Community Health Educator Job Careers - Brick by Brick-Uganda

Organisation: Brick by Brick-Uganda
Duty Station:  Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: My Pads Program Coordinator

About Us:
Brick by Brick -Uganda is a growing and innovative bi-national organization that has been operating in Rakai District since 2003. Our main office is in Masaka Town. 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.

About My Pads Program:
Brick by Brick-Uganda is implementing the two-year My Pads Program grant funded by U.S. State Department which aims at empowering young adolescents with reproductive health knowledge and life skills while addressing gaps in access to menstrual hygiene products. Brick by Brick aims to expand the My Pads Program to 16 secondary schools in the Rakai District, serving 2400 students.

Job Summary: The Community Health Educator will 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.

Key Duties 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 DREAMS 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 DREAMS 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Diploma in Midwifery, Public Health or social work & administration, or equivalent. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
·         A minimum of five to ten years’ experience in Community Health, experience in Reproductive Health Education preferred.
·         Possess excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Must be Youth-Friendly in your approach.
·         Computer literacy i.e. competent in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
·         Fluency in spoken and written Luganda and English required.
·         Work experience in Uganda, especially working in up-country stations preferred.
·         Fluency in other Western local languages, a plus.

 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications via email to Jacqueline Kalembe, with an updated CV, cover letter, certified copies of academic certificates with their receipts and details of three contactable referees.

Deadline: 7th November 2016.

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