Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship on Implementation Science for 2018

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Call for TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship on Implementation Science for 2018
Academic Year
Application deadline for Masters Degree Programme: 31 July 2017
Application deadline for PhD Degree Programme: 31 August 2017
Application deadline for TDR scholarship: 31 August 2017

The University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Public Health announces a call for full-time Master and Doctoral Degree Programmes in the field of Implementation Science. The award for the programmes is provided by TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The degree programmes are open to candidates from a range of disciplines including Clinical and other health-related fields; Statistics and other quantitative fields, as well as Demography and Social Sciences. The degree programmes should also appeal to candidates who want to become more involved in research in health-related fields.
Training will be focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation science.
Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middleincome countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them. The goal of this scheme is to strengthen capacity in implementation science and research on infectious diseases of poverty (in particular, the neglected tropical diseases) and to boost the number of researchers and practitoners in low and middle-income countries. Further information on implementation research is available from:

 MSc Epidemiology in the field of Implementation Science (18 months full-time)
 PhD in Implementation Science within the Interdiscipinary PhD Programme in Public
and Population Health (36 months full-time). Applicants into this PhD programme are
required to sit for and pass the five Implementation Science core courses.
 The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle income countries in the WHO
African Region that are resident in the region. (

 Applicants should normally be under 35 years for the Master Programme and under 40
years for the PhD Programme. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
 Applicants must meet the University’s requirements for the level of degree applied for.
The scheme will provide full scholarships for limited number of Masters and PhD Fellows in the
2018 academic year and the scholarship covers the following:
 Return economy air fare
 Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance
 A monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
 Support for the Masters or PhD research project expenses
Further, recipients’ careers will be tracked with the new TDR Global alumni and stakeholder
platform that will monitor the impact of the programme, as well as networking and increased
visibility opportunities for the Fellows.
The application process is two-fold.
1. Application to the University of the Witwatersrand
Apply for the desired level of study by completing a Wits postgraduate application form online
at: Application fee is R200 for both
international and local applications. Applicants should note to apply for accommodation also.
Application deadlines are:
31 July 2017 for the MSc Programme
31 August 2017 for the PhD Programme and
30 October 2017 for Accommodation
For more information on applications, please go to: for general application queries or
Mrs. Gloria Bowe ( for the MSc Programme related queries and
Mr. Paul Bohloko ( for the PhD Programme related queries.

2. Application for the TDR scholarship
The application for the TDR scholarship should be made separately in writing and should include
the following documents:
a. A letter of motivation
b. A certified copy of the bio-data page of the passport
c. Evidence of application to study Implementation Science as the field of study in the MSc
Epidemiology Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand or the Interdisciplinary
PhD Programme of the School of Public Health commencing in the 2018 academic year
d. A comprehensive curriculum vitae including a description of relevant research and work
e. Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly by the referees to Mrs. Gloria
Bowes (
The application deadline for TDR scholarships is 31 August 2017 for both the MSc and
PhD Programmes.
Scholarship applications should be sent to: Mrs. Gloria Bowes ( and
copied to Dr. Latifat Ibisomi (

Analyst @ Citi Bank

You’re ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom, and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether its honing your skills or building your network, we know that success cant come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team, and establish a long-term career here. At Citi, we value internal mobility, and career growth is not a question of if, but when.
Citis Middle East and Africa regional business is looking for full-time Analysts to join the team in various locations across the region.

The Analyst Programme begins in August with a 4-week training Programme in Johannesburg. Formal training begins with an orientation and induction sessions providing an overview of Citi, followed by classroom training sessions. Analysts have the opportunity to meet representatives from the teams that make up the Banking, TTS, Operations and Risk divisions.

The classroom training program is followed by 4 x 3-month rotations across various functions of Citi, including Treasury and Trade Solutions, Corporate Bank and Operations. In some countries analysts have a rotation in Risk, in others this will be replaced with another business area.

