location: Masaka & Rakai Districts

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Duration: Two-year contract reviewed annually.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and periodic review of the program plan and budget.
  • Plan, assess and select schools to participate in the DREAMS Program.
  • Conduct training of trainers activities for teachers and peer educators.
  • Coordinate with local teachers and peer educators in the implementation of the My Pads educational program.
  • Collect, compile data and make reports in regard to My DREAMS Program.
  • Receive and orient program partners at the implementing sites.
  • Attend weekly program and stakeholder meetings.
  • Requisition and account for activity funds.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual program reports.

Technical Training/Health Education Skills and Qualifications

Diploma in Midwifery, Public Health or social work & administration, or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. At least 5-10 years experience in Community Health, experience in Reproductive Health Education preferred. Must have very strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Must be Youth-Friendly in your approach. Must be competent in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Fluency in spoken and written Luganda and English required. Fluency in other Western local languages, a plus. Work experience in Uganda, especially working in up-country stations preferred.