Assistant Procurement Officer @ Makerere

Makerere University School of Public Health wishes to recruit an Assistant Procurement Officer to support procurement operations.  The Assistant Procurement Officer will work under the overall supervision of the Manager, Finance Management Unit.

Job Title: Assistant ProcurementOfficer (1) Duties:

  • Maintain a providers List
  • Manage all procurement activities of MakSPH
  • Prepare advertisements for bid opportunities
  • Prepare bud documents
  • Issue Bid documents
  • Prepare contract documents
  • Maintain and archive records of all procurement activities
  • Issue approved contract documents
  • Coordinate the procurement activities of all the departments of Maksph
  • Prepare monthly reports and any other reports that maybe required from time to time
  • Ensure goods and services are procured in a proficient and timely manner
  • Give guidance to all staff at MakSPH concerning Procurements

Qualifications

  1. 1. A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from a recognized University
  1. At least one year and above of experience in a busy procurement office
  2. 3. Should be 35 years and below
  3. CIPPS will be an added advantage

Special Skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of procurement processes, policies, and procedures
  • Strong emphasis on accuracy and detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet goals and deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Workstation

The successful candidate will have a workstation at the MakSPH main campus located at the New Mulago Hospital Complex.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to:

The Dean,

Makerere  University School of Public Health, Makerere  University,

P.O.  Box 7072, Kampala,  Uganda.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 15111 October 2018 at 11am.

Late applications will not be considered. The application must provide names and contacts of three referees,  an application letter and the applicant’s own phone contacts together with a detailed curriculum vitae. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Fellowship @ PHFP

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (U.S  CDC) is implementing the  Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health leadership for Uganda. The goal of this program is to develop a competent workforce by learning-through-service and responding to real public health problems of Uganda.

 

The PHFP is offered in five tracks, namely: Field Epidemiology Track (FET); Laboratory Systems Track; Health Informatics Track; Health Economics (Prevention Effectiveness) Track, and Monitoring and Evaluation Track.

 

The FET is a 2-year training-through-service program in applied epidemiology and public health leadership. Fellows develop competencies by providing valuable public health services to the Ministry of  Health and District Health Teams; 80% of the fellows’ time will be spent on field projects with supervision and mentorship provided by MoH, U.S. CDC and MakSPH, with an anticipated 20% spent in interactive didactic training. Competency domains include field epidemiology (public health surveillance, outbreak investigation, and applied epidemiologic investigation),  communication, public health programming, and management and leadership. Fellows will prove development of these competencies by completing a portfolio of projects in each of these domains. Fellows will serve in priority technical units of the Ministry of Health, regional or district health agencies to complete this portfolio under the supervision and mentorship of national and international subject-area experts.

Number of Fellowships on offer:  In  2019,  the program will offer ten (10)  Fellowships in the Field Epidemiology Track.

Required    Academic    Qualifications:    Successful applicants should have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Health Services Research,  Epidemiology,  Veterinary  Public  Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Wildlife, and any other health-related disciplines

Required Work Experience: Applicants should have

3-7 years of work experience in any health-related field including human health, environmental health veterinary health,  wildlife,  etc.  Applicants working in hard-to-reach areas and those working within the Public Service will have an added advantage. Successful applicants working within the Public Service will be required to provide a letter releasing them for 2 years to pursue the Fellowship prior to enrolment.

Interested applicants should visit the Public Health Fellowship Program website at www.uphfp.org for a detailed description of the program

How to Apply: Please visit www.uphfp.org and create an account, log in and apply no later than Monday, July 15, 2018:

For more information: Please contact: Steven N Kabwama, telephone:

0414 533 958, email: skabwama@musph.ac.ug

Medical Officer @ Global Health Uganda

Ref: GHU 004/2018

Global Health Uganda (GHU) is a registered not for profit, limited liability company with the mission to promote child health by conducting and facilitating quality and relevant research in child health, neurodevelopment and interventions.

