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University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases UNITID Fellowship

Applications are invited for the following positions:

UNITID Fellowship Program-For Health Economics

The University of Nairobi (UoN) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) through the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an on-the-job training fellowship program for individuals interested in Health Economics.

This is a merit based program whose aim is to build capacity for leadership and management in public and private health sectors. Fellows will be selected based on their potential for commitment to health service provision in the public or private sectors.

Upon completion of the fellowship, they will receive certificate award of the University of Nairobi.

Selected fellows will undergo a 2-year full time non-degree competency based training program at the University of Nairobi and selected host institutions.

This will be an exciting opportunity for fellows to benefit from professional on-thejob enrichment through a taught component and attachments in public and public and private health related institutions in the country.

Fellows will further have the opportunity to undertake a funded project designed to improve the efficiency of the host organization. During the training, fellows will receive a reasonable stipend to meet their expense.

Selection criteria (Health Economics Track):

  • Masters degree in Economics, Health Economics or related field from a recognized university.
  • Familiarity with the Kenya health care system and HIV/AIDS programs will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in applying in health will be an added advantage.

The program is designed to meet the public demand for Health Economists.

On completion, fellows will be expected to have acquired knowledge and skills in:

  • Concepts and processes of health financing in health programs.
  • Cost-benefit analysis of health programs.
  • Analysis and application of current models in health sector planning and reform.
  • Health economic evaluations and decision making.
  • Health financing methods and models and their application to health care programs.
  • Macro and micro-economic indicators of the HIV and AIDS disease burden.

UNITID Fellowship Program- In Health Informatics

The University of Nairobi (UoN) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) through the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an on-the-job training fellowship program for individuals interested Health Informatics.

This is a merit based program whose aim is to build capacity for leadership and management in public and private health sectors.

Fellows will be selected based on their potential for commitment to health service provision in the public or private sectors. Upon completion of the fellowship, they will receive certificate award of the University of Nairobi.

Selected fellows will undergo a 2-year full time non-degree competency based training program at the University of Nairobi and selected host institutions. This will be an exciting opportunity for fellows to benefit from professional on-thejob enrichment through a taught component and attachments in public and public and private health related institutions in the country.

Fellows will further have the opportunity to undertake a funded project designed to improve the efficiency of the host organization. During the training, fellows will receive a reasonable stipend to meet their expense.

Selection criteria (Health Informatics Track):

  • Masters Degree in Informatics, Information Systems, and Computer Science.
  • Familiarity with the Kenya Health Care system and HIV/AIDS programs will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in applying Informatics in health will be an added advantage.

The program is designed to meet the public demand for Health Informatics. On completion, fellows will be expected to have acquired knowledge and skills in:

  • Integrated health information systems.
  • Health informatics tools for managing and processing health data.
  • Designing and developing health databases.
  • Innovative applications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) health.
  • Health information security issues and solutions.
  • Legal and ethical issues in development and use of health information systems.

UNITID Fellowship Program-HIV Program Management Track

The University of Nairobi (UoN) in collaboration with the University of Washington (UW) through the support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established an on-the-job training fellowship program for individuals interested in HIV Program Management.

This is a merit based program whose aim is to build capacity for leadership and management in public and private health sectors. Fellows will be selected based on their potential for commitment to health service provision in the public or private sectors.

Upon completion of the fellowship, they will receive certificate award of the University of Nairobi.

Selected fellows will undergo a 2-year full time non-degree competency based training program at the University of Nairobi and selected host institutions. This will be an exciting opportunity for fellows to benefit from professional on-thejob enrichment through a taught component and attachments in public and public and private health related institutions in the country.

Fellows will further have the opportunity to undertake a funded project designed to improve the efficiency of the host organization.

During the training, fellows will receive a reasonable stipend to meet their expense.

Selection criteria (HIV Program Management Track):

  • A Master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health or related Social Sciences from a recognized University.
  • Familiarity with the Kenya Health Care system and HIV/AIDS programs will be an added advantage.
  • Interest in program management in health will be an added advantage.

The program is designed to meet the public demand for Program Management. On completion, fellows will be expected to have acquired knowledge and skills in:

  • Integration of policies and goals from the international and national HIV/AIDS response into local programming.
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of innovative evidence-informed HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Development & implementation of supply chain management systems for essential commodities to support HIV programs.
  • Mobilization and management of resources for efficient HIV program development and management.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should forward seven (7) copies of their application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of certificates and CVs giving details of their qualifications, experience and research activities if any. They should in addition give names and address of three (3) academic referees and the current designations of the referees. They must request their referees to forward their reports directly to the Principal College of Health Sciences.
  • Applications and related documents should be forwarded and applicants should state their current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those designations supported by a copy of their letter of appointment to their current grades.
  • Successful candidates should be ready to be deployed to host institutions anywhere in Kenya.

Applications should be addressed to:

The principal, CHS
P.O. Box 30197-00100,
Nairobi

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: March 5, 2010

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