Program Management Officer (PMO)

Organization Overview:

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 School Program. The BAMA Program seeks to increase demand, access to, and utilization of quality obstetric and newborn care and adolescent health services in Rakai and Kyotera by improving quality of health service delivery and mobilizing communities for reproductive maternal and child health. The My Pads Program is designed to empower adolescent girls and young women through after-school sexual and reproductive health education. The School Program partners with Universal Primary and Secondary Education schools to improve infrastructure and establish libraries to promote effective learning environments.

Position Overview:

BBBU is hiring a Program Management Officer (PMO) who will be based in Kalisizo, Kyotera District and will work closely with the Executive Director, Director - Programs and the Program Coordinators for the different programs. The officer will be responsible for improving existing programs and creating effective program management systems to ensure effective coordination of programs, 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 capabilities for the organization to enable effective growth and realization of BBBU’s short, medium and long-term goals. The position requires insights on quality programing and timely reporting for all programs. The position also requires the candidate to engage with the field teams doing both program work, research activities and community level demand generation activities as well as coordination between the BBBU program and the various district level stakeholders.


  • Support planning, and program implementation and proactively monitor progress of the different programs, support program coordinators in resolving key implementation bottlenecks and initiating appropriate corrective actions

  • Support all BBBU programs in providing timely activity reports on a prescribed regular basis for various audiences as will be assigned.

  • Ensuring programs deliver program outputs or services to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the program plan and BBBU governance requirements

  • Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between programs and leverage them for improved efficiency and management.

  • Identify and manage risks to the program to ensure a successful outcome

  • Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps or issues are identified

  • Provide regular progress reports at regular intervals to Senior Management.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Population studies, or other relevant area.

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Development,

  • Research or study management experience

  • 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 reporting including writing reports for various audiences.

  • Demonstrated skills in partnership development and management

  • Effective leadership, good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with different and diverse teams

  • Good program or project management experience including planning, execution, coordination and monitoring programmes

  • Good knowledge and experience of budgeting and resource allocation procedures, accountability for funds and results

  • Demonstrated experience on working with various program management tools to facilitate efficient implementation and reporting.

  • Previous experience working with NGOs, Ministry of Health, Academia, and/or research institutions

  • Effective use of Microsoft office including Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and within tight deadlines.

  • Innovative and thinks outside the box, has excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills as well as IT competence.

Application Process

Qualified Candidates should submit to the following;

  • Application Letter detailing their suitability for the job

  • Certified Academic Papers

  • Current Resume

  • Contact Details of 3 references, 2 of whom have worked with the candidate closely and can validate the applicant’s experience and qualities.

Closing Date: 21st June 2019