GHU is conducting a clinical trial, the ZIPS study (the use of Zinc for Infection Prevention in Sickle cell Anaemia) which will be based at Nalufenya children’s hospital in Jinja.

Medical Officer (1 position)

Job Summary:

  1. The Medical Officer will be responsible for the day to day clinical aspects of the study.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identifying and Screening of patients for possible enrolment into the study according to the protocol.
  2. Recruitment and enrollment of eligible patients into the study.
  3. Providing emergency and continuous medical care to children taking part in the study for the duration of the study.

Skills and Person specifications:

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree M.B.Ch.B. Completion of Internship and registered with the Medical Council.
  • Demonstrated research experience in pediatrics is an added advantage.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills with ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic about research.
  • Should have completed some form of human participants training in research and /or Good clinical practice.
  • Knowledge of the local languages used in the area (Luganda and Lusoga) will be an added advantage.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Thursday 24th May 2018 and not later than Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

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Quality Assurance Officer @ Global Health Uganda

Ref: GHU 004/2018
Quality Assurance Officer (1 position)

Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Officer will continually monitor data collection procedures and data management practices at every level of the study.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring that data generated during the study reflect what is specified in the protocol (case report form vs. protocol).
  2. Comparing data in the CRF and data collected in source documents for accuracy (CRF vs. source documents).
  3. Ensuring that the data analyzed are the data recorded in the CRF (database vs. CRF).
  4. The person will perform periodic operational checks within each functional department to verify that clinical data are generated, collected, handled and reported according to the protocol, SOPs, and GCPs.

Person specifications:

  • A university degree in a relevant field.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Extensive experience in clinical research.
  • Prior experience in similar position.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Thursday 24th May 2018 and not later than Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

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Data Entrant @ Global Health Uganda

Ref: GHU 004/2018
Data Entrant (1 position)

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Enter study data from different data sources.
  2. Weekly data backup for all study data.
  3. Database management (editing and verification).
  4. Prepare data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information and establishing entry priorities.
  5. Reviewing data for correctness, resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the team leader for resolution.

Person specifications:

  • A degree in Information Technology or Computer science or related field.
  • Experience in working with various databases.
  • Good data entry skills with attention to detail, confidentiality, thoroughness and a high energy level.
  • Experience in research data entry in a research setting is an added advantage.

Application procedure:

Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a TYPED cover letter, all necessary academic documents and the contact details of two work related referees to: The Human Resource Manager, Global Health Uganda, Plot 667 Mawanda Road, first turn on the right after the Mawanda Road Police Station starting Thursday 24th May 2018 and not later than Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 12:00pm. We appreciate your application, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date we regret that your application has been unsuccessful.

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Executive Assistant @ University Research Co

Executive Assistant
Location:  Kampala, Uganda
Executive Assistant

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Division & Project Overview:
The University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded Defeat TB Activity. The purpose of this project is to support the Government of Uganda’s TB Control Program to increase TB case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.

Job Purpose
Under the supervision of the Defeat TB Project Chief of Party, the Executive Assistant will perform highly complex administrative functions to support the work of the COP. The Executive Assistance will provide high-level support, often of a confidential nature, for the COP, including administrative, record keeping, communications, and logistical support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and maintain the COP’s calendar of appointments and schedule the COP’s meetings and conference calls.
  • Liaise with government officials (including MOH and hospital directors) and their staff, and other implementing partners), to set up high-level meetings with project COP and senior management as desired.
  • Manage incoming correspondence to the COP, including e-mails, letters, and invitations to meetings.
  • Support the COP in prioritizing his workload, tracking and bringing to his attention items for urgent action. Drawing upon experience and judgment, retrieve priority documents for the COP’s attention and routinely provide recommendation of appropriate action to ensure timely execution.
  • Draft and proofread outgoing correspondence on behalf of the COP.
  • Prepare documents and PowerPoint presentations as requested by the COP.
  • Process signature and mailing requests coming to the COPs desk from the various project sections (including administration/procurement, finance and technical areas).
  • Establish and manage a confidential filing system for the COP.
  • Process reports, memos, and minutes of senior management and other meetings as required by the COP.
  • Support selected project program implementation activities including event and meeting logistics management, as requested by supervisor.
  • Process domestic and international travel itineraries, expense vouchers and visa procurements for the COP and other senior management staff.
  • Preform any other related duties assigned for time to time
Minimum Qualifications:
Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Secretarial Studies, Office Management or another relevant field
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in the similar job with knowledge of modern Office methods and practices.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with good interpersonal skills.
  • High level of organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Computer literacy skills
  • A post-graduate qualification in Business Administration or Management is an added advantage.
  • High level of organizational skills with keen attention to detail
  • Proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
  • High level of integrity, Confidentiality & Professionalism.
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

