EuropeAid is funding SPEED project in Uganda at part of its call for support to Public Health Institute (EuropeAid/1351/C/ACT/Multi). SPEED is the acronym for “Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions” for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda. SPEED is a partnership of four Ugandan institutions and ITM from Belgium and HCRC from South Africa. In Uganda, the partner institutions are 1) Makerere University School of Public Health, 2) National Planning Authority, 3) Economic Policy Research Center and 4) Uganda National Health Consumers Organization. The project which will be implemented for the period of 5 years aims at boosting policy analysis and influence that supports universal health coverage and health system resilience in Uganda by way of four main activity clusters – 1) strengthening resources and expertise for policy analysis; 2) knowledge generation, 3) stakeholder identification and engagements; 4) support for policy development and 5) monitoring selected policy implementation arrangements. For more information SPEED visit 


Suitable candidates are being sought for the Post Doctorate Fellowship for SPEED Project.


Position: Post Doctorate Fellowship (2)


Scope of Research:

  • Support research initiatives that address policy analysis and systems resilience for universal health coverage in Uganda;
  • Engage in research work consistent with the scope and themes of the SPEED project;
  • Contribute to the grantmanship to support resource mobilization for programs related to SPEEP project;
  • Contribute to production of policy briefs.
  • Contribute to the writing of book chapter on analyzing a set of policy and system level development.
  • Participate in the organizing of SPEED symposium.
  • Lead 2-3 blogs/discussion and contribute to at least 5 blog posts (online discussions).
  • Contribute to teaching and learning activities of the School of Public Health.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • D with orientation in health policy, health economics and health systems or political science.
  • Ability to develop and critique a policy studies and policy implementation
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • high level of proficiency with some standard software for data manipulation /analysis, modeling and or solid software development skills.


Enquiries: Dr. Freddie Ssengooba, Director: SPEED, on 0772509316 or

To Apply: Please send a letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees.  Send Applications by Emails to with a Subject title – SPEED Fellowship.

Closing date for application: 30 June 2015. Interview for short listed candidates will be held on 16th July 2015.

Commencement of duties: As soon as possible

Applicants should request their referees to forward confidential reports by the closing date direct to the same address Depending on the suitability of applicants, SPEED Project may take up to two appointments.

SPEED Project reserves the right not to make an appointment if applicants’ suitability is sub-optimal.

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