There is currently one full time staff position open, as well as two Global Health Corps Fellowship positions:

  • Receptionist/Front Office Manager
  • Global Health Corps Fellowship Positions
    • Research and Knowledge Management Officer
    • Program Management Officer

Job Title: RECEPTIONIST/FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

Background:

We are looking for a Front Office Manager to manage our reception area. You will act as the ‘face’ of our organisation and ensure visitors receive a heartwarming welcome. You will also coordinate all front desk activities, including phone calls, appointments, reservations and all visitor and guest services.
As a Front Office Manager, you should combine a pleasant personality with a dynamic professional attitude to the highest possible standards. Our ideal candidate can deal efficiently with complaints and has a solid customer service approach.
Ultimately, you should be able to ensure our front desk provides professional and friendly service to all stakeholders and supporters of our work.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Duration: One-year contract reviewed annually

Primary Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the front desk and reception area is very clean and tidy and has all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and informative leaflets; client drinking water, coffee etc)
  • Schedule duty shift for guards
  • Ensure timely and accurate customer service
  • Handle complaints and specific client and stakeholder requests
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and notify management in a timely manner
  • Monitor office stock and order office supplies for all offices
  • Ensure proper mail distribution
  • Prepare and monitor office budget
  • Keep updated records of office expenses and costs
  • Ensure organization’s policies and security requirements are met

Key Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Proven work experience as a Front Desk Manager or Reception Manager
  • Hands on experience with office machines (e.g. computers, desk phones, fax machines, printers and other office automation equipment)
  • Thorough knowledge of customer service, office management and basic bookkeeping and accounting procedures
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written); and must have gotten a credit in the English and Math exams
  • Fluency in Luganda is required
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • High School diploma in the relevant field; additional certification is a plus

How to apply: Send your application by email to info@brickbybrick.org with your CV, cover letter; attach certified copies of academic certificates with their receipts and details of three contactable referees. Closing date is January 26th. Please include in the subject line: RECEPTIONIST/FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

Brick by Brick-Uganda is an equal opportunity and corruption intolerant employer. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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.