To Apply:
For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at http://www.urc-chs.com/careers.

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION @ MAKERERE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH-MONITORING AND EVALUATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT (METS) PROGRAM.

 

 Background

Makerere University School of Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program is a collaboration between Makerere University School of Public Health and the University of California San Francisco with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program has received funding and approval to conduct an Evaluation study titled; “Evaluation of the impact of the Uganda TB/HIV collaborative policy on TB Treatment Outcomes in Patients with TB/HIV Co-infection: An analysis of routine programmatic data and qualitative interviews on provider experiences”.  The study will be conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in all the 12 health regions in Uganda. The METS Program now invites applications for the following job position:

 

Job Position: Research Assistant, TB/HIV evaluation (60 positions)

Reports to: Survey Investigators

 

Job Summary: The research assistant will complete data collection tools and provide field reports for the evaluation study.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To collect quantitative data on TB/HIV collaborative services in 12 health regions of Uganda.
  • To moderate and record Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-depth Interviews (IDIs)
  • To edit collected data to ensure accuracy, consistency and completeness of the data collected
  • To conduct preliminary translation and transcription of qualitative data (FGDs and IDIs)
  • To ensure safe custody, integrity and confidentiality of the collected data

 

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in humanities, public health, statistics, and any other related discipline or a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Training in research methods is an added advantage.

 

Experience and Exposure

  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
  • Experience in translation and transcription of qualitative data (FGDs and IDIs)
  • Experience in compilation of field reports.

 

Specific Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge on TB in general and TB/HIV co-infection in particular
  • Qualitative data transcription skills
  • Ethics related to data collection and management
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Team work
  • National legislations and policies relating to TB/HIV.

 

Duration of Job:

  • The whole exercise will take a period of 30 days including the 5day training.

 

Details of the job

  • The job will require full time deployment to the field for the duration stated; including weekends.

 

How to apply

A letter expressing interest and providing a brief education background, and research experience, personal research interests, names of two referees. Please attach your latest curriculum vitae.

 

Applications should be delivered to MaKSPH METS program addressed to the following Address:

 

The Principal Investigator

MaKSPH METS Program

Plot20A, Kawalya Kagwa Close Kololo,

NB Indicate on the envelope: “TB/HIV Evaluation”

 

 

For more information you can contact

Ms. Sharon Katunguka

Human Resource and Administration Manager, MAKSPH/METS Program

Email: skatunguka@musph.ac.ug

 

Deadline for receiving applications: 24th October 2017

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Social Media Manager

Job Description

Social Media Manager

Location: From home (with regular travel to Entebbe)

Hours: 3-5 hours per day

Remuneration: up to $1,000 per month (Gross)

Key responsibilities:

This is an exciting and varied role for a Social Media expert. Working across multiple tourism brands, your key role will be to strategize, design and manage all social media communications across various channels (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) as well as owning all email marketing campaigns.