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Research Administrator @ MakSPH-CTCA

MakSPH-CTCA is searching for an Administrator for a research project Administrator on TB- Tobacco integration using mHealth approach. This position serves as the key link for the project team and project partners. This position will provide the research Team administrative support to ensure smooth implementation of the research project.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  1. Provide overall administrative support to the project, working closely to support the project coordinator
  2. Arrange and secure logistics for project activities
  3. Monitor the budget expenditure in close collaboration with the project coordinator
  4. Ensure proper accountability of all funds dispatched.
  5. Support the research team in undertaking procurements, contract drafting, MoU drafting and other financial modalities.
  6. Draft project financial requests in time
  7. Ensure logistical preparation and readiness of research team in case of field activities.
  8. Work with the FMU to draft financial reports as required by the accounting cycle.
  9. Support the coordinator in communication of related activities.
  10. Lead the organization of team meetings and workshops as requested by the coordinator.
  11. Maintenance of proper study accounts and records (computerized and manual) related to budget, receipts and payments.
  12. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure reconciliation of the expenditures and budget lines on a quarterly basis
  13. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure that all services provided to the study are paid for.
  14. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, ensure inventory and supplies control.
  15. Ensure high degree of confidentiality as regards research records


  1. Ensure that all project properties are secure, in good condition and used only for project work
  2. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


The required candidate should have the following qualifications:


  1. Minimum of a University degree from a recognized university
  2. At least 2 years of work experience in a similar organization.
  3. Experience in working with a research organization for at least 2 years
  4. Experience in basic financial accounting, human resource management, procurement, research and records keeping.


An attractive salary commensurate to the experience and qualifications will be offered

Research Project Overview

MakSPH-CTCA in collaboration with Ministry of Health Uganda, East Tennessee State University and WHO are implementing an implementation Science Research project to integrate tobacco cessation services into TB programs using mHealth specifically text messages. The goal of the project is to use mHealth solutions to integrate tobacco control into TB programmes to improve TB treatment outcomes in Uganda. The primary objective is to support TB patients to quit tobacco use. The secondary objectives are: a) To train health workers on mHealth solutions for TB-Tobacco integration; b) To assess the period that participants take to quit tobacco use; c) To support TB patients to adhere to TB treatment. This is a 3-year project that will be implemented in hospitals in Uganda.

Application submission

To apply for this position please submit in confidence a resume and a cover letter that details why you are a good fit for this career position to, copy

Timelines: Deadline is March 27th, 2017

Public Relations Associate @ Bridge International Academies

About the Role.

We are looking for someone to support Bridge through external communications. The role will include telling the Bridge story across all channels, creating content, and strengthening communications with journalists, stakeholders and opinion leaders.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of all mass communications channels and the ability to design content that optimises news and social media. They will be an extremely effective written communicator, a planner, creative, and able to plug into an international Communications team. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.

The PR and Communications team is the hub for all press and media work that comes into the organisation or goes out from it. It works proactively to generate positive media coverage for all activities and campaigns. It delivers media plans and develops opportunities both proactively and re actively to service a huge array of media/journalists that make contact for comment, information and sign-posting on day to day events and upcoming issues. The team is responsible for developing a comprehensive media approach including statements and press releases to feature/audio visual material and campaign packs. It also continually monitors and evaluates all media coverage gained.

We strive for top performance and excellence in all that we do. We are committed to building positive staff and stakeholder engagement, a high public profile, strong reputation and a world-class brand.

The Public Relations Officer reports into the Uganda PR Manager who is based in Kampala.

What You Will Do :

contribute to media team’s role of delivering media coverage and ensuring that all communication is of an appropriate high standard, consistent Bridge’s brand and key messages.
Help deliver the agreed departmental strategy, plans and standards.
To work effectively with other teams and departments in promoting communications work, policies, campaigns and publications.
Key Relationships – Internal

Work closely with other colleagues in the media team to implement media
Liaises with staff in other Bridge directorates, to ensure clarity of key messages.
Key Relationships – External

The media across all mediums in a given geographical area
Work with individuals and representatives from a range of agencies, media organisations and suppliers.
Proactively work to develop contacts in relevant external organisations in order to assist with stakeholder management.
Main Responsibilities :

