One Brick At A Time, Uganda
Background of One Brick At A Time (OBAAT)
One Brick at a Time (OBAAT) is a co-international partnership project in Uganda led by Liverpool Hope University, Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT), VMM, Mountains of the Moon University in Fort Portal, which is in the Rwenzori district of Uganda and St Joseph’s Technical College also in Fort Portal.
OBAAT was originally conceived as a skill exchange with Ugandan apprentices and technical graduates using UK-based construction employees that benefitted schools in the Rwenzori area through substantial refurbishment.
Achievements to date has seen the full refurbishment of three major local schools, hospitals and health centres and benefited in excess of 2,000 children and families.
Background of the Volunteer Missionary Movement (VMM)
VMM is a faith based international development NGO founded in 1969, which has supported building the capacity of development organisations overseas in terms of human resource and project support. VMM has provided 2,300 personnel to partner organisations since its inception and currently supports over 30 partner organisations through its Overseas Programmes in 9 countries.
VMM are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager to assist one of our key partners with their work with vulnerable populations in Uganda for 1 year. The successful applicant will be based in Uganda and provided with flights, insurance, accommodation and a generous living allowance. Please be aware this is a volunteer role, with incredible opportunities to travel and use your skills and experience to serve the people of Uganda.
Main Responsibilities of the Role
- To up-skill existing Ugandan staff during 2017 and replacement of Programme Manager in January 2017.
- To deliver critical areas of activity to achieve long term financial and operational sustainability within the context of a social enterprise business plan by the end of 2017.
- To further develop local governance arrangements to achieve greater local accountability during the first quarter of 2017.
- Monitor and evaluate project activities.
- Continue with day to day operations in terms of infrastructure development
- To introduce, if appropriate, the engagement of Ugandan prisoners as part of the delivery framework.
- Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Business Administration, Operations Management or other related discipline or equivalent experience.
- Successful track record of managing multi-dimensional (process, organization, technology, performance) projects
- Excellent written and verbal communications.
- Excellent analytical thinking, structured problem-solving skills.
- Strong work ethic.
- Flexibility and capability to work as project leader and project team member. Adapts easily to changing needs.
Closing Date: 6th March 2017
Personnel appointed to this post will be vetted in accordance with the VMM Child Safeguarding Policy.
To apply, send CV and cover letter to