Job: Data Manager - IMR - Amani Centre, Muheza Tanga

Qualifications :
  • BSc in Statistics/Biostatistics & Mathematics (with at least upper second class)
  • MSC (an added advantage)
  • Experience in statistics, handling and managing complex project data/dataset. 
When: Needed immediately

Soft copy application (CV and copies of certificates) send to the Director's email: [email protected]

Call for DELTAS Africa - 2018 SS Africa SSACAB PhD fellowships in Biostatistics

Call for DELTAS Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) PhD fellowships in Biostatistics for 2018 Academic Year



The Sub-Saharan African Consortium for Advanced Biostatistics (SSACAB) training, a consortium of twenty African and northern institutions with the University of the Witwatersrand as the lead; and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programmes, Universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Northumbria University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as co-applicants, has secured funding from the Wellcome Trust/AESA through the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS Africa). The full list of participating institutions is listed below. The funding will cover fellows undertaking a PhD programme in Biostatistics in participating training institutions to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers, with an ultimate goal of creating research nodes of excellence to grow the discipline and a biostatistical network to nurture researchers with advanced skills and expertise. The consortium is therefore calling for full time scholarship applications for PhD degrees.

The PhD scholarships are open to candidates with strong background in Statistics, Mathematics, Demography and any other quantitative fields, including competent candidates from the lab/health fields such as biomedical sciences, pharmacy, medicine who may benefit from a postgraduate course in biostatistics. The potential fellows should have applied for a place at one of the postgraduate biostatistics degree programmes being offered by partner institutions. 

*****Former DELTAS Africa SSACAB fellows who were recently awarded or have completed an MSc in Biostatistics Degree are encouraged to apply. Being a former SSACAB Fellow will be an added advantage and is subject to the quality and merit of the application.*****

This PhD degree programme focuses on quantitative research in health-related fields with the aim of developing a career in Biostatistics, which is a growing field in low and middle-income countries due to increased biomedical research. Therefore, the goal of this financial support is to enhance Biostatistical graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers and practitioners in low and middle-income countries.



The scholarship is open to nationals of low and middle-income countries in the Sub-Saharan African Region that are resident in the region. partnering institutions in the consortium.

Applicants should normally be under 40 years for the PhD Programme. 

Applicants should meet each of the separate University’s admission requirements for the PhD degree before applying for the fellowship.  


The scheme will provide full scholarships for 4 PhD Fellows in the 2018 academic year and covers the following:
  1. Tuition fees and basic medical and accident insurance 
  2. A monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses 
  3. Reasonable support for the PhD research project and supervision 
  4. Bench fees to research institution hosting the PhD student 
  5. Travel costs to and from academic training institution and the host research institution

Applications must include research questions based on data from a recognised Research Institution, have a co-supervisor from that institution and or from an academic training institution. Potential PhD scholarship applicants should provide the academic training institution: 
  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae including relevant research and work experience 
  2. Letter of motivation explaining why you want to pursue a PhD in biostatistics
  3. Certified copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates 
  4. A concept note, not exceeding 5 pages, outlining the proposed area of research 
  5. A sample of written academic work of which the applicant is the primary author e.g. Masters’ research report or a journal article 
  6. A letter from the proposed research institution supervisor indicating willingness to supervise
  7. Evidence of acceptance or application to study Biostatistics at a partner institution
  8. Two confidential referee reports should be sent directly to the training institution  
PhD scholarships will be given to candidates who are likely to strengthen the SSACAB institutions either as academic staff members or affiliation to research institution within the consortium. Awarded Fellows will be tracked with the new SSACAB alumni to increase their visibility and to monitor the impact of the programme.


The application process is two-fold:
  • Applications for places should be made to the preferred host training institution. Institutions and their contact persons are listed below.
Institutional lead: Prof. Tobias Chirwa: [email protected]
Contact for PhD enquiries: Mr. Paul Bohloko: [email protected] Please access the following website for more details:

Institutional lead: Prof. Henry Mwambi: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Ms. Christel Barnard: [email protected] If your supervisor will be based at the Pietermaritzburg Campus or Mrs Shereen Marimuthu: [email protected] If your supervisor will be based at the Westville Campus in Durban. Note: The PhD programme at UKZN will be by research and thesis

Institutional lead: Dr. Jupiter Simbeye: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Dr. Jupiter Simbeye: [email protected] Please access the following website for additional information: 

Institutional lead: Prof. Patrick Weke: [email protected]
Contact for PhD enquiries: Dr. Nelson Owuor Onyango: [email protected] 

Institutional lead: Dr. Michael Johnson Mahande: [email protected] Contact for PhD enquires: Mr. Victor Selengia: [email protected]

Institutional lead: Prof Taryn Young: [email protected] 
Contact for PhD enquiries: Esterhuizen, ME, Mev: [email protected] Please access the following website for more details: 

Call for Applications: CARTA 2018/2019 PhD Fellowships

CARTA is accepting applications for the next cohort of fellows. The collaborative doctoral training program in public and population health is open to staff of these participating institutions here and here.

Applications are accepted from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa.

CARTA plans to offer up to 25 PhD fellowships for the 2018/2019 academic year. The fellowship, which is tenable at one of the participating African universities, includes the cost of fellows’ participation in the Joint Advanced Seminars; a modest monthly stipend; small grants for research activities; a laptop loaded with relevant software; funds for travel to conferences, as well as costs for participating in joint program activities. The fellowship runs for a maximum of four years.

This program has been developed in response to the great challenges faced by Africa’s institutions of higher education in addressing the training and retention of the next generation of academics in the region. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Specifically, CARTA seeks to fund candidates who will be future leaders in their institutions; that is, young, capable, and committed individuals who, in time, will ensure that their universities will be the institutions of choice for future generations of academics and university administrators wishing to make a positive impact on public and population health in Africa.

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field.
  • Prior admission into a PhD program is not required for application but awards are contingent on such admission being obtained at one of the participating African universities.
  • Applicants for this program must be teaching or research staff at one of the participating African institutions and should be committed to contributing towards building capacity at their institutions.
  • Applicants’ PhD research proposal must be related to public and population health.
  • Fellowships are only open to people who have not yet registered for a PhD or are in the very early stages (first year) of the PhD program.
  • Applicants must commit to participation in all four annual residential Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes), and to engage in inter-seminar activities designed to keep fellows actively engaged and in continual communication with peers and mentors.
  • Male applicants must be under the age of 40 years and female applicants under the age 45 years by April 15, 2018.
Application Procedure:
  • Contact the CARTA focal person at your institution to discuss your interest and obtain application materials. The application form is available here CARTA-Fellowship-Application-Form-2018.
  • Applicants are expected to submit application forms by April 15, 2018 to the Focal Persons at partner institutions WITH A COPY TO THE SECRETARIAT ([email protected])
Application deadline: April 15, 2018