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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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICAL ADVISOR @ METS

The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program of Makerere University School of Public Health seeks to recruit two people for the position of Management Information Systems Technical Advisors. See Job Description below. Interested applicants should deliver hard copy applications to the address below, not later than 5.00pm February 10th 2016.

 

Office of the Dean

Makerere University School of Public Health

New Mulago Complex Road

P.O. Box 7072, Kampala.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title         : Management Information Systems Technical Advisor

Reports To            : Management Information Systems Manager

Liaise With           : Coordinators, Deputy Program Manager, Program Manager, METS staff

Number of Posts: Two

 

BACKGROUND

The Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) program is a five year CDC-funded collaboration between the Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The overall program purpose is to promote evidence-based decision-making for an AIDS free generation by supporting the alignment of the USG supported Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting systems with the national M&E framework resulting into a fully functional one M&E system.  In this regard, METS is seeking to recruit competent, self driven and hard working individuals to fill the position of MIS Technical Advisor to support and provide technical, program monitoring and evaluation.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The incumbent will serve as subject matter specialist for Strategic Information (SI) related tasks pertaining to HIV/AIDS activities.  Bringing his or her specialized technical knowledge and work experience in public health data management, surveillance, evaluation strategies and research methodology. s/he will be responsible for the collection and ensuring data quality assurance of HIV/AIDS related data.

The incumbent will focus on monitoring implementing partner reporting requirements, using PEPFAR data management systems such as Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS), and Data for Accountability Transparency and Impact (DATIM) (online platform), and Expenditure Analysis (EA) as well as national systems (DHIS2). Furthermore, the incumbent will provide technical guidance to 1) Improve the capacity of all CDC supported implementing partners to be able to report reliably; 2) ensure all data reported to CDC is of high quality.

As a METS staff, the MIS Technical Advisor will work closely with all other METS team members in a coordinated, collaborative and cooperative manner to ensure realization of program objectives

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In consultation and collaboration with the CDC Strategic Information team and implementing partners, the incumbent responds to all MIS related activities, such as developing strategies for improved data management Information Systems, data collection, cleaning, aggregation, analysis and dissemination especially for purposes of reporting on PEPFAR indicators to CDC Uganda, USG agencies and other national stakeholders

 

Project Implementation and Management

 

  1. a) Participates in the planning, designing, and implementing data quality processes aimed reviewing, and improving data.
  2. b) Works with CDC supported implementing partners to provide technical and program support to the collection, cleaning, aggregation, analysis and submission of the quarterly, Semi-annual (SAPR) and Annual reports (APR)
  3. c) Works with the various program teams to ensure activity work plans and monitoring plans are properly implemented and results documented.
  4. d) Participates in data collection and analysis, training of staff and CDC implementing partners in PEPFAR M&E protocols and tools and assists in the dissemination of information for timely utilization by OGAC, PEPFAR related USG agencies, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.
  5. e) Guides efforts to streamline and standardize CDC Implementing partner reporting efforts through dialogue on reporting processes and routine monitoring of the quality, accuracy, and consistency of reporting.

 

Data Management Systems

  1. a) Supports the CDC Strategic Information teams to build capacity and utilization of key Information Systems including SIMS, DATIM and the National DHIS2
  2. b) Utilizes appropriate data management systems to monitor indicators for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care activities.
  3. c) Analyzes quarterly programmatic data entered by implementing partners into PEPFAR’s

Data for Accountability Transparency and Impact (DATIM) online platform.

  1. d) Provides assistance to the PEPFAR team in interpreting data on indicators, targets and results.
  2. e) Responds to requests from CDC Strategic Information teams, Implementing partners and national stakeholders for information and technical assistance on strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care activities.
  3. a) Responds to other program related duties as assigned by the Program Manager and/or the Deputy Program Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education: A Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Health Sciences; Social Sciences; Applied Mathematics, Information Science or a strongly related discipline is required.

Prior Work Experience: The incumbent should have at least five years of progressive and responsible experience in public health at the local, national, regional or international levels that entailed responsibility for public health project activities.  The incumbent should also have experience working with U.S. Government agencies, international development organizations on PEPFAR-funded projects.  Expertise in supporting health projects related to HIV or health systems strengthening would be an asset.

Required Knowledge and skills

  1. a) Strong knowledge of Health Information Systems, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and usage is required.
  2. b) High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations of large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities is required.
  3. c) Knowledge of public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of development projects is required.
  4. d) Knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is required.  Strong skills in project monitoring, interpretation and evaluation of data are required.
  5. e) Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with implementing partners and both national and international working partners to prepare required reports.
  6. f) Strong computer literacy especially with Word and Excel software to create and edit charts, tables, graphs and presentations, in addition to the effective use of email and the Internet are required.
  7. g) Ability to use survey indicators, monitoring systems and evaluation designs.
  8. h) Ability to effectively gather, interpret, and report on data obtained from a variety of sources, including competent use of reliable and valid instruments.
  9. i) Ability to facilitate training workshops and present technical Strategic Information data in a clear and concise manner to audiences with varying degrees of knowledge/experience in the area of M&E.
  10. j) Ability to operate successfully in a team environment and to work independently.
  11. k) Excellent interpersonal skills.

Data Supervisor (3 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable  candidates  for  the  positions  of  Dat a supervisor  who will be based in three regions (Central, Eastern and Northern) supervising data collection in  6 districts of B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu  and  Oyam.   The   successful   candidates   will  be  reporting  to  the  Project Coordinator/ Co-Principal Inverstigator.

Position description

The overall duty of the data supervisor will be to ensure that field research assistants follow the study operating procedure in data collection.  Specifically data supervisors will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely  with  resident  Village  health  team  members   and  research assistants
  • Receive electronic data from research assistants
  • Review electronic data and then discuss with the relevant research assistants in case of some data queries.
  • Receives data queries from the study coordinator and  handle them together with the respected research assistants
  • Supervises field  data  collection  and  management  activities  following  the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Uploads all the data from that specific region.
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the study coordinator  any issues that may affect the study
  • Provides t h e  c o o r d i n a t o r       with d a i l y  u p d a t e s  i n c l u d i n g  c l i e n t recruited,  interviews  completed,  and any other  important  information  about assigned clients from that region.
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Maybe asked in data collection as needed
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s  degree   in   Humanities,    public   health,   Nursing,   statistics, information technology and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior knowledge in data collection and management
  • MUST possess a personal laptop computer
  • Proficiency (both spoken and written) in English.
  • Knowledgeable about   common local languages spoken in that region.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.
  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the region  for the entire study period
  • Willing to make regular trips to health facilities in the survey districts
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072, and Kampala Uganda not later than Friday

20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop the j o b a p p l i e d f o r a n d preferred

r e g i o n     to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

Job Advertisement for Research Assistant (12 Positions)

PATH  a  Washington  non-profit  corporation  is  partnering  with  Makerere  University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in Uganda to implement a prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of Sayana Press in Uganda after a 4 year pilot phase that was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.  This  evaluation  will  build  the  evidence  base  for  global  decision- making about whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the future and will also inform scale up on Sayana Press in Uganda. The evaluation will include use of tablets to administer structure face to face interview within a health facility.

MakSPH  therefore  seeks  to  hire  suitable   female  candidates  for  the  positions  of Research  Assistants  who  will  be  based  in  the  6  districts  of  B u s i a ,  M a y u g e , Mubende, Kayunga, Gulu and Oyam. The successful candidates will be reporting to the Project Coordinator/ data supervisor.

Position description

The overall duty of the research assistant will be to ensure that data is collected appropriately and submitted electronically to supervisor promptly. Specifically research assistants will be required to perform the following task;

  • Work closely with resident Village health team members
  • Receive clients from the Village health teams
  • Perform field data collection and management activities following the evaluation protocol including consent process and confidentiality requirements.
  • Review  data before uploading and proceeding with another interview
  • Secure storage of data according to study protocol procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of data
  • Keep the tablet safe and secure
  • Reports to the immediate supervisor any issues that affect the study
  • Provide t h e  s u p e r v i s o r     with  daily  updates  including  client recruited, interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned clients
  • Participate on study team meetings throughout the study period.
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the coordinator and the study investigators

Education Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, public health, Nursing, statistics and any other related discipline

Other requirements

  • Prior experience in face to face interviews
  • Proficiency (both  spoken  and  written)  in  English  and  a  common  local language spoken in that district
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to

follow study specific procedures and guidelines reliably.

  • Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
  • Willing to reside in the district for the entire study period
  • Ability  to    work    under    stringent    deadlines    and    independently    with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, current CV with 2 referees and their contacts; and copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (Room 215), New Mulago Hospital Complex, P. O Box 7072 Kampala Uganda,  not later than Friday 20th November 2015. Indicate on the envelop  the  j o b  a p p l i e d  f o r  a n d  preferred district  to  work  in  during  this  survey;  o n l y  short  listed  candidates  will  be contacted.

Job Advertisement for Research Assistants (40 Positions)

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)  seeks to hire suitable candidates for the positions of Research Assistants who will be field based in the 4 districts of Hoima, Bududa, Amuria and Lamwo.

The successful candidates will be reporting to the Field Team Supervisors.

Key Responsibilities
• To participate in household data collection activities
• Properly sample households and enroll study participants as per study protocol
• Administer informed consent, conduct and complete interviews in accordance with the study protocol, and answer questions that the respondents may ask before or during the course of data collection
• Provide Team Leader/supervisor with updates from the day including households visited, interviews completed, and any other important information about assigned households.
• Be responsible for data collection and data management processes including validation to ensure quality data collection quality of data elements/data editing
• Any other duties assigned by the data collection team leaders

Education Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Humanities, public health, statistics and any other related discipline
Experience, skills and other requirements
• Prior experience in quantitative data collection methods
• Proficiency  (both spoken and written) in English and at least one of the following languages (Ateso (basic Karamojong), Luo, Swahili, Runyoro/Runyakitara, Lumasaba)
• Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to spend an extended period of time in rural areas and away from home
• Ability to work under stringent deadlines and independently with minimal supervision

How to apply: Interested persons should send their applications with a typed cover letter, indicating the preferred district to work in during this survey; current CV, 2 reference letters from past employers, copies of academic certificates addressed to: The Director Eastern Africa RILab, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network, Plot 30 Upper Terrace, Kololo P.O Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. OR email to info@ranlab.org , not later than Wednesday, 9th September 2015. Only short listed candidates will be contacted and field data collection is expected to commence in the month of September.

Assistant Procurement Officer Makerere University School of Public Health

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) invites qualified applicants to fill the vacant position in Finance & Management Unit under the office of the Dean MakSPH

Job Title: Assistant Procurement officer

Reports to: MakSPH Procurement Officer

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the management of all procurement activities of procuring and disposing entity.
  • Support the functions of contracts committee and implementation of its decisions.
  • Assist in the formulation of strategies & Procurement plans
  • Assist in the Preparation of bid documents
  • Assist in the advertisement of did opportunities.
  • Assist in the issuing of bid documents.
  • Assist in the preparation of Contract documents.
  • Assist in maintaining of archive records of procurement and disposal process.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly reports of procurement activities.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of procurement & disposal activities of all departments of the School
  • Ensuring that good and services are procured in a proficient and timely manner

Qualifications

Minimum academic qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in procurement & Logistics Management, Business Administration ((Procurement Option), or any other relevant courses from a recognized University in Uganda

Minimum Experience and Exposure
2 years experience in procurement work

Required skills

  • Good attention to details
  • Good time Keeper
  • Ability to work Under pressure
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Be organised ,resourceful with good planning and problem-solving abilities
  • A-team player, flexible, and quick thinking
  • A desire to show initiative

Applications should be addressed to:
The Dean Makerere University School of Public Health P.O.Box 7072 Kampala. Hand delivery: Room 215, 2nd floor MakSPH Building New Mulago Hospital Complex, not later than 7th August 2015. Applicants May also visit the School website (www.musph.ac.ug)

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