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Request for Expression of Interest: CTCA Consultancy-Translate Documents & Simultaneous Interpretation (English, French)



The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA), with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control.

The Centre which is currently in its funding phase III with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the African Capacity Building Foundation. It targets Africa countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Niger, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia. CTCA therefore operates in English and French to be able to coordinate various activities in its target countries.

CTCA is seeking Professional translation and simultaneous interpretation services for its documents and meetings/workshops from English to French and vice versa.

Objective of the Assignment

The objective of the assignment is to translate documents from French to English and vice versa and provide simultaneous interpretation services for meetings and workshops.


The contracted Consultant is required to:

  1. Execute accurate text translation and simultaneous voice interpretation from English to French and vice versa
  2. Ensure that the translation text is technically, linguistically and grammatically correct, error free and it should meet high quality standards and would not need further editing after completion of translation
  3. Reproducing the text clearly, accurately and in the style intended by the author
  4. Using specialist knowledge, technical terminology, legal meanings, scientific terms and consulting with experts to make sure the translation is accurate
  5. Matching the culture of the target audience
  6. Complete translation within stipulated deadlines in the work order

Required skills

  1. Ability to adapt to different styles and cultures
  2. Ability to understand the wider context and create meaning in the target language
  3. Excellent writing skills
  4. Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  5. Good IT skills particularly word processing

Qualification and Experience

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in languages
  2. Excellent oral and written command of French and English
  3. Experience in translation of legal and health related materials
  4. Experience in professional; translation. State examples of translations work carried out
  5. Language courses which specialise in linguistics or translation are an added advantage

Selection of best candidate

The best candidate will be selected on merit in accordance with the Selection Based on the Individual Qualifications and experience. A practical interview will be given.

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 Consultancy to translate documents and offer simultaneous interpretation in French and English” in soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours on the May 30, 2021.

a) In addition, interested applicants should submit:

i) an application letter,

ii) a CV with contacts of 3 professional referees, and

iii) a copy of all relevant academic documents in PDF.

b) Applications should be sent to:

Email: eoi[at]


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



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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



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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