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

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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]ctc-africa.org

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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
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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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