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Request for Expression of Interest: CTCA Consultancy-Train Board in Corporate Governance



Project Title: Enhancing Tobacco Control Sustainability in Africa

Expression of interest No: CTCA/EOI/2021/015

  1. Introduction:

Established in 2011, the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa was established by the World Health Organization and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. CTCA envisions a tobacco free Africa. The mission of the Centre is to enhance African governments’ capacity to formulate and implement Tobacco Control programs through partnerships and cooperation. The Centre is currently an autonomous unit 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 has just formed the Board of Directors that have overall responsibility of overseeing management’s implementation of the Centre’s strategic objectives, governance framework and corporate culture. Governance issues is one challenge faced by corporate executives today particularly in agencies like CTCA with cross cultural, cross geopolitical spheres, increased burden of disease, resource limitation with continuing narrowing fiscal space and in the face of tobacco industry interference.

The Centre through its capacity development initiative is therefore seeking for a consultant to
train its Board members in Corporate Governance. The proposed training aims at providing the knowledge and skills needed by the Board of Directors to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Centre in tobacco control space.

Specifically, the training should:

  • Enhance the Directors’ knowledge, skills and competencies of Corporate Governance
  • Highlight the role of the Board of Directors within the CTCA governance structure
  • Enhance the Board’s ability in strategic positioning of CTCA

    3. Scope of the assignment

The consultant will be required to:

  • Prepare training papers and illustration materials to cover leadership and governance in the following areas but not limited to;
    • transformative and effective leadership
    • Leadership and strategic values for ethical and moral leadership
    • Leadership skill and competencies for network building, management, and quality improvement, resource mobilization
    • Enhancing trust, social capital, stakeholder and community mobilization and effective participation
    • Organizational management and leadership to promote HR management Financial Resources management and accountability
    • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Administer the training to participants;
  • Prepare a training report that assesses the implementation of the activity. The report
    should highlight the Consultant’s and participants overall perspective of the
    activity, limitations of the training, strengths and weaknesses, and
    recommendations for improving similar training sessions in the future;

    4.Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of an advanced degree in Organisational Psychology, International Development, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in organizational development
  • A thorough knowledge of the Corporate Governance regulations and should be a recognized authority in the field.
  • A track record of delivering similar courses to participants
  • Language: Excellent command in English or French
  1. Command of English or French
  2. Sensitivity to different cultures, skills set, language and political affiliations

    5. Expected Key Deliverables

The Consultant will be expected to deliver on the following.

  • Concept note on proposed training to include training components, agenda
  • Training evaluation
  • Training report

    6. Duration and timing of the Training

It is intended that the training course will be organized and completed in December 2021
and will take two days from 13th to 14th.

7.  Selection of best candidate

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

8.How to apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates may apply for the Consultancy by:

Submitting a motivation letter of not more than 1000 words and clearly marked as “Expression of interest to train the CTCA Board of Directorsin soft copies at the address below not later than 17:00 hours EAT on December 5, 2021

  1. In addition to the requirement in (a), interested applicants should submit:
  2. a detailed CV with previous work done related to the assignment
  3. a copy of all relevant academic documents.
  • Applications may be sent to:

Email:   eoi[at]


Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi Appointed Acting DVC Academic Affairs



Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The Academic Registrar, Professor Buyinza Mukadasi has been appointed Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Makerere University, for a period of six (6) months effective 11th July 2024 to 10th January 2025 or until a substantive First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is appointed whichever comes earlier.

He is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and served as the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University from 2014 to October 2022. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Economics from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.

As Director DRGT he was charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university. Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University.  Buyinza grew though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University.  He has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics.  He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013). He was the Institutional Focal person (2010-2022) and Chair of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2014 – 2018.

Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 150 papers in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.

Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. He has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.

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



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: //
  • 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

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25



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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