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IDI Job Advert: M&E Specialist (2)



General Summary

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Knowledge Management Specialist to join our Global Health Security Program. The incumbent will provide strategic leadership to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section, support scientific writing, foster knowledge management, and contribute to project planning and reporting to funders. The ideal candidate will possess strong managerial skills and a demonstrated track record of success in M&E, scientific writing, and strategic planning within the context of global health security.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  1. Design and implement robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the project performance, effectiveness, and impact of program activities.
  2. Lead the development and implementation of data collection tools, systems, and processes to ensure quality and timely data collection.
  3. Conduct regular data analysis and interpretation to inform programmatic decision-making and program delivery.
  4. Integrate M&E considerations into project planning, implementation, and reporting processes.
  5. Liaise with funders and stakeholders to ensure alignment of M&E activities with donor requirements and expectations.

Knowledge Management:

  1. Facilitate knowledge management initiatives to capture, synthesize, and disseminate lessons learned, best practices, and innovations across the GHS program.
  2. Support scientific writing efforts, including the preparation of manuscripts, technical reports, and other knowledge products for publication.
  3. Develop and maintain repositories of programmatic data, research findings, and evidence-based practices.
  4. Promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the GHS program through knowledge-sharing platforms and activities.


  1. Contribute to the development of business pipelines by providing technical inputs, evidence generation, and strategic insights.
  2. Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Monitoring and Evaluation section of the Global Health Security Program.
  3. Mentor and build the capacity of staff members within the M&E section and across the GHS program.

Collaborate closely with program teams to ensure alignment of M&E activities with programmatic objectives and priorities.

Represent the program in external forums, conferences, and working groups related to monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  1. A Master’s degree or higher in Public health, Epidemiology, Health informatics, Statistics, or a related field from an internationally accredited university. PhD will be an added advantage. Candidates from non-numerical disciplines should demonstrate strong experience in monitoring and Evaluation.
  2. Minimum of 7 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management, preferably in the context of global health security or infectious disease programs and donor-funded projects.
  3. Proven track record of designing and implementing M&E frameworks, including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and analysis.
  4. Strong proficiency in scientific writing, with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality manuscripts, reports, and technical documents.
  5. Experience in strategic planning, project management, and business development within the international development sector.
  6. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
  7. Proficiency in relevant software and tools for data management, analysis, and visualization (e.g., DHIS2, REDCap, STATA/R, Tableau).
  8. Willingness to travel domestically (to the field), as needed.

More Details

Job Code: MEX001
No of Position: 2
Station: IDI MKC
Classification: Full-time
Duration: 12 Months
Reports to: Deputy HoD
Posted Date: 2024-05-13 18:53:19.000
Closing Date: 2024-06-07 23:59:00.000

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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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