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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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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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