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Request for Expression of Interest: CTCA Consultancy to Develop a Human Resource Development Strategy



The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) has been in existence since 2011. CTCA is a premier go-to Centre for tobacco control in Africa. It doubles as a resource Centre and knowledge hub. The niche of the Centre is Capacity Development for African governments and their prime actors to develop/design and implement robust tobacco control laws, policies and interventions. The goal of the Centre is reduction in tobacco use and promotion of human health premised in reduction in production and consumption of all forms of tobacco.

CTCA is transforming from a project to a semi-autonomous institution guaranteed by Makerere University. The Centre’s focus is premised on its 5 strategic objectives that include;

  1. Strengthening the capacity of countries in Africa to formulate and implement FCTC compliant programs
  2. Promoting evidence-based tobacco control policy formulation and program implementation
  3. Mobilizing human, material and financial resources for sustainable tobacco control in Africa
  4. Promoting partnerships for tobacco control at national, regional and international levels
  5. Enhancing CTCA’s ability to support capacity development in tobacco control

CTCA requires a comprehensive sustainable human resource system to achieve its objectives in Africa. CTCA therefore wishes to recruit a consultant to develop its human resource development strategy. The focus of the human resource development strategy is to develop the most superior workforce so that CTCA and individual employees can accomplish their work goals in service to tobacco control in Africa. The strategy will ensure adequate human resources to meet the strategic goals and operational plans while keeping up with the trends that impact on human resources globally and in tobacco control.

Duration of the Consultancy

Duration of the consultancy is 30 days.

How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates may apply for the post by: Submitting a motivation letter of not more than 1000 words and clearly marked as “Expression of interest for the consultancy to develop the CTCA Human Resource Development Strategy” in soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours EAT on the April 14, 2020.

Interested applicants should submit a CV with contacts of 3 professional referees and a copy of all relevant academic documents to eoi[at]

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors



URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.


  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at] and copy to wilber.naigambi[at] no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University



An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University


Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links



Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.


  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3.
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3.

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