Current Employment Opportunities

POSITION: MIDWIFE

ORGANIZATION: Brick By Brick Uganda

PROGRAM: Saving Brains (SB) /Mama Ambassador Project (MAP)

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director (CD) – BAMA Program

DEPLOYMENT: Rakai Hospital, Rakai District

STARTING DATE: 1ST March 2019

DESCRIPTION

Brick by Brick Uganda through its BAMA (Babies and Mothers Alive Program) has implemented the Saving Brains (SB) /Mother Ambassadors Project (MAP) which aims to improve infant development outcomes of babies born of Adolescent mothers (10-19yrs) through psychosocial support.

The project interventions include provision of Adolescent friendly health services during the Antenatal, care group sessions to provide psychosocial support to the mothers.

ROLE DEFINITION

The midwife shall be responsible for the overall implementation of all the SB/MAP activities at Rakai Hospital, Ambassadors, and support supervision of all the activities.This shall include goal orientation and functional Adolescent friendly antenatal services at Rakai Hospital in line with the SB/MAP and the BAMA Program objectives managing integrated clinical process and critical focused antenatal care with MOH policy. Coverage shall be Monday-Friday and will need to be a resident near Rakai or Kalisizo Hospital hospital.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Conduct adolescent health education and Information dissemination in YFS clinics

  • Conduct enrollment of adolescent mothers in the the MAP project at health facilities

  • Support Mama Ambassadors to efficiently map adolescent mothers in the community and facilitate their referral to health facilities

  • Conduct follow up of enrolled adolescent health mothers in the community through Mama Ambassadors to ensure all attend their scheduled visits

  • Monitor the implementation of the SB/MAP activities as scheduled on daily basis.

  • Run the daily adolescent friendly clinic in the hospital by offering ANC and or PNC services as recommended by MoH ie examine all pregnant adolescent, request laboratory and ANC services, offer postpartum family planning among others.

  • Supervise the completion of the Self Reporting Questionnaire, Well Being in Pregnancy and ASQ-3 and ensure that all eligible and consented mothers have their tools completed twice.

  • Prepare and submit activity reports, weekly and monthly reports on the progress of the SB/MAP to the Clinical Director in the line with Brick by Brick Uganda reporting guidelines.

  • Develop and maintain operational partnership with the hospital staff, community, and the district.

  • Support the BAMA Senior Mentor Midwife to monitor timely forecasting, procurement and requisition process for SB/MAP supplies and equipment from BBBU/BAMA offices.

  • Develop a strategy to advocate/integrate and implement infection prevention control, waste management and prevention measures during the provision of SB/MAP services at the Adolescent friendly clinics.

JOB SPECIFICATION

  • Certificate/ Diploma in midwifery with health systems management.

  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body (UNMAC)

  • Have key personal competences in team and communication skills. Must be dynamic, persuasive, convincing, self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative

  • Must be fluent in all languages spoken at Rakai District particular Luganda. She must be able to present herself in public.

  • Experience working with adolescents and other young people is a big asset.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES

  • Submit application letter demonstrating why you consider yourself as the right candidate for the job.

  • 2 references one of which must have worked with you in the delivery of clinical services to patients

  • Copies of academic documents.

  • Updated CV by 15th February 2019 sent to info@brickbybrick.org and nakintue@gmail.com

My Pads Program Officer

Job Description Roles and Responsibilities

Brick by Brick is looking to hire a very talented, experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic program officer to join the My Pads Program.

Job title: My Pads Program Officer

Reports to: My Pads Program Coordinator

Brick by Brick Uganda

Role Definition: To provide overall assessment, training and Implementation of the My Pads Program. To oversee the monitoring and evaluation of all My Pads Program activities implemented by Brick by Brick Uganda.

Location: Bulinda Village, Kalisizo Town Council

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Duration:. One year contract reviewed annually.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Offer support in the development and periodic review of the program plan and budget.

  • Plan, assess and select schools to participate in the program.

  • Carry out 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 pads Program.

  • Receive and orient program partners at the implementing sites.

  • Attend weekly program and stakeholder meetings.

  • In charge of the requisition and account for activity funds.

  • Prepare and send monthly, quarterly and annual program reports.

  • Coordinate and implement the Program in participating school communities.

  • In collaboration with senior program staff develop and implement annual My Pads work plans.

  • Develop and present the My Pads annual budget and revise semi-annually.

  • Attend meetings as necessary with District and Ministry of Education officials to coordinate our partnership with government on this program.

  • Perform Needs Assessments and meet with SMCs of schools applying for this program.

  • Meet with School Management Committees, PTA, School administration to sensitize the community and mobilize full support and community participation.

  • Draft MOUs between participating schools and Brick by Brick Uganda.

  • Perform regular site visits to participating schools to monitor progress and ensure consistent community involvement

  • Develop and lead community health activities in reproductive and sexual health and WASH.

  • In collaboration with the My Pads Coordinator and senior program staff participate in the research and development of grant applications for the My Pads Program.

As a representative of the organization, you will be expected to conduct yourself in an exemplary fashion. All duties must be performed in an ethical and forthright manner as expected of a Ugandan professional.

