Makerere University School of Public Health-Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program is a collaboration between Makerere University School of Public Health and the University of California San Francisco with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program has received funding and approval to conduct an Evaluation study titled; “Evaluation of the impact of the Uganda TB/HIV collaborative policy on TB Treatment Outcomes in Patients with TB/HIV Co-infection: An analysis of routine programmatic data and qualitative interviews on provider experiences”.  The study will be conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in all the 12 health regions in Uganda. The METS Program now invites applications for the following job position:


Job Position: Research Assistant, TB/HIV evaluation (60 positions)

Reports to: Survey Investigators


Job Summary: The research assistant will complete data collection tools and provide field reports for the evaluation study.


Key duties and responsibilities

§  To collect quantitative data on TB/HIV collaborative services in 12 health regions of Uganda.

§  To moderate and record Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and In-depth Interviews (IDIs)

§  To edit collected data to ensure accuracy, consistency and completeness of the data collected

§  To conduct preliminary translation and transcription of qualitative data (FGDs and IDIs)

§  To ensure safe custody, integrity and confidentiality of the collected data


Education Qualifications

§  Bachelor’s degree in humanities, public health, statistics, and any other related discipline or a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.

§  Training in research methods is an added advantage.


Experience and Exposure

§  Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.

§  Experience in translation and transcription of qualitative data (FGDs and IDIs)

§  Experience in compilation of field reports.


Specific Knowledge and skills

§  Knowledge on TB in general and TB/HIV co-infection in particular

§  Qualitative data transcription skills

§  Ethics related to data collection and management

§  Excellent Communication skills

§  Interpersonal relations

§  Team work

§  National legislations and policies relating to TB/HIV.


Duration of Job:

·         The whole exercise will take a period of 30 days including the 5day training.


Details of the job

·         The job will require full time deployment to the field for the duration stated; including weekends.


How to apply

A letter expressing interest and providing a brief education background, and research experience, personal research interests, names of two referees. Please attach your latest curriculum vitae.


Applications should be delivered to MaKSPH METS program addressed to the following Address:


The Principal Investigator


Plot20A, Kawalya Kagwa Close Kololo,

NB Indicate on the envelope: “TB/HIV Evaluation”



For more information you can contact

Ms. Sharon Katunguka

Human Resource and Administration Manager, MAKSPH/METS Program

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Deadline for receiving applications: 24th October 2017


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Friday 22nd September, the SPH had a privilege  of hosting 2 Irish Parliamentarians, the Head of cooperation at the Irish Embassy and an Administrator in the Irish Parliament. The MPs were Hon James Lawless and Hon Neale Richmond. The official of the Irish Embassy was Mr Frank Kirwan and an Administrator in the Irish Parliament was Mr Simon Murtagh. Their visit was coordinated by the IRISH AID funded NOURISH project which is a collaborative effort between Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and Ugandan Institutions-Makerere University, Infectious Disease Institute, Gulu University, JCRC. The country coordinating office is  in department of EPI-BIO, School of Public health. The visit was in response to a visit to the Irish Parliament in June by Prof Martina Hennessy the PI from Trinity College Dublin and Prof Nazarius M Tumwesigye one of the Co-PIs. The project, which  has both a PhD training and research component, is coming to an end and the investigators were sharing the achievements and a possible way forward with the visitors. It focuses on issues of food supplementation, food security in Karamoja and nutrition and health status of people living with HIV. The meeting was attended by the Ag Principal of the College of Health Sciences 

Dr Rose Chalo, Prof David Serwadda, Prof Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Dr Susan Kiwanuka, Dr Henry Wamani, Dr Andrew Kambugu of IDI(another Co-PI) and  several other staff of the school of Public Health and the PhD students on the program.  The Irish Parliamentarians appreciated the work done and advised the research team to push for translation of the knowledge into policy.

Abstracts from the 1st International Symposium on Community Health Workers that was organized by Makerere University School of Public Health (Uganda), Nottingham Trent University (UK) and the Ministry of Health (Uganda) have been published in the BMC Proceedings Journal. The full content of the supplement can be found at https://bmcproc.biomedcentral. com/articles/supplements/ volume-11-supplement-6.

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