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IDI Job Advert: Project Administrative Assistant (1)



General Summary

Terms of Reference The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening. IDI in partnership with Epicenter, France and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) obtained funds from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to develop capacity of the Research Ethics Committees (RECs), researchers, clinical trial monitors, administrators from RECs, and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in emerging and complex study designs, clinical trial monitoring and, Personal Effectiveness and Leadership skills across the six East African Countries;-Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan. In order to successfully, implement this, IDI is looking for a competent and experienced individual to fill the position below:

  • Job Title: Project Administrative Assistant
  • Vacancy Code: SCALE-IT
  • Classification: Fixed Term Fulltime
  • Reporting: Project Officer
  • Summary: The Project Administrative Assistant will be based at the Department of Internal Medicine, of Makerere University to coordinate all research functions and develop capacity for Scientific Review of research proposals in line with National guidelines for Research Ethics Committees (RECs), and keeping a close work relationship with the National Drug Authority (NDA), for purposes of developing capacity for clinical trial monitoring. The role requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate research functions and develop capacity for Scientific Review of research proposals in line with National guidelines for Research Ethics Committees (RECs),
  • Work closely with the National Drug Authority, for purposes of developing capacity for clinical trial monitoring
  • Organize and facilitate project working group meetings and training sessions including writing minutes and report writing.
  • Prepare and maintain program reports and summaries.
  • Coordinate project-related training, networking events, and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Assist in development of stakeholder surveys, and trainee surveys.
  • Support with protocol and manuscript writing.
  • Maintain and organize project documents.
  • Manage logistical aspects of training sessions.
  • Support other research office activities as requested

Person Specification

  • Good understanding of research regulatory procedures
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in a research environment
  • Good organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good presentations skills including MS, Excel and power point
  • Demonstrated self-initiative and management skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and teams
  • Willing to learn and complete tasks in time

More details

Job Code: PAA001
No of Positions: 1
Station: Department of Internal Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Classification: Full-time
Duration: 2 Years
Posted Date: 2024-03-12 08:01:02.000
Closing Date: 2024-04-09 23:59:00.000

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



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.


  • 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 or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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