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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Call for applications for the Third Cohort of the African Leadership and Management training for Impact in Malaria Eradication (ALAMIME)

Date of Validity

Vacancy Details

Background 

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with schools of Public Health in eight other high burden Malaria countries (Tanzania, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Togo and Benin) is implementing the African Leadership and Management training for impact in Malaria Eradication (ALAMIME) program. The program is soliciting applications for the third cohort for the training. 

Program Aim 

The program aims to train people working in the malaria program in the respective countries at national and sub-national level to increase their analytical and problem-solving skills, leadership abilities and implementation of evidence-based policies and approaches that adapt to the changing malaria landscape to support the transition from malaria control to elimination.  Alongside individual capacity building, the program aims to establish fora within the respective Ministries of Health that will bring together stakeholders supporting malaria eradication as well as alumni of the ALAMIME program to drive Malaria eradication efforts in the country. 
 

Programme outlay

The training will cover 180 hours and consists of one or two online courses, two or three face-to-face modules and the practicum. 

Module 1: Introduction to leadership and management and data use for malaria elimination

Module 2: Leading and managing programs

Module 3: The science and art of malaria elimination

Module 4: Data use and evidence for decision making

Practicum: Analysis of malaria program data and generating counter measures  

The training will take place at the Schools of Public Health of the ALAMIME consortium Universities in the respective countries. Modules 1 to 4 will each be 40 hours long and will be undertaken in one week. Participants will have in-class assessments. The Practicum will be equivalent to 20 hours. Each participant will generate a case study of an intervention where one would have conducted a malaria control or eradication activity, conduct a training on one of the malaria eradication topics at their places of work and write a report on the analysis of malaria data with expected interventions that are informed by the data analyzed.

Successful participants will be awarded by the ALAMIME consortium a Certificate in Leadership Management and Governance for Malaria Eradication         

Eligibility criteria: 

Applicants should be officers working in a malaria control program at National or Sub-National (local government) level in the nine consortium member countries (Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Togo and Benin).

Funding for the Training: 

Participants will not be required to pay any fees. The training tuition fee, accommodation and transport fees are sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
 

Application procedure: 


Interested applicants should complete the application form and attach the required documents (SINGLE PDF document consisting of a motivation letter (1 page only), a CV (a maximum of 4 pages only as per the provided sample), and a reference letter from their current employers) via the link: https://forms.gle/AgyCZ8PBHenmcLBh6 
 

Important dates

Date of opening the call: Monday, 22nd January 2024

Deadline for applications: Friday, 9th February 2024

Successful candidates will be informed by Thursday, 29th February 2024

 Course dates

Module one – 15th to 19th April 2024 (Online) 

Module two – 20th to 24th May 2024 (Physical classes for a week) 

Module three – 24th to 28th June 2024 (Online) 

Module four – 19th to 23rd August 2024 (Physical classes for a week)

ALAMIME is an equal opportunity program, therefore the selection process will emphasize an equal opportunity approach to secure the representation of women into the program.

For more information, please contact:

Uganda

 Dr Violet Gwokyalya   

Director Anglophone Hub  

Phone :  +256 772 308 902    

Email : vgwokyalya@musph.ac.ug

Tanzania                 

William Nelson

Country Coordinator

Phone: +255 717 038 512

Email: willykitwi@yahoo.com

Sierra Leone

Dr Abdul K Mbawah

Country Coordinator

Phone: +23276244040/30432228 

Email: mbawahahak@gmail.com

 

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