INVITATION FOR BIDS BID NOTICE UNDER OPEN DOMESTIC BIDDING PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR 2018

  1. Brick by Brick Uganda has allocated money for procurement of goods and services including the following categories of:
    1. Medical Equipment
    2. Medical supplies
    3. Office Equipment’s and Furniture
    4. Stationaries
    5. Materials for Reusable Menstrual Pads
    6. Services (Catering, Car repair/maintenance, Staff insurance, Car insurance)
  2. Brick by Brick Uganda invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the provision of the goods and services above.
  3. The bidding documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon submission of a written application and payment of non – refundable fee of one hundred thousand Ugandan shillings (100,000) at the Brick by Brick Uganda Office in Kalisizo. For info call: 0773 962 736
  4. Deadline for bid submission is 9th  March 2018.

The planned procurement process subject to change is as follows:
Activity                                                                       Date
Advert........................................................................28/02/2018
Bid closing date.........................................................09/03/2017
Evaluation Process...................................................12/03/2018 to 16/03/2018
Display & communication to best bidders.................20/03/2018
Contract signing........................................................23/03/2018
 
Note: Bids should be addressed to:
The Procurement Committee
Brick by Brick Uganda

 

There are currently two Global Health Corps Fellowship positions open:

Global Health Corp Fellowship Positions

Job Title: Research and Knowledge Management Officer

Background: 
 
Brick by Brick Uganda’s mission is to create partnerships that improve education, health, and economic opportunity in the Rakai and Kyotera Districts of Uganda. Since 2003, Brick by Brick has been working with directly with rural communities and local government to rebuild schools and identify critical needs in health, water, and sanitation. It operates under a five-step partnership model of identification of needs, generation of ideas with Ugandan partners and the community, direct partnership to pilot innovation, measurement of results, and expansion.
 
Brick by Brick currently implements three major programs: Babies and Mothers Alive (BAMA), My Pads Program, and Schools Program. The BAMA Program seeks to increase demand, access to, and utilization of quality obstetric and newborn care services in Rakai and Kyotera Districts by improving quality of health service delivery and mobilizing communities for obstetric health. The My Pads Program is a DREAMS Innovation Challenge program to improve menstrual health and hygiene among adolescent girls through after-school reproductive and sexual health education workshops. The Schools Program partners with Universal Primary and Secondary Education schools to improve infrastructure and establish libraries to promote effective learning environments.
 
The Research and Knowledge Management Officer will support the Brick by Brick Uganda team in all programs to build evidence and documentation for our work and disseminate results both internally and externally in research, proposal development, proposal/grant writing and report writing. In collaboration with the Executive Directors and the Monitoring and Evaluation team, the Research and Knowledge Management Officer will be responsible for synthesizing current evidence and programmatic best practices and lessons learned to share with program staff, implementing partners, and external donors. The candidate’s work will contribute to the strengthening of a coherent and integrated knowledge management and knowledge sharing strategy and structure at Brick by Brick Uganda.
 

Primary Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • With guidance from Executive Directors and Program Director, develop a specific knowledge management strategy and annual work plan for Brick by Brick Uganda
  • Organize current programmatic knowledge (best practices, lessons learned, and results achieved) across each of the three programs at Brick by Brick Uganda
  • Monitor the provision of transparent, high-quality targeted programmatic and study reports, publications, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform literature reviews and write scientific articles for publication of program successes
  • Document and translate program results into searchable lessons learned, allowing for iteration and continuous improvement of Brick by Brick’s programs
  • Work collaboratively across all Brick by Brick Uganda projects and programs to keep up-to-date on new developments and ensure key points of learning are identified and shared
  • Actively engage in and lead grant writing as a vehicle for external reporting of knowledge

Key Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, pre-medicine, statistics, or related field
  • At least one year of work experience in knowledge management preferably in the field of international health, including the ability to manage, gather, and analyze data and report findings, including publications.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, with experience in data collection, analysis, management and presentation
  • Experience in proposal development (including literature review) and in writing technical reports
  • Exceptional writing and editing ability to ensure sharing across documentation platforms

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in public health, statistics, epidemiology, or related field
  • Minimum of two years in research; program management; knowledge translation, including scientific writing, synthesizing and translating evidence into outputs that are comprehensible to external donors; and monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs
  • Proficiency using statistical software (STATA/SPSS) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in a multinational context requiring complex coordination with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow through
  • Self-Driven and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong accountability
  • Attention to detail

Brick by Brick-Uganda is an equal opportunity and corruption intolerant employer. 

Job Title: Program Management Officer

Background: 

The Program Management Officer will be based in Kalisizo, Kyotera District and will work closely with the Executive Director and the Program Coordinators for the different programs. The officer will be in responsible for creating effective systems to ensure effective coordination of the different program projects, management of their interdependencies and oversight of any risks and issues arising. The Program Management Officer will be expected to proactively seek out new capability for the organization to enable effective growth and realization of projected benefits and provide insights on quality and timely reporting for all programs.

Primary Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively monitoring progress of the different programs, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Managing the programme's budget, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realized benefits as the programme progresses
  • Ensuring the delivery of new products or services from projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements
  • Support the Executive and Programs Director in communications with all stakeholders including donors and implementing partners both internationally and locally.
  • Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between programs
  • Managing risks to the programme's successful outcome
  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise
  • Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Programme Director

Key Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Development, M&E and any other relevant programme management an added advantage
  • At least two years working experience in programs with knowledge and skills in program design, program management, proposal development and writing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated skills in donor reporting including responsibility for report writing
  • Demonstrated skills in partnership development and management

Preferred Skills/Experience: 

  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good Program and project management experience including planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • Ability to work well with teams
  • Previous experience working in low resource settings
  • Experience in managing teams and accountability
  • Effective use of Microsoft office including Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and within tight deadlines.
  • Innovative and thinks outside the box
  • Tech Savvy
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

Brick by Brick-Uganda is an equal opportunity and corruption intolerant employer.