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Request For Expression of Interest: CTCA Strategic Plan 2019-2025

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The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

Objectives of the Assignment

The intent is to maximize on the gains to date, set pace to redefine the direction of tobacco control on the African continent through increased population and geographical coverage and enhanced coordination networks. This will drive agreement on priorities, format of change, reconfigure collaboration and networks with a view to re-examine the niche, decision making platforms,
enhance performance tracking and foster sustainability.

The CTCA Strategic Plan will guide institutional development, strategy, program planning and implementation, evidence base strengthening through learning, M&E, harmonization of funding mechanisms/sources, mutual accountability and to the extent possible, enhance effective use of resources and mitigate against duplex through role clarity.

Key deliverables
The consultant will execute the strategic planning process simultaneously with the business plan to set CTCA strategic directions (what should be achieve in next 7 years) and the Business Plan (to elaborate the process of archiving the desired intention). The consultant will thus deliver;
a. An Inception report with clear methodology, respondents, criterion for inclusion participants/respondents, competencies, tools for data collection and assignment implementation plan
b. Monthly and Mid Assignment Progress reports
c. Draft strategic plan
d. A costed Strategic Plan
e. A linked separate monitoring and evaluation Plan with results framework and an indicator reference sheet
f. A power point of the presentation of the Strategic Plan

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How to apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates may apply for the post by
i. Submitting a motivation letter of not more than 1000 words and clearly marked as “Expression of Interest for Consultancy to develop the CTCA Strategic plan 2019-
2025. CTCA/EOI/006/”
in soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours on the June 8, 2018. In addition to the requirement in (i), interested applicants should submit:
ii. an application letter,
iii. a CV with contacts of 3 professional referees, and
iv. a hard copy of all relevant academic documents OR if submitted by email, a single file of all relevant academic documents in PDF.

Applications may be sent to:
Email: eoi@ctc-africa.org copy angelan@ctc-africa.org
Physical address: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA), Ekobo Road Plot 2 Kololo, Kampala Uganda.

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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