Management Sciences for Health, - Uganda

Organization(s): Management Sciences for Health
Country/Region: Uganda
Contract Length: Full-time staff position
Apply by: 05 August 2009
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The Chief of Party, Uganda ("COP") will provide technical leadership and managerial oversight for the project involving HIV/AIDS & TB, and will ensure timely implementation and reporting of activities. The COP will liaise with other organizations in order to ensure coordination of this project with activities being undertaken by other partners. The COP will supervise all activities under the contract, and will have overall responsibility for the successful performance of the technical assistance team. S/he will provide strategic leadership and bear primary administrative responsibility for all administrative requirements to fulfill the performance objectives specified in this contract. S/he is the official representative of the contractor, and maintains communication between all relevant stakeholders.

1. Provide overall direction of all technical and administrative operations under the contract.

2. Function as the primary liaison between the USAID and other collaborating agencies on all administrative and financial matters related to the project.

3. Adapt, implement, and oversee an annual project planning cycle which formulates comprehensive annual contract work plans and budgets in accordance with the USAID annual planning cycle, and assures timely disbursement of funds. Ensure integration of technical strategies with each other and with the overall operational strategy of the project.

4. Ensure that all work planning is completed effectively with counterparts and partner organizations.

5. Oversee the adaptation and implementation of management systems with standard operating procedures to administer all activities funded by the contract. Arrange for and oversee local financial staff that will be responsible for disbursing all local costs under this project, monitoring and tracking expenditures, and preparing financial reports of project expenditures for submission to USAID.

6. Ensure the integration, consistency, and high quality of the direct and subcontracted work under the project. Supervise the work and assess the performance of all long-term and short-term advisors, consultants, and staff.

7. Manage and supervise the project staff in the identification of all of the project's technical assistance needs required to achieve the expected outputs of the contract; develop suitable scopes of work; recruit consultants; and execute technical assistance contracts. Supervisory responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting with supervisees on a regular basis to discuss issues, track work progress, provide guidance and support, and ensure consistent quality of work performed; conducting Performance Plan and Reviews; communicating, implementing and assuring adherence to MSH policies, guidelines and values; developing staff skills and knowledge; approving time sheets; and facilitating supervisee success whenever possible.

8. Together with the MSH/Cambridge Project Support Leader, maintain good working relationships with all partners and subcontractors to ensure that the project receives the full benefit from their specific areas of expertise.

9. Together with the Project Support Leader and the contracts and grants administration unit, supervise all institutional subcontracts executed under the prime contract.

10. Coordinate and identify with the project staff training needs and opportunities to support the project.

11. Other duties as required.

1. Minimum of a master's level education/ training or its equivalent in Public Health, Health Management, Public or Business Administration, or a related field.

2. Demonstrated success as the Chief of Party of a comparable multi-dimensional USAID project, managing professional and financial resources on a similar scale preferred.

3. At least 10 years' successful prior experience working with national and local governments on the development and/or implementation of complex health programs in the developing world preferred.

4. Experience with institutional strengthening of NGO administrative and financial systems, and oversight of grants programs.

5. Significant previous experience in the implementation of HIV/AIDS, TB, and ART/ARV programs in the field preferred.

6. Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner.

7. Familiarity with and understanding of USAID regulations and administrative procedures.

8. Familiarity with local government systems and procedures in the implementation of donor-assisted projects.

9. Proven ability to communicate well with, motivate, guide, and direct all levels of staff. Hands-on senior staff supervision experience required.

10. Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision.

11. Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experience, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.

12. Demonstrated ability to work well with senior colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, CAs, and donor organizations.

13. Commitment to working closely with MSH/Cambridge and partner organizations on a collaborative basis.

14. Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.

15. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

16. Fluency in English
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Nursing Grants (USA)

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Nursing Grants Program is designed to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients and their families. The Foundation added the Nursing Grant program to an already successful and innovative pediatric research grant program in 2007. Having awarded 100 medical research grants to over 40 institutions and universities throughout the United States, the Foundation felt it was important to invest in research enabling nurses to find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment.

There are three categories of applications that will be reviewed by our Nursing Advisory Board, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

Download the Nurse Researcher Grant Guidelines for details
Start an Application, which is due August 3, 2009

Mentored Nurse Researcher Grants
Chosen applicants will be awarded $10,000 per year, for two years. These awards are designed to support the efforts of beginning nurse researchers to accomplish small research projects with both mentor and institutional support. Examples of fundable projects might include collecting information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or applying research based evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution.

Intermediate Nurse Researcher Grants
Chosen applicants will be awarded $20,000 per year for two years. These awards are designed to financially support efforts of more experienced nurse researchers to accomplish research projects with the support and commitment of the institution where they practice. Such projects may collect information to answer a nursing question related to care of the child with cancer or may be designed to apply research evidence to improve pediatric cancer nursing practice at the institution. Awards may be used to supplement other support in a large project.

Independent Nurse Researcher Grants
Chosen applicants will be awarded $50,000 per year, for two years. This award is designed for an experienced nurse researcher. Demonstration of a career plan that shows commitment to pediatric cancer nursing is a critical component of a successful application. These applications are expected to be from experienced investigators who require seed money to investigate topics and issues related to the quality of nursing care and the quality of life for children with cancer. Awards may be used to supplement other support in a large project.