Key qualifications and work experience

The ideal candidate should hold a degree in Public Health or Social Work & Administration, or the equivalent. At least 2 years experience in Community Health especially adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Experience in engaging with School Management Committees or District Stakeholders. Must have strong speaking and presentation skills. Must be confident in basic computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Microsoft-Excel. Must be youth-friendly, with strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must be fluent both in spoken and written Luganda and English. Fluency in other Western local languages is a plus. Work experience in Uganda with an emphasis more in upcountry stations preferred.

How to apply: Send your application by email to www.brickbybrick.org with your CV, cover letter, attach certified copies of academic certificates with their receipts and details of three contactable referees by March 31st, 2019.

Grant Writing Officer

Overview:

The Grant Writing 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 Grant Writer will be primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate BBBU’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The Grant Writer will be responsible researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process; management of proposals and maintaining a donor database.

Background Information

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 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) Program, 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 by improving quality of health service delivery and mobilizing communities for obstetric health. The My Pads Program seeks to improve sexual and reproductive health among adolescent girls and young women through a 9-session after-school health education program. The Schools Program partners with Universal Primary and Secondary Education schools to improve infrastructure and establish libraries to promote effective learning environments.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations,

  • Persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;

  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents

  • Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant

  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;

  • Work with department managers to compile financials and data for grant application purposes

  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials.

  • Develops and maintains a proposal calendar,

  • Coordinate and follow-ups on the progress of submitted proposals

  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers;'

  • Develops an annual grants strategy

  • Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants

  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts;

  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and

    reports;

  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals

  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

Skills and experiences can include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree very desirable

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience a plus

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential with compelling writing skill

  • A high level of computer literacy required

  • High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as endnote and other software relevant for literature review and online data searches

  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals, Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven

  • Have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.

  • Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.

  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants,

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.

Candidates should send a cover letter and CV to info@brickbybrick.org

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

Global Health Corps Fellowships

Fellow Title: Data Analyst (National/Ugandan Fellow)

Role Overview:

The data analyst will lead on all aspects of program-related data from design and framework to collection, cleaning, processing and storage as well as retrieval according to needs. He/she will do regular analysis and supporting granting and publication teams.

He/she will lead on development of databases, creation of score cards and other platforms for logical presentation of data online or in publication.

About Your Organization: Please write 5-7 sentences describing your organization’s mission and current priorities.

 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 directly with rural communities and local government to rebuild schools and identify critical needs in health, water, and sanitation. It operates under a file-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 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.  

Responsibilities:

  •  Create and manage databases

  • Manage data entry processes for large epidemiological field surveys

  • Collate SQL databases into a master database

  • Manage the daily flow of information on study appointments and data collection

  • Managing existing data dictionaries from completed studies and creation of data dictionaries for new studies.

  • Provide general IT support to the rest of the team

  • Conduct regular analyses and present to management

  • Support the research/publication and grant writing processes

Desired Skills and Experience

Required Skills/Experience: Please list between 3-5 demonstrable skills or experiences (in addition to bachelor’s degree) that a candidate *must* possess for this role. Note: in addition to a Bachelor’s degree all GHC fellows are required to be proficient in English, so there is no need to include that.

  • University degree in informatics, medical informatics, bioinformatics or related area

  • Proficiency with SQL and visual basics

  • Knowledge of relational database analysis and design using MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, Oracle and SQLite

  • Must be able to create and modify database queries, views, and related objects.

  • Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, Perl, R, Shell Scripting, etc.)

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge/experience in working with biomedical ontologies and controlled vocabularies

  • Expertise on Data Management using no relational databases

  • Experience with automated form design and Windows Server Administration

  • Experience with programming content management systems (CMS)

  • Experience with eLearning techniques and/or platforms

  • Ability to design and deliver training on IT related applications and solutions

  • Ability to communicate complex IT information both orally and in writing


Additional Qualities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail is essential

  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential

  • Positive attitude in the workplace

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules

Fellow Title: Grant Writing Officer

Role Overview:

The Grant Writing 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 Grant Writer will be primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate BBBU’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grant Writer will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines. The Grant Writer will be responsible researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process; management of proposals and maintaining a donor database.

About Your Organization:  

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 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 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.

 Responsibilities:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations,

  • Persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;

  • Write high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents

  • Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant

  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations

  • Work with department managers to compile financials and data for grant application purposes

  • Manage the proposal submission process to ensure timely submission of all required materials

  • Develops and maintains a proposal calendar

  • Coordinate and follow-ups on the progress of submitted proposals

  • Establishing and maintaining personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers

  • Develops an annual grants strategy

  • Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants

  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts

  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports

  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals

  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience - Overview

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree very desirable

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience a plus

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential with compelling writing skills

  • A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Raisers Edge and Foundation Center databases

  • High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as endnote and other software relevant for literature review and online data searches

Preferred Skills/Experience: 1.    

  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals, Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven

  • Have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information

  • Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form

  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner