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MakSPH-METS Positions: Surveillance Specialist and EMR Specialist

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The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program is a five-year (2020-2025) CDC-funded Cooperative Agreement. The MaKSPH-METS program emerged out of the growing recognition of the importance of evidence-based decision making for an AIDS Free Generation in Uganda. The overall purpose of the Program is to establish coordinated and effective national and district systems for the management of strategic information for a robust HIV response.

RECRUITMENT BY THE MAKSPH-METS PROGRAM: POSITION SUMMARIES

1. JOB TITLE: SURVEILLANCE SPECIALIST

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The incumbent will serve as the surveillance systems specialist and coordinator seconded to the CDC Uganda COVID-19 project team. The position is responsible for assisting the CDC Uganda and partners in the successful implementation of several routine surveillance, sentinel surveillance, and epidemiologic data projects. The incumbent serves as the primary liaison between the CDC Uganda team and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), other Government of Uganda (GOU) entities, and other governmental and non-governmental partners as stakeholders in these projects. The incumbent focuses on communication, project management and project oversight to ensure active collaboration between stakeholders across multiple surveillance projects based on an overarching integrated surveillance strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education: Masters (MPH, MSHP) degree or host country equivalent in Medicine, Public Health, Data Sciences, Nursing, Laboratory Sciences, Health Sciences or Epidemiology is required.

Prior Work Experience: The candidate should have at least 1 year of mid to senior level public health experience in a field directly related to public health surveillance, outbreak response, and/or field epidemiology is required.

Language Proficiency: (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level and specialization)
Level IV (fluent) English ability is required.

2. JOB TITLE: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE (EMR) SPECIALIST AND OUTBREAK COORDINATOR

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:

The incumbent will serve as the Global Health Security (GHS) Emergency Management and Response (EMR) Specialist and Outbreak Coordinator seconded to the CDC Uganda Global Health Security Team. The position is responsible for public health EMR activities, primarily infectious disease outbreaks, but also including natural, accidental and intentional disasters with public health implications. The incumbent serves as a key advisor to the CDC Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) Program Director on public health EMR activities in Uganda and in support of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). The incumbent serves as the primary liaison between CDC Uganda and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC), other Government of Uganda (GOU) entities, collaborating USG agencies (USAID, DOD, State Department), non-governmental organizations, and CDC headquarters. The incumbent participates in identifying and prioritizing EMR activities in order to strengthen national, regional and district level public health response capacity and maintain a highly functional PHEOC and incident command system in Uganda.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education: Masters (MPH, MSHP) degree or host country equivalent in Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Laboratory Sciences or Epidemiology is required.

Prior Work Experience: The candidate should have at least 1 year of mid to senior level public health experience in a field directly related to emergency management, outbreak response, and/or field epidemiology is required. Completion of a field epidemiology training program is strongly preferred.

Language Proficiency: (List both English and host country language(s) proficiency requirements by level and specialization)
Level IV (fluent) English ability is required.

APPLICATION PROCESS

i) Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit the following application documents and a motivation letter clearly highlighting the position being applied for and address this to;

The Dean,
Makerere University School of Public Health,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 7072,
Kampala, Uganda

ii) Application Documents

a) Motivational Letter
b) Resume with contacts of 3 professional referees
c) Copies of all relevant academic documents

iii) Soft copies of the applications should be submitted as one PDF file to the following email address mets[at]musph.ac.ug by 5:00pm on January 4, 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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