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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Training Coordinator (1)

Date of Validity

Vacancy Details

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a leadership and management training program for senior and middle level managers. It is implementing the training in collaboration with schools of Public Health in 5 other high burden Malaria countries (Tanzania, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and Burkina Faso). The aim is to equip these managers with skills to spearhead national Malaria elimination efforts. The program is led by Makerere University School of Public Health and the University of Kinshasa leads the effort in implementation in the French speaking countries. We work with Ministries of Health (from which majority of trainees come) in each of the participating countries as well as partners supporting malaria control efforts. A suitable candidate is being sought to fill the position of Training Coordinator at Makerere University School of Public Health to oversee the implementation in the six countries.

  1. Position: Training Coordinator (1)

Summary of responsibilities

  1. Coordinate overall programme implementation across six participating countries and universities to ensure that implementation occurs on time and within budget and that the information feeds into internal and external learning
  2. Provide technical and management support to the implementation in Uganda
  3. Support the drafting, editing, and formatting of course materials, course descriptions, documents, and reports
  4. Create and maintain course schedules and calendars for multiple contracts and course offerings
  5. Support the recruitment of trainees and their full participation throughout the training program
  6. Coordinate the recruitment and continued engagement of facilitators for the Programme ensuring that facilitators are available and training materials are available and accessible to trainees
  7. Together with the IT support person oversee the online delivery of the training and support to participants accessing materials online.
  8. Participate in Consortium meetings to review the progress of activities, analyze and respond to the strategic and operational needs of the program and any other needs
  9. Be the key point of contact for coordinating national activities of the network
  10. Support the Country coordinators of the six countries to monitor and review their budgets on a regular basis and work with them to institute corrective measures for any anomalies that may arise
  11. Be responsible for developing consolidated progress and quarterly narrative reports in accordance with arrangements specified by the Gates Foundation
  12. Work with the finance and the programme lead to ensure financial reports are submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Gates Foundation
  13. Lead the development of any additional programme documentation that may be requested
  14. Provide technical input to the design of advocacy materials and technical briefs
  15. Work with the country team to prepare and implement a stakeholder engagement plan in order to create a close working relationship with the Ministry of Health, and other relevant stakeholders in each participating country
  16. Work with the Country coordinators to determine technical support needs to implement the Programme in their countries effectively and with high quality and liaise with them to obtain the technical support
  17. Monitor the performance of the programme and see that the work is of high technical quality
  18. Provide regular and timely updates to the Program Lead and the Francophone Coordinator in DRC
  19. Engage fully as a member of the MakSPH staff team, including participation in staff meetings and other events, and provide administrative support to other country team members as needed
  20. Participate in teaching health systems, leadership and management in the department of HPPM
  21. Work with the Program Lead to institutionalize training in leadership and management.
  22. Carry out any other activity related to the project given by the supervisor

Position Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in public health or related specialty with a bias to health systems leadership and management
  • Experience of coordinating local or international leadership training and capacity building projects
  • Experience in drawing plans, monitoring implementation, generating lessons learnt and evaluating program performance
  • Experience of working closely with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in relation to malaria control policy and practice
  • Exceptional problem solving, planning, and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize, and follow through on multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills
  • Good verbal and written French language skills is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven capacity to take initiative and willingness to learn new skills as needed
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels and multi-cultural teams
  • Experience in delivering online and face-to-face training, coaching and mentoring participants

Reporting Relations:

Reports to the Program Lead of the African Leadership and Management Training for Impact in Malaria Eradication (ALAMIME) Project.

How to apply:

Interested persons should email their applications with current CV, along with an application letter, copies of educational transcripts and any other certificates AS ONE PDF FILE to indicating TRAINING COORDINATOR in the email reference.

The applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health.

Deadline for submission is 21st October 2022 at 5:00pm.

Please provide a reliable day time phone contact.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing is not allowed.



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