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5 Public Health Fellowship Program Job at Ministry of Health (MOH) - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Category: Health/ Medicine
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  15 July 2020
Duty Station: Uganda
Posted: 19-06-2020
Job Status
No of Jobs: 5
Start Publishing: 19-06-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-06-2065
Job Description

Vacancy title:
5 Public Health Fellowship Program

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Healthcare ]

Jobs at:

Ministry of Health (MOH)

Deadline of this Job:
15 July 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

  Public Health Fellowship Program
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S CDC) is implementing the Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health leadership for Uganda. The goal of this program is to develop a competent workforce by learning-through-service and responding to real public health problems of Uganda.
The PHFP is offered in five tracks, namely:
• Field Epidemiology Track (FET);
• Laboratory Systems Track;
• Health Informatics Track;
• Health Economics (Prevention Effectiveness) Track, and
• Monitoring and Evaluation Track.
Currently, only the Field Epidemiology Track is operational.
The FET is a 2-year training-through service program in applied epidemiology and public health leadership. Fellows develop competencies by providing valuable public health services to the Ministry of Health and District Health Teams; 80% of the fellows' time will be spent on field projects with supervision and mentorship provided by Moh, U.S. CDC and MakSPH, with an anticipated 20% spent in interactive didactic training. Competency domains include field epidemiology (Public health surveillance, outbreak investigation, and applied epidemiologic investigation), scientific and nonscientific communication, public health programming, and management and leadership.
Fellows will prove development of these competencies by completing a portfolio of projects, in each of these domains. Fellows will serve in priority technical units of the Ministry of Health, regional or district health agencies to complete this portfolio under the supervision and mentorship of national and international subject-area experts.
Number of Fellowships on offer: In 2021, the program will offer ten (10) Fellowships in the Field Epidemiology Track.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Required Academic Qualifications:
• Successful applicants should have a Master's degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Wildlife, and any other health-related disciplines.
• Applicants should have 3-7 years of work experience in any health-related field including human health, environmental health veterinary health, wildlife, etc.
• Applicants working in hard-to-reach areas and those working within the Public Service will have an added advantage. Successful applicants working within the Public Service will be required to provide letter releasing them for 2 years to pursue the Fellowship prior to enrolment

Job Education: Not Specified

Job Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
  Interested applicants should visit the Public Health Fellowship Program website at  for a detailed description of the program.
How to Apply:
Please visit  and create an account, log in and apply no later than Wednesday, July 15, 2020
For more information: Please contact: Steven N Kabwama, telephone: 04 14 533 958, email:

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