It was Thursday 21st September at 8.20 am, at the of Office of Dean, School of Public Health that Prof. William Bazeyo handed the Deanship baton to Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze.

He expressed his appreciation and thanked all the staff he had been working with in his 8 years of deanship and he mentioned that he was sure it had been a good run and that it was his prayer that the run would continue. He pledged his continued support & availability to the School.

In his 34 page report, he detailed information on the following; School Vision, core responsibilities, School leadership, School committees, Transport, staffing, Academic, and Finance, School SACCO, Challenges & recommendations and many other aspects.

He noted that the strength of the FMU was largely because they were well trained and the school had invested heavily in building capacity for the FMU. He thanked the team he has been working given the financial status of the school was poor at the beginning (when he became Dean) and it improved standing at more than 3.3 Billion cash (1.3 billion and 2.08 billion for development fund together making it 3.3 billion) excluding project funds.

He moved to thank the College Human Resource Manager who attended the function as well for supporting the School as well as the College at large in getting members staff appointments & promotions in the University system.

He mentioned that during his tenure, four new programs had been approved and introduced, student numbers had steadily increased, a total of 806 students had graduated and most remarkably 24 staff members had been awarded PhDs in the same period.

He thanked and praised the 12 member staff at School Finance Management Unit for good work done. He expressed his appreciation to the FMU Manager Elizabeth Nambi for her leadership skills and highlighted that the work of the unit made the school to shine with hardly any queries from any funder or research team. He encouraged the team to organize themselves to get ready to offer their technical expertise to other Units in the University when they are called upon- he noted he may be the one to request FMU staff to train other Units in other Colleges. He noted that the FMU had grown to become a “one stop” Center/Unit for both students and faculty. He said there was enough evidence for the track record for the FMU among many handing lots of money approximately $26 million per year.

The Acting College Principal Dr. Rose Nabirye Chalo in her remarks, thanked Professor Bazeyo for a very detailed handover, and said she had never seen such handover from any Dean and commended the good practice. She went ahead to congratulate him to his new office. She also took the opportunity to welcome the new Dean and mentioned that like Professor Bazeyo had been supportive to the entire College in many ways that she (the Dean elect) was expected to uphold the School tradition of looking to offering a hand whenever it was needed at the CHS. She thanked Prof Bazeyo having a “big heart” that never discriminated anyone and his ever eagerness to support the College and his spirit of teamwork. She requested him to keep the CHS close to his heart that after all that was his home.

In her remarks, the incoming Dean Professor Rhoda Wanyenze thanked the outgoing Dean for the overwhelmingly detailed handover report and the humility with which he did it and presented it to the team that included the University Acting Chief Internal Auditor, Mr. Benson Barigye, acting Principal CHS, HR Manager CHS, the Deputy Dean Professor Christopher Orach, Chairs of Departments that included Prof Nazarious Mbona and Suzzane Kiwanuka who represented Chair of HPPM.

She noted the Professor Bazeyo had mentored many people including herself at SPH and appreciated him for being vigilant in identifying and attracting the best persons to join the School both in projects and University service a thing that she believed was a result for the love he had and wish to see the school grow and shine. This capability was noted as one of his strength in his leadership. She also mentioned that because of his good leadership, the School was a big force not only in the University, but nationally and internationally and she pledged to maintain this glory. She pledged to work together with the rest of the team to cultivate the next generation of leaders. She once again thanked the outgoing Dean Professor William Bazeyo for the good culture of handover and documentation and she pledged to continue seeking for advice and his wisdom on several issues. She concluded by mentioning that she was ready to work with her colleagues at the School.

The Director of Internal Audit took the opportunity to thank Professor Bazeyo for the elaborate and detailed handover. He reminded members that handover was a key responsibility of any civil servant but to his surprise, there seemed to be no standard handover format or template. He continued that he was happy that Professor Bazeyo was appointed acting Deputy vice chancellor F&A and that he was hopeful that he would handle the office successfully. He highly commended the handover report from Professor Bazeyo as the best handover report he had seen in his entire time at Makerere University having attended several handover occasions before and that he would easily pass it as the best among very many. “This is a very detailed handover report, I have read and I can see every small and big thing at SPH highlighted, Prof Bazeyo thank you for showing the example” he said. The Chief Auditor went on to congratulate Professor Rhoda Wanyenze for the appointment and that as per her pledge we have to make the School greater than it is now. He commended the School for the spirit of team work and that this should be cultivated through the University. He thanked the Acting Principal for the good culture that the CHS displays all the time.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on Friday 15th September 2017 handed over office as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) to Prof. William Bazeyo our outgoing Dean.

According to the Chairperson of Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Prof. William Bazeyo with a track record in resource mobilization and frugal financial management will serve in this capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A).

The handover ceremony took place in the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) and was presided over by Mr. Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, Chairman Appointments Board who represented the Chairperson of the University Council, Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem.

In his hand over remarks, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe congratulated Prof. William Bazeyo upon being appointed the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) effective 1st September 2017 and wished him a successful tenure.

Prof. Nawangwe commended the University Council for quickly identifying a suitable person to replace him adding that the office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (F&A) is a busy one.