Please contact us directly with general questions about Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and our grant giving program.

Phone: 610-649-3034

Email: [email protected]


Open PhD Student Positions, at TU Darmstadt (Germany)

We currently have open PhD positions (fully funded) in the fields of Peer-to-Peer networking and Social Networking Services.

Open Positions: We currently have open PhD positions (fully funded) in the fields of Peer-to-Peer networking and Social Networking Services. Please feel free to contact me directly via email if you are interested!

The Peer to Peer Networking Group at TU Darmstadt (Germany) is currently offering fully funded

PhD student positions.
We are working on decentralized distributed systems (Peer to Peer, opportunistic-/ disruption tolerant networks) with a special focus on their robustness to failure and their resilience to denial of service attacks. The search for new application domains in which these concepts can help to improve services constantly drives us to tackle new fields and their problems with flexibility. Some current examples from our research comprise of cloud computing, emergency first response, as well as secure and privacy preserving online social networks, on which we are working at the moment. More information about us can be found at our website:

You have recently and very successfully received a degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field. You have strong practical and analytical skills and strong knowledge in networks, distributed systems, and/or network  security. Very good English skills are a prerequisite. Basic knowledge of the

German language will help in the day-to-day life but is not necessarily needed.

The positions are available and the candidates can start immediately.

Please send your application comprising of a motivational letter, your cv, certificates and references to:

Thorsten Strufe, Peer-to-Peer Networking Group, Hochschulstra├če 10, 64289 Darmstadt or by Email to: [email protected]

TU Darmstadt is an equal opportunities employer but aims at increasing the employment of women and especially encourages women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified.

More information at:

This is fun! Eternal moonwalk - A tribute to MJ

Here is a link to make your day:
Enjoy and Submit yours.

Research Assistant in Modern Social and Medical History, University of Cambridge

Department of History and Philosophy of Science
£23,449 - £27,183

Limit of tenure applies*
We seek to appoint a one-year* research assistant to work with Dr Simon Szreter in his investigation of the history of venereal diseases in Britain in relation to the fertility decline, 1860-1940. The post's primary activity will involve working in libraries and online, reading through a large amount of material published during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and compiling short reports on these texts to form a systematic select annotated bibliography. Most of the texts will be medical, social science and official publications. The successful candidate will also provide some assistance to Dr Szreter in related research activities. The post would suit a graduate in history or a related humanities or social science discipline with a good first degree, master's or doctorate, who has excellent independent researching and writing skills and an interest in modern social, medical and/or demographic history. The appointed person will have the opportunity to develop their own research through an assisted application for a follow-on project.

This project is a part of a 5-year Wellcome strategic award in the history of medicine on the theme 'Generation to Reproduction', which will run from 1 October 2009. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Szreter, Reader in History and Public Policy in the Faculty of History, and be based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Candidates should have:
- Achieved a B.A. (with at least a 2.i) and/or a higher degree in History or another relevant discipline;
- excellent independent researching skills;
- excellent written and spoken English.

The application should be submitted in hard copy only and consist of:
- An up-to-date CV.
- A short sample of written work (for instance, a course essay).
- The names of two referees, who should be asked to send references to the Administrator directly; references may be emailed to her at [email protected]. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that these arrive by the closing date. Referees should be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role.
- A 200-word personal statement of your reason for applying and interest in the project.
- The University's coversheet for employment, form PD18 [].

Applications should be sent to the Administrator, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH.

* Limit of tenure: 12 months

Closing date: 24 July 2009. Interview date: 1 September 2009.

Scholarships by Kingston University, for MSc Students of the Faculty of Engineering

In addition to MSc scholarships and bursaries awarded by Kingston University, the Faculty of Engineering has a number of scholarships available for Home/EU and International students.

Who can Apply?
Any student applying for a taught full-time postgraduate MSc course in the Faculty of Engineering with a confirmed offer of a place for the next academic intake (September or January).

Selection Process
Selection is by application only and applicants must:
  • Have a good academic record
  • Provide a statement of 500 words in support of your application.
  • Submitting an Application
In order to apply for a scholarship, you are required to fill in and submit a Scholarship Application Form:
Engineering Scholarship Application Form - International Students (PDF) 32k
Engineering Scholarship Application Form - Home/EU Students (PDF) 32k

The application must be typed and printed. We cannot consider incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline.

Application Deadlines

September 2009 Intake
31st July 2009 for Home/EU and International students.

January 2010 Intake
30th November 2009 for Home/EU and International students.

Post-Doc Fellowship in Bioinformatics/Neuronscience - Tainan, Taiwan

Employer: Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Deadline: September 30, 2009

Science jobs from Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University

Job description
Applications are invited for two post-doctoral fellow positions in Bioinformatics and neuron science in the National Cheng Kung University Medical College (NCKUMC),TAIWAN. Highly motivated individuals will join a growing team of molecular geneticists/biologists using state-of-the-art technology in the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics Center.

