Research and Knowledge Management Officer

Global Health Corps
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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.

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.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

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

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, pre-medicine, statistics, epidemiology, or related field
At least one year of work experience in knowledge management, including the ability to manage, gather, and analyze data and report findings, including publications*
Quantitative and qualitative research skills, such as data collection, analysis, management, and/or presentation*
Experience in research proposal development*
Experience in writing technical reports*
Exceptional writing and editing ability to ensure sharing across documentation platforms*
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/or monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs
Proficiency using statistical software (STATA/SPSS) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Literature review experience in research proposal development
Self-Driven and ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong accountability
Attention to detail
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