Like Prof. William Bazeyo, Dean MakSPH and RAN Chief of Party has always put it both in writing and speech, ‘Be a Contribution’, the afternoon of Wednesday August 30, 2017 saw him, share the State of Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) presentation with students, faculty, non-teaching staff and the general public. Prof. Bazeyo’s diligent service during his term as the Dean was witnessed in the big number of people who filled the Davies Lecture Theatre in Makerere University College of Health Sciences and patiently listened to and engaged with Prof. Bazeyo for over 3 hours! ‘Look at how my people are standing at the back of this lecture Theatre, they do not have where to sit but also, we all can not fit in this theatre and thus the need for all of us to support the project-constructing a bigger home for MakSPH. Mobilization work is progressing on well and we thank all of you for the support thus far. Please continue supporting us and also share the message widely so that we solicit as much support as possible to put up a befitting home for MakSPH’ noted Prof. Bazeyo.

Scope of Work for the Recruitment

Background to CBS:

Over the last 30 years of the HIV epidemic, Ministry of Health has relied on several HIV surveillance methods to monitor the HIV trend in the country. These methods provide aggregate data and thus the ministry has not been able to monitor clients’ linkage to HIV Care, individual progress of sentinel events of clients in HIV care cascade, and accurately estimate the incidence and prevalence. Furthermore, these methods are prone to multiple reporting of clients. READ MORE

Tominimisetheselimitations,WorldHealthOrganization(WHO)recommended HIV case reporting in 2006 for adults and children in countries with generalised epidemics which involves longitudinally tracking each individual HIV positive client capturing their sentinel events in the HIV care cascade.

WHO is supporting Ministry of Health through the Makerere University School of Public Health Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Support (METS) program to conduct overall national readiness assessment for HIV Case Based Surveillance as well as developing national guidelines. In line with this support, METS is is seeking a consultant to (i) Conduct a CBS readiness assessment for the country to implement HIV Case Based Surveillance and (ii) Develop National Implementation Guidelines for HIV case Based Surveillance.

The readiness assessment will address the following objectives:-

  1. i)  Assess the health system infrastructure available for implementation of HIV Case Based Surveillance, including electricity, internet connectivity, andhuman resource capacities available at health facilities.
  2. ii)  Review current health policies, the policy environment, and processesrelevant to policy formulation for HIV Case Based Surveillance.
  3. iii)  Inform a communication strategy and materials for different audiences to support the positive environment and positive individual attitudes to the use of finger print technology as unique identifier in HIV Case BasedSurveillance.
  4. iv)  Develop an advocacy strategy to achieve awareness and support for theimplementation of HIV Case Based Surveillance

The guidelines will provide a standardised and simplified guide for the implementation of HIV Case Based Surveillance in the Country.

Approach and tasks:

The various approaches that will be utilized and tasks to be completed in the HIV Case based Surveillance readiness assessment and guidelines development include:
1. A comprehensive desk review of pertinent documents.

2. Designing or adopting a data collection tool detailing all the essential elements for HIV Case based surveillance readiness assessment.

3. Collection and analysis of data on the strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats from the facility, district, and ministry level to guide implementation of HIV Case Based surveillance in Uganda.

4. Recommendations for the implementation of HIV Case based Surveillance at National, district and facility level

5. Developing the national HIV Case Based Surveillance guidelines to support the implementation

Field work:

The assignment will include visits to selected health facilities, districts in

different regions of the country and ministry of health to collect data in accordance with the requirements stipulated in the HIV CBS Readiness assessment and guidelines development work plan. This activity is expected to be no longer than two weeks in duration.

Competencies required:

The Consultant should have an advanced degree (Master or PhD) in Public health, Epidemiology or other related disciplines and substantial experience in the following: TechnicalknowledgeoffamiliaritywithHIVprogramminginthehealthsector

with a minimum of 10 years in Uganda or a similar environment
 Extensive understanding of HIV epidemiology and surveillance in Uganda  Excellent research skills both quantitative and qualitative
 Excellent understanding of Health management and information systems

of Uganda
 A proven record of doing similar work in the past 5 years

Roles and Responsibilities:

The consultant will report to the National CBS technical working group comprising of WHO, Ministry of Health and METS.
The Consultant will work very closely with METS to complete this assignment. Any materials/documents required before embarking on the assignment will be the responsibility of the consultant.

Duration of the Consultancy:

This consultancy will run for 1 month and is expected to start on 18th September 2017

Overall expected outputs:

1. Consultancy proposal and work plan
2. First draft of the readiness assessment report
3. First draft of the guidelines
4. Content validation meeting aimed at refining the draft document based on

inputs from the METS team and the National CBS technical working group. 5. Final CBS readiness assessment report
6. Final National HIV Case Based surveillance implementation guidelines.

Application process:

Interested firms and individuals are invited to apply by submitting the following application documents by 16th June 2017
i. Technical and financial proposal.
ii. Capability statement- detailing experience in conducting similar assignments,

along with supporting documents such as CVs and names of referees. iii. Detailed work plan.
iv. Detailed Budget proposal.

Interested firms/individuals should submit the above-mentioned documents as hard copies. The package should be labelled “Proposal to Develop National HIV Case Based Surveillance Implementation Guidelines for METS program” and delivered to the address below

Office of the Dean,
Makerere University School of Public health, New Mulago Hill Road, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala.

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