Social Media Strategy

  • Assist with research, creation, conception, and presentation of social media strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
  • Interpret and roll-out strategy and creative concepts
  • Communicate and coordinate with senior leadership teams to ensure that social media strategy supports overall brand objectives

Content Creation

  • Conceptualise and write monthly content plans across social media platforms in line with social strategy, consumer insights and brand tone of voice
  • Develop fresh creative ideas in line with social media and content trends
  • Devise agile tactical executions based on breaking news and trending topics
  • Attend brand events and create real time social media posts as and when required

Community Management

  • Publish daily content posts in accordance with monthly plans
  • Review user comments and posts in a quick and timely manner
  • Respond to comments in order to foster a positive community and add value to the customer experience
  • Escalate complaints, queries and concerns to relevant stakeholders
  • Listening and reporting: turn conversations and customer feedback into actionable insights and client-facing reports

Experience and Education:

  • Degree or diploma in Marketing, communications or English, or a PR or corporate communications certificate
  • Experience in the travel & tourism sector across Uganda (or East Africa)
  • 2 – 3 years active community management on behalf of brands
  • Understand of social media analytics
  • Social tools such as Sniply, Hootsuite, Buffer
  • Working experience with EMS (preferably Mailchimp)
  • Understanding of the sales funnel
  • 2 – 3 years online copywriting or social media writing experience
  • Excellent understanding of the social media marketing and related disciplines including content strategy, online video and influencer engagement
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Personal social media presence
  • Technical understanding of social networks’ design and functionality specs
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint
  • Proficiency and experience in social scheduling and listening tools

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Government Relations Manager

Job Description

Living Goods has proven a cost effective, high-impact community health care model that is changing how government thinks about delivery of frontline community services. Significantly reducing Under-5 mortality at less than $2 per capita, Living Goods aspires to revolutionize how governments across Africa deliver community health with a goal of not only saving the lives of children and serving millions of underserved, but providing a strong, economic driver to developing countries.

Living Goods seeks an experienced and passionate Government Relations Manager to join our team. This critical role will develop initial relationships with District Government, set up District entry meetings, follow up to answer questions and establish appropriate expectations. Ensure MOU is signed with DHO, DHE, MCH Focal person and CAO.

The ideal candidate has worked across senior levels of District Government, designed and developed MOUs. He or she is knowledgeable about healthcare, and passionate about driving innovation in government; understands the government budgeting processes and how to influence and advocate across a breadth of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

For new Districts:

Establish initial relationships with District Governments, set up District entry meetings, follow up to answer questions and establish appropriate expectations.
Ensure MOU is signed with DHO, DHE, MCH Focal person and CAO.

For all Districts of operation:

Manage ongoing the communication with Districts, including meetings and performance updates.
Engage in health planning meetings at the District level and positively position Living Goods in their plans.
Provide communication tracking for all Districts to ensure that we are attentive to and engaged with all relationships.
Represent Living Goods at local government – District and Municipality – meetings, and maintain engaged relationships.
Oversee the preparation of reports to the Districts and Health facilities. Ensure that quarterly District and health facility reports are submitted in a timely manner.
Ensure effective communication of plans, meetings and issues that surface at District are effectively communicated at LG offices.
Work with Branch staff to help support District relations, including setting up protocols and communication mechanisms, so they can both help with, and report back on relationships.
Assist branch teams to establish relationships with health centers, set up protocols and processes to support and monitor health center relationships.
Map out implementing partners at the District level to strengthen collaboration
With partners and Districts, coordinate and ensure proper documentation of project interventions

Minimum Qualifications

Project Management experience– ability to see the big picture, attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
5-8 years of work experience with and/or involving close association with elected officials, staff and/or government agencies.
University degree in Clinical or Public Health, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Management or related subjects. Post-graduate training in management a plus. Project Management certification desirable.
Solid understanding of the functioning of Uganda’s Health System.
Excellent written (report writing), oral, interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills and a keen sense of understanding for advocacy to get government support for the project and its sustainability in the future
Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
Expertise in engaging stakeholders spanning local/community, district and national.
Strong skills in knowledge management and translation (implementation to policy).
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
Self-driven; able to prioritize work according to importance/deadlines while meeting conflicting work demands.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel across Uganda approximately 30% of the time and periodically stay up-country.

Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of the poor.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post

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