School of Public health (MakSPH) partnering with Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics Training (SSACAB) is running a programme to promote Biostatistics in Uganda. This is enabled with grant support from the DELTAS Wellcome Trust. The programme is housed under the department of epidemiology and biostatistics. The programme is involved in internship training, support for; Biostatistics focused courses, policy support and development of a Master’s degree programme.

The grant invites interested candidates to fill the position of assistant coordinator to run the activities. The successful person, who will be hired on contract basis, must possess the following qualifications:

1. Job title: Assistant coordinator (1position)

Job description:

Make an agenda and Call meetings in collaboration Program management.

Prepare and present ground work for the meetings. These include draft documents.

Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports for the grant. Monthly reports are for internal consumption while quarterly reports are needed by the Grant Management in South Africa. 

Follow-up on assignment of each staff on the curriculum development.

Participate in teaching, grading of progressive assessments and exams, research and community service as expected of the University academic staff.

Attend monthly meetings and other activities of the department as requested by the chair of the department.

Qualification & required skills

A Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Medical Statistics is preferred.

At least 2 years of relevant coordination experience on health research projects.

Practical experience in report writing and with statistical analysis and data management packages (STATA, R-Programing, SAS, CSPro, EpiData).

Experience in academic curriculum development.

Experience in teaching Biostatistics and supervision of students’ research projects.

Membership of a Professional Statistical organisation is an added advantage.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Screening process: Candidates are expected to go through rigorous recruitment processes based on document review and interview as appropriate. 

Duration and condition of Employment: 1 year.  

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter specifying position being applied for, Cover letter, CV and credentials (Degree, Transcript, other relevant documents). These should be addressed/submitted to The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.

NB: Please not only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10th May 2017   4pm (1600Hrs) 

The school of Public health (MakSPH) and the college of computing and information sciences (COCIS) are running a Masters in health informatics (MHI) program and it’s at end of its first year. The program is housed under the department of epidemiology and biostatistics. In the next 6 months the program is involved in field supervision of internship and development of short courses which strains the existing management capacity and for this reason the department is looking for a suitable person to fill the position of assistant coordinator MHI program. The successful person, who will be hired on contract basis, must have the following qualifications:

Job title: Field Assistant coordinator, MHI program (1 position)

Job description

Liase with Director and department programs manager in the coordination and 

planning of the program activities to ensure smooth running of the program

Coordinate and supervise students during internship placement and make a report to the program coordinator.

Take lead in the development and coordination of a short course in health informatics at the school of public health

Proactively contribute to strengthening the health informatics program through seeking local and international collaboration.

Expose students to any available opportunities or resources e.g. literature, workshops, seminars etc. that could enhance their learning and development of skills.

Play a supportive role to the health informatics students during their internship and research.

Participate in grant proposal writing in response to any call for proposal in line with health informatics projects. 

Write monthly updates on the program

Participate in the day to day activities of the MHI program where applicable

 Any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department

Qualification & required skills

BSc in Information Technology/Computer Science, Masters in Information Technology/Computer Science/Health Informatics/ Public Health or any related field.

Holds a PhD (Health Informatics) or about to complete with proven evidence.

Additional qualification or training in any field of health informatics an added advantage

Experience in health informatics research with at least one(1) publication in a reputable journal

At least 3 years of experience teaching and supervising students on a health informatics program

Experience with field supervision of students, especially those on health informatics program

Proven experience in developing course curriculum in the health informatics field

Hand-on experience working with any national health management information system (DHIS2, OpenMRS etc.) is an added advantage.

Excellent leadership and communication skills, and fluency in English

Screening process: Candidates are expected to go through rigorous recruitment processes based on document review and interview as appropriate. 

Duration and condition of Employment: 6 months.  

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter specifying position being applied for, Cover letter, CV and credentials (Degree, Transcript, other relevant documents). These should be addressed/submitted to The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, and Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.

NB: Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: Wednesday 10th May 2017   4pm (1600Hrs) 

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is working with Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) to evaluate the effectiveness of Fertility Awareness for Community Transformation (FACT) project in Karamoja area. In the area, FACT project has initiated an intervention dubbed Emorikinos Daadang Etogogogitoth Alatanakithi Ngidwe(EDEAN). For the proof of concept, MakSPH conducted a baseline survey in July 2016 and has just concluded endline data collection. The next phase of the work involves work on double checking information in the field, final report, dissemination and manuscript writing. For this extended work the school is looking for suitable candidate to fill the position of study coordinator for the EDEAN research project. The successful person will be hired on contract basis.

Job title: Study Coordinator, EDEAN Project

Job description

 Coordination of dissemination of evaluation findings

 Participate in the endterm report writing

 Support MakSPH academic activities through teaching and supervision of students

 Work closely with implementing partners and EDEAN research team members

 Respond to grants calls

 Communicate with partners effectively through pertinent modes of communication such as email and regular Skype calls as appropriate

 Carry out any other EDEAN project related tasks as allocated by the principal investigator

Qualifications and required skills

 Health related bachelor’s degree with a Masters of Public Health

 At least two years’ experience in coordination of project activities

 Teaching experience in institutions of higher learning

 Having supervised students for Research

 Female candidates are encouraged to apply

 Experience with report and manuscript writing

 Should have evidence of research publication

 Field experience in Karamoja region

The following information applies for the position

Screening process: Candidates are expected to go through rigorous recruitment processes based on document review and interview as appropriate.

Duration and condition of Employment: One year.

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter specifying position being applied for, Cover letter and CV. These should be addressed/submitted to The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.

NB: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

Application deadline: Wednesday 10th May 2017 4pm (1600Hrs)

The school of Public health (MakSPH) is running a DELTAS WELLCOME Trust Biostatistics training grant project. The project is housed under the department of epidemiology and biostatistics. The project is required to hire an intern to help in the execution of various activities of the project and must have the following qualifications:

Job title, Intern DELTAS WELLCOME Trust Biostatistics training grant project (1position)

Job description

Work with the DELTAS grant management in the execution of day-to-day activities such as Master of Applied Biostatistics curriculum development.

Assist in tutorial classes for Bachelor of Environmental Health Science degree students.

Participate in research carried out by the department.

Carry out any other duties as assigned by the DELTAS Wellcome Trust Country Programme Director.

Qualification & required skills

The ideal candidate for the DELTAS WELLCOME Trust Biostatistics training grant project internship job vacancy should preferably have 

A bachelor’s degree in statistics with either First class degree or 2nd Class Upper (CGPA 3.8 and above).

At least nine month experience in data management and data analysis of health related data 

Skills and competency in using at least 2 Statistical software  

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Attended hands-on short courses in areas of biostatistics and data management

The following information applies for all positions 

Screening process: Candidates are expected to go through rigorous recruitment processes based on document review and interview as appropriate. 

Duration and condition of Employment: 3 months.  

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit their applications with a cover letter specifying position being applied for, Cover letter, CV and credentials (Degree, Transcript, other relevant documents). These should be addressed/submitted to The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Mulago National Referral Hospital Complex.

NB: Please not only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: Wdnesday 10th May 2017   4pm (1600Hrs)  

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