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

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Curriculum Writer @ Bridge International Academies

Description

Overview

Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of families living on less than 180 Ksh/day.

Bridge has 63 academies in Uganda educating 12,000 children. Bridge utilizes a research-proven, scripted-learning education methodology coupled with big data (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) to profitably deliver high quality education at less than 540 Ksh per child per month.

Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.

About the Position:

We have a small Boston office and a large Nairobi office with expert curriculum writers in math, science, English, social studies, and early childhood education. Our Ugandan academic team needs a dedicated individual with experience in primary education in Uganda to help adapt our current Kenyan curriculum for use in Uganda.

Imagine you’ve compiled a four months of fantastic science curriculum. We receive data that suggests we should cut 20% of our content across the board. You now need to figure out a way to make this happen for your science curriculum that’s efficient, consistent, and, most importantly, preserves the instructional quality of your work. If this puzzle excites you, read on.

What will this job involve?

  • Combing through our current textbooks and lessons from a Ugandan perspective
  • Writing new content for textbooks, scripting objective-driven lessons, and creating aligned and rigorous assessments. This could involve working on curriculum for English, math, science, social studies, and/ or religious education depending on your skills and experience
  • Getting into the field once per week to test samples of our curriculum in our current Bridge academies

Besides the above, what would make you a good fit? 

  • A commitment to expanding educational quality and access in East Africa and a belief in the effectiveness of scripted curriculum
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working in primary education in Uganda
  • Fluency in English (Luganda and other local language a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills – this position will involve daily remote collaboration with our Boston office
  • Flexibility, ability to process and respond to new information quickly, and excellent attention to detail

APPLY HERE