There are currently two positions open:

  • Community Health Educator
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Title: Community Health Educator

Background: Brick by Brick-Uganda is a growing and innovative bi-national organization that has been operating in the Rakai and Kyotera Districts since 2003. Our  office is in Kalisizo. 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. We are currently in the 2nd year of this program.

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: Rakai and Kyotera Districts

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Duration: One-year contract reviewed annually

Primary 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.

Key Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • 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 especially working in upcountry stations preferred.

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 1st December 2017. Please include in the subject line: Community Health Educator.

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

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Background: 

In Uganda, 7,200 women die every year due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. This means that every day, more than 20 women die leaving behind orphans or childless families. 27 of 1000 infants die within 28 days of life as a result of infections, birth asphyxia, birth injuries and complications of prematurity. Brick by Brick Uganda is implementing the Babies and Mothers Alive (BAMA) Program in the Kyotera and Rakai Districts. The program – in partnership with the Ministry of Health-­‐ shall contribute to efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in Uganda.  Role Definition: Support implementation of the BAMA Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system in line with Ministry of Health (MoH) data management guidelines Key Result Areas

Location: Rakai and Kyotera Districts

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contract Duration: One-year contract reviewed annually

Primary Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Build the capacity of healthcare workers (from BAMA-­‐supported health facilities) in data management and utilization in line with MoH data management guidelines
  • Collect, clean and routinely validate (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) data from BAMA-­‐supported health facilities and MoH data management guidelines
  • Duplicate and distribute necessary data tools to all public health facilities supported by the BAMA Program and provide technical support in data documentation
  • Support health workers to develop & maintain proper filing, storage and retrieval systems of patients’ medical records in the supported facilities
  • Provide technical support for operationalization of the computer systems including DHIS-­‐2, and WEB-­‐BASED DRUG ORDERING SYSTEM
  • Participate in operational research and support the team in data entry and analysis while conducting their own research
  • Assist the Clinical Director in development of M&E activity work plans and budgets in line with BAMA program guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Under guidance of the Clinical Director; develop and submit periodic reports to key stakeholders and give timely M&E feedback to the implementers
  • Participate in periodic surveys (baselines, mid-­‐term, and end of program) to establish the current, progress and impact level of the program in relation to the set performance indicators
  • Assist the Clinical Director in facilitating facility-­‐level and district-­‐level MNH performance review meetings

Key Qualifications and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s (honours) degree in Statistics/Demography/Public Health/Qualitative Economics/Computer Science; with a formal qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Log Frame approach in planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Application of qualitative and quantitative M&E methods with a reputable international NGO
  • At least 2 years’ experience with MoH data management and reporting systems, i.e. HMIS & DHIS2
  • Direct experience with government and donor representatives
  • Key personal competences in team and communication skills, networking and partnership skills.
  • Must be dynamic, persuasive & convincing, self-­motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
  • Knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages MsS Access, MS Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA
  • Fluency in spoken and written Luganda and English required. Fluency in other Western local languages, a plus.
  • Work experience especially working in upcountry stations preferred.

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 1st December 2017. Please include in the subject line: Monitoring and  Evaluation Officer.

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