Perform well in the role of media assistant by carrying out tasks as assigned by the line manager to agreed standards and deadlines and meeting corporate standards of customer service.
Carry out research through a range of sources, including the Internet, Intranet, publications and other external contacts, including government bodies, organisations and other charities, in order to obtain relevant information that can contribute to communications strategies.
Work within short term and long term media plans as conveyed by the team.
Analyse and present research findings in a written or verbal format, including preparing briefing notes, press releases, operation notes, summarising papers and publications and making recommendations in order to contribute to the agreed departmental strategy plans and standards.
Draft and produce written correspondence such as press releases, quotes, operational notes, letters, reports and other documents as required, using word processing, databases and spreadsheets to required standards.
Undertake specific communications projects as necessary.
Responsibilities for all Communications as Staff

Actively participate in regular department and team meetings, contributing to strategy, discussions and decisions which will be beneficial to Bridge’s communications activities.
Maintain an awareness of own and others’ Health and Safety and comply with Bridge’s Health and Safety policy and procedures.
Take personal responsibility for keeping up to date with Bridge work to end cruelty to children, including securing updates on project and service developments and general Bridge news.
What you should Have:

A Degree in PR/Communication/Marketing or any related field.
Experience working in a busy Press Office or in the Media.
Proven ability to produce material for external audiences such as Press Releases, Marketing materials or digital materials to a high standard.
An awareness of the media and political landscape both locally and nationally.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders including the media.
Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with individuals and achieve objectives through excellent relationships.
Experience of collecting data from various sources, and ability to analyse and present findings clearly for internal and external communications including for press releases.
Proven ability to prioritize and organise own workload effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines.
Well-developed ability to work well with others as part of a team, providing support as required, and build and maintain effective working relationships.
Understanding and experience of using digital media and social media channels.
Personal characteristics:

Ambitious with a determination to succeed
A confident and motivated self-starter who can operate independently with guidance
Positive can do attitude
Team Player
A commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care.
Commitment to apply Bridge’s values and behaviours to all aspects of work.
Willingness to work flexibly in approach to work and work time requirements.
You`re Also:

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
A networking mastermind– You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
A customer advocate– Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today

Procurement Officer @ Bridge international Academies

Supply Chain at Bridge
A unique Supply Chain challenge awaits the right person. At Bridge, you get to be involved in buying a very large and diverse category of materials, including construction, curriculum, academy, marketing, IT and office materials, along with other bric-a-brac. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets and one of a kind requirements make this role unlike most others you will encounter.

About the role

As a Procurement Officer at Bridge, you will be required to work long hours, to challenge conventional market pricing mechanisms, continuously research the market and find better ways to achieve the least cost delivered prices within tight timelines. A non-conventional thinker, you will challenge every existing condition with a view to getting the best deal from the market. You will be flexible, adaptable and willing to move at the shortest notice. Never one to accept the status quo, you will get the job done no matter what.

What You Will Do

  • Requirements Generation: Work with user departments to determine their procurement needs. Conduct market research data to identify potential vendors. Review all Purchase Requisitions for completeness and accuracy and assist with corrections as needed.
  • Solicitation: Creation of solicitation documents (RFQ/RFP). Development of all evaluation criteria. Identify appropriate vendors for solicitation. Compile vendor questions, liaise with end users for all answers and communicate back to vendors. Manage item sampling and site surveys when required. Receive and track all vendor response.
  • Evaluation and Award Decisions: Review and track all vendor responses and provide master summary. Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of all proposals. Manage technical analysis with end user, highlighting strengths, weaknesses and deficiencies. Utilize evaluation results to create competitive range of best proposals. Communicate notices to unsuccessful bidders. Engage vendors in negotiations in order to identify and achieve significant cost savings for BIA.
  • Award of Contract: All approved award decision information to be transferred into resulting contract and/or Navision LPO. Work with the legal team to develop appropriate legal documentation. Confirm all quantities, item descriptions, prices, delivery timelines and payment terms are included correctly on award document. Facilitate distribution of award to vendor.
  • Post Award Contract Administration: Coordination of inspection/acceptance process between procurement, end user and vendor. Ensure accurate and timely delivery of products and services. Manage all post-award vendor issues. Maintain comprehensive documentation of ALL phases of each procurement action. Audit finalized procurement files for completeness and accuracy. Execute LPO/contract modifications as needed
  • Electronic Systems (Navision/Sharepoint): Utilization of appropriate NAVISION reporting tools. Generate NAVISION reports and analyse results, highlighting spending trends, vendor trends and other r

Professional Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
  • Acute attention to details
  • Presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning and organization skills

What You Should Have

  • 3-5 years working in a procurement role in a busy working environment (Required)
  • A relevant University Degree
  • Post graduate qualification in Purchasing and Supply Management
  • In some cases, experience may be substituted for academic or professional certifications.

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Finance Assistant @ University Research Co.

Job Description

Finance Assistant

Hours: 40 hrs/week

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications

Reports to: Finance Officer

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 (

Division & Project Overview:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The USAID SUSTAIN Project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services selected regional referral and general hospitals.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Finance Assistant will support the development of timely financial reports, ensure compliance with USAID and URC regulations, and verify expenditure vouchers and receipts.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of financial reports, including:
    • Field financial reports-including copies of all bank statements, bank reconciliations, cash journals, Transfer sheets, Personal Advance Balance Reports, Grand Summary Sheets, supporting payment vouchers, petty cash journal and summarized expenditure reports
    • Expenditure reports
    • Travel expense statements for staff and consultants
  • Verify original vouchers and receipts and obtain the appropriate certifications
  • Manage petty cash accounts, including ensuring the maintenance of an appropriate level of petty cash in safe deposit
  • Prepare per diems and other travel advances for project staff
  • Together with the finance team, ensure that all costs in the project adhere to USAID/URC regulations, and are allowable, reasonable and allocable

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree in accounting or comparable certifications/qualifications
  • At least 5 years experience in accounting and general financial management of USAID programs preferred

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • At least two years’ experience with QuickBooks preferred
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks

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 more details regarding the job descriptions, please view them on our website: Please do not submit applications through the website. Use the provided avenues below.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 4th November 2016 at 12:00 pm addressed to:

Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru

Kampala, UGANDA


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. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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Driver @ Makerere SPH

Makerere University School of Public Health Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management. Suitable candidates are being sought to fill the position of Driver at the School of Public Health, Department of Health, Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM)


Position: Driver (2)

Job Description

  • Transport staff and visitors as instructed.
  • Ensure safety of passengers and cargo at all times
  • Ensure maximum safety and security of vehicle and accessories under his/her charge
  • Monitor condition of vehicle and promptly report the condition to supervisor.
  • Promptly deliver mail, equipment and supplies
  • Maintain accurate vehicle records of all trips, fuel fill ups, time and millage readings
  • Report any accident the vehicle gets involved in to the supervisor and police as required
  • Assessing vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance needs and promptly reporting them to the Departmental Manager
  • Assist staff with entering, exiting and adherence to vehicle safety standards and help them with any luggage.
  • Observe all laws and guidelines for vehicle control policy of Makerere University
  • Carry out any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

  • Must possess at least advanced level education
  • A clean and valid driving permit, classes B, E, DM, DL
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and defensive driving shall be an added advantage
  • At least 4 years working experience in a busy and reputable organization
  • Having the knowledge of using a logbook
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and signs
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Good interpersonal relations, patience, time keeping and courtesy


Information on Submission of Applications:

  • Candidates should submit a copy of their driving license, curriculum vitae along with a cover letter and official copies of educational transcripts addressed to the Chair, HPPM Department MakSPH and delivered to Mrs. Adikini Anne J. Oketch in Room 16, ground floor, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago Hospital Complex.
  • All applications must be received not later than 24th February, 2017.
  • Please provide a reliable 12 hour phone contact.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.  No Canvassing

WHO Geneva-based Internships

WHO offers 6-12 weeks internships with a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight in the technical and administrative programmes of WHO and global health. To be considered for a internship, applications are accepted before February 28. The application process is very simple and requires filling a questionnaire that covers your education, current studies, language skills and experience.

The details can be perused at : WHO Internships

Deadline: 28th February