The appointments are full time research jobs and will work on studying transcriptome regulation in neuronal models. We are looking for individuals with a strong interest in understanding the genome-wide regulation for the maintenance of serotonin homeostasis in neurons. The successful candidates will have excellent communication and writing skills and excel at working collaboratively with the principal investigator and other staffs and students in a team environment.

Candidates are expected to have experiences in programming, database management and microarray/high throughput sequencing data analysis. Knowledge in molecular biology and statistics will be an advantage. Candidates for neuron science are expected to have knowledge in neuron and molecular biology, and experiences in primary cell culture. Familiarity in bioinformatics will be a plus. The candidates will be responsible for writing the results from this study as manuscripts in leading scientific journals.

To apply
Please send a curriculum vitae including list of publications, one page summary of research experience/expertise, and contact details of three professional referees (name with address, phone and fax number and e-mail) to:

Dr. Sunny Sun, Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University Medical College, 1 University Road, Tainan, Taiwan 70101.

Email: [email protected]

2010-2011 ACI Foundation Fellowships

Fellowships are offered to high-potential undergraduate and graduate students whose studies relate to concrete and are identified by ACI-Member Faculty. The Student Fellowship can have a nominal term of up to two academic years, renewed annually, and may extend through graduate study. Annual renewal will be subject to renomination and reapplication. These awards are granted based on the availability of contributions received.

Students: In order to receive an application and be considered for an ACI Foundation Fellowship, you must be nominated by a faculty member who is also an ACI member. After a student is formally nominated, the ACI Foundation will email an official application directly to the nominated student. To search for ACI-Member faculty in your area, please visit the ACI Faculty Network page.

Faculty: To nominate a student for an ACI Foundation Fellowship, please email the student's name, attending university, and email address, along with your name and ACI member number to [email protected]. ACI Foundation Fellowship applications will be sent directly to the student by the ACI Foundation, usually within 48 hours of the faculty member’s email nomination. If this is your first time nominating a student for an ACI Foundation Fellowship, and you would like more information on the process and/or the ACI Faculty Network, please visit the Educator Resources page.

For the 2010-2011 academic year, eight Fellowships will be available. Fellowship recipients will receive the following:
  • $7,000 ($10,000 for the Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship) educational stipend for tuition, residence, books, and materials
  • Appropriate certificates, recognition, and publicity
  • Paid travel expenses and attendance fees to two ACI conventions*
  • Assignment to an industry mentor
A summer internship, if desired** (internship is required to receive the ACI Baker Student Fellowship, ACI Elmer Baker Student Fellowship, Cagley ACI Student Fellowship, and Charles Pankow Foundation ACI Student Fellowship)

*Fellowship finalists chosen for consideration of these awards must attend the Sunday of the 2010 Spring ACI Convention to be interviewed. Finalists will have the option of being assigned to a Convention Guide during their first ACI convention, if they so choose.

**Internships are for a period of 10 to 12 weeks and must be served the summer before the award year.

Application deadline: October 30, 2009

Click here for complete information, including requirements and instructions on how to apply or use:

DW Simpson Actuarial Science Scholarship Program

We offer 2 scholarships, awarding one in each semester. The application deadline for the Fall scholarship is April 30, and for the Spring scholarship it is October 31.

These one time $1000 scholarships are awarded to students matching the following criteria:
- entering their senior year of undergraduate study in actuarial science;
- have maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their major and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better;
- have passed at least 1 actuarial examination and are eligible to work in the United States of America.

Scholarships are also awarded each year through the Mathematics Departments of several schools with actuarial science programs. Participating schools this year are:
  • University of Connecticut
  • Ball State University
  • University of Illinois
  • Drake University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Iowa
  • Howard University
  • Florida State
  • Illinois State
Please click HERE for the Online Scholarship Application,
regardless of your school affiliation.

CALL 800-837-8338 for more information

(You may also click HERE for our Online Registration Form, or email us at [email protected].)

Research Assistantship- Invasive Grass Ecology FIU

Project Description: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Center for Tropical Plant Conservation and Florida International University seek a graduate research assistant to study the invasive ecology of the exotic grass Melinis repens in pine rockland and scrub plant communities of Miami-Dade County. This 2-year position will require the development of Best Management Practices for the funding agency in addition to a peer-reviewed publication about the research.

Skills needed: Coursework and interest in plant ecology, conservation biology, botany, agronomy, forestry, horticulture or plant sciences; ability to perform demanding outdoor physical labor in hot and humid conditions, lift and carry 30 lbs, and hike in uneven terrain for 2 miles; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and/or Access; willingness to learn new protocols and programs; excellent written and oral communication; ability to work cooperatively with FTBG and FIU colleagues and independently; and willingness to complete other duties as assigned.

Application Instructions: Application for this position must coincide with application to Florida International University. Send letter of interest, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Hong Liu, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Center for Tropical Plant Conservation, 11935 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, FL 33156-4242 or [email protected]. Position provides half-time salary of $15,000 for 2 years and modest funding for travel and supplies. FTBG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing date for applications: September 1, 2009.

Deadline to apply for FIU spring 2010 semester: October 